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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Aloha: 50K miles with Hawaiian Airlines credit card

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The typical sign up bonus on the Hawaiian Airlines credit card is 35K miles, but it is now possible to get a sign up bonus worth 50,000 Hawaiian Airlines miles for spending $1,000 in the first 90 days. The Deal 50,000 miles sign-up bonus for spending $1,000 in 90 days $89 annual fee is not waived How to Get it This offer does not have a public application link that we’ve found. Instead, go to HawaiianAirlines.com and make a dummy booking.…

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Amex Offer for Hotels.com: $10 back on $50 in gift cards


Amex is out with a new offer for Hotels.com, which can save you 20% on gift cards: The Deal Spend $50 on a Hotels.com gift card, get a $10 statement credit Buy your gift card online at hotels.com/giftcards Should be a twitter sync (#AmexHotelsdotcom), but the sync doesn’t appear to be working at the moment Key Terms Valid until 6/18/17 Quick Thoughts This is a nice way to save a few bucks. Hotels.com gift cards can be combined quickly…

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Amex Offer in use: 50% off on paper towels at Boxed.com

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There is a new Amex Offer out for Boxed.com — Spend $65 or more and get $25 back: You can add this offer in your Amex account (see our Complete Guide to Amex Offers for information on syncing to multiple accounts) or tweet #AmexBoxed. This offer gives you about 38% off on a $65 purchase, but it can be stacked with a discount (and perhaps portal cash back) to save even more. As an example, you can save almost 50%…

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Buy IHG points for .46 cents each! Get PointBreaks for $23 a night

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We have written in the past about the ability to cheaply buy IHG points with Points & Cash bookings. In a nutshell, when booking a Points & Cash rate with IHG, you are actually buying points with the cash co-pay — your card is immediately charged. If you later cancel your reservation, you are refunded in points rather than cash. We reported last month about some properties where it was possible to use this method…

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Staples: $20 GC rebate on $300 in Mastercard gift cards

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Through Saturday, April 29th, Staples is offering a $20 Staples gift card rebate on $300 or more in Mastercard gift cards. Staples gift card rebates are an easy win as you can earn 5x with a card like the Chase Ink Plus or Ink Cash and get a rebate worth more than the activation fee on the cards. The Deal $20 Staples gift card rebate by mail when purchasing $300 or more in Mastercard gift…

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Airfare sales abound: Fly away while you still can

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Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some of the best ongoing deals around. There have been some really terrific airfare sales this week, many of which are listed in the Won’t Last Long section below. While there is some route overlap in a few of those posts, there are some very good sales listed. Note that while airfares prices are accurate as of the time of writing, prices can…

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HOT: Business Class, Jun/Jul/Aug NYC-Naples from ~$1860 RT; Sicily less / France for $2k

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There is a hot summer airfare sale on: New York to Italy on Skyteam from just ~$1860 (or some routes less) round trip in business class on Skyteam airlines Alitalia, KLM, and Delta. Some of the cheapest fares are on Air France’s A380, which features an angled flat business class seat. For just a few dollars more, choose Alitalia/KLM/Delta flights for flat beds across the Atlantic. Flights are available to Palermo, Sicily for a few dollars less and to Nice,…

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Reservation? What reservation? A disappearing act at the front desk


Welcome to today’s Frequent Miler week in review around the web, where we recap some vanishing acts and top tips that caught our eye around the Internet. Chase travel concierge put my friend in a horrible situation I’m a believer in keeping reasonable expectations. If it rains, I expect to get wet. If I eat at McDonald’s, I expect to get indigestion. If I book a seat on Spirit airlines, I expect to unfold like…

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Our Complete Guide to the Southwest Companion Pass

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The Southwest Companion Pass is, without a doubt, one of the best values in domestic travel. Recently, one of the ways to earn the companion pass ended: transfers from hotel partners no longer count towards Companion Pass qualification. However, before that change took place on March 31st, many readers took advantage of the ability to buy points and convert them for a pass. As such, we’ve received a number of questions about both the Southwest…

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