About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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5 Tools for weeding through Prime Day deals and reducing buyer’s remorse

As the first day of Amazon Prime Day comes to a close (see our Prime Day Deals post for a continuously-appended list of deals) and we prep for day two, I thought it might be useful to share a couple of quick tips for evaluating Prime Day (and other) deals. While there are certainly good deals happening on many Amazon products, it’s also important to make sure you’re not just getting pressured into buying because…

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Aeroplan changes: lower fees, fewer options

amex offers

Aeroplan has announced a few changes today. Some of them are positive and take effect immediately (lower fees and greater flexibility) while others are negative and take effect in September (changes to stopovers & open jaws). Time will tell how much the negative will sting. Positive changes Aeroplan made a couple of positive changes that thankfully take effect immediately: Free refunds within 24 hours of booking: Truthfully, I didn’t even realize that you couldn’t refund…

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IHG points & cash promo: 20% off cash portion (buy points for 0.56c, maybe less)

IHG has launched a new (targeted) promotion to get 20% off the cash portion of a points & cash reservation. These promos have historically been a good opportunity to buy IHG points cheaply. I’m seeing a low rate of 0.56c per point, with packages varying a bit in price from one property to the next. In past sales, certain properties have had even better cash rates, so it wouldn’t surprise me if it were possible to buy…

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[Dead] Wow: 120x Membership Rewards points at LifeLock (buy at 0.8cpp)

Update: Wow, that died fast. Down to 80% now — no longer a deal. As reported by WallersWallet, Rakuten (formerly Ebates) is offering 120% cash back today at LifeLock, which is part of the 3x cash back event that Stephen reported here at Frequent Miler late last night. Those who have their Rakuten accounts set up to earn American Express Membership Rewards can alternatively earn 120x in Membership Rewards points. That’s a potentially great deal as you can…

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Awesome offer: Save up to $100 on $333.33 at Newegg [Targeted]

There is an awesome new Amex Offer out this morning to save up to $100 on $333 at select technology providers. This offer is appearing on some business cards. The awesome thing is that one of the merchants listed is Newegg.com. That’s good news as Newegg sells an array of gift cards where this offer could be very attractive indeed. The Deal Get 30% back (up to $100 back) at select technology providers via a new targeted Amex offer available on some…

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Staples offer: Spend $40+, get 1,000 Membership Rewards points

There is a new current Amex Offer out this morning for Staples or Staples.com: spend $40+ in one or more transactions, get 1,000 Membership Rewards points or $10 back depending on the card on which you find it (see your offer for details) The Deal There is a new Amex Offer out for Staples or Staples.com: spend $40+ in one or more transactions, get 1,000 Membership Rewards points or $10 back (see your offer) Key Terms Expires 9/30/19 Excludes Quill, Smilemaker, Staples Business Advantage, Staples 4 Government,…

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Prime Day Deals [Both Amazon and more updated all day]

Amzaon Prime Day begins today. If you’ve somehow managed to miss the lead-up sales and previous years, Prime Day is a summertime shopping holiday that Amazon has developed over the past couple of years and has turned into a 2-day shopping event. The good news for deal hunters is that lots of other retailers have gotten into the game in order to try to compete, resulting in some solid deals that represent good opportunities for savings (and sometimes…

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Secret BA award chart, a Bonvoy conspiracy, AA sweet spots you’re missing and more

This week around the web brings some excellent reads. From sweet spots you’re missing in the secret British Airways award chart to AA awards that cover a lot of mileage for few miles to predicting the spontaneous and more, this Frequent Miler week in review around the web has some reads you shouldn’t miss. How to get a better Avios Oz / New Zealand redemption using the multi-partner chart Did you know that British Airways…

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Delta flash sale from 20K RT to Europe [economy class]

Business class awards to Europe

Delta is offering a flash sale with great deals on economy class travel to Europe from 20,000 SkyMiles round trip for travel during the rest of the summer and into the fall. Rates vary based on city pairs, but it’s worth exploring a bit if you’re looking for a trip to Europe between August and the end of the year. The Deal Delta SkyMiles is having a flash sale with award flights from the US to Europe from 20,000 SkyMiles…

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