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Amazing Deal: $8.62 Off $50+ Purchase At Amazon Today

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I’m sure I’m not the only one who uses Amazon to buy just about everything. So a discount on Amazon is about the same as free money to me.

Well, today only Amazon is offering a discount of $8.62 off an order of $50 or more when using promotion code BIGTHANKS at checkout. Apparently this promotion is intended to celebrate their 86.27 score in a reputation ranking poll, which is an 18 year high.

This is an opportunity to get a ~17% discount on a $50 purchase today, which I’d consider to be pretty darn good, given that you can buy just about anything on Amazon.

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Last Chance For A Great Increased Sign-Up Bonus

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For a couple of months now The Blue for Business® Credit Card from American Express has offered an excellent increased sign-up bonus. This is actually a card that wasn’t ever on my radar, though I recently uncovered just how rewarding it is, and applied for it myself.

Anyway, the card’s increased sign-up bonus expires tomorrow, February 22, 2017. So if you haven’t yet applied for this card, you really should consider doing so.

Why? First of all, the card offers a sign-up bonus of up to an incremental 64,600 Membership Rewards points. That comes in the following form:

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Special LifeMiles Promo For OMAAT Readers: Buy Miles With A 140% Bonus

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As I first wrote about last week, Avianca’s LifeMiles program is offering a 125-135% bonus on purchased miles. This is a fantastic opportunity to pick up miles that can be redeemed for first & business class tickets on Star Alliance airlines.

I’m happy to share that LifeMiles is offering a special increased bonus on purchased LifeMiles for readers of OMAAT. Readers can receive an additional bonus when buying LifeMiles over the next week, meaning you can earn up to a 140% bonus on purchased miles.

Here’s what the bonus chart looks like for OMAAT readers who register:

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New 40% Bonus On Alaska Mileage Plan Miles

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Through April 6, 2017, Alaska Mileage Plan is offering up to a 40% bonus on purchased miles.

Sometimes Alaska offers several mystery targeted offers, where different accounts are targeted for different bonuses. This promo seems to be the same for everyone, and the more miles you purchase the higher your bonus percentage.

• Buy 10,000 – 19,000 miles = 20% bonus
• Buy 20,000 – 39,000 miles = 30% bonus
• Buy 40,000 – 60,000 miles = 40% bonus

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Great Deal: Cheap Singapore Airlines Business Class Tickets To Asia & Europe

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Singapore Airlines is known for having one of the best business class products in the world. However, they also generally have fairly expensive fares, given how good their product is.

Well, at the moment Singapore Airlines has an incredible business class fare sale, valid for travel originating in the U.S. Through this fare sale you can book roundtrip business class tickets for just under $2,000 roundtrip.

The basic details are as follows:

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Up To 110k Bonus Points For Referring Friends To The SPG Amex!

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Yesterday I wrote about the increased sign-up bonuses on the Starwood American Express, which is the biggest bonus we’ve ever seen on the card. The details of the offer are as follows:

• For the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express, earn 25,000 Starpoints after spending $3,000 within three months, plus an additional 10,000 Starpoints after spending another $2,000 within six months; $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95
• For the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express, earn 25,000 Starpoints after spending $5,000 within three months, plus an additional 10,000 Starpoints after spending another $3,000 within six months; $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95

The standard sign-up bonus offers up to 25,000 bonus Starpoints, while historically they’ve had a promotion once a year offering up to 30,000 bonus Starpoints. So this is a further 5,000 Starpoints above the best offer we previously ever saw.

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Starwood Luxury Privileges: Latest Updates As Of Feb 2017

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Back when I became a full time travel advisor, I wrote about one of Starwood’s best kept secrets — the Luxury Privileges program. For a quick recap, you can read in detail about the program and how it works here.

Since first writing about the program in June 2016, new hotels have opened and the perks and free night promotions for the program have changed, so I want to post an updated list of the participating hotels and their amenities available through the program as of February 17, 2017. You can also always find an updated list published by Starwood here.

It’s important to note that the Luxury Privileges rate is its own independent rate and while generally the same or close to the flexible rate, it is not always the same. The Luxury Privileges rate must also be booked by an affiliated travel advisor and cannot be booked directly by guests.

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MORE Great Business Class Fares: LAX To Buenos Aires For $2,200

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It has been something of a big news day for relatively affordable roundtrip business class airfares to typically expensive destinations. Earlier today I posted about a fairly amazing ~$2,100 airfare from Los Angeles to Nairobi on SkyTeam carriers, and now I’m highlighting another good value fare that’s probably not going to be around too long.

