Keep Your Frequent Flyer Miles Active with Thanks Again

Thanks Again Loyalty Program QR CodeThanks Again is a loyalty program that awards airline frequent flyer miles for parking and other purchases at 170 airports throughout the U.S.

If you sign up via BWI’s link, you can earn 100 airline miles or 200 hotel points for enrolling!  This enrollment bonus is valid through December 31, 2015.

Thanks Again allows you to automatically earn frequent flyer miles or hotel points when you park, shop and dine at BWI or any of the other participating airports, such as RDU, DCA, BOS, PIT, FWA, AUS, and dozens of others.

This is a great way to extend the expiration date on an inactive frequent flyer account, or to maintain steady activity on the account.

Thanks Again Bonus Rewards

Simply register one or more American Express, Visa, or MasterCard credit card and pair it with the rewards program of your choice.  You will automatically earn one  extra mile, or two extra hotel points, when you shop at any of 24,000 participating locations.  This is on top of any other points you are earning with the card.

Real big spenders earn 5x miles or 10x points if they spend $1,000 in a calendar quarter.  

 Thanks Again Participating Loyalty Programs

  • AeroMexico Club Premier
  • Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
  • American AAdvantage
  • Delta SkyMiles
  • Frontier EarlyReturns
  • JetBlue TrueBlue
  • Southwest Rapid Rewards
  • United MileagePlus
  • US Airways Dividend Miles

 Hotel Programs

  • Hilton HHonors
  • VOILÀ Hotel Rewards
  • Wyndham Rewards

Have you tried Thanks Again?

Discounts for Visa Cardholders on Travel, Restaurants, and LEGOLAND

20 Percent Off at Legoland
20 Percent Off at Legoland

Visa is kicking it up a notch by offering cardholders nearly a hundred discount offers on everything from LEGOLAND®, to shopping at Chicos, to dining at Pizza Hut.

Some of the discounts that caught my eye:

  • $5 off any purchase of $20 or more at Planet Hollywood
  • 20 percent off Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotels in the U.K. (including the Mayfair in London)
  • $10 off any two entrees at Buca di Beppo
  • $5 off a $50 purchase at Target
  • 20 percent off tickets to single day tickets to LEGOLAND® California and Florida
  • 20 percent off tickets to LEGOLAND® Discovery Centers in Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, Kansas City, Atlanta, Westchester, NY and Toronto, Canada.
  • 20 percent off the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

The offers all require you to pay with a Visa credit card to receive the discount, and there may be promo codes or coupons to apply to your purchase.  You can use any of dozens of Visa credit cards, including my personal favorite, the Chase Freedom Credit Card.

Be sure to read the fine print for the details on these offers, and check around to see if there are any better deals out there!

Click here to compare current rewards credit card offers.

Free Preview to Marvel’s X-Men: Days of Future Past

Free Screening of X-Men
Free Screening of X-Men

United Mileage Plus Visa Signature cardholders in select cities may be invited to a free advance screening of X-Men: Days of Future Past, in 3-D.  It’s one of several discounts offered by Visa Signature in conjunction with Fandango.

The offer is for up to two tickets per cardholder, and two concession coupons for popcorn and soda. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, to those who receive an email invitation.

Synopsis of X-Men: Days of Future Past

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past.  The characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class in an epic battle that must change the past — to save our future.

The cities where free screenings will be offered are:

  • Washington, D.CFree Screening of X-Men
  • Houston
  • Denver
  • McLean
  • Jacksonville
  • Virginia Beach
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Chicago
  • Seattle
  • Fairbanks  

I received my invitation to the Washington, DC screening this morning.  Here’s the link to register for free tickets, in case you want to jump on this offer.

Did you get an email yet?

This post contains affiliate links.  Thanks if you choose to use them!

BOGO Movie Tickets Friday Nights; Plus 20% Off Fandango Gift Cards

Buy One Get One Free Tickets to Rio2 on Fridays
Buy One Get One Free Tickets to Rio2 on Fridays

Visa Signature and have teamed up to offer a great buy one get one free deal for movie tickets.

Friday Date Night: Buy One Get One Movie Tickets

This deal is really easy:

  1. Purchase 2 movie tickets to a Friday show with Fandango on a Friday.
  2. Pay with a Visa Signature Card.
  3. Receive 1 of the tickets free.

The limit is 1 complimentary movie ticket per Visa Signature card purchase, per 30 day period, and is valid from April 25, 2014 through August 8, 2014.

The tickets must be purchased on a Friday for a Friday showing.

If you have one Visa Signature card, you could take advantage of this offer up to four times before the August 19th deadline.

The Amazing Spider Man 2 in Theaters May 2
The Amazing Spider Man 2 in Theaters May 2

If you have more than one Visa Signature card — you could be eligible for multiple BOGO movie tickets.

For instance,the Chase Freedom Credit Card, the Chase United Mileage Plus Explorer Card, and the Chase Southwest Rapid Reward card, and the Citi AAdvantage credit card each would qualify, as would many other Visa Signature credit cards.

The Amazing Spiderman 2 opens in theaters next Friday!  Are you going?

