Deals and Updates for the Morning of March 30, 2012

Radisson has introduced Club Carlson points purchase, $7 per 1000 points up to 40,000 points annually. Not worth it for its own sake but useful to top off towards awards at the margin.

Live from a Lounge says Jet Airways is offering 20% off on mileage redemptions through September 30 for awards booked on Jet metal using their website.

Priority Club’s new PointBreaks list, valid through May 31, are now available. The lists are in the process of being updated, e.g. as of this writing the Asia list still shows hotels available through March 31 only, but I’m told that interesting properties in Asia include the Intercontinentals in Manila and Ho Chi Minh City for the new period. PointBreaks offer redemptions at 5000 points per night.

Mommypoints says that the US Airways Debit Card from Bank of America will go away September 30th. Thanks, Dick Durbin!

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  1. Thanks for posting!
    Booked at both Intercontinental Saigon and Manila
    PB Dates were perfect for my travel!

  2. @Ric Garrido I stand corrected then, when I looked in October I could not find this option so I assumed it was new now!

  3. Thanks Gary! Two more quick questions – do reward stays count as qualifying stays toward elite status? And do they count for Priority Club bonuses? i.e. ‘stay 3 nights by 6/30 get 5000 miles…’

  4. Gary, Bank of America still offers the Alaska debit card, so if it was the Durbin amendment (which I hate, don’t get me wrong), one would think they’d drop that, too. I read on FT that US decided to end the program, not BofA. Not sure how accurate that is, but it may fit with their continuing to offer the AS card.

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