Reap non-mile benefits
Today, rewards programs are diverse, and sometimes they offer incentives besides miles. Often, the benefits are substantial. Sojka points out that when miles aren't provided on purchases, airlines and hotel chains will often offer freebies that may be more useful than miles. For instance, some airlines may offer a free upgrade to first class after buying two flights, or hotel chain may offer the third night free when you pay for two. Ultimately, these are the kind of perks you hope to nab through your traditional points collecting, so keep an eye out for such promos and pounce.
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During a recent voyage along South America's eastern coast, Justin Hofman was surprised to get close-up footage of an unfazed mother whale and her newb... More During a recent voyage along South America's eastern coast, Justin Hofman was surprised to get close-up footage of an unfazed mother whale and her newborn calf. Hofman is the undersea specialist on the National Geographic Explorer, whose expedition team was granted special permission to dive with southern right whales in the nature reserve of Península Valdés, Argentina, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Learn more about the Patagonia expedition: http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/destinations/southamerica/category/patagonia?utm_source=NGdotcom-Video&utm_medium=link&utm_content=20140619_LEX_Video_RightWhaleEncounter_AllPatagonia&utm_campaign=NGdotcom Click to see more video highlights from the National Geographic - Lindblad fleet of expedition ships traveling around the globe: video.nationalgeographic.com/video/ngexpeditions/
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