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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Capital One “Rewards miles” Complete Guide

We’ve previously published complete guides to most transferable points programs, including Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi ThankYou Points, and Amex Membership Rewards. Now that Capital One has added transfer partners and initiated the ability to transfer Capital One “miles” to anyone with an eligible account, it was time to write up a complete overview of their Capital One Venture miles and Capital One Spark Miles program… Capital One “Rewards miles” (which aren’t really airline miles, but…

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Expedia: 90% off some hotels / $100 off flights 12/13 at noon via app

Expedia will be offering an in-app coupon good for 90% off select hotels and $100 off select round trip flights. The coupon will go live at noon Eastern time on 12/13. You’ll probably have to have a booking loaded up, ready to type in the coupon code quickly at noon to have a shot, and Extreme Hotel Deals predicts it will only be valid for stays until January 5th, 2019. If you want to take a shot at a cheap…

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7,500 Membership Rewards for skiing in Aspen (7.5K back on $300+

There is a new Amex Offer out this week that might pique your interest if you’re interested in snow-covered peaks: Get either 7,500 Membership Rewards points or $75 back (see your offer) when you spend $300+ at Aspen Snowmass on lift tickets, rentals, or lessons. I’m not a skier myself, but if I were headed to Aspen this winter I’d probably give this one a look. As always, we have added this to our database…

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8.5K Avios + tax to/from Europe w/ Iberia sale

Iberia is offering a nice deal on award tickets from New York, Chicago and Boston to Madrid, with round trip tickets from just 17,000 Avios plus taxes — or book one-way for just 8,500 Avios plus tax. Iberia doesn’t have the same out-of-control surcharges as British Airways, so this can be a great way to get to Europe cheaply — especially if you took advantage of the recent 40% transfer bonus from Amex Membership Rewards to Iberia (since…

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Delta sale: from 28K RT to Europe, 54K RT to South Africa

Delta is offering yet another flash sale this week, with flights available to Europe from 28K round trip and South Africa from 54K round trip for travel between January 15, 2019 and March 7, 2019. There are also deals listed to some Caribbean destinations. As usual, Delta provides a list of cities that is not complete — you’ll find better-than-normal deals from many cities in these flash sales. If you have intentions to travel to Europe or South…

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A product change that’s better than expected

Earlier this year, I decided that the time had come to relieve myself of the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card’s annual fee. However, rather than cancel the card altogether, I called to see if it was still possible to product-change from the Alaska card to Bank of America’s no-annual-fee Cash Rewards Card (sometimes called the “3-2-1 card”). It was quick and easy to make that change (and I even got a refund of the annual…

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Airline shopping portal promos for last-minute shopping

Several airline shopping portals are running identical promotions for your last-minute holiday shopping: spend $200+ by 12/16/18, get 500 bonus miles. Click the images below to go to these promotions at Alaska Mileage Plan Shopping, American AAdvantage eShopping, and United Mileage Plus shopping. Keep an eye on other portals as it is common for most of them to run similar promotions as we run down to crunch time over the next week, and remember to…

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Ebates Green Monday cash back increases

Ebates is offering extra cash back for Green Monday today. It’s being billed as “3x” cash back, though whether or not the increases are 3x varies from store to store and portal to portal. The Deal Ebates is offering cash back increases at many stores today in celebration of Green Monday Direct link to sign up for Ebates if you’r’e new (you’ll get a $10 bonus if you are a new member and make minimum qualifying purchases totaling…

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Now share Capital One miles with others

This morning, Capital One added the capability to transfer your Venture Rewards or Spark Miles to airline partners. What I also noticed — and perhaps this existed before and I hadn’t noticed, but it was new to me for sure — is that you can now combine your miles — both between your own cards and combine with other people. I’m told there are no caps and you can transfer between business and personal as long as both are miles-earning…

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