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How to lose $8K in minutes, earn Aeroplan miles on Amazon, and how much is MS really costing you?

In this Frequent Miler week in review around the web, we have a reminder about why it’s so important to lock up your digital kingdom, how you can earn Aeroplan miles while shopping on Amazon, why you need to match status to M Life ASAP, the view from two sides on the real cost of manufactured spending, and more. Read on for some posts you should check out. If you are on T-Mobile, take 2…

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Hotel opportunities in Europe, when a timeshare makes sense, and more

Welcome to this week in review around the web, where we recap some useful reads from around the net. This week, look at some great values for staying on the cheap in Europe, when a timeshare might make sense, credit card concierge services and more. Opportunistic traveler for hotels in Europe Ric Garrido of Loyalty Traveler outlines his plans to take advantage of recent changes in a number of programs to enjoy incredibly cheap stays…

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The real reason for recent shutdowns, a mileage running renaissance, a bad court decision, and more

Welcome to our Frequent Miler Week in Review Around the web, where we recap some choice reads from around the ‘net. This week, we have an interesting hypothesis on shutdowns, a court decision that feels like a slippery slope, how to travel with a baby and more. Read on: Recent Credit Card Shut Downs Might Not Be From Manufactured Spending Chasing the Points at Saverocity presents an interesting hypothesis on why we are seeing more…

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Chase shutdown week, the dark side of the hobby, your predictably irrational behavior and more

Each week at Frequent Miler, we keep an eye on articles across the net to bring you our week in review around the web. This week, we have a number of stories of Chase shutdowns that are a good reminder to keep your addiction to miles and points under control. Speaking of that addiction, there is a post on the dark side of the hobby for those who might not be able to let go…

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Product change for a couple of free Marriott nights, watch your IHG account, a Disney trick and more

Welcome to this week’s Frequent Miler week in review around the web, where we recap some great reads from around the ‘net. This week, we’ve got a nice hack to potentially stack an extra Marriott free night 2 Product Change / Conversion Options for JPMorgan Chase Ritz Carlton Credit Card If you’re no longer interested in keeping a card, it’s always a good idea to consider a product change. Many card issuers will allow you…

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Miles to see Mickey Mouse, should you prepay your taxes, a fake trip and more

Whether you’re looking to use your miles to see Mickey Mouse or you’re just wondering what taxes you can pay now to be ahead next year, this Frequent Miler Week in Review around the web has something for you. This week, we’ve also got a fun quick turnaround trip to turn miles into a memorable holiday moment and more below. Read on and click to read more. Deals in Action: Disneyland on Points Never underestimate…

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Doubletree for $5/night, Santa’s DOT response, a slippery slope on mistake fares, and more

Welcome to this week in review around the web, where we’ve recapped some good reads from around the ‘net. This week, we see just how good the first quarter Hilton promo can be, just how bad it is if the DOT allows airlines to cancel tickets on a whim, and how Santa has the authority to fly from rooftop to rooftop. All that and more below. The DOT Has Asserted Jurisdiction Over Santa Claus, But…

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Stuck on a remote island, great value from foreign programs, upgrade cheaply and more

Regular Frequent Miler readers are likely familiar with our week in review format — we normally post a Frequent Miler week in review on Saturday mornings where we recap our posts from the week followed by a week in review around the web on Saturday evenings where we highlight some good reads from around the net during the week. This weekend, our week in review around the web is a day behind the normal schedule,…

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Using miles for gift cards, save 40% on a flight, keeping up the side hustle and more

This week around the web, a couple of personal finance-related posts caught my eye. While I haven’t ever redeemed my miles at 1c each for gift cards — does it make sense in some scenarios? I’ve argued no in the past — but maybe I’ve been persuaded. Is your approach to personal finance to enjoy life while you can — or to sock it all away now so you can enjoy more later? All that…

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