Zero to 100,000 points in 60 seconds! Boom. Free meals in economy, voila. Best ever bonus on the SPG Amex card, yes, that too! Today is chock full of interesting news and opportunities to travel for less and enjoy your journey more. Here are the most important stories of the day…

100% Bonus On IHG Points, Great For Saving On Intercontinental Stays…

This bonus means double points. If you buy 50,000 points you’ll get 100,000, which can be seriously lucrative. IHG points purchases can give you drastic savings versus paid cash rates at the chain’s finest hotels, especially during peak dates. Price up a stay you’re considering in cash and then weigh that figure versus the cost per night if you were to book the room with the points you’ll purchase. The results can be very compelling in certain situations, but there’s no perfect system, you’ll need to check. Buy here.

Delta Offering Free Meals In Economy In 12 U.S. Markets…

ViewFromTheWing is reporting that Delta will launch complimentary meal service (again) in 12 U.S. markets. As we’ve seen airlines strip everything but the seat cushions (and barely even keep those) it’s interesting to see an airline going the other direction, re evaluating the value of offering meals. I’m excited about this purely on the basis that someone is looking to craft partnerships which benefit passengers and not just take things away. Coverage here.

Highest Bonus On SPG Amex (U.S.) Version Is Back…

If you’d like 35,000 SPG points, 40,000 airline miles of your choice or 105,000 Marriott points, then it may be time to grab the SPG Amex card. For the first time in a long time the brand is offering a 35,000 point bonus for U.S. cardholders, and 10,000 respectively in the U.K. It’s one of the most lucrative cards a points collector can pick up because of the various crafty uses which SPG points create, including airline miles. Check the card out here