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Now through 2/29/2020 ( it’s leap year! ) you can use Alaska miles to book Fiji Airways flights at a 50% discount. The easiest way to find Fiji Airways space is to search in calendar mode via Alaska, but odds are, it’ll be difficult finding west coast direct routes with space, but hey, you never know. The offer is also valid on routes from Hawaii, where you’ll find more space. Also remember, Fiji has a new business class on their A350 featuring reverse herringbone Super Diamond seats ( my fave ) – biz is discounted, but not 50%. Let’s take a look.
I haven’t flown Fiji yet so here’s a mockup of what their new seats look like.
Here’s the deal
Until Feb 29th, 2020 you can get up to 50% award flights to Fiji using Alaska Miles. If you book Fiji with cash and want to credit to Alaska you can earn double the points.
- Book by 2/29/2020 ( doesn’t specify when you need to fly by )
- Econ from West Coast and Hawaii is 20k
- Biz is 40k from West Coast and Hawaii
It wouldn’t surprise me to see an award sale from Alaska before this promo ends. The past few sales have ranged from 40 to 50% bonuses which peg points at roughly $0.02. At 40k…if the bonus is 50%, you could straight buy points and redeem for $800 each way. How’s that for a deal?!
Go here to read in further detail and register for double points
The Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based.
60k Points after $4k spend in 3 months
80k offer in branch currently – I think this should be online soon
Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards
Super solid welcome offer.
If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex℠and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash , Ink Business Unlimited you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners
Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.
- 3x on dining
- including eligible delivery services for takeout
- 3x on select streaming services
- 3x on online grocery purchases
- (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
- 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards – Chase Travel Portal
- $50 Annual Credit on hotel stays purchased via Ultimate Rewards/Chase Travel
- The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
- 10% Anniversary Bonus
- Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
- Chase Sapphire Preferred® continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel Portal and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including primary rental car insurance, purchase protections, etc.
- Points are transferrable to 13 Ultimate Rewards partners
- Redeem in the Chase Travel center for 1.25 cents per point
- No foreign transaction fees
- Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
- Primary rental car coverage is my favorite
There is currently an 80k offer after $4k spend in 3 months available in branch, and up to 90k after $6k spend in 6 months. I suspect some version of this will be online soon if you don’t want the hassle of going into a branch.
We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.
Historically 60k is a very, very good offer. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back. .
Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.
Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on.