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Free Hilton HHonors Gold status

Posted in Credit Cards, Deals, Hilton HHonors, Promotion with tags , , , on April 11, 2013 by getgowing

MilesQuest gives a step-by-step process for getting FREE Hilton HHonors Gold status.

I had a recent free hilton gold expire from a similar offer last year.  When I went to do this, I had to use a different browser when filling out the visa infinite offer page.  Not exactly sure when the status expires, but it definitely is at least good through 12/31/2013, possibly longer.
The main benefits of Hilton Gold are:
  • Free internet
  • Elite line access for less wait time
  • Upgraded rooms on availability (not to suites)
  • Lounge access if you are upgraded to an Executive Floor room
  • Free access to Fitness center/health clubs
  • Late checkout
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Save as much as 8% on gas for life

Posted in American Express, Credit Cards, Deals, Promotion with tags , , , , , on January 28, 2012 by getgowing
 
Let me preface this post by saying,I LOVE AMERICAN EXPRESS!

My relationship with Amex has brought me tons of benefits, and this one is just more icing on the cake.  Through 1/31/2012, American Express is offering 5% reimbursement on all purchases from BP (and also assuming Arco, though I personally haven’t tested it).  Only 3 days left, get in on it soon; register your Amex card here.

Now to lock in this savings for as long as you can afford to, up front, go to a BP gas station and ask to buy prepaid gas cards.  If you try to buy the gift cards online, you may not get the 5% reimbursed as it seems BP’s gift card purchases online are handled by a third party, and your purchase may not show up on your statement as a BP purchase.  The great part about these BP gift cards is that if you live in an area where they charge a different gas price for cash purchases and credit card purchases, these gift cards allow you to pay the cash price.  If you always purchase gas with a credit card (as I do, gotta rack up them points & miles), then this is a way to save up to 8% on your gas purchases, AND get the points for them too.

Double MR points if you are buying them with the Amex Premier Rewards Gold card.  If you don’t have one and want to get one, leave a comment below with an email to contact you (or email me at getgowing@gmail.com and I can give you a referral link that is better than the current public offer.  It is first $175 annual fee waived, and 25k MR points after only $2,000 spend in 3 months.

If you’re in a full service state, make sure your attendant charges you the cash price before they start pumping.  So if you’re willing to invest and pay in advance your gas for the rest of the month, year, or many years, this is a way to keep your gas prices a little lower.

For the math proof continue reading.  Otherwise, feel free to tell your friends about this post and save them money too!

Last week, a local BP station was charging $3.15 for cash, $3.25 for credit.  If I buy $1000 in gift cards, I will get a statement credit of $50 reimbursed from Amex.

$1,000 in gas at $3.259/gallon = 307.692 gallons

$1,000 in gas at $3.159/gallon = 317.460 gallons

But since I effectively only paid $950 for the 317.460 gallons, I paid $2.992/gallon.

($950/317.460 gallons = $2.992/gallon)

Since I usually pay the credit price, I just saved 26.7¢ per gallon.

($3.259 – $2.992 = $0.0267)

Saving 26.7¢ is approximately saving 8.2% per gallon off of the regular price of $3.259 per gallon.  Of course gas prices fluctuate, so the savings will vary as well.  But its still a significant enough of a savings that I’m definitely going in as much as I can to maximize this deal.

Another free 24-hour Gogo In-Flight Internet code

Posted in Airlines, Promotion with tags , , , , , on January 1, 2012 by getgowing

I am giving away one code good for 24-hours of internet access in-flight to two random lucky readers.  It is valid on any Gogo wifi enabled airline/aircraft.  The code is good until January 3, 2012.

To be in the running for the code, you have to “Like” my facebook page, Get Gowing on Facebook.  I will use a random number generator to pick the winner.  I will email you the code, so please comment with your email address attached to your comment.  Deadline to enter is 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time, 01/01/2012.

Holiday Giveaway! Free 24-hour Gogo In-Flight Internet code

Posted in Airlines, Promotion with tags , , , , , on December 24, 2011 by getgowing

In the holiday spirit, I am giving away one code good for 24-hours of internet access inflight to one random lucky reader.  It is valid on any Gogo wifi enabled airline/aircraft.  The code is good until January 3, 2012.

