Shortcuts to elite status, point clawbacks, last seat availability, and more!

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Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we recap what you might have missed from Frequent Miler during the week. Enjoy! This Week From Frequent Miler Marriott SPG 4 New Shortcuts to Platinum Elite Status – The Marriott SPG merger has introduced a number of great new opportunities. In this post we detailed new shortcuts to elite status. Finally SPG Platinum, and my St. Regis dilemma – Thanks to the Marriott…

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25% Transfer Bonus from Amex Membership Rewards to Alitalia MilleMiglia

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Valid through 10/31/16: Get 25% more Alitalia miles when you transfer Membership Rewards points. Special Offer: Get 25% more Alitalia miles when you transfer Membership Rewards points through 10/31/16. Terms apply. See Special Offer Terms* Full details can be found here.  Also see: How (And Why) To Use Alitalia Miles. Hat Tip: IAD Gr8 via Twitter

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Kohls better than free appliances after extreme stacking!

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Hurry, this deal ends tomorrow (10/2/2016) Kohl’s is offering a number of small appliances on sale and with $12 rebates: Toastmaster 2-Slice Toaster Toastmaster Personal Blender Toastmaster Mini Food Processor Toastmaster 5-Cup Coffee Maker Toastmaster Electric Can Opener Toastmaster Electric Knife Toastmaster Hand Mixer Toastmaster Mini Slow Cooker Toastmaster 1.5 Quart Slow Cooker By Extreme Stacking, you can get more than your money back for these items!  Out & Out has all of the details…

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Quick Tip: Kickfurther limits credit card claims to $500 at a time

Kickfurther has announced a few updates including a new credit card funding limit of $500 at a time.  This makes Kickfurther far less interesting to me.  Let’s hope they roll this back! You can read my previous reports about Kickfurther in these posts: My half-baked Kickfurther Review Kickfurther review 2. Manufacturing profit and spend. Hat Tip: MC_Cuff_Lnx on Reddit

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Amex to answer the Sapphire Reserve, in-store bonus miles, and a guide to eBay’s gift card rules

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Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we recap what you might have missed from around the web. Enjoy! This Week Around the Web Rumor: American Express To Compete With Chase Sapphire Reserve, As Early As Q4 – Obviously Amex has to respond to the huge success of the Sapphire Reserve card, but can they really do it so quickly? Doctor of Credit says that Amex’s answer to the Sapphire Reserve…

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$5 off $100 Visa, MasterCard, and Amex gift cards at Meijer

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Through 10/5/16, Meijer stores are offering an automatic $5 discount when you buy $100 or more of Amex, MasterCard or Visa gift cards. Limit 1 offer per transaction. Terms (in case you can’t read the fine print above): * Offer good 9/25 thru 10/5/16. Excludes gas station and C-Stops, In-store businesses and previous purchases. Some cards may not be avilable in all stores. Subject to availability. One offer per transaction. See gift cards for details,…

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Bet You Didn’t Know: Is Chase Using Bulk Fares for Sapphire Reserve Tickets? Does It Matter? (Hint: Yes!)

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   There have been a lot of confusing data points about bulk fares and redeemable miles over the last two months. Of course, this is not surprising. We’re talking about the airline industry here. Their rules are built on the bedrock principle of ensuring customers always remain in a state of confusion. Undoubtedly the interest in redeemable miles is due to American’s recent switch to a revenue-based earning system, making them the…

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Staples $15 Rebate on the Purchase of $300 or More in Mastercard Gift Cards

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Starting on Sunday 10/2/16, Staples is running a promotion (page 2) offering a $15 Staples gift card via rebate with the purchase of $300 or more in Mastercard gift cards. The Deal From 10/2/16–10/8/16 you can receive a $15 Staples gift card via Easy Rebate with the purchase of $300 or more in Mastercard gift cards. Generally with these deals it is best to use a Chase Ink card to earn 5X Ultimate Rewards points…

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Up to 70K signup bonus for Delta Amex cards!

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Through 11/9/2016 Delta Gold and Platinum credit cards have increased public signup bonuses: Delta Platinum Personal 70,000 miles + 10K MQMs + $100: Earn 70,000 miles and 10K MQMs after $3K spend in 3 months + $100 statement credit after Delta purchase in 1st 3 months. $195 annual fee not waived first year. Delta Platinum Business 70,000 miles + 10K MQMs + $100: Earn 70,000 miles and 10K MQMs after $5K spend in 3 months…

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