It’s not too late – Deals still alive as of 06/26/2016

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Each week we publish a number of fantastic deals on the blog and in Quick Deals. Most deals don’t last long, but some hang around for awhile. In an effort to keep you up to date, we have gone back through each of the deals posted over the last couple of months to let you know which ones are still active. Deals added during the past week appear in bold. Here are the deals still…

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Yes, JetBlue’s points match deal requires booking a NEW flight

JetBlue’s points match deal

JetBlue is currently offering an amazing deal: they’ll match the number of points in your Virgin America Elevate account simply by registering and then booking and flying a JetBlue roundtrip flight by August 31.  Full details can be found in my “Ultimate Guide to JetBlue’s points match deal.” A few readers who had previously booked roundtrip JetBlue flights for this summer asked whether those flights would count. Unfortunately, the terms & conditions of the deal…

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The Best Cash Back Card, Free Credit Monitoring on Your Phone, A Great New Card for Dining & 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 Using Singapore KrisFlyer miles, and keeping miles alive – Why Singapore Airlines miles are great and how to keep them alive past their hard expiration date. US Bank FlexPerks Gold Amex: The best new option for dining, but is it worth it? – A look at US Bank’s newest…

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The Ultimate Guide to JetBlue’s points match deal

JetBlue’s points match deal

Intro: JetBlue’s points match deal is arguably one of the best non-credit-card related deals we’ve seen in years.  While the deal itself is simple, figuring out the best way to “play the deal” is not.  Due to the very short amount of time available, I decided to publish this guide immediately despite it being a work-in-progress.  My plan is to follow up with additional strategy posts, and to update this guide as we go along……

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Ticket Reselling Lessons, Free Airplane WiFi from T-Mobile, Credit Card Foreign Exchange Rates Compared & More!

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Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we bring you some of the best posts from around the web. Enjoy! This Week Around the Web Ticket Reselling Comes with Fantastic Gains & Crushing Losses: 6 Lessons Learned the Hard Way – Things everyone should know before deciding to resell tickets for MS or any other reason. Foreign Exchange Rates – VISA vs. MasterCard vs. Amex – Which payment processor gives you the best rate…

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Bet You Didn’t Know: Last Chance To Transfer Points Between Bank of America and Fidelity

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   We’re at one of those “transition points” in the miles and points world that happens every so often, when we have the chance to speculatively take advantage of a change in the industry. Or, perhaps, to avoid one. Fidelity cards have long been popular for their 2% cash back rewards structure, and back in the day Fidelity cards were the only way to get 2% cash back on every purchase…

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Free Experian credit monitoring for iPhone and Android users

Free Experian App

I recently wrote about an opportunity for most AAA customers to get free Experian credit monitoring.  Now, it turns out that you don’t even need AAA.  You just need a smart phone or tablet… Experian has released a free iPhone and Android (in beta) app.  The app provides credit monitoring and your Experian credit report, for free.  The hook is that the app tries to upsell your FICO credit score from Experian (which you can…

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Is the Costco Anywhere Visa the best new cash back card?

Costco Anywhere Visa

Costco recently switched their co-branded card from Amex to Citibank.  Now, in store, they accept only Visa credit cards (or Visa/MC debit cards).  And, they now offer a co-branded Visa credit card instead of the old Amex Costco card. On the surface, the new Costco Anywhere Visa card looks pretty awesome with 4% cash back for gas, 3% cash back for travel and dining, and 2% cash back for Costco purchases.  And, the card has…

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US Bank FlexPerks Gold Amex: The best new option for dining, but is it worth it?

FlexPerks Gold Amex

US Bank has apparently ditched their old FlexPerks Travel Rewards Amex card in favor of a new one.  The new card is called “U.S. Bank FlexPerks Gold American Express Card” (hat tip: Doctor of Credit). The old Amex card For $49 per year, the old card offered double points for restaurants and cell phone charges; triple points for charitable donations; and double points for gas, grocery, or airline purchases (whichever was most each month). The…

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Using Singapore KrisFlyer miles, and keeping miles alive

Singapore KrisFlyer Miles

Singapore KrisFlyer Miles are mostly great. Here’s why I think so: Promiscuity: Thanks to Singapore being one of the 3 most promiscuous airline programs, their miles are easy to get.  Simply transfer 1 to 1 from Amex Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi ThankYou Rewards, or SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest). Star Alliance: Singapore is a Star Alliance member and, as such, miles can be redeemed for Star Alliance awards (e.g. you can use Singapore miles…

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