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Travel: How a $10 donation could win you a trip to see the northern lights in Iceland plus 100,000 Avios

Fly for less: 5 ways you can maximize the current transfer bonuses to Avios

  Fly for less: 5 ways you can maximize the current transfer bonuses to Avios British Airways Avios have long been one of my favorite airline currencies. They’re exceptionally easy to earn and have a slew of great redemptions — even for U.S.-based flyers. Right now, you have two options to fly for fewer points than usual. First, you can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to British Airways Avios with a …Right now, you have two options to fly for fewer points than usual. First, you can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to British Airways Avios with a 30% transfer bonus through Sept. 26, 2021. You can also transfer American Express Membership Rewards to British Airways with a 40% bonus until Sept. 30.

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DONATE HERE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN ONE MILLION AVIOS

Last month we announced our final — and biggest — campaign of 2021: a chance to win one million Avios by supporting Comic Relief US, an organization that works to create a just world, free from poverty.

TPG has teamed up with the British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus credit cards from Chase to give five lucky donors one million Avios each. And today we’re announcing our first (of many) flash sweeps for this campaign.

Sweet Spot Sunday: Fly business class to Europe from 34,000 Avios each way

  Sweet Spot Sunday: Fly business class to Europe from 34,000 Avios each way The European Union recently recommended that member states reimplement travel restrictions for U.S. visitors. So, now may seem like a strange time to write about one of the best ways to redeem points and miles for flights to Europe. It’s unclear if and how entry requirements for U.S. passport holders to European Union member states …It’s unclear if and how entry requirements for U.S. passport holders to European Union member states will change due to the change. That said, the European Union has said fully vaccinated travelers should still be allowed entry. So, it’s likely still reasonable to plan European travel if you’re fully vaccinated.

When you donate at least $10 to Comic Relief US before Friday, Nov. 12 at 11:59 p.m. PST, you’ll not only be entered into the grand-prize drawing, you’ll also be eligible for a chance to win 100,000 Avios and $1,000 in cash to use for a stellar northern lights experience in Iceland. This gives you the option to soak in the Blue Lagoon’s famous geothermal pools, explore Thingvellir National Park, or even hike over glaciers and trek around volcanoes.

Related: 9 common mistakes you don’t want to make in Iceland

And the more you donate, the more chances you’ll have to win — all for supporting a great cause.

Don’t miss out on this limited-time chance to win 100k Avios and $1,000 cash for a trip to see the northern lights (plus entry into the grand-prize drawing for a million Avios) — donate today.

5 ways to travel more for less with newest Amex transfer bonuses

  5 ways to travel more for less with newest Amex transfer bonuses Earlier this month, American Express launched a record number of transfer bonuses from Membership Rewards and cards such as The Platinum Card® from American Express or American Express® Gold Card to various airlines and hotel partners. Currently, there are 10 transfer bonuses to various hotel and airline transfer partners, with bonuses ranging from 15% to …Currently, there are 10 transfer bonuses to various hotel and airline transfer partners, with bonuses ranging from 15% to 40%, depending on the transfer partner. We’ve never seen this many available at once — ever.

Read more about Comic Relief and our ongoing campaign below.

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Since it was founded, Comic Relief US has raised over $330 million and positively impacted over 25 million people around the world, supporting programs that address both the symptoms and root causes of poverty and injustice. Comic Relief US harnesses the power of entertainment to drive positive change. Campaigns include Red Nose Day, Idol Gives Back, and Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief.

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By helping us raise money to support the work of Comic Relief US between now and January 30, 2022, you’ll not only be helping further the organization’s mission. A donation of $10 or more will enter you into a sweepstakes for a chance to win one of five grand prizes: a million Avios (for each of the five winners). Avios are incredibly versatile thanks to the airlines’ distance-based award charts, and here’s just a snapshot of what you could book with a million of them:

5 best ways to redeem 100,000 Iberia Avios

  5 best ways to redeem 100,000 Iberia Avios Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. If you’re reading this post, chances are you’re sitting on a large stash of Iberia Avios and want to put them to good use. Or maybe you’re looking at the 100,000-Avios sign-up bonus for the Iberia Visa Signature Card after meeting minimum spend …If you’re reading this post, chances are you’re sitting on a large stash of Iberia Avios and want to put them to good use. Or maybe you’re looking at the 100,000-Avios sign-up bonus for the Iberia Visa Signature Card after meeting minimum spend requirements and wondering what you can do with the bonus.

  • 250 one-way, short-haul flights on British Airways or Iberia (covering less than 651 miles in distance)
  • 111 one-way, economy-class flights on American Airlines (covering less than 1,151 miles in distance)
  • 29 one-way, business-class flights on Iberia from the Northeast U.S. to Madrid on off-peak dates

Related: The ultimate guide to British Airways Avios


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In addition to sweepstakes entries, donating higher amounts may make you eligible to receive additional rewards — including a TPG sweatshirt, passport holder, a virtual points-and-miles consultation with TPG’s founder and CEO Brian Kelly, and more!

Don’t miss out on a chance to win a million Avios (and support a worthy cause) as part of our biggest charity sweepstakes ever! Donate now!

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WIN ONE MILLION AVIOS SWEEPSTAKES – ABBREVIATED RULES
NO PURCHASE OR DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR CLAIM PRIZE. NEITHER A PURCHASE NOR DONATION WILL INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Sponsor: Comic Relief Inc., a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, 28 Liberty Street, 35th Floor, New York, NY 10005.
Beneficiary: Comic Relief Inc., a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization
Administrator: Prizeo US, LLC
Start Date: 10/18/2021 06:00:00 PST
End Date: 01/30/2022 23:59:00 PST
Drawing Date: 01/31/2022 PST
Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is only open to US persons who are at least thirteen (13) years of age at the time of entry. Entrants under the age of eighteen (18) years (or the majority in their jurisdiction of legal residence) must have the permission of their parent or legal guardian to enter and/or win.. See Official Rules and the Terms of Service for complete terms and requirements, which shall be final and binding in all respects.
Grand Prize Details: Five (5) winners of the Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes Winner(s)”) will receive: (i) one million (1,000,000) “Avios” points, deposited directly into Sweepstakes Winner(s)’s new or existing Avios member account (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $10,000, based on JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.’s point value estimate for this sweepstakes). One (1) Sweepstakes Winner, randomly selected from among all eligible Sweepstakes Winners, will also receive a virtual one-on-one strategy session with “The Points Guy” Brian Kelly (ARV: $1,000); (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Prize”).
Taxes and Fees: Any and all federal, state, and/or local tax liabilities which may arise as a result of acceptance of all or any portion of the Sweepstakes Prize, as well as any other fees, costs and expenses not specified herein as being awarded, are the sole responsibility of the Sweepstakes Winner.
How To Enter: To enter by donating, visit https://www.prizeo.com/thepointsguy (the “Sweepstakes Website”) prior to the Sweepstakes End Date and donate to the Sponsor’s campaign to receive the number of entries stated on the Sweepstakes Website prior to finalizing your donation. All donations are final and nonrefundable. To enter without donating, visit the Sweepstakes Website and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the online entry form (“Form”). Limit: One (1) prize per person for the Sweepstakes Period. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

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