Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Avoid paying baggage fees

The new law that airlines have to refund your baggage fees if they lose your bags are logical… Dah! ...They can’t add insult to injury anymore.
It’s best to just NOT pay the fees in the first place. Get an Airline credit card to avoid paying for your first checked bag if you are not an Elite member.
This year the 2 airlines are integrating the Continental OnePass and United® Mileage Plus® programs but the credit card programs remain separate for the time being. It's like getting married but not trusting your spouse with your finances?
Your first checked bag is free every time you fly on Continental-operated flights when you purchase your tickets with your Continental Airlines Chase Credit Card (a savings of up to $50 per round trip). That's a good reason to use this Card. Earn miles every month + 100 bonus miles.
Use your Continental Airlines Credit or Debit Card to pay your monthly recurring phone and utility bills and earn miles — automatically — every month. Plus, earn 100 bonus miles when you register for this offer by April 30, 2011. Register with Promotion Code: TB3M28
At "Miles for Merchandise", you can use your OnePass miles and your Continental Airlines Credit Card to save up to 50% on everything from electronics and housewares to watches and fitness equipment on the Online catalog. The TravelBank card also gets you extra miles.
Elite members receive priority boarding privileges, priority baggage handling and many other special travel opportunities -- including complimentary upgrades for travel within the U.S. you also get Star Alliance Elite benefits
Or you could just fly SouthWest Airlines, where "bags fly free"

Friday, April 22, 2011

Radisson Hotels new benefits

When I was at the Radisson Blu Hotel in South Africa, I had a busy schedule and appreciated the complimentary Grab & Run breakfast. it's available at all Radisson hotels. As you leave the hotel, grab a cup of coffee, tea or bottled water along with fresh fruit and energy bars, all available in the lobby from 5 a.m. until the restaurant opens. Wish I had, an extra arm to grab an extra apple though.

Raddison Hotels have Advance Purchase Rates - up to 25% off their standard rate at participating hotels.
To enjoy this offer, you must book a stay at least 14 days in advance. Gold Elite is the highest tier at Radisson, to get upgrades. they have changed their name to Club Carlson for this global hotel rewards program.
SPECIAL OFFER for Club CarlsonSM members:
Want a FREE Appetizer or Dessert from Friday's? Join T.G.I.Friday's Give Me More Stripes® V.I.P. Membership program by May 30, 2011. Start earning perks!

  • Earn 1 Stripe for every $1 spent on food & redeem for your choice of 5 different rewards
  • Special offers & coupons
  • Dessert for your birthday
  • Exclusive tastings & more

Radisson has a new collection of benefits including:

Faster free nights starting at 9,000 points at more than 1,000 Carlson hotels worldwide
Redeem points for airline miles, Prepaid Cards, and more
Free Internet for Club Carlson members at Radisson hotels worldwide and Carlson hotels in North America
Join Club Carlson now and start earning free nights.
The Radisson Austin hotel has the best T.G.I. Friday's, is has a beautiful deck where you can sip magaritas while watching the boats go by on the lake.