Twenty Percent Discount on Fandango Gift Cards

There is another joint offer from Visa Signature and Fandango.  You can get a 20 percent discount off $25 Fandango Gift Card purchases, if you pay with a Visa Signature card.

Continue reading —>

I Bet You Never Heard of This Travel Discount Program for VISA Cardholders

Visa Special Offers Discount Program
Hotel Discounts

Well I’ll be darned if there isn’t another well-hidden discount program for people who hold Visa credit cards.

Introducing the Visa Offers Program

The Visa Offers program offers 70 distinct deals for holders of the Visa personal credit cards.

There are cash discounts and/or upgrades offered on shopping, dining, car rentals, hotels and entertainment.

You just need to go to the Visa Offers webpage to peruse the offers and see the special terms.  Many of the offers require you to click through to the merchant’s site and use a special promo code.

The Visa Offers program is for people with personal credit cards, in contrast to the Visa Savings Edge program for small business cardholders.

Special Savings for Visa Cardholders

Any Visa-branded personal credit card can be used with this deal.   Examples include the United MileagePlus Explorer card, the Chase Freedom card, the Southwest Rapid Rewards card, the The Priceline Rewards™ Visa® Card,  The WyndhamRewards® Visa Signature® Card, The Choice Privileges® Visa® Card, and many others.

Here are some examples of the savings you will find.

Hotel Deals

There are discounts available for hotels in New York, Chicago, London, San Francisco, Hawaii, Paris, and other top destinations when you use your Visa card to book and pay for a stay.

  • Stay 3 nights or longer in an ocean view or oceanfront room at the  Royal Lahaina Resort on Kaanapali Beach on Maui or the Royal Kona Resort on Hawaii’s big island and get a $25 daily food and beverage credit per room.
  • Radisson Blu Edwardian hotels in the U.K. (including the May Fair Hotel) offer up to 20 percent off stays and a complimentary room upgrade.
  • Upscale Raffles Hotels & Resorts in Singapore, Cambodia, the Philippines, China, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles and Paris offer daily breakfast for two, room upgrades, and late check-out.
  • Select Hilton Worldwide hotels in New York City offer 15 percent off the best available rate.
  • Save 10 percent off the best available rate plus breakfast for two at over 150 participating Preferred Hotel Group properties around the world.
  • Book a Premier View Category room at the Parc 55 Wyndham in San Francisco and receive 20 percent off your room rate.
  • Swissôtel Chicago offers a complimentary room upgrade, late check-out, and  a free ride from Uber car service.

Discounts on Legoland

Use your Visa card and receive 20% off single-day tickets to LEGOLAND® in Florida and California, as well as LEGOLAND® Discovery Centers in Dallas, Chicago, Kansas City, Atlanta, Westchester, New York and Toronto.

Discounts on Car Rentals and SuperShuttle

Continue reading —>

Win a Trip to the Winter Olympics Every Four Years, for Life

Win a Trip to the Winter Olympic Games for Life

Have you enjoyed watching the winter Olympics this year?

If so, you’ve probably noticed that Visa is a corporate sponsor.

Wouldn’t if be fabulous to attend the games in person?  It would be a once in a lifetime experience!  What if you could attend every Olympic Winter Games for as long as you live?

To promote its association with the Olympic games, Visa is running a contest to win a trip to the Olympic Winter Games for life!

Every time you use your Visa credit card from January 1 through February 28, 2014 and you will be automatically entered to win a trip to the Olympic Winter Games for life, every four years beginning in the winter of 2018.

One grand prize winner of the Visa Olympic Winter Games Trip for Life Sweepstakes and one guest will receive round-trip airfare and accommodations for two, round-trip event transportation, and tickets to Olympic events.  

Official rules are available at online.  

No purchase is necessary to enter or win. Details for mailing in an entry are available online.  

 The odds of winning are less than 1 in 6 billion, but what the hey?  

I love the ice skating events and the free ski, and the scenery in Sochi is absolutely spectacular!  And you?  

Part 1: Travel Savings Bonanza for Visa Small Business Card Users

I just stumbled upon the motherlode of travel savings opportunities which I will address in a three-part series of articles.

Part 1: Visa SavingsEdge

Part 2:  Mastercard Easy Savings

Part 3:  Check Inn – CLC Lodging

These three programs for small businesses are the best kept secret in the travel blogosphere. The programs have all been around for years and they are a cinch to use.

The first program, Visa SavingsEdge, discussed in today’s post, is good;  the second program, Mastercard Easy Savings, is even better;  and the third program is great.  Please signup for email notifications of these future articles.  

Visa SavingsEdge

If you are a small business owner and have a Visa business credit card, you may be interested in the Visa SavingsEdge program.

Visa EasySavings Travel Discounts
Visa EasySavings Travel Discounts

With a single registration, you can receive automatic discounts from dozens of vendors.  The savings show up as credits on your monthly statement.  No fuss, no muss.  This is the lazy person’s savings program.

The program is for holders of Visa small business credit cards.  All you have to do is register your card once and the discounts are automatic.

You can check whether your card is eligible on the Visa website.  My Chase United Mileage Plus business card and my Chase Southwest business card are both eligible, and I have heard that the Club Carson Business Card is also eligible.

Continue reading —>