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What’s your status?

This week at Frequent Miler has been all about status: how to get it easily and cheaply and how to rock it once you’ve got it — or how to put your points to use to enjoy an elite vacation, no status required. No, Delta didn’t add limits to earning status through spend (myth busted) For some, status is about comfort (unlimited complimentary upgrades, lounge access), for others it’s about convenience (waived award redeposit and same-day…

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Pulling out all the stops to save you more

This week at Frequent Miler, we’re pulling out all the stops to help you save more. Whether by hidden-city-ticketing so you can pay less for your next flight or using cash-and-points-and-cancel-and-save to gaze into a magic mirror that would make the Evil Queen jealous, we can help you spend less but look like you’re spending more (we’ve got news on what still works on that front as well!). Read on for our Frequent Miler week in…

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The Frequent…..fortune teller?

They say that even a broken clock is right twice a day. In today’s Frequent Miler week in review, we look back at some guesses going forward and our other top stories here at FM. Are our forecasts well-founded, or do we need to get the crystal ball re-calibrated? Time will tell…. The next best credit card perks that will be taken away When I tell friends outside “the hobby” about perks of some of my…

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Have we entered the age of “over-promise and under-deliver”?

This week at Frequent Miler, we have discussed some great benefits of various programs, but the question some would ask is this: how long will they last? There was definitely a time when companies would under-promise and over-deliver. Has the pendulum swung in the opposite direction, or is the next big thing right around the corner? Read on for this week in review. Business Platinum pay-with-points rebate decreasing June 1st There’s no doubt about it: the…

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What’s “on” your wallet? Filling it with the cards you want and the rewards you need.

With the coming launch of the Altitude Reserve card, US Bank has us re-thinking not what’s in our wallets, but what”s on our phones. Of course, for those of us still carrying the old-fashioned wallet around, we need to fill it with the right stuff. This week, we bring you more of how to get the cards you want and the rewards you need — whether with the established favorites or the new kid on the block.…

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Big balances: Piling up points and putting them to use

You like ’em, I like ’em, we all like ’em: Big balances of points that we can leverage to get us where we want to go – however we want to get there. This week at Frequent Miler, we gave you some ways to build up those balances and added a little inspiration about how to spend ’em if you’ve got ’em. Read on for the recap of this week at Frequent Miler. Amassing Ultimate…

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Big wins + small wins = easy wins all week long

This week at Frequent Miler, we covered a number of easy wins. Whether stacking at Amazon or counting the stacks of credits earned on your Platinum card, we shared some ways to keep on #winning. Here is this week this morning: Extreme Stacking Amazon.com [New] Do you shop at Amazon.com? Of course you do — I might as well be asking if you breathe air. Do you like to pay less and/or earn more rewards? Of…

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Stack, stack, and get more back

It’s no secret: we like to stack deals. This week, we talked about some good stacks and how to get as much as you can back. Whether you’re looking to increase your spend while decreasing your cost or you’re looking to choose the right tool for the job (i.e. the card that provides maximum return), we’ve got you covered. Here was this week at Frequent Miler: Stacking for big discounts on unique hotel experiences This week, Staples has…

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The secret to wedded bliss: two for one

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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