Through December 31st, Alaska Airlines Board Room (lounge) membership is on sale and so are day passes. For annual membership, the $100 ‘initiation fee’ is waived. For day passes, the usual $25 price is reduced to two for $25 or one for $15. To take advantage of the offer, call Board Room Administration at 206-392-5496 and use promo code BRGIFT04. Lounge passes make great gifts for your Seattle-area friends and my understanding is that they come without an expiration date.
In the middle of the night Thursday night, a Krispy Kreme doughnut truck was stolen. The back door to the truck was left open, and police followed a trail of doughnuts to find the truck. Hat tip to Ramble On.
Diners Club is doubling the cashback from its restaurant savings program for your most expensive restaurant visit through the end of 2004. Registration is required. The Restaurant Savings Program is basically iDine, with cashback up to 20% rather than frequent flyer miles as the reward. You eat at a participating restaurant, pay with the card, and the rebate appears on your account statement. This promotion doubles that rebate, meaning savings up to 40% on a single visit. Make your reservation through the Diners Club concierge and you’ll also earn 500 Club Rewards points as part of their current promotion to get you to use their free concierge service. (First 3 uses yield 500 points apiece with 250 points thereafter, up to a maximum of 2000 bonus points per month. The promotion runs through January 31st.)…
American Airlines publishes a chart, perhaps updated weekly, with a rough guide to award availability between select city pairs. This isn’t nearly as useful as Continental’s real-time availability calendar, but it’s a start. The city pairs are all domestic, and availability appears to be listed strictly for coach awards, but some disclosure is better than no disclosure at all — although the color coding (white, yellow, green) eerily resembles something from the Department of Homeland Security.
Through January 15, Goldpoints is offering a 50% bonus on points transfers to United and American.Then again, 1250 Goldpoints gets you an appetizer at TGI Friday’s…Update 12/3/05 5:45 am: The offer appears to be targeted and available only to those who receive it from Goldpoints via email. Sorry for any confusion and thanks to Free Frequent Flyer Miles for the heads up.
United is offering double miles on the first three roundtrips that post to your Mileage Plus account by February 28, 2005 which are booked in M class or higher. M fares are nearly full fare coach. Registration is required.
Sprint has a very short survey. Take it by December 27th and they’ll give you 100 Anytime minutes.
Here are several Office Depot coupon codes. Note that the free luggage is combinable with discounts so long as the order is of sufficient size.Free 3-Piece Luggage Set with $50 purchase: coupon code 31639089, expires December 14 $10 off $50: coupon code 23896353, expires December 31 $20 off $100: coupon code 73418862, expires November 30 and excludes memory, drives, and networking equipment $30 off $150: coupon code 52578186, expires November 30 and excludes memory, drives, and networking equipment And of course Office Depot participates in several mileage mall programs, with the AAdvantage Mall being the most lucrative at 2 miles per dollar spent, doubled for payments made with Mastercard by December 31st.
The Delta American Express is offering double miles on retail purchases from February 1 through February 28, 2005, capped at 10,000 bonus miles. Registration is required. Note that if you pull up the full offer in order to register, the enroll graphic doesn’t seem to be working but the text link (which says ‘enroll’) does.
Airfare metasearch website Mobissimo now has a hotel metasearch as well. I much prefer the display and features of TravelAxe, though.