Bank Bonus Misconceptions, Mistake Rate Strategies, Saving Money Through Multi-City Search & More!

Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we recap what you might have missed from Frequent Miler during the week and bring you some of the best posts from around the web. Enjoy!

This Week From Frequent Miler

Achieving AAdvantage elite status through points – Using Elite Qualifying Points as a quicker path towards qualifying for elite status with American Airlines.

A great combination: American Airlines status plus Citi Prestige – Booking American Airlines tickets with ThankYou points at a fantastic rate and then using systemwide upgrades to fly up front.

Wyndham: 15,000 points per night… Anywhere! – Wyndham Rewards announced some monumental changes this week to their program including a flat price across all of their properties.

Announcing the “Us” card: a Bluebird, Serve, and REDcard competitor! – A worthy competitor to Bluebird/Serve/REDbird issued by First Cayman Internet Bank. (April Fool’s!)

Cheaper flights through multi-city search – Using the multi-city search instead of searching for one-way tickets can save a lot of money.

Bet You Didn’t Know: The (only) two useful features of Google Hotels – Google’s hotel search engine isn’t the best tool around, but it does two things extraordinarily well.

Club Carlson Visa dumping Bonus Award Nights – One of the best reward credit card benefits around is going away.

This Week Around the Web

Common Bank Bonus Misconceptions + Why You Should Give Them A Go – Bank account bonuses can be quite lucrative, but many people have unfounded misconceptions about them.

Trailing interest charges: the silent killer – A sneaky and costly way that some banks calculate interest that you may have never heard of.

Hotel Mistake Rate Strategy – You Should Do This When the Next Mistake Hotel Rate Comes Around – How to ensure you have the maximum amount of flexibility when booking a hotel mistake rate.

Beware of Wyndhams Bearing Gifts – A statistical look at the data regarding Wyndham’s recent switch to a flat rate award structure.

Staples Gift Cards at 40% Off Face Value & 5x Rewards – One of the Best Deals I Have Ever Scored! – The results of one of our recent Quick Deals and a look at the best ways to liquidate large amounts of gift cards.

Have a great weekend!

About Shawn Coomer - Senior Editor

Shawn Coomer has spent nearly a decade circling the globe for pennies on the dollar. He uses that first-hand knowledge and experience to teach others how to achieve their travel dreams for the least amount of money possible.

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