The best credit cards, #bonvoyed! (or not), and more

This week at Frequent Miler, Greg examined the question, “What is the best credit card?” through a couple of lenses, I shared a nice find during my recent trip to Japan, you can read about why you should consider Qantas for AA redemptions, and more. Read on for the weekend recap Best Fee-Free Travel Credit Card Obviously, the best fee-free travel credit card is the Costco card. Wait, what? Is Greg off his rocker? Did Costco…

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Founderscard free trial for 3 months (then $395/yr)

Founderscard is currently offering three months free when you sign up now for a free trial with promo code VIPAWARD. Annual membership is then billed at $395 per year. This might be a good way to get a taste of Founderscard without the big up-front investment. The Deal Founderscard is offering a 3-month free trial when you sign up with promo code VIPAWARD Direct link to this promotion Key Details Available for new members only Application is…

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Best Fee-Free Travel Credit Card

In response to my recent post “What is the best credit card?” a reader pointed out that I should have included the Wells Fargo Propel card on the list.  I agree, but for one thing: even though the Propel is issued by Wells Fargo, it’s an Amex card.  The point of that post was to recommend a single rewarding card (or sometimes two) for those who don’t want to carry around lots of different cards. …

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50K business class to/from Europe on Delta w/ Virgin Atlantic

Delta SkyMiles is out with another flash sale, offering business class flights to Europe on a number of routes from August into September for 128,000 SkyMiles round trip. While that’s a good deal for Delta SkyMiles if you’re flush with those miles and itching for a trip to Europe, this flash sale also means there is good availability to book the same flights for 50K Virgin Atlantic miles each way. Since Virgin is a Chase transfer partner,…

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10% back at Staples (up to $6 back) w/ new targeted Chase Offer

Check your Chase Mobile app for a new targeted Chase Offer good for 10% back at Staples. You can only get a maximum of $6 back — so your max purchase price is $60 to get this bonus. Still, that might be worthwhile in conjunction with next week’s fee-free Mastercard gift cards if you do not have a card that earns a better return on office supply purchases and/or are looking to ramp up spend for a…

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Easy 5x: Staples fee-free $200 Mastercard gift cards next week

Staples has released its weekly add and this Sunday will be offering $200 Mastercard Gift Cards with no purchase fee. Note that this time there is a limit of one per customer or transaction. The Deal Staples will be offering fee-free Mastercard gift cards from 4/21/19-4/27/19 Direct link to weekly ad (see page 3) Key Details Valid 4/21/19-4/27/19 Quick Thoughts Note that Mastercard gift cards have been subject to a higher rate of fraudulent draining than Visa gift…

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Strengths of Qantas for AA redemptions

American Airlines Planes

Last year, I wrote a post about a sweet-spot that had been hiding in plain sight on me in the Iberia award chart (See: From 11K RT on American: A sweet spot for North American flight redemptions). At the time, I was pretty excited about using Iberia for award flights on American Airlines flights because of the fact that they price flights based on cumulative distance rather than pricing each segment separately (the way that British Airways…

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Using National Car Rental free days for one-way car rentals [Sweet-spot spotlight]

One-way car rentals are often quite expensive, which can make them a great use of rental car rewards such as National Car Rental free days. While this can also be true with other rental companies, it can be especially relevant with National given the ease with which free days can be earned and the way that elite status can open up more valuable one-way rentals. Sweet spot spotlight: The short story: National Rental Car free days, which…

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$300 Visa Gift Cards Now Back In Stock At Staples.com

Visa Gift Card

Update 4/17/19: Visa gift cards are back in stock and can be added to your cart successfully. They seem to have been going in and out of stock for several days, so if they’re out of stock when you try, check again later. Update: The $300 denomination cards are showing as being in stock, but when adding them to the cart it says they’re out of stock. That seems to be the case for the…

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