I’m seeing business class roundtrips between Los Angeles and Buenos Aires starting at around $2,192, on both Aeromexico (with one stop in Mexico City, and the possibility of lie-flat equipped aircraft on both the LAX-MEX and MEX-EZE legs) and Avianca, with two stops in Bogota and Lima (and a lie-flat bed only on the LAX-BOG portion of the journey).

This in and of itself isn’t jaw-dropping — I’ve seen similar fares come and go — but what is great about this fare is that it’s valid through the end of schedule, meaning you can book trips to Argentina over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, when airfare is typically outrageous (and capacity typically limited).

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LifeMiles Is Offering A 125-135% Bonus On Purchased Miles

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LifeMiles has just launched their latest promotion on purchased miles, valid through February 28, 2017.

Through this promotion, LifeMiles is offering up to a 125% bonus on purchased miles. This is a tiered offer, where you get a bigger bonus the more miles you buy, as follows:

— Buy 1,000-50,000 LifeMiles, get a 100% bonus (~1.65 cents per mile)
— Buy 51,000-100,000 LifeMiles, get a 115% bonus (~1.53 cents per mile)
— Buy 101,000-200,000 LifeMiles, get a 125% bonus (~1.47 cents per mile)

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GREAT DEAL: $2,100 Business Class Airfares To Africa On SkyTeam!

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It’s been a while since we’ve seen some business class fare sales on SkyTeam carriers, but there are a few notable deals going on now that are worth jumping on quickly, particularly if you’re eyeing a trip to East Africa — perhaps to try out the new Park Hyatt Zanzibar?

Per this FlyerTalk thread, airfares between Los Angeles and Nairobi are available for as low as $2,146 roundtrip in business class on Delta, KLM and Kenya Airways. What’s notable about this flash sale is that the fares are good through the end of schedule, so this is worth jumping on if you’ve been itching to plan a safari but have been unable to find an award routing that works for you.

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Great Deal: IHG Offering A 100% Bonus On Purchased Points

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IHG Rewards Club is offering their first non-targeted 100% bonus on purchased points for 2017. The bonus is valid for points purchases through February 17, 2017. Through this offer, IHG Rewards Club is offering a 100% bonus on purchased points when you buy at least 5,000 points in one transaction. This is as good as their bonuses on purchased points get.

If you max out this promotion and purchase 60,000 points you’d end up paying $690 and would get a total of 120,000 IHG Rewards Club points.

That’s a rate of 0.575 cents per IHG Rewards Club point.

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AirAsia Is Selling $99 One-Way Flights Between The U.S. & Asia

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As I wrote about a couple of weeks ago, AirAsia is planning on launching flights to the U.S. starting later this year, which represents their first service to the U.S. The airline just recently got permission from the FAA to fly to the U.S, and they’re taking advantage of that pretty quickly.

AirAsia is one of Asia’s largest low cost carriers, and they’re known for their incredibly low fares.

Well, AirAsia’s new flight between Kuala Lumpur and Honolulu is now on sale, and they have some incredible introductory fares.

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Priority Pass Has Added A Restaurant To Their Lounge Network

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I’ve written extensively about Priority Pass, which is the world’s largest network of independent airport lounges, with over 1,000 participating lounges around the world. Some of these are airline lounges, some are contract lounges, and lately they’re even expanding a bit beyond that.

For example, last year the executive lounge at the Sofitel London Heathrow Terminal 5 was added to the Priority Pass network. This means you could use the hotel’s club lounge during a long layover. Or in my case, I even used it when staying at the hotel, as they didn’t actually verify that I was flying the same day.

Well, it seems like the creative expansion on the part of Priority Pass has been extended even further.

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Amazing Deal: Cheap Business Class Fares On The World’s Longest Flight!

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Just a few days ago Qatar Airways launched the world’s longest flight, between Doha and Auckland. At over 9,000 miles one-way, it’s quite a haul.

On one hand I’m super tempted to try it just because of how long it is, though at the same time it doesn’t even feature Qatar Airways’ newest business class product, which makes me slightly less interested.

Anyway, Qatar Airways is known for having incredible premium cabin fares, especially when they have fare sales. Just a few weeks ago they were selling roundtrip business class tickets between Los Angeles and Singapore (via Doha) for ~$1,750, which is probably the cheapest business class fare I’ve ever seen between the two cities.

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