Turning choices into the right rewards

Whether it’s choosing to give Delta your loyalty or to trade Choice points for United miles, this week we looked at some of the dilemmas you might face in trying to get the right return for your time and efforts. Read on for this week in review at Frequent Miler.

How much is Delta Silver status worth?

Airline status is much more difficult to value than it at first seems. Do you value perks by how much they cost, or by how much you would be willing to pay to have access to them? What about perks that aren’t guaranteed? In this post, Greg takes a stab at putting a price on status. What’s it worth to you?


Loyalty alchemy. Turn Amtrak coal into United gold, and more…

Greg goes full mad scientist on us in this post and mixes up a potent brew, demonstrating how some out-of-the-box thinking can be applied to extract interesting value out of points that may otherwise be languishing. If you’re sitting on otherwise unused Amtrak or Choice points, or you just enjoy reading about sweet unexpected opportunities, this read is for you.


The Top 5 Cat 5 Marriotts in the world

Where will your 7-night certificate take you? How about a single night thanks to the annual credit card perk? Here, Greg takes a glance at five of the nicest places your certificates can buy. From the shores of New Brunswick to the shores of Phu Quoc, Greg picks out the places where you’ll get both a great stay and a great value in terms of dollars and cents. Unfortunately, availability of free nights in Phu Quoc seems to become a bit of a unicorn sighting — which is a disappointment since we hoped to return some day.


Does a hotel booking trigger the Boxed offer?

I took one for the team to find out what would happen if I booked a hotel through Boxed. If you’ve seen the tab on Boxed.com for hotel bookings and wondered whether or not it would trigger the Amex Offer, find out my results here.


Earn Delta statement credits without flying Delta

If you’ve recently signed up with Delta, you may have access to a statement credit. Did you know that you can earn that credit without flying? Find out how in this post.


PUBLIC: Companion Pass after 1 purchase for California residents!

The rumors have been confirmed — all California residents are now eligible to earn a Southwest Companion pass with just 1 new credit card and a single purchases — providing, of course they are under 5/24 and haven’t earned a signup bonus in the past 24 months. The best deal in domestic travel just got even better.


What is the best credit card?

credit card point earning

They say that everything is relative — and the best credit card is no different. I always say this: if you get in the car and turn the key and hit the gas and have no idea where you’re going, how will you know when you get there? Start with a goal, develop and plan, and choose the best tools to get you where you want to be. See this post for resources to do just that.


That’s it for this week in review. Check back soon for this week around the web and our weekly last chance deals.

About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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