Increase credit card spend (and get most of it back). What still works March 2017?

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Whether you need to increase credit card spend to earn a new credit card signup bonus, or to earn elite status, or simply to earn credit card rewards, it’s important to keep up with the latest news of what works and what does not. This month, I’m trying out a new format.  I’ve moved details about each “increase spend” technique to a separate page: Manufactured Spending Complete Guide.  To be honest, most of the techniques…

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Stacking for big discounts on unique hotel experiences

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This morning, we published a quick deal alerting readers to the opportunity to get $10 off of a $50 Hotels.com gift card at Staples this week. While that amounts to a 20% discount on a $50 gift card, Hotels.com only allows one gift card to be entered as a method of payment. So then — can you really get 20% off of a hotel stay with this deal, or are you limited to a $10…

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Lots of Sears Shop Your Way deals today

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Sears has a number of very good deals today with high numbers of Shop Your Way points back on purchases of a number of different Craftsmen tools. Many of the items come with points that are available to be used immediately on other items. For example, this Craftsman impact wrench and angle grinder kit is on sale for $150 and it comes with $110.00 back in Shop Your Way points: Currently, the best available portal…

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5,000 Alaska Airlines miles for joining MileagePlan and taking a flight

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Alaska Airlines is offering a very generous promotion for new members — join mileage plan before April 30th and take your first flight with Alaska before September 30th, 2017 and get 5,000 bonus miles. That is a great bonus for joining as we rarely see loyalty program signup bonuses like this anymore. A couple of months ago, Alaska was giving 10,000 miles to members of Virgin America Elevate who created a new Mileage Plan account…

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Sunset by Sunday for these last chance deals

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  Like sands through the hourglass, these are this week’s last chance deals. This past week has seen the introduction of some exciting limited-time sign up bonuses.  The week to come will see the end of a couple of popular deals. Read on for dates and recaps — deals in bold were posted this week. Last Chance Deals Expiring Today eBay sellers: Earn 8% eBay Bucks [TARGETED]: The bonus eBay bucks for sellers ends at 11:59pm PT.…

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Sleep Cheap(er): 20% off Hotels.com gift cards + 5x at Staples

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This week, Staples is offering $10 off when purchasing a $50 Hotels.com gift card. The Deal $10 off when you buy a $50 Hotels.com gift card Key Terms In-store only Valid 3/26-4/1 Bottom Line This can be a great way to save a few bucks and earn 5x on a card like the Chase Ink Plus that earns 5x at office supply stores. Note that almost all shopping portals state that cash back will not…

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From the bargain basement to baller style: travel for every budget and taste

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Welcome to this week’s Frequent Miler around the web, where we recap some of the most interesting stories we came across around the Internet. Enjoy! How to visit 15 European capitals for less than £300 Before discovering miles and points, my wife and I spent about six years of our lives working 70 to 80 hours a week (often 7 days a week for months at a time) in order to finance our travels to…

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Update: One-way car rentals from 4.95 per day

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Last night, we wrote about $8 one-way car rentals from Florida and Arizona courtesy of Hertz. The Gate reports that Avis has one-way spring rentals from just $4.95 per day! Discounted rentals are available between April 1st, and June 30th, though the $4.95 rate is only available from April 1-May 31st. If you’re up for a late spring road trip, check out Brian Cohen’s complete analysis of the deal as well as our post last…

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The secret to wedded bliss: two for one

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Welcome to this week’s recap of the top stories here at Frequent Miler: Use companion tickets for business and first class flights When I was a kid, my uncle Angel asked me if I knew what marriage meant. When I shrugged my eight-year-old shoulders and raised my brow, he shared with me the secret of wedded bliss: “It means a 50 cent hot dog costs you a dollar, ’cause you gotta buy one for her, too.”…

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