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My 2015 Indian Credit Cards Mileage Earning Strategy

Credit Cards play a huge role in earning miles in the current scenario around India. Here are all the credit cards I am spending on currently, along with my rationale for each of the credit cards. Have a look.

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American Express offering 1000 JPMiles for add-on cards

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American Express has been offering the Jet Airways co-branded credit card since a few years now. This month, they are running a promotion where you get bonus JP Miles when you add supplementary card holders to your Jet co-brand card account. The details are here.

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Etihad Guest 25% bonus miles on Amex Membership Reward conversion

Etihad Airways is offering a 25% bonus on conversion of your Membership Rewards points to Etihad Guest miles, in case the transfer is completed between February 11, 2015 and March 11, 2015. The usual rate for conversion is 2 Membership Reward points = 1 Etihad Guest mile, but with this conversion bonus built in, it comes down to 1.6 MR = 1 Etihad Guest miles. Etihad Guest is a very useful program for Indian frequent flyers, given their partnership with Jet Airways. So if you’ve been looking to convert those Membership Rewards points, right now is a great time to start. Here are the terms & conditions of the promotion: Etihad Guest Miles transferred may take up to 7 days…

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The Novice Perspective: Initiating my Fiancee to Points & Miles

Like regular readers would know, last year, I met a girl, fell in love, and asked her the question. She said yes! It is about time to introduce all of you to Shipra. Shipra, has lived, worked and travelled across 4 continents. While she travels on work, she also makes a great co-traveller for me as we go around conquering cities small and big every now and then. Shipra will try and be a regular around here, and these are her perspectives that she will bring to you. I’ll turn the mike to her to make her introductions, while I go back to sipping my Diet Coke at the InterContinental Asiana Saigon’s 20th floor lounge. Of course, if I got…

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JetPrivilege extending validity of miles for co-branded card holders

I just received a wonderful surprise from JetPrivilege in my email, something that maybe a lot of you would be receiving shortly or have already received as well. JetPrivilege just sent out an email stating that the validity of all my JetPrivilege miles was being extended from 3 years to 5 years. I wasn’t ever worried about their expiry due to my JetPrivilege Platinum status, but seems like I have more time now even in case I don’t have Platinum status anymore. The email states that you need to hold at least one active co-branded credit card to get yourself the 2 year extension of your mileage balance expiry. This means not just holding the card but having made at…

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JetPrivilege now offers Business Rewards and corporate co-branded card with Amex

JetPrivilege is on a roll with launching new features this year. First, they introduced the new minimum accrual for Jet Airways flights at 500 miles minimum. Then they added to it the new redemption chart where there were some improvements and some devaluations. Then, they launched Family pooling of JetPrivilege miles, along with the ability to earn miles for kids. Now, the new one. Just last week they’ve launched the ability for businesses to earn JPMiles. To be able to earn JPMiles for Businesses, the only way it is possible, is to sign up for the newly launched Jet Airways corporate co-branded card with American Express. By signing up for the card, you get a company-level account to accumulate JetPrivilege…

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A shot at winning 10,000+ JPMiles/Membership Reward Points during GOSF

The Great Online Sale Festival is Google’s initiative to promote e-commerce in India, where they offer promotions from various e-commerce vendors. This year, there are discounts from Jet Airways, Indigo and GoAir, amongst others (full list at www.gosf.in). Now, American Express is offering an opportunity to win 10,000 (or more) JPMiles/Membership reward points by using your American Express cards at the following e-commerce websites, to get a shot at the draw. www.flipkart.com www.snapdeal.com www.amazon.in www.jabong.com www.ebay.in www.infibeam.com www.myntra.com www.shopclues.com All you need to do is to do transactions worth INR 5,000 or more (in one go) during the duration of GOSF to be participating in the draw for miles. The prizes: 10,000 JPMiles/MR for 10 winners on 10th December 2014.…

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Jet Airways’ Amex offering sign-on bonus of 15,000 JP Miles till Dec 20

That time of the year when American Express needs to meet its target. It has been two years since Amex has offered the co-branded card with Jet Airways, and they recently added some more lounges and some new features to this card. Earlier this year, to make the card more accessible to people, they made a special First Year fees offer of INR 5,000 (plus taxes), where they offer you 10,000 JP Miles + 1 way free ticket. However, if you now apply for the card by December 20, 2014, you should get 15,000 JP Miles as your first year bonus, apart from the 1-way ticket, which I feel is a great deal for INR 5000. I feel the cards…

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