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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A hotel hack, cheap cancellation fees, poor service, and more

This week around the web, we’ve got a nice little hotel hack to create your own award availability, the program you want to use for flexible plans in Europe, a look at how company culture affects customer service, and more. Read on for the weekend recap: Hotel Hack: Book Award Night When Only Cash Rates Available (YMMV) All I have to say about this is that it could also potentially be useful if award pricing…

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Maximizing plans, minimizing costs, a new sweet spot and more

Greg and I discuss the terrific resources he added to the site this week, a sweet spot we’re excited about, and which miles Greg would buy speculatively and why in this week’s Frequent Miler on the Air broadcast. Check it out here: FM on the Air Podcast For those who would rather listen during the morning commute or while you’re working, the audio of our weekly Facebook Live broadcast is also available for download as…

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New Chase Offer: 10% back on Alaska Airlines flights [Targeted]

There is a new targeted Chase Offer out today to get 10% back on Alaska Airlines flights when you spend $50 or more (up to $31 back). That’s a mild savings, but getting ten percent off on airfare is always a welcome sight. The Deal Get 10% back on an Alaska Airlines purchase of $50 or more via a new targeted Chase Offer Key Details Expires 9/27/19 Maximum of $31 back Not valid on lounge purchases, gift card…

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How to save money on your trip to Bora-Bora

During our recent trip to Bora Bora, we met Couple A who had booked a few nights using points. Another couple (Couple B), clearly not award travelers, later told us about how they heard Couple A had used points to book this hotel. Couple B remarked, