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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From 11K RT on American: A sweet spot for North American flight redemptions

In light of the new Chase Iberia Visa Signature that came out last week, a reader asked about 11,000 Avios round-trip redemptions on American Airlines. I was surprised by the question because at the time I didn’t know what he was talking about. Somehow, a great sweet spot for North American flight redemptions had been hiding under my nose undetected. I’ve often said that it’s hard to maintain an encyclopedic knowledge of all of the domestic and…

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Los Angeles to Hong Kong from $315 nonstop RT

A Thrify Traveler Premium email today alterted me to a nice deal posted yesterday by Fly4Free: Hong Kong Airlines has some great prices available for travel from Los Angeles to Hong Kong this spring: from $315 round trip nonstop. I’m not very familiar with Hong Kong Airlines, but they fly an A350 on this route and there is no additional charge for meals, checked bags, or seats — so this is a great price if you don’t mind traveling in economy…

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Increased: $750 signup bonus on Capital One Spark

As reported by Doctor of Credit, there is a newly increased signup bonus on the Capital One Spark Business Visa: Get $750 cash back after $7,500 in purchases in the first three months. That’s in addition to the unlimited 2% cash back earned on this card, so you will actually have $900 in cash back after $7,500 in purchases. That’s a great offer for cash back. We’ve added a link to our Best Offers page. The Offer $750…

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$15 off $60 at Amazon w/ 1 Chase point [Targeted]

Amazon.com and Chase have been running a promotion for the past couple of months that was recently extended until June 15, 2018 or the coupon runs out: get $15 off $60 or more when paying with at least 1 Chase Ultimate Rewards point and using code URHOLIDAY. This promotion is targeted, but if you haven’t yet done it or weren’t previously targeted, it’s worth checking to see if you’re eligible. The coupon only works on items shipped &…

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Increased Mileage Plus portal payouts: 10x Sears, 10x Macy’s, 15x eBags, more

The United Mileage Plus Shopping portal is offering increased payouts at a number of retailers today, including 10x at Sears, 10x at Macy’s, 15x at eBags, and more. The Deal Increased payouts at many retailers through United MileagePlus Shopping Quick Thoughts Always make sure to compare pauouts using a tool like CashBackMonitor. As you’ll see there, some of these payouts are quite a bit better than normal. For example, Sears is currently at 10x. We haven’t seen a double-digit mileage…

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The kind of tip FTUs are made for, Hyatt’s response to key gripe, Hilton’s day rate and more

In this week’s Frequent Miler week in review around the web, we’ve got a the type of tip (now dead) that you might pick up at an FTU, Hyatt’s response to one of my key gripes to the program (and it isn’t good), using RoomiPay for your rent, and more. Read on for this week’s recap. DEAL DEAD – Toys R Us not charging fees on some VGC In my post about the FTU flash…

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New credit cards and portals, evaluating the best offers, and more

This week at Frequent Miler, we started out by telling you how to count your 5/24 status — then we followed up later in the week with a brand new card that isn’t subject to the rule. You’ll find subjective analysis of the objectively ranked best offers as well as a new multi-faceted portal and a travel card that might actually save you some cash. All that and more in the recap. My take on…

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Use a credit card to pay electric bill with no fee with Arcadia

Doctor of Credit reported a few days ago on an interesting new option to pay your utility bill with a credit card without a fee: Arcadia. This could be a great way to help meet minimum spend or just generate points that definitely beats paying the 2.5% fee charged by providers like Plastiq. Brief overview Arcadia works similarly to Plastiq in the sense that you pay Arcadia with a credit card and Arcadia pays your utility…

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30% transfer bonus from Diners Club to British Airways Avios

This is certainly a niche transfer bonus, but if you have the Diners Club card, you can get a 30% transfer bonus when trasnferring to British Airways Avios througb March 31, 2018. The Diners Club card was only briefly available for applications a couple of years ago and they shortly thereafter ran out of plastic stopped accepting new applications. It has been unavailable for a couple of years, but some still have the card from that brief window…

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