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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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Last Chance Deals: Portal Bonuses, Asia Sale, Business Class Europe Sale & More

Last Chance Deals

Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some other deals that are due to end soon. There are a bunch of deals ending this week, including portal bonuses for American Airlines and Alaska Airlines, a business class miles & cash sale to Europe on Iberia, a Delta award sale to Asia and more. So below you’ll find this week’s Last Chance Deals. Those are followed by deals that Won’t…

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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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FTU New York and Washington DC flash sale – save $30

Frequent Traveler University is coming to New York and DC and is offering a St. Patrick’s Day coupon for those who register now. Use coupon code LUCKY by midnight pacific time on March 22, 2018 to save $30 in the FTU Flash sale. Greg and I will be speaking at both events, so it’s a chance to come out and meet the Frequent Miler team. The Deal Save $30 on registration for FTU New York or FTU Washington DC…

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Chase launches Iberia Visa w/ 75K total signup bonus

The Chase Iberia Visa Signature was unexpectedly launched today. This brand new credit card comes with a signup bonus to rival the Chase British Airways Visa Signature card and a $1,000 flight discount as a Big Spend Bonus that might make it more interesting. Early reports indicate that it is not subject to the Chase 5/24 rule. The Offer 50,000 Avios after making $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months plus an additional 25,000 Avios after making a…

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New Lowe’s offer: $10 / 1K back on $50

There’s a new targeted (but widely available) Amex Offer out for Lowe’s. Depending on your card, there are two versions: Spend $50, get $10 back or Spend $50, get 1,000 Membership Rewards points. The Deal Spend $50 or more in-store at Lowe’s, get either $10 back or 1,000 Membership Rewards points (see your offer) Key Terms Expires 5/31/18 Valid in-store only Single use Excludes installation or repairs Excludes Lowe’s Canada/Mexico Quick Thoughts This is an awesome offer if you have it. If you…

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JetBlue nixes Amazon 3x except in-flight as of 3/27

JetBlue has sent an email out to TrueBlue members announcing that they will cease to offer 3x for Amazon purchases on the ground — only offering 3x when connected to Fly-Fi in-flight Internet on JetBlue. It was previously possible to earn 3x on Amazon purchases starting through the JetBlue site (see: Earn 3X JetBlue Points Per Dollar Shopping on Amazon), setting it apart from most shopping portals (which only pay out in select categories). This change is taking effect March…

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[Expired] Awesome fare NY to Hawaii: from $362 round trip on Alaska

Hawaii is calling: As reported by The Flight Deal and View from the Wing, there is an awesome fare available from New York (Newark) to Hawaii, from $373 round trip on Alaska Airlines. These flights are widely available from OTAs. They are also available directly from Alaska, meaning that they would qualify for the Companion Fare that comes as a benefit on both the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card and the Alaska Airlines Visa Business card — allowing you to book two people from around…

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