About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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I still recommend the

I still recommend the Starwood American Express as the best mileage earning credit card, but some folks still insist pigheadedly that they want a United Mileageplus Visa. For those folks, I include a link to the best bonus offer going on that card: 10,000 miles with first purchase, $25 discount coupon (virtually worthless, since it can’t be used on internet purchases), and a 1,000 mile upgrade coupon (good only on full fare unless you have flown more than 25,000 with the airline and have status).

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American AAdvantage is offering

American AAdvantage is offering 5,000 bonus miles for signing up with AT&T Wireless service — or up to 25,000 miles for five lines of service. AAdvantage and AT&T are also offering a sweepstakes. Through Nov. 15, anyone who makes an international call using their AT&T wireless service will be entered for a chance to win 1 million AAdvantage miles. Come to think of it, someday I should probably do an exhaustive search and analysis of the different cell phone for miles deals out there. Don’t have the mental energy for it today…

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Netbank is offering

Netbank is offering Priority Club points for new savings accounts. There’s no account fee. Just deposit $250 and leave it for a month. There are no fees. You’ll earn 10,000 Priority Club points. You are then free to cancel the account without penalty. Combine that with the 10,000 mile bonus for the free Priority Club Visa and you now have 20,000 points. That’s a couple of hotel nights or 5,000 frequent flyer miles in your choice of 19 different airline programs.

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US planning to

US planning to recruit 1 in 24 Americans as citizen-spies. That’s a higher percentage of citizen informants than the former East Germany through the infamous Stasi secret police. (Thanks to Damon Chetson for the link.)

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