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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent Flyer Deals

Following is our regular summary of the best frequent traveler promotions reviewed during the past week.

If it was a good deal—or a notably bad deal—from an airline, hotel, or car rental loyalty program, you can read all about it here, and plan your travel accordingly.

Q&A: What’s an American AAdvantage Member to Do?

Our reader wonders whether to maintain her loyalty to American, given the bankrupt carrier’s uncertain prospects.

Tim Winship provides perspective, and some suggestions.

Best Western Offers a Freebie After Three Nights

Between February 6 and April 8, Best Western Rewards members will earn a free-night voucher after three Best Western stays.

Definitely worth a look, this is among the best of the current hotel promotions.

Southwest Offers a Bonus for California, Denver, Atlanta Flights

Through March 31, Rapid Rewards members can earn double redeemable and double elite-qualifying points for flights between Southwest’s California destinations and both Denver and Atlanta.

From Spirit: 5,000 Bonus Miles for All Flights

Members of the Free Spirit program will earn 5,000 bonus miles for every round-trip flight booked by February 1 and completed by June 20.

Deal or no deal?

Do Discounted Frequent Flyer Miles Rate a ‘Buy’?

If the discount is hefty enough, it can pay to purchase miles and points. But of four current airline and hotel offers, only one rates a ‘buy.’

Win a Trip for Two to Napa, New York, or Paris

Enter American Airlines’ “Check It Out. Check It Off” sweepstakes by March 19 for a chance to win one of three grand prizes: a trip for two to Napa Valley, New York, or Paris.

Somebody has to win, right? Might as well be you.

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