It turns out my readers like the free stuff – so here is our best one yet:
Your kid turns 18 and he or she is headed to the army or whatever. Time for a free trip. Step by step process would make Abbie Hoffman proud.
Step 1: Sign up for American Airlines (should have done that 18 years ago)
Step 2: Apply for a Citibank-AAdvantage Visa Card here. First year free. Spend $750 and get 25,750 immediate points. Cancel right away.
Step 3: Apply for a fidelity account and fund with $10,000 (can withdraw after 6 months), That gets you 15,000 miles.
Step 4: Now you have 40,000 miles good for a trip anywhere in Europe for the kid.
Option 2: Smaller investment of $2500 gets you 5,000 miles. That puts you 4250 miles short of the 35,000 level free ticket to India (bit of Ashram before Yeshiva?). You will need to scrounge for those missing miles or spend more on Visa.
Disclaimer: This offer is not valid for my kid, who turns 18 this summer.
Social Responsibility Statement: Time to get an absentee ballot for your kid to vote in this years US presidential election. Conventional wisdoms suggests registering in Florida. Elections are always fun there.
If you read this blog for the frequent flyer info – there are some good posts about Turkish Airlines and its partnership with American, free travel on British, Continental leaving Delta for United and the Star Alliance, yet another AA change, another post on ELAL and more. And, representing days of research – a guide to free tickets on all the airlines on the TLV – JFK route.
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