It’s not too late – Deals still alive as of 09/25/2016

deals still alive

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. Deals added during the past week appear in bold. Here are the deals still…

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Tons of Negative eBay Gift Card Changes, Arrival+ Not a Keeper, SPG/Marriott Credit Cards Compared & More!


Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we recap what you might have missed from around the web. Enjoy! This Week Around the Web Huge eBay Portal Term Changes: No Cashback on Gift Card Purchases or Redemptions & More – There were huge changes to eBay Bucks too. The New Arrival+ Signup Bonus is Decent, But It’s Not a Keeper Card – Why this card may be worth signing up for, but probably doesn’t make sense…

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5X Almost Everywhere, Beefing Up for the Holidays, The Best Premium Travel Card & 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. Enjoy! This Week From Frequent Miler The Sapphire Reserve Couple Conundrum – The Sapphire Reserve presents a unique question for couples. Does it make sense for both of you to carry the card or is better for just one person to have some CSR love? Ultimate Rewards 5X Everywhere (almost) – With the current array of Ultimate…

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Marriott SPG Complete Guide to Sweet Opportunities

Marriott SPG

Thanks to the Marriott Starwood merger, it is now possible to link your Marriott Rewards and SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) accounts.  By linking accounts you can now do the following: Match Status: Marriott Gold matches to SPG Gold; Marriott Platinum matches to SPG Platinum Transfer Points: Points transfer in either direction. 3 Marriott Rewards points = 1 SPG Starpoint Marriott Rewards and SPG each have unique program sweet spots and partnerships.  As a result, this…

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The Fine Print: Thou Shalt Not Manufacture Spend

Manufacture Spend

The following is not legal advice. Please contact an attorney or Alexander at if you have questions on the subject.  Points enthusiasts are always looking for ways to earn more points. The extremes they go through include mileage runs across the globe, stacking promotions, and the infamous ‘manufactured spending’. Manufactured spending, the practice of spending money without spending money, has evolved over the years. In its infancy, it was done by purchasing coins through…

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Amex SPG launches stinky new signup offer: 2 Free Nights

SPG 2 Free Nights

Every year around this time Amex launches limited-time better-than-usual signup offers for the consumer and business SPG cards. The usual offer for these cards is 25,000 Starpoints after $3K spend (consumer) or $5K spend (business). I’ve been waiting and expecting to find that the offer has jumped to 30,000 points or even 35,000 points. But no… Doctor of Credit reported early this morning that the new offers for both cards are not for points, but…

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