Last Chance Deals: 4X Fuel points and the best-ever Amex Hilton offer

Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some of the best ongoing deals around. As we approach the end of the month, a number of very good deals end this week. The next couple of days bring your last chance at a great Kroger fuel point promotion and the best-ever Amex Hilton offer. Don’t miss out! If you’re interested in any of these offers, there’s no time like…

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Saving money on your mortgage and how to handle an Act of God

Welcome to our Frequent Miler Week in Review Around the Web, where we recap some of the stories that caught our interest around the Internet. This week, there were some great tips — from saving on your mortgage to how to handle an Act of God and quite a few things in between. How to Remove Escrow From Your Mortgage and Save Hundreds Each Year I’ll admit to asking this question more often than the…

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Business Class to the Cook Islands from $1995 round trip

Air New Zealand is having a terrific business class fare sale from Los Angeles to the Cook Islands from $1995 round trip, nonstop. The sale is available during a wide range of dates that includes parts of the local winter, spring, and summer — but the Internet tells me that the average daytime temperature during the coldest months is 77 degrees Fahrenheit — that’s a winter I can deal with. The Deal Business class from LAX-RAR (Los Angeles to…

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How do you choose your rewards?

Good choices and bad ones, we’ve written this week about making choices in your rewards. Sometimes, it’s a no-brainer, but more often than not in this game, the answers are subjective. And in our hobby of miles and points, you really can “choose your own adventure”. Read on for our thoughts on the rewards landscape this week. Rewards whiplash and my next new cards Sign up bonuses can undoubtedly be a fantastic way to quickly construct a…

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More than 5K United miles per rental with Hertz [Targeted]

Last month, we reported on a promotion launched between SAS and Hertz that was awarding 5K SAS miles per Hertz rental. It was short lived — not long after, the terms were changed to require at minimum a 3-day rental (in the US) in order to earn the bonus. However, there is a new targeted promotion out with United and Hertz that has been sent via email. It targets some members to earn more than 5,000 United…

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Rewards whiplash and my next new cards

Yesterday Amex introduced a terrific new credit card, and now I’m suffering from Rewards Whiplash… When Chase introduced their Sapphire Reserve card last summer, I was thrilled with the suite of Ultimate Rewards cards I had cobbled together: Sapphire Reserve for 3X travel and dining; Ink Plus for 5X office supply, cell phone, and internet; two Freedom cards for rotating 5X categories; and the Freedom Unlimited for 1.5X everywhere else.  See: The BEST travel rewards…

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Emirates honoring Maldives error fare! Call to reinstate

Last week, we published a quick deal for an incredible mistake fare from the Maldives to New York for just $101 on Emirates. Routes were also available to Europe from $65 one-way and you could add stopovers for a nominal amount more. We later discovered that the fare worked round trip to New York for just $142 and also to many additional cities, so we posted an update. In our subsequent post asking “Will Emirates Honor the…

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The new king of everyday spend: Amex Blue Business Plus

I did not see this coming.  A great new credit card has just been introduced with no fanfare and no press leaks: Amex Blue Business Plus.  Unlike other recently introduced cards, this one is not a premium card.  Far from it.  This one has no annual fee.  And, it’s a business card.  And that’s a good thing.  Read on… The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card: 2X Everywhere This card has a middle of the road…

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HUGE payouts from British Airways shopping portal this week

If you haven’t checked out this morning’s Frequent Miler portal alerts, you should. British Airways is offering HUGE increased payouts at a wide range of merchants this week as part of a Triple Avios Week event at the British Airways shopping portal. Check the Laboratory for any opportunities to double dip. Some Offers As you can see in the image at the top, this event is running from today through May 31, 2017. That said, I…

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