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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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Up to 5K Starpoints with Delta flights [Targeted]

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Starwood is out with a targeted offer to earn up to 5,000 bonus Starpoints for flying with Delta. The Deal Earn 1,000 bonus Starpoints for each qualifying Delta flight booked and flown by July 31st, 2017 up to a max of 5,000 points. Targeted offer for Starwood elite members You may be able to sign in here to see if you were targeted, though check your email for a link. Key Terms Must register for Crossover Rewards…

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Maximize mileage while you still can


This week, there are a number of opportunities to maximize your mileage with limited-time offers — whether transferring points to miles, making fee-free check payments via credit card, or crediting a cheap flight to the right program, we’ve got the lowdown on ways to get the most miles you can before time runs out. Welcome to Last Chance Deals — our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some of the…

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Is tweeting for the birds – or the way you get stuff done?


This week’s news around the web has been dominated by a single story that has (rightfully) generated the most press coverage of any aviation incident in recent memory.  At this point, you’ve probably read all you care to about United Flight 3411 — perhaps even more. And so this week, we bring you a United-less recap of some of the other stories that you may have overlooked. Here is this week’s Frequent Miler Week in Review around…

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Big balances: Piling up points and putting them to use

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You like ’em, I like ’em, we all like ’em: Big balances of points that we can leverage to get us where we want to go – however we want to get there. This week at Frequent Miler, we gave you some ways to build up those balances and added a little inspiration about how to spend ’em if you’ve got ’em. Read on for the recap of this week at Frequent Miler. Amassing Ultimate…

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The Fine Print: Small Claims Court, A First-Hand Tutorial

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It’s no secret that I’m a staunch advocate for consumer arbitration. I have had success going up against the big boys like Citi and Expedia, holding them accountable for mischievous behavior. One of the advantages that consumers have in arbitration is that companies are responsible for paying the majority of the arbitration proceeding. Factoring in outside counsel, these cases can easily cost corporations tens of thousands of dollars. This usually brings companies to the bargaining…

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