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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This species of whale has an unusual and mysterious tusk, once harvested and sold as a unicorn horn for 10 times its weight in gold.
Date 13-05-24, Duration 2:04, Views 3125
Video by: National Geographic
Date 13-05-24 2:04
Tooltip Information:The Narwhal's Mysterious TuskVideo by:Description: This species of whale has an unusual and mysterious tusk, once harvested and sold as a unicorn horn for 10 times its weight in gold.Rating: 5Views: 3125
Date 13-05-23 2:59
Tooltip Information:Watch The Birth of a TornadoVideo by:Description: May 21, 2013—Two days before a tornado—with winds clocked at 190 miles per hour—tore through suburban Oklahoma City on May 20, National Geographic explorer and storm researcher Tim Samaras captured this video of a tornado forming in south-central Kansas. Video courtesy Tim Samaras.Rating: 5Views: 3889
Date 13-05-24 4:23
Tooltip Information:Why Do These Women Stretch Their Necks?Video by:Description: Starting at an early age, women of the Padaung tribe wear a coil of brass rings around their necks. This collar, and the elongated appearance it gives their necks over time, are Padaung symbols they wear proudly. In their native Myanmar, Padaung people often faced persecution over these visible tribal symbols. Now, having relocated to a Thailand refugee camp, these Padaung women continue this centuries-old custom, memorializing the struggles of the past and maintaining a link to their tribe's history.Rating: 4Views: 3431
Date 13-05-23 4:34
Tooltip Information:Everest Tourism Changed Sherpa LivesVideo by:Description: The booming tourism industry aimed at putting people on the peak of Mt. Everest has radically changed the lives of Nepal's Sherpas. National Geographic Young Explorer and photographer Max Lowe recently spent two months in Nepal's Khumbu region, documenting some of those changes. Video and photos courtesy Max Lowe.Rating: 4Views: 1106