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Earn JetBlue Points for Amazon Purchases

Hold the phone! JetBlue has had a partnership with Amazon where in-flight you could access all your Amazon shopping and video or music content for free. JetBlue just announced what looks like the next phase in their relationship – they’re offering three bonus TrueBlue points for every dollar spent on Amazon.

The only requirement is to use JetBlue’s unique link above or make the Amazon purchase in flight via JetBlue’s Fly-fi.

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Looking for a Discount on Award Redemptions?

With airlines devaluing their mileage programs willy nilly, there exist a few sweet spots in the game of getting the best bang for your miles. I’m talking about the Flying Blue monthly promo awards!

At the beginning of every month, KLM and Air France’s frequent flyer program, Flying Blue, releases a specific list of awards that are up to 50% off. These are for both economy and business class, one way and roundtrip, and by continent. What makes this opportunity attractive is not just the discount but the flexibility to fly to/back from pretty much anywhere in Europe. The offer typically allows travel in the upcoming 2-3 months. Under Flying Blue, you can fly KLM or Air France metal which have quality business class hard products as well, especially KLM with their new World Business Class. Additionally, your Chase Ultimate Rewards and Citi ThankYou points can be transferred 1:1 to FlyingBlue.

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Denied for a Rewards Credit Card? Read This

Have you been denied a rewards credit card due to rules such as the Chase 5/24 rule (you have 5 new credit cards in the past 24 months)? Have a FICO score >750?

If you answered yes to these two questions, it will be worth your while to try the below methods even if you got denied. After applying online, I was denied the Chase Sapphire Reserve. A week later, the last of the three options below worked for me and I was approved with a sizeable credit line. Go figure.

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Earn Miles With Your Checking Account, You Say?

In the face of revenue-based earning programs, presenting a passive way to earn your precious miles! Bank Direct has a tie-up with American Airlines (AA) allowing award earnings of 100 miles per $1,000 deposited into a checking account with them, per month, up to $50,000. After this, Bank Direct employs a sliding scale which is not as generous (25 miles per 1,000). Bank Direct offers certain one-time bonuses as well – 1,000 miles for opening a checking account for example. 

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