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Originally Posted Dec 1, 2021 / Updated Dec 12, 2021

The Amex 25% transfer bonus to Air France ended Nov 30th, but two new transfer bonuses have taken its place.

If you are in a cash crunch, you should avoid travel rewards credit cards until you are caught up. Here are our favorite credit cards for Intro 0% APR offers and for balance transfer offers

Virgin Atlantic (30% Transfer Bonus)

First up is Virgin Atlantic with a 30% transfer bonus through Dec 31st (11:59pm MT).

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Amex frequently has transfer bonuses of 30% to Virgin Atlantic, which can make a good deal even better. The best use of Virgin Atlantic points is a Round trip to Japan on ANA in Business or First Class. Round trip in First is just 110,000 – 120,000 miles, which is absolutely fantastic for more than 24 hours in ANA First Class.

You used to be able to get a GREAT deal using Virgin Atlantic to book Delta but that is now dead as a doornail, except to/from the UK.

Using new partners KLM or Air France to Europe can still be a decent deal, for example New York to Amsterdam on KLM in Business Class for 48,500 Virgin points + $296 in tax. Or New York to Paris for 48,500 points + $315.

You can also mix awards on Virgin + Delta/KLM/Air France.

This appears to be offered to everyone.

I also want to note that Virgin Red (part of Virgin Points) is set to expand redemption opportunities – including the famous Necker Island.

Singapore KrisFlyer (20% Transfer Bonus)

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While targeted, it seems to be available to most/all now (it was originally very targeted) If eligible, the primary use of this would be to book something on Singapore metal in a premium cabin since those aren’t available to partners.

Update Dec 12th: Wide reports of availability on JFK-FRA-SIN for next summer (note that JFK all the way to SIN would not be a designated COVID flight and therefore subject to quarantine rules as of now).

I would use this to fly JFK-FRA-JFK and *hope* for new Suites by next summer.

But take note that KrisFlyer miles hard expire in 3 years (cannot be extended), so it’s a very poor speculative transfer. Their rates on anything besides their own flights are uncompetitive.

American Express Rose Gold Card
Get 60,000 Bonus Membership Rewards points after spending $4,000 on purchases within the first 6 months on an American Express® Gold Card or Rose Gold Card. Earn 4X points on dining and U.S. supermarkets (up to $25,000 annually, then 1X) plus get $10 monthly dining statement credits and $10 in monthly Uber Cash. Terms apply. Get This Offer

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I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.

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