To be in the running for the code, you have to comment on this post, and tell me which of my previous posts is your favorite.  You must also “Like” my facebook page, Get Gowing on Facebook.  I will use a random number generator to pick the winner.  I will email you the code, so please comment with your email address attached to your comment.  Deadline to enter is 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time, 12/25/2011.

COMPLIMENTARY Hilton HHonors Gold Elite Status until May 2013 !

Posted in Credit Cards, Deals, Hilton HHonors, Hotel, Promotion with tags , , , , , on December 24, 2011 by getgowing

Merry Christmas Eve!

Hilton is running a promotion right now for Visa Infinite cardholders to give them FREE Hilton HHonors Gold Elite Status until May 2013 through this link.

Sign-up landing page

(If you are not a Hilton HHonors member you can sign up here.)  It only requires for verification the first 6 digits of your card number.  Now, if you can’t find your Visa Infinite card, a prudent 10100 search can yield you your first 6 digits.  I have heard of people having difficulty signing up; try using a different browser or clearing your cache/cookies.

Normally, to attain Gold status, it requires either:

  • 16 stays, or
  • 36 nights, or
  • 60,000 Base points earned

There was a previous offer for Visa Signature cardholders earlier in the year which I wrote about here.

The main benefits of Hilton HHonors Gold Elite are:

  • Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access
  • 25% bonus on all HHonors Base points credited
  • If staying at a Hilton, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, or Doubletree: room upgrade (space-available) to an Executive Floor room, which includes lounge access! (Lounges typically have beverages/cocktails, hors d’oeurves, and a business center, but varies by property. If you are not upgraded to an Executive Floor room, then complimentary Continental breakfast is given in lieu of lounge access.)  You also get 1,000 bonus points when staying at these properties in addition to your 25% bonus on Base Points.

There are other benefits that are property specific.  You can see the full details of Hilton Gold on this page.

Get in on this ASAP, before this offer goes away.

CHEAP fare (sub $350) to Warsaw, Poland!

Posted in Deals, Miles, Promotion with tags , , , , , on August 28, 2011 by getgowing

If you are interested in going to Warsaw for short vacation, or even just a long weekend, there are rock bottom fares originating from New York JFK airport.  You may be able to depart from other US cities, but it may be a little more.

Fare is available through Orbitz or Delta.com, but you must use the multi-city tool to get these fares to show up.  Is available for many dates from the end of October 2011 to the end of March 2012.  The main requirement is that these fares require a Sunday night stay.  Obviously, book now and think about it later, as this fare will probably disappear soon, as with any other cheap or mistake fares.

Mistake Fare CARDINAL RULE

DO NOT CALL THE AIRLINE TO BOOK THESE TICKETS

You also must route through Montreal (YUL).  There are rumblings that you can route through Toronto (YYZ) but they seem to come up a little more.  Here is a sample of mine going during Martin Luther King weekend in January 2012.

Delta.com Multicity tool search

Not the greatest in terms of connection times, but if you're willing to spend a little more ($360), you can route through YYZ (Toronto) on the way home and get home Monday night.

And for those that care, this is a very good fare for a mileage run.  You are paying 3.66 cents per mile (EQM), for a total of 9232 Elite Qualifying Miles, and if you have Elite status, 11542/18464/20774 miles if you are Silver/Gold or Platinum/Diamond Medallion.  The corresponding cents per mile for the redeemable miles are 2.93/1.83/1.63.  Get in on it while it lasts.  Probably going to disappear very soon!  Book now, think later.  Remember, if you book through delta.com, you can fully refund any ticket if returned by 23:59 the next day after booking!

100 possible FREE Continental OnePass Miles / United Mileage Plus

Posted in Airlines, Continental, Miles, Promotion, United with tags , , , , , on July 6, 2011 by getgowing

Continental has a promotion supposedly targeted to their branded credit cards, giving away 100 Continental OnePass Miles, but it never hurts to try even if you aren’t targeted.  Every mile counts towards that free business class trip to an exotic destination!  Here is the promotion registration link.  Registration ends August 30, 2011.  As a data point, I don’t own any Continental credit cards and I was able to successfully register.

If you do get these miles, don’t forget that right now you can freely transfer your miles between Continental and United until they officially merge the two frequent flyer programs, so these essentially could be 100 United Mileage Plus miles as well.  Continental OnePass will officially end at 2011 year’s end.

If you are not a Continental OnePass member yet, sign-up here.

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