Europe on major alliances from $400 round trip (from New York, Seattle, Chicago, & more)

Over the weekend, prices have dropped to as low as $400 on flights to Europe from as soon as next month through as far out as next summer on major alliance flights (which means a free checked bag and seat selection in most cases). The Points Guy has a number of examples; there are also some below (click the images to go to Google Flights). This is not an exhaustive list, but rather a sampling of…

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How much is Delta Silver status worth?

Silver status is Delta’s lowest elite tier.  To get Silver status, you need to fly 25,000 miles in a calendar year or fly 30 separate segments.  More accurately, you need to earn 25,000 MQMs (Medallion Qualifying Miles) or 30 MQSs.  MQMs can be earned from flying or from a few other sources such as MQM rollovers from the previous year, Delta Platinum or Delta Reserve credit card spend, etc.  But earning 25,000 MQMs or 30…

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Cheap points: $170 for $200 at Sears, earn 5X

PayPal Digital Gifts is selling $200 Sears gift cards for just $170, with a limit of 2 per customer. Purchases on eBay from PayPal Digital Gifts normally earn 5x points on a Chase Ink Cash (or Chase Ink Plus – no longer available). You could sell the gift cards for a small loss (or you could break even depending on your bulk reselling relationships), earning some cheap and easy Ultimate Rewards points. Alternatively, these could…

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Last Chance Deals: It’s raining Membership Rewards, 5K miles per rental, & save $100

Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some of the best ongoing deals around. This past week, it felt like it was raining Membership Rewards points. See all of the bold print deals (indicates we added it this week) involving Membership Rewards: 6K for skiing, 10K for skiing or staying in New York, 5K/10K for shopping at Boxed.com, 5K for buying or renewing Amazon prime, 30K for…

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URs for the red carpet with the stars, the loyalty program you’re ignoring, and more

Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week in Review Around the Web where we recap some interesting reads from around the ‘net. This week, we have posts about a loyalty program you’re probably ignoring, bonus features that make ITA Matrix great, an evening with the stars, and more. Read on: The best hotel loyalty plan you might not be using I’m kind of a free agent when it comes to hotel loyalty — a fact that…

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Virgin Atlantic surprises and Southwest delights

This week at Frequent Miler, we started the week on eBay and Wyndham Rewards, but by the end of the week Southwest and Virgin Atlantic were the main things on our minds. Read on to find out why in this week in review at FM. Avoiding an eBay scammer Thanks to what I learned years ago from Greg regarding double dips, triple dips, and other Extreme Stacking techniques, my preferred method to earn miles without…

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Extra 2% back at Sam’s Club with Dosh

Dosh is a cash back app that allows you to link credit cards and automatically earn rewards at a variety of retailers when you use your linked card. These rewards stack on top of whatever you earn with your credit card, portal rewards, coupons, etc. Right now, they appear to be offering 2% back on your entire purchase at Sam’s Club. The one sentence of fine print does say “at participating stores only”. You can verify…

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Targeted offers for 30K-35K Starpoints

SPG two free nights:

Starpoints are an incredibly valuable currency thanks to the magic trifecta: A) SPG hotels are available at reasonable award rates, from as low as 2K per night for a weekend night at a Category 1 property; B) Starpoints transfer to airline programs 1:1, with a 5K mile bonus when you transfer 20K points; C) Starpoints transfer to Marriott Rewards at a rate of 1:3 . For those reasons, members of Starwood Preferred Guest will be…

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10K+ Membership Rewards with each of these new offers

There are some strong new Amex Offers this morning and over the past couple of days — including a couple for 10,000 points after spending $500. Some of these may be targeted, and the Membership Rewards offers would only appear under cards that earn Membership Rewards (though there may also be cash back versions of some of them). Also, keep an eye on your account — I did not have the Dell offer when I posted it…

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