CashBackMonitor adds configurable point values

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CashBackMonitor has unveiled yet another groundbreaking new feature.  They now let you set your own point values within their system.  Here’s why I’m excited… Background Online shopping portals are a great way to increase rewards for purchases you plan to make anyway.  The idea is to log into a portal and, from there, click through to an online store to make your purchase.  Portals generally offer either bonus points (or miles) or cash back.  Usually…

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Prestige 4th night free on AAA rate?

Yep, another post about the Citi Prestige 4th Night Free benefit…  Other recent posts include: Using the Citi Prestige 4th night free benefit Prestige 4th night free benefit, take 2 Overall, my experience has been that the 4th Night Free benefit works, but that your savings may not be as big as expected since you cannot get the 4th night free when applying discount rates (AAA, government, etc.).  Via a reader, though, I’ve learned that…

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It’s not too late – Deals still alive as of 04/26/2015

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

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Cashback on Visa Gift Cards Online, A Possible New “Bird” From Amex, Discover It Miles Letdown & 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 Discover It Miles not as lucrative as I had hoped – This card is missing one feature which really hinders its value proposition. AA vs Delta Part 1: Intro – Comparing the two airlines as an old Delta elite…

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Personal Capital’s potential 3% everywhere card

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Ben, from Reward Yourself, sent me a survey he received from Personal Capital: Personal Capital 3% card The survey asks for opinions about a possible new Personal Capital Visa credit card: In case the image, above, is hard to read, here is the important info: Rewards: ​Earn up to 3% cash rewards on up to $1 million in credit card spend, provided as a statement credit or a deposit to your Personal Capital account once…

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Today only: churn gift cards towards a Southwest Companion Pass for less than 1 cent per point

Today only, the Southwest Rapid Rewards portal is offering 15 points per dollar at Saks: And, via the Frequent Miler Laboratory, we see that a reader named Josh reported earning portal rewards at Saks when he bought physical (by mail) gift cards, but not when he bought e-gift cards: And, via GiftCardGranny, we see that resellers will pay up to 84.5% for Saks gift cards: Put it all together Note: Please do not take this…

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Club Carlson’s 30,000 point bonus may be easier to get than expected

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As a reminder, Club Carlson is dumping the Bonus Award Nights feature of their credit cards as of June 1, 2015.  Shortly after I reported this change, Club Carlson sent emails to cardholders titled “Information regarding your Club Carlson Visa Benefits”.  To help ease the blow, they told many (but not all) cardholders about a one time 30,000 point bonus: And, to thank you for your continued loyalty, you can earn 30,000 bonus Gold Points®…

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Mint survey suggests new card similar to Bluebird, REDbird, and Serve. MintBird?

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A reader reports being asked to fill out a survey by the online money tracking service Mint.  In the survey, he was asked his opinion about a new product from Mint.  Specifically, the survey said: This new product from Mint is a full service reloadable prepaid account that offers you the convenience of a debit card without the fees or hassle of a bank. With the prepaid account you can enjoy these key benefits: No…

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Prestige 4th night free benefit, take 2

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The last time I wrote about the Citi Prestige card’s 4th night free benefit, my review was lukewarm.  I complained a bit about the cumbersome booking process and the fact that booking through Citi means forgoing several options for savings.  As a result, your total savings may not be as large as expected.  I’ve now made a second 4th night free booking and my view of this benefit has changed a bit – for the…

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FTU Advanced returns for two more weekends

Last weekend we held both FTU (Frequent Traveler University) and FTU Advanced at in Dallas. Between the two, I spoke at 5 different sessions.  As a result, I only had time to attend one session led by anyone else – Advanced Credit Cards by Stefan.  It was a terrific talk and I learned quite a bit.  There were quite a few other sessions that I would have loved to attend.  Maybe next time… Next time(s)…

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