[Amex Offers] $50 off $300 on Air Travel (Targeted)

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Expires 10/31/2016.

This should work on gift cards as long as they are processed directly by the airline and not a third party (e.g. Cashstar).

To see if you were targeted, login to your American Express account and check your Amex Offers at the bottom.

You can add this deal to multiple credit cards if you have the offer available on more than one account. Make sure you open each card in a separate tab before adding it to any of your cards.

San Francisco / Seattle / Houston / Washington D.C. to Hong Kong / Taipei for $341+

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Great prices to Hong Kong or Taipei from select cities. Here’s a rough breakdown for each city pair other than HOU-TPE, which isn’t on sale:

HOU-HKG: $341+
SFO-HKG: $357+
SEA-HKG: $374+
SEA-TPE: $378+
SFO-TPE: $414+
WAS-HKG: $465+
WAS-TPE: $477+

Use Google Flights to search for dates. Here is a sample trip from SFO-HKG for $357.

Flights will be purchased in Delta V class or United K class. Check Where to Credit to find the best place to credit your miles.

Dates: Valid until early December 2016.
Requirements: Purchase at least 3-7 (depending on airline) days in advance.

HT: The Flight Deal

United Economy Awards to Europe for 45,000 Miles Roundtrip (25% Discount)

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For a limited time, enjoy a discount of 15,000 miles on roundtrip MileagePlus Saver Awards in United Economy when you travel from the U.S. (excluding Hawaii) or Canada to Europe.

Link to Terms & Conditions

Quick Summary

Book: June 20 – 28, 2016
Travel: August 23, 2016 – March 31, 2017

Blackout dates: Offer is not valid for any travel occurring during the period beginning on December 15, 2016 and ending on January 8, 2017.

Stopovers & Open-Jaws: Open-jaw itineraries within the same region do qualify for the discount. Stopovers do not qualify for this offer.

[Miles Briefs] $100 Southwest Gift Card for $80 & More (Samsung Pay)

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Samsung Pay is having a Mother’s Day 20% off gift card promotion from 4/25/16 to 5/8/16. To purchase, open the app and click Add and then Buy Gift Cards under the Gift Cards tab.

The terms say no more than two gift cards per day up to $500 total, but I was able to purchase two $100 Southwest gift cards and one $50 Overstock.com gift card.

The best available options are:

$100 Southwest gift card for $80
$50 Overstock.com gift card for $40
$50 Whole Foods gift card for $40
$50 Gap gift card for $40

Both Southwest and Overstock.com are good targets for reselling. If you don’t need the gift cards, this is still a great way to help meet spending requirements.

[Miles Briefs] Seattle/Atlanta/Detroit/Minneapolis/Salt Lake City to Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane for $560-600 Roundtrip (United)

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Via The Flight Deal, even more discounted trips to Australia! This time, flights originate in Seattle, Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, or Salt Lake City, and the carrier is United instead of Delta. Use Google Flights to search for dates. Here is a sample trip from SEA-MEL for $568.

Check Where to Credit to find the best place to credit your miles. Again, you probably won’t want to credit them to United.

Dates: Valid until November 30, 2016.
Requirements: Purchase at least 14 days in advance, 10 day minimum stay.
Stopovers: N/A (allowed, but doesn’t actually seem possible)

[Miles Briefs] San Francisco to Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane for $580 Roundtrip (Delta)

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Use Google Flights to search for dates. Here is a sample trip from SFO-SYD for $581.

Flights will be purchased from Delta. Check Where to Credit to find the best place to credit your miles. Chances are, it’s not Delta.

Dates: Valid until November 30, 2016.
Requirements: Purchase at least 14 days in advance, 10 day minimum stay.
Stopovers: One free. Options are Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, or Los Angeles.

[Miles Briefs] $100 Southwest Airlines E-Gift Card for $90 (Paypal Digital Gifts via ebay)

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PayPal Digital Gifts via ebay is selling $100 Southwest Airlines e-gift cards for $90. Limit is 5 per person.

Because the seller is PPDG, you can use the Chase Ink Plus card to receive 5x UR per dollar spent.

The iConsumer portal currently has the highest payout rate for ebay at 3%; however, you do need to earn $25 minimum to cash out. If the $25 requirement is an issue, TopCashback is your next best bet at 2.1%.

[Miles Briefs] Los Angeles to Stockholm, Sweden for $97 (One-Way) or $219 (Roundtrip) on Select Dates in March

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Via The Flight Deal, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is offering flights from Los Angeles to Stockholm, Sweden for $97 one-way or $219 roundtrip on select dates in March.

Outbound Dates: March 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 25
Return Dates: March 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

If you don’t live near LAX, you may be able to find cheap positioning flights with other airlines. For example, Southwest flies from SFO-LAX on some of these dates for $59 each way. Search for flights using any online travel agency (Expedia, Hipmunk, Orbitz, Priceline, etc.).