Minor notes…

Bernie Madoff’s American Express Business Platinum statements are online. He didn’t have a Black Card, but he earned plenty of Membership Rewards points…

This Flyertalk thread notes that promo code 552KR is currently good for saving 5% on United ticket purchases.

LastMinuteTravel is giving away a vacation to Facebook and Twitter followers to briefly describe how terrible their summer plans are.

But you have have a better shot at winning British Airways’ giveaway. Randy Petersen says that so far they only have as many entries as there are prizes.

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  1. I don’t know where Randy got his info for the BA giveaway. His post is misleading. Instead of 1000 prizes, the T&C states that there are only 92 NY prizes, 92 LA prizes, and 65 Chicago prizes. Regardless of the number of total entrants, the more important factor is how many entries there are for the particular prize. Eg. there might be 300 entrants for the NY prizes but only 100 entrants for the LA prizes. I’m grateful for hearing about the contest, participating doesn’t take a lot of effort, but the tip he gave is inaccurate.

  2. For the RIGHT traveller, it’s a great deal. But I think the rules of the contest are rigid enough to discourage most folks from competing.

    From my city, I’ll already be in Europe that week courtesy of Delta. If you bought your ticket at the right time, Delta is essentially PAYING YOU to go to Europe, thanks to a crazy pyramiding ff bonus scheme. A true entrepreneur already seized this opportunity. 🙂

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