News and notes from around the interweb:
- Stackable promotion codes for booking hotels at a discount. These make TravelPony useful again.
- Amazing award availability using Star Alliance miles (United, Aeroplan, etc) for business class seats on Turkish Airlines and Swiss from Montreal and Toronto this coming November through January.
- The BigCrumbs cash back shopping portal is now MainStreetSHARES. Instead of straight cash back, your online shopping earns a share of company revenue, and your shares get you a piece of any payout if the company is acquired. (HT: Free Frequent Flyer Miles)
- How to protect yourself from hacks like the British Airways one.
“It’s a major cost to the programs themselves. Members are always made whole and do not lose their points once the problem is identified,” says Gary Leff, co-founder of online frequent flier discussion site MilePoint. “The best things you can do to protect your accounts are to use unique passwords … and remain vigilant. Check your accounts daily so that you notice miles disappearing quickly.”
- The average cost of room service in 15 US cities