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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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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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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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What’s “on” your wallet? Filling it with the cards you want and the rewards you need.

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With the coming launch of the Altitude Reserve card, US Bank has us re-thinking not what’s in our wallets, but what”s on our phones. Of course, for those of us still carrying the old-fashioned wallet around, we need to fill it with the right stuff. This week, we bring you more of how to get the cards you want and the rewards you need — whether with the established favorites or the new kid on the block.…

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Fly away Friday: Business Class to Europe or South America under $2K, Economy deals to Asia


It’s Friday — if you’re looking to think about flying away, there are both some great new airfare deals as well as some deals still alive. We have economy deals to both Asia and Europe below as well as business class to Europe from just $1856 below. As always, click the images to go to Google Flights. If you need a primer on using Google flights, see our post about How to Find Great business class fares…

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Stacking Citi Prestige for “3 nights free” with SPG (sort of)

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Starwood is out with a promo for hotels in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Points, Miles, and Martinis has a detailed post outlining the promotion. When paying with a Mastercard and using promo code M3D, you can receive 1 or 2 free nights at select properties when you pay for two or more nights. The Deal Use promotion code M3D Pay for 2  or 3 nights, get 1 night free Pay for 4 nights, get 2 nights free Key…

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Four minute video: How to use Android Pay

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This morning, Greg confirmed all of the details on the launch new US Bank Altitude card and before that, we published a US Bank Altitude Reserve Complete Guide. In my opinion, the killer benefit on this card is going to be 3X on mobile payments made through Android Pay, Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay. In the comments to Greg’s post this morning, reader Larry brought up a great idea: Larry isn’t the only person in this boat — I’m…

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Spending those amassed Membership Rewards points


This morning, Greg posted about the many ways of amassing what is quickly becoming my favorite rewards currency: American Express Membership Rewards. In his guide to Amassing Membership Rewards, Greg showed you all the ways to gather points. Tonight, I’ll share a couple of uses I’ve found for Membership Rewards very recently and ask for your help making my next redemption. As was the case when I wrote about using those amassed Chase Ultimate Rewards last week, this…

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Fly to Asia or Europe: From $599 on Singapore economy, $1100 in premium economy

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Singapore Airlines is out with a nice sale — from $599 round trip to Asia and Europe. Both Economy Class and Premium Economy are on sale — and the premium economy tickets can be upgraded to business class. While my examples below are from the West Coast to Asia, the same sale is happening from Houston and New York to Manchester, Frankfurt, and Oslo (depending on routes). Economy Class The economy class sale offers excellent prices if you want…

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