Delta delay… United last seat availability to the rescue.

United last seat availability

Last weekend, my wife was in Montana on business.  She was scheduled to return home late Sunday evening on Delta after a layover in Minneapolis.  Sunday morning, though, Delta announced a delay for the Minneapolis to Detroit flight. The first announced delay was only 15 minutes, but a later announcement showed the flight to be several hours late.  Instead of arriving home near midnight, she would arrive around 3am.  Given that she had early Monday…

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Marriott SPG 4 New Shortcuts to Platinum Elite Status

Shortcuts to Platinum

The Marriott SPG merger has opened up a wealth of new opportunities.  Program members who link their accounts get instantly matched to their highest status level: Marriott Gold = SPG Gold Marriott Platinum = SPG Platinum And they now have the ability to transfer points in either direction: 1 SPG Starpoint = 3 Marriott Rewards points I am actively maintaining a list of great opportunities that the Marriott SPG merge make possible: Marriott SPG Complete…

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It’s not too late – Deals still alive as of 09/25/2016

deals still alive

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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Tons of Negative eBay Gift Card Changes, Arrival+ Not a Keeper, SPG/Marriott Credit Cards Compared & More!

arrival

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 Huge eBay Portal Term Changes: No Cashback on Gift Card Purchases or Redemptions & More – There were huge changes to eBay Bucks too. The New Arrival+ Signup Bonus is Decent, But It’s Not a Keeper Card – Why this card may be worth signing up for, but probably doesn’t make sense…

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5X Almost Everywhere, Beefing Up for the Holidays, The Best Premium Travel Card & More!

fmwir

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 The Sapphire Reserve Couple Conundrum – The Sapphire Reserve presents a unique question for couples. Does it make sense for both of you to carry the card or is better for just one person to have some CSR love? Ultimate Rewards 5X Everywhere (almost) – With the current array of Ultimate…

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Marriott SPG Complete Guide to Sweet Opportunities

Marriott SPG

Thanks to the Marriott Starwood merger, it is now possible to link your Marriott Rewards and SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) accounts.  By linking accounts you can now do the following: Match Status: Marriott Gold matches to SPG Gold; Marriott Platinum matches to SPG Platinum Transfer Points: Points transfer in either direction. 3 Marriott Rewards points = 1 SPG Starpoint Marriott Rewards and SPG each have unique program sweet spots and partnerships.  As a result, this…

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