Bits ‘n Pieces for May 16, 2012

Just Another Points Traveler signs up for Miss Travel (“Who Needs Money, Beautiful People Travel Free!) and gives it a spin.

Over at Conde’ Nast’s Daily Traveler I highlight some of the best current credit card signup bonuses.

Intercontinental Hotels — Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Intercontinental, etc. — is offering a $75 prepaid gift card as a rebate for spending 2 consecutive weekend nights by September 3rd. You have to register, there’s a rebate form, and a mail-in process… (Via Online Travel Review)

A Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General’s report identifies ‘vulnerabilities’ with the use of nude-o-scopes. In other words, the expensive machines for which we’re required to ‘assume the position’ do not obviously make us ‘safer’. (HT: Bruce Schneier)

Qantas is offering residents of North America 5000 – 20,000 bonus miles for roundtrips to Australia taken by June 30, amount depending on cabin class. Registration is required. (HT: @JayHawkNJ)

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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