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Like sands through the hourglass: the final countdown

The clock is ticking: are you counting down the hours until Prestige benefits disappear, or are you counting down the time until you can take down the new 75K signup bonus? July 23rd looms in the not-so-distant future. If you’re looking to book a few rounds of golf or get into the Admirals Club, the final countdown has approached. But do you need to make your 4th night free booking today? Can you get the…

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Confirming suspicions and a nice surprise from Amex

We had confirmation this week of some things we have long suspected: the United Mileage Plus Lots of Fees prepaid debit card is launching and isn’t terribly useful (though maybe not useless), FlexPerks are going to move to a flat 1.5 cents per point across the board, and the fastest way to find hot deals might make you go cross-eyed, but it’s worth a look at times like Prime Day and Black Friday. But we also had…

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Build a pile of miles for a backup plan

This week at Frequent Miler, we shared some ways to add to your stack of miles and how that stack can come in handy — even when you don’t really want to book that 65,000-point domestic economy class ticket. From a collection of tips to the future of FlexPerks, here is the Frequent Miler week in review. Top things to do for MORE miles   Do you want more miles? Of course you do. So do…

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Unlocking secrets together

Whether you want to know how to book a suite at the saver level or just how to make sure you don’t end up in a basic economy middle seat with no carry-on, this week brought some inside tips — and readers continue to share the keys to more of them in our newly formed group. The truth is that there are probably fewer “secrets” than you imagine — building a network to share discoveries…

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Advertised and unadvertised: analyzing and maximizing deals this week

Welcome to this week in review here at Frequent Miler. This week, we looked at a few great deals — both advertised and unadvertised — and shared some methods of maximization (whether it be spending more or getting a first class ticket for less than the economy class price. Read on for more! Should I pay for free dining & golf? Greg considers whether the math on a recent popular quick deal works out for…

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The best-laid plans of mice and men…

Welcome to our Frequent Miler week in review, where we look back at some of the key posts this week here at Frequent Miler. This week was focused on cards: examining the best choices, planning an application strategy, and a reminder that the best laid plans of mice and men….might get changed in into a Chase Sapphire Preferred card. Read on for the details: Planning my Amex Offers portfolio   We’ve previously discussed the value…

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Booking a great trip and comparing reality with expectations

Welcome to this week in review at Frequent Miler, where we recap the main stories we’ve covered since last weekend. Booking a luxury trip with points and deals Congrats to the grad — Greg’s son recently graduated from high school and was accepted to study at the University of Michigan. In a trip that sure puts to shame my senior class trip to Six Flags New Jersey (shout out to Trenton!), Greg shows us how…

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Changing cards and an interesting twist (or two)

This week at Frequent Miler kicked off with a post about a simple product change that raised a lot of questions. By the end of the week, we bought it full circle and (hopefully) answered your questions. Read on to recap this week’s Frequent Miler week in review. Switch to Ink Cash online Over time, your needs change, and so will the type of credit card you prefer. When the annual fee comes due, you…

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How do you choose your rewards?

Good choices and bad ones, we’ve written this week about making choices in your rewards. Sometimes, it’s a no-brainer, but more often than not in this game, the answers are subjective. And in our hobby of miles and points, you really can “choose your own adventure”. Read on for our thoughts on the rewards landscape this week. Rewards whiplash and my next new cards Sign up bonuses can undoubtedly be a fantastic way to quickly construct a…

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