Whoops. The New York

Whoops. The New York Times runs a correction today that really is a big oops for them. Because of an editing error, a front-page article yesterday about diplomatic developments in the Iraq crisis misidentified the Bush administration official who said about the weapons inspectors in Iraq, “At some point it will become obvious that it’s time for them to go.” It was an administration official speaking on condition of anonymity, not Condoleezza Rice, President Bush’s national security adviser. Sorry, but the cat is out of the bag…(Thanks to Slate’s Today’s Papers for the pointer.)

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Double or Triple Dip with

Double or Triple Dip with your Online Shopping. I’ve written before about how you can and should earn miles for your online shopping. All it takes is logging into your favorite store through a mileage-earning site (such as the Northwest Worldperks Mall, the United Mileage Plus Mall, Goldpoints, AirMilesMart, etc. etc.). You can check whether your store gives points, and with which program, at Rewards Lookup.com. Here’s a tip that’s been a bit of the buzz over at Flyertalk — The Northwest Worldperks Mall gives points for purchasing gift certificates at GiftCertificates.com. You earn 3 Northwest miles per dollar there. So simply buy a gift certificate for the store you’re about to buy from. The gift cert is e-mailed to you instantly. You’ll get miles for the gift certificate, and then when you shop at…

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Two for one awards with

Two for one awards with SAS. SAS Eurobonus members in North America can book special two for one awards from the U.S. to Scandinavia for travel by March 15th. 50,000 points are two coach tickets and 70,000 points are two business class tickets with this promotion. Simply call SAS to book this. (Thanks to MilesLink for the pointer.)

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You can now earn 50

You can now earn 50 America West miles for each Super Shuttle trip you make to or from the airport. I don’t actually see mention of the offer on the website, but you should be able to give your Flight Fund number when making a reservation. Hey, 50 miles is better than nothin’.

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Heading to Iraq? At least

Heading to Iraq? At least you can still fly first class when you get back. According to the Detroit News, Northwest Airlines said Tuesday that if WorldPerk Elite members are called to active military duty, the airline will extend their 2003 Elite status through the 2004 year. The extension also will apply to current active duty military members who receive deployment orders. To qualify for the extension, qualifying WorldPerk Elite members should fax their activation or deployment orders along with their WorldPerk number to 218-254-7566.

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Pay your taxes with the

Pay your taxes with the Starwood American Express and earn double miles. The following language is apparently included in this month’s statement (Mine won’t come for a couple of days, so I haven’t seen it myself yet): You can earn double Starpoints on your first $4,000 in taxes when you use your card to pay your 2002 individual federal income taxes from 3/15/2003 – 4/15/2003. File your 1040 on time, via paper or electronically, then use your Starwood Amex card to charge your taxes onlione or over the phone by calling Offical Payments Corporation at 1-800-2PAY-TAX or visiting www.officialpayments.com.

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Southwest Airlines has a campy

Southwest Airlines has a campy feel to it. It’s part of how they make their low-end product more enjoyable. On a flight two years ago, a flight attendant tried to get passengers to sit down in order to expedite departure with the following announcement: “Eenie, meenie, minie, moe; pick a seat, we gotta go.” A judge has now set a trial date in the discrimination lawsuit that followed where two passengers claimed emotional injuries because the rhyme has a racist history.

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