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Capital One came out with “all the news” this morning. 

Already, we:

Last, but not least, we learned of a new 20% transfer bonus from todat through the end of March.

The 20% bonus promotion includes AeroMexico (Club Premier), Avianca (LifeMiles) and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (Wyndham Rewards).

20% Bonus from Capital One to Avianca LifeMiles

I’ve addressed using Avianca miles plenty before, so I’ll drop these links. Despite its problems, Avianca remains a great option for booking those 1st Class Lufthansa seats (within 14 days of travel) and business class seats on high surcharge carriers, since it doesn’t pass them along. Cons include dealing with Avianca if anything happens.

20% Bonus from Capital One to Wyndham Rewards

Wyndham is a neat bonus that I don’t think I’ve seen before.

Wyndham has some outstanding opportunities of its own. Wyndham is still not dynamic (thankfully!) and has 3 bands of award pricing: 7,500, 15,000, and 30,000. There are lots of hotels where you can get solid value from these award pricing bands. You can also book both Wyndham and Vacassa vacation rentals for just 15,000 Wyndham Rewards points per room per night, so a 3 bedroom house would be 45,000 points a night and a 1 bedroom house, no matter how large, would be just 15,000 points a night.

And you can book Caesars casino properties using Wyndham points (remember, they are the key link on the Status Match Merry Go Round), though I haven’t found particularly good value there.

Beyond that, you have transfers to Caesars Rewards 1:1, which could be useful for topping off or for Rewards Credits to use for Diamond / Laurel Lounge access. Just know that the transfers are not instant, so transfer at least a week in advance of your visit.

So, this 20% bonus could come in handy for many of you.

20% Bonus from Capital One to AeroMexico

Lastly, you can transfer to AeroMexico with the 20% bonus. Ignore the rumors that you can book an Around The World with AM. I mean, you CAN, but nobody I know ever successfully has, both because you would need Skyteam space all the way and because their agents have no idea how to book it. But yes, it’s technically an option. That said, I’ll note that Frequent Miler discovered that you may be able to get expanded availability to Delta seats via AeroMexico. I haven’t tried this myself, but could be worth a look.

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New to all of this? My “introduction to miles and points” book, MilesTalk: Live Your Wildest Travel Dreams Using Miles and Points is available on Amazon and at major booksellers.

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 the South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.

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