Bits and Pieces for March 2

Some things to be aware of:

  • Diners Club is offering a 50% bonus on transfers to British Airways through May 2. (HT: lucky) I usually like to keep my points flexible and don’t get tempted by transfer offers. But with all of the transfer partners that have left the Club Rewards program over the years, I haven’t redeemed Diners Club points in probably four years. They do have some oddball partners that could be useful in the future, but I may still go in for this one — especially since through end of March I can pair it with the 40% bonus for transferring Amex points to British Airways.

  • American Express Centurion (Black Card) members now receive Delta Platinum status rather than just Gold. This is effective as of yesterday and should already show up in member Delta Skymiles accounts. (HT: Ron)

  • You can now cast your ballot in the 2011 Frequent Traveler Awards.

  • Milepoint.com is giving away an iPad a day just for registering at the site, which is quick and painless. Every registered member is entered in the drawing every day in March.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Dang it, I need SPG transfer bonuses. Here’s to hoping US brings back the 50% bonus on hotel transfers for the third summer in a row.

  2. C’mon Gary…stop killing my chances at winning the iPad!

    Milepoint is great! Keep up the good work

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