Get 2 Years Star Alliance Gold (If You Transfer 250,000 to KrisFlyer)

Gary Leff reports on a new twist to Singapore KrisFlyer’s offer to grant you Star Alliance Gold status for a year if you transfer in 250,000 miles from transferrable bank points.

Because KrisFlyer is now extending all statuses by a year, you’d get 24 months.

If KrisFlyer miles didn’t expire, I’d probably be all over this, but they do – in 36 months – making this a lot less appealing. As well, the only real great use of KrisFlyer miles is on Singapore metal in First and Business as their award charts don’t win any, well, awards…

Amex/Chase Offers

Notable deals out now include:

  • $50 off $250 at Marriott Bonvoy (Amex)
  • $10% off at Hyatt up to $25 (Chase)
  • $200 off $1,000 at Marriott Homes and Villas (Amex)
  • 10% back at Best Buy (Chase)

Chase United Business Card: Earn up to 150,000 Miles

This offer on the United Business credit card dropped last week.

Earn 75,000 miles when you spend $5,000 in 3 months and another 75,000 miles when you spend $20,000 total within 6 months of account opening.

This matches the previous “big spend” offer from last year. You have to do the math for your own needs on the second tranche which is like earning 75,000 miles for $15,000 in spend. It’s a good deal if you’ve exhausted big spend bonuses on other cards like the Chase Ink Business credit cards but less good if you still have those opportunities.

(How to Apply)

Hyatt Bonus Journeys: Registration is Live

See info on that in this post.

Fight Breaks Out at Hilton Over Elite Member Using the Elite Check-In.

Crazy stuff here. View the video of this fight and knock out punch below.



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


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