There are several weird, interesting stories today.
Before we check ’em out, here’s what happened this week on Rene’s Points — and some reminders for the coming week.
The Medallion year ends on Friday, January 31. Diamonds and Platinums: pick your Choice Reward(s) if you haven’t already.
Don’t forget Delta American Express annual fees increase on Thursday. So apply Wednesday or sooner if you want to lock in a year of the current annual fees. (FWIW, here are the cards I personally keep in my Fly Delta app wallet.)
Are you going to any of the Medallion member pop-up celebrations?
The coronavirus outbreak — which seems to get more alarming each day — prompted Delta to issue a travel waiver.
One of my friends was nearly robbed of over a million Chase Ultimate Rewards points. Find out what happened — and some ideas to protect yourself.
IHG and Chase announced a huge, limited time offer for the IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card: 140,000 bonus points. Even though IHG points aren’t the world’ most valuable point currency, there’s a lot of fun you can have with 140,000 points.
Also on the credit card front, Lowe’s and Amex released a great Amex Offer this week — allowing you to save up to $100!
Southwest Airlines announced a targeted promotion that gives some flyers the chance to earn up to 12,000 bonus points.
Need a new set of TSA approved locks? Check out this sale at Amazon!
Hitting the ski slopes, swimming pool, or wet climates? Check out how I protect my cell phone and passport.
The NFL Draft hits Las Vegas in April. Read how the Fountains of Bellagio will play a unique role.
Last but not least: a Delta flight last month featured an amazing, tasty treat.
We also found some good mileage runs this week:
- Orlando to Seoul – Delta Mileage Run: 22,008 MQM at 5.9 CPM in Premium Select!
- Miami to Tokyo — Delta Mileage Run / Mini-Vacation: 21,656 MQM at 6.4 CPM in Premium Select!
- New York JFK to San Diego — Delta Mileage Run! 6,942 MQM at 4.8 CPM in Main Cabin
More Delta Headlines!
Other Interesting Travel News
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- Receive 80,000 bonus points after spending $5,000 on purchases within three months of being approved. That’s $1,000 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards.
- 3X on the first combined $150,000 spent yearly on:
- Travel (flights, hotel, rideshare, parking, etc)
- Shipping purchases
- Internet, cable and phone services
- Advertising purchases made with social media sites and search engines
- Trip interruption and cancellation benefits
- No foreign transaction fees
- $95 annual fee
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