One of the most important elements of savvy travel is taking advantage of limited time opportunities when they are presented. Today we’ve got a major credit card bonus, kickstarting your mileage balance, a nice rebate on using your miles and a surprise exit for Uber and Lyft…

100,000 Point Amex Platinum Public Sign Up Bonus!

Amex has become increasingly stingy with it’s bonuses. Fortunately, from time to time they tinker with a 100,000 point bonus on the very valuable Platinum card (US Only). The card carries a hefty $450 annual fee but is offset by free hotel nights, airport lounge access, an annual airline fee credit and of course 100,000 points, which can be converted to many top airline miles. That’s worth at least $1700 alone if used with minimal intelligence, so $450 seems very reasonable. Public link is HERE if you’ve never had an Amex Gold, Platinum or Green personal card…

Get 15% Of Your Points Back With JetBlue Award Promo. Book TODAY…

JetBlue are offering a nice incentive to cash in some points for a free flight, by offering 15% of the miles used right back to you! You’ll need to book by the end of today (Tuesday May 10th) for travel up to June 30th. Just register HERE, book your flight for travel up to June 30th and you’ll have 15% of the miles credited back to you in a couple weeks. Enjoy!

Uber + Lyft Exit Austin, Texas. More To Come…

No, Uber and Lyft were not kicked out of Austin, Texas, they just decided not to comply with new standards for drivers including fingerprinting Since they are currently against complying, they have ceased operations within Austin. Uber goes to great lengths to keep “ride sharing” less regulated than other options and sees the finger printing as a slippery slope to all the other certifications and (corrupt) bureaucracy which damages the ground transportation industry. If you’re flying in or out of Austin you’ll have to find a new (more expensive) way around…