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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Last Chance Deals: 20% off Amazon, 25% more to JetBlue, and more

Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some of the best ongoing deals around. This week, a great targeted (but widely available) offer ends: save 20% at Amazon by using at least 1 Amex Membership Rewards point to pay. While the maximum discount is $50, this promotion works cumulatively — meaning that there is still time to maximize it for those who haven’t yet saved the full…

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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…

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20% off sitewide at Rakuten: gift cards, cameras, etc

Rakuten.com is offering 20% off sitewide today (up to a maximum savings of $50) with coupon code FLASH20. Miles to Memories reports that it’s working on Xbox Live and Google Play gift cards, though note that the coupon code can only be used once per account and household on one transaction with one merchant. There also do not appear to be any brand exclusions, which might make this a nice way to grab a discount on an item…

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PUBLIC: Companion Pass after 1 purchase for California residents!

Southwest Companion Pass without flying

As was previously rumored, the offer for the Southwest Companion Pass after opening a Chase Southwest credit card and making a single purchase has now gone public for all California residents. It appears to work with any of the three Southwest credit cards. The Offer Earn a Companion Pass by opening a Southwest credit card and making a single purchase Also earn the signup bonus for that card Offer ends 11/30/17 Direct link to the promotion page Quick Thoughts This offer…

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Death of Digital Gifts: No more 5x

We received a report on Twitter that as of earlier this week, PayPal Digital Gifts is no longer earning 5x with Chase Ink Cash or Ink Plus cards. Unfortunately, this has been corroborated by data points on Reddit, Doctor of Credit, and in our Frequent Miler Insiders Group. A member of our Insiders group shares the following screen shot illustrating that this change appears to have happened on 10/17/17. Sadly, reports at Reddit and DoC…

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New Savor card earns 3% back on dining

Capital One has released a brand new credit card called the Capital One Savor Cash Rewards Card. This new offering yields 3% back on dining and 2% back on groceries as well as $150 back after you spend $500 in the first 3 months, which might just whet your appetite. It’s also worth noting that this is a World Elite Mastercard, which is a nice benefit for a no-fee card. Capital One Savor Card The Offer…

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Does a hotel booking trigger the Boxed offer?

This morning, Greg wrote about the Top 5 Category 5 Marriotts in the world, where you take advantage of a 7-night Marriott Travel package or a Category 1-5 free night from the credit card or MegaBonus promotions. Last night, I made a hotel booking of my own in an attempt to take advantage of an entirely different offer… We recently reported on several versions of an Amex Offer out for Boxed.com: Spend $150 and get…

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New 50K signup offer worth $500 in travel

Capital One has increased the signup bonus on the Capital One Venture Rewards card to 50,000 Capital One miles after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months — enough for $500 worth of travel expenses. That beats the previous signup bonus by 10,000 points and matches the best offer we’ve seen on this card over the past couple of years. Capital One Venture Rewards Card The Offer Earn 50,000 miles after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months…

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I used Amtrak points….for a train

This morning, Greg wrote a post called, “Loyalty alchemy. Turn Amtrak coal into United gold, and more…“. In it, he explains how you can take advantage of some interesting transfer opportunities to turn Amtrak and Choice hotel points into United miles. There is some interesting value to be had for sure — see his post for more on that. I loved Greg’s analysis, and some readers even commented on their plans to take advantage of…

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