Thinking about how to promote

Thinking about how to promote this site. I admit, I like it when people visit this site. I like it when people link to this site. So I was noodling over how to get people to do more of those two things that I like. Here’s what I’m thinking — a contest! I think it’ll go something like this: anyone who links to More Room Throughout Coach during a specified period of time wins an entry in a drawing. I’ll draw the winner at random from all of the qualifying entries. The prize will be either American Airlines miles, airline drink coupons, an airline club pass, or an upgrade certificate. I’m actually not sure what prize would be valued most. Does anyone have thoughts on this?

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Though there’s officially no military

Though there’s officially no military draft in America, men are still required to register with Selective Service at age 18. Naturally, non-compliance is high. A little-known provision of Bush’s education reform package requires that schools turn over student names, addresses, and telephone numbers to the military. This certainly introduces the risk that the government could come after teenagers who don’t register. There is a provision in the legislation that allows parents to opt out of the information sharing. Better take advantage of it…

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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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