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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New & improved Asia Miles expiration policy

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles has improved its mileage expiration policy: miles will no longer expire with activity once every 18 months. That’s much better than the current policy of miles expiring after 36 months whether or not they are used. The news here is that miles earned beginning January 1, 2020 will not expire as long as you have activity once every 18 months. Miles earned up to December 31, 2019 will be subject to…

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Samsung Galaxy S10 / S10+ on sale at Amazon

Amazon has both the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Samsung Galaxy S10 on sale today. If you’re an Amazon cardholder, you can additionally get 20% back on Samsung phones. If you don’t have an Amazon credit card, you may be able to get something back via a number of targeted offers out there. Either way, this could be a solid deal if you’re in the market for one of these phones. At the very least, they can…

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10x IHG through Rakuten

Shopping portal Rakuten is today once again offering 10x / 10% back on IHG bookings. That is an excellent return considering that you’re just clicking through a portal and then booking directly with IHG, which means you would still earn IHG points and elite credit / benefits.  The Deal Earn 10% cashback / 10x Membership Rewards points through Rakuten (formerly Ebates) on reservations for IHG Hotels: Holiday Inn Holiday Inn Express Crowne Plaza Candlewood Suites Staybridge Suites…

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Searching for cheap status with oneworld airlines

American Airlines Planes

Yesterday, Greg wrote about manufacturing Hyatt Globalist status. Later in the day, I saw a fare sale with a super cheap domestic fare: just $59 round trip from Baltimore to Charlotte on American Airlines. That led me to find a few other routes with the same pricing (including Philadelphia to Charlotte and Phoenix to Las Vegas). When I checked it out via Google Flights, I found that same-day turns (where you fly a complete round…

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Free Google Nest Mini for Google Fi customers

Google Fi is offering all customers with an active Google Fi account as of 12am PT on 12/9/19 a free Google Nest mini while supplies last (one free mini per account). I just found this promo in my Google Fi account and was able to order a totally free Google Home mini — $0 shipped. The Deal Get a free Google Home mini from Google Fi (for existing customers) Link to more information Key Terms All Google…

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30% cash back on Postmates deliveries up to $50 back

Shopping portal Retailmenot is offering 30% cash back on Postmates deliveries up to $50 back. That could be a a pretty good deal if you’re placing a larger order and/or you have Postmates Unlimited with no delivery fees. The Deal Get 30% cash back on Postmates deliveries with shopping portal Retailmenot (up to $50 back) Direct link to this deal Key Details 30% cash back with rewards earnings not to exceed $50. Combine with other offers for an even…

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12% cash back at Apple today only [12/9/19]

Earlier today, we reported on several airline shopping portals offering increased mileage payouts on Apple purchases. If you’re more interested in money than miles, you may prefer shopping portal uPromise, which is offering 12% cash back on Apple purchases today only (with the same restrictions — see below). While my first reaction is that I’d gladly take 10x AA miles or 8x Alaska miles over 12% cash back, I’m sure there are plenty of people who would be happy…

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Easy 5x: $15 off $300 in Mastercard Gift Cards at Office Max / Office Depot [12/8-12/14/19]

Mastercard Gift Card

Office Max / Office Depot is this week offering $15 off on $300+ in Mastercard gift cards. This makes for an easy opportunity to pick up 5x points — but note the cautions below regarding Mastercard gift cards. The Deal Instant $15 off on $300+ in Mastercard Gift Cards at Office Max / Office Depot from 12/8/19 to 12/14/19) Key Details In-store only Limit of one per household/business Quick Thoughts This deal makes the Mastercard gift cards slightly profitable on…

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10x miles at Apple today (10x AA, 8x Alaska, or 8x United)

Update 12/9/19: This deal is back again and makes for a great payout on Apple products. There are increased shopping portal payouts today for Apple, including 10x American Airlines AAdvantage miles, 8x Alaska Mileage Plan miles or 8x United Mileage Plus miles. Those are terrific returns for Apple products. The Deal Earn increased portal rewards today on Apple purchases as follows: Earn 10x American Airlines miles through AAdvantage eShopping Earn 8x Alaska Airlines miles through Mileage Plan shopping Earn 8x United Airlines miles through Mileage Plus shopping…

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