5X at eBay, Brand New Guides & Resources, Gift Card Churning for Beginners & More!

Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we recap what you might have missed from Frequent Miler during the week and bring you some of the best posts from around the web. Enjoy! This Week From Frequent Miler The Other Way to get cheap Choice points is almost here (Daily Getaways). Should you buy? – Choice points are going on sale for a good price, but are they really worth buying considering their fixed…

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Bet You Didn’t Know: A Toolkit for Chasing Mistake Fares

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   “How the heck did you know about that deal?” It’s a common refrain after the dust has settled from yet another mistake fare pile-on such as the one that occurred earlier this week. Let’s face it, you’re probably not going to get a Kayak Price Alert or a “DING” from Southwest when a mistake fare accidentally gets filed. (Or maybe you will, but it’ll be hours after it’s already over. Especially…

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Beijing bound!

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On Tuesday evening, I plugged in my phone and went to bed early – like, grandpa early.  I hadn’t slept well for the past few nights and was extremely tired.  Then, as I was close to drifting off, my wife mentioned that my phone was making noises – people were Tweeting and texting me.  Curious, I shuffled downstairs to find my phone and see what was up.  I discovered that I had posted a Quick…

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The nearly complete guide to Frequent Miler resources, and more

In January, I welcomed Shawn Coomer to the Frequent Miler team.  Since then, he has helped tremendously by writing Quick Deal posts, Saturday “week in review” posts, Sunday “It’s not too late – deal’s still alive” posts, and revising and enhancing my weekly email subscription posts.  In addition to all of that, Shawn has been creating and updating many of the resources found on this site.  In this post, I’ll show you where to find…

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Rail running: pursuing Amtrak status to save on hotels

In a recent post I discussed the end of the Chase Amtrak credit card.  The reason most readers should care about this is that the Amtrak credit card was one of the few ways to unlock the ability to transfer Amtrak points to Choice Privileges points at an awesome one to three ratio.  And, while Choice Hotels may not be the most exciting chain, they do have some very nice properties around the world.  Plus,…

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The Other Way to get cheap Choice points is almost here (Daily Getaways). Should you buy?

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Last week I reported that Chase was no longer offering the Amtrak credit card (See:  Chase kills the Amtrak card. Why you might care…).  Then, I reported that working signup links had been found (See: Amtrak zombie links found; should you hop on?).  Then, the next day, the last remaining links died.  So what?  Who would want an Amtrak credit card anyway?  The answer is that the Amtrak credit card unlocks the ability to transfer…

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It’s not too late – Deals still alive as of 3/15/2015

Each week we publish a number of fantastic deals on the blog and in Quick Deals. Most deals don’t last long, but some hang around for awhile. In an effort to keep you up to date, we have gone back through each of the deals posted over the last couple of months to let you know which ones are still active. Here are the deals still alive as of March 15, 2015. Through March 15 AAdvantage…

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End of Most Serve Credit Card Loads, Best Uses of Choice Points, Killing a $25k MS Deal & More!

Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we recap what you might have missed from Frequent Miler during the week and bring you some of the best posts from around the web. Enjoy! This Week From Frequent Miler Chasing Ultimate Rewards – A strategy for rebuilding a depleted stockpile of Chase Ultimate Rewards points. Chase kills the Amtrak card. Why you might care… – The Amtrak card is now completely gone. While it may not…

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US Airways Chairman’s Preferred Elites: Hurry to use your upgrade certificates

Thanks to the last great mileage run in which I and many readers flew 30,000 miles to nowhere, a number of us now have US Airways’ top tier elite status: Chairman’s Preferred.  One of the benefits of that status is that we get two international upgrade certificates (plus two companion upgrade certificates) to be used on any US Airways flights.  With the upcoming merger between AA and US Airways, we will also automatically receive top…

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