Discover’s “Deal of the Year” FAQ & Exclusions, Checking Application Statuses, Amtrak’s California Zephyr & More!

week in review

Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we recap what you might have missed from Frequent Miler during the week. Enjoy!

This Week From Frequent Miler

Can I really buy $500 gift cards with Apple Pay? How can I get an iPhone for free? Does my Discover card qualify? Discover’s Deal of the Year Questions Answered – Answers to people’s most frequently asked questions about Discover’s Apply Pay promotion.

Amtrak’s California Zephyr – A review of the Amtrak California Zephyr from Chicago to Utah.

Presenting at TravelCon II. See you in Vegas? Dallas? Chicago? Newport Beach? – A list of upcoming conferences where you can see Greg the Frequent Miler speak.

Amtrak Guest Rewards credit card review – Detailed review of both of Bank of America’s new co-branded Amtrak credit cards.

How to convert Discover Cashback into airline miles – An interesting way to take Discover cashback and magically convert it to flowers and airline miles!

Bet You Didn’t Know: Online Credit Card Application Status For All Banks – The easiest way to check your credit card application status at all of the major banks.

Discover’s Deal of the Year: Excludes gift cards – Discover’s “Deal of the Year” has new terms excluding gift cards. It remains to be seen how exactly these will be enforced.

Have a great evening!

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Shawn Coomer has spent nearly a decade circling the globe for pennies on the dollar. He uses that first-hand knowledge and experience to teach others how to achieve their travel dreams for the least amount of money possible.

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FWIW…2 ApplePay from Office Depot posted. No mention of giftcards. Will wait to see if bonus posts!



[…] Through 9/26, Rite-aid is running a promotion giving 500 Plenti points ($5) with the purchase of 2 Vanilla Visa gift cards. (Limit 2) Many Rite-aid stores accept Apple Pay, so it may be possible to stack this promotion with Discover’s “Deal of the Year“. […]