Travel Rewards Archive

500 free Virgin America Elevate points

Virgin America is offering a nice little holiday gift for those who participate in their Elevate frequent flier program. Program members should have received an e-mail this week offering 500 bonus Virgin America Elevate points. The catch? There is none, just enjoy the free miles once you register. The Ts & Cs say they should […]

Virgin America ad campaign takes on BLAH Airlines, complete with 6 hour video ad, fake credit cards

Virgin America released a creative new advertising campaign today. Centered around the fictitious BLAH Airlines, the ad campaign showcases just how boring flying on other airlines can be compared to Virgin America. The craziest part of this campaign is a 5 hour, 46 minute video that simulates what it’s like to fly from Newark to […]

Marriott to put envelopes in rooms to encourage housekeeper tipping

Hotel housekeepers have to deal with unspeakable things that you’ve never even imagined (unless you’re someone who is frequently destroying hotel rooms, in which case, shame on you). They don’t get great compensation for it. It’s customary to leave housekeepers a few dollars as a thank you for their hard work cleaning up after you, but […]

Get $5 free from PayPal

Back in the day, PayPal used to be a nice little way to earn some quick money for referring friends. Now that they’re an established company, they rarely give money away, which is why it’s surprising to see this offer. You can get a $5 coupon for free from PayPal just for doing a quick […]

Europe: London, Day 1

Following my shuttle adventure, my flights to Manchester were pretty uneventful. Nobody tried to sing to me, and nobody tried to kill me. I used miles to fly on U.S. Airways in first class and Envoy the whole way. Between it being off-season and having the US Airways credit card, the ticket was only 55,000 […]