Thousands of Cheap IHG Points Starting to Roll in and Earning Points for Uber

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  1. The link to the article with the enterprising readers service isn’t working. Can you post a good link?

  2. Thanks anyway!

    BtW, do you get Starwood points for Uber in 2016 prior to your first 2016 stay if you got them in 2015?

  3. Mentioning Singapore and subsidies reminded me that Delta receives incentives from Port of Portland for continuing to fly PDX to NRT . I mention this since Delta has criticized competitors for receiving subsidies as though they do not .

  4. From the article: “… it appears the council’s Destination Wellington Fund will contribute close to $9 a passenger, over 10 years”. What a big deal – there are commuter train systems where the per-passenger subsidy for a 40 km trip is higher than that! Also, while I don’t know what NZ’s air travel related taxes are, if they are like many other countries (think Germany or Nicaragua or US) passengers may easily be paying $20-50 in taxes and government fees, so some of the money being kicked back to the airline is no big deal.

  5. Off topic but would love to see a conversation about the new Best Western MasterCards that just became available. Any insights?

  6. regarding the IHG points, I submitted ~40 thus far and received 4 entries. Each entry was the minimum win, 500 pts. Expenditure: $22 worth of stamps & envelopes & index cards,. Gain: 2000 IHG points. Not worth the hand cramps. Yes, I believe that some folks got more responses. However, it’s a crap shoot…there’s no guarantee whatsoever that you’ll get ANY. Only after several inquires on my part did I receive FOUR responses out of 40 submissions. It’s unreliable… AVOID.

  7. @Lindy I said the same thing after sending in 18 and then 20+ more. We have sent in over 97(just in case we had rejections) and have received 12,500 points posted. We had another win of 25 x 500, 5,000 1,000 and 2,000 on Saturday. As of today I anticipate 39,000 in points.

    We are doing this for my partner also under his account so we can get the points under him.

    You should get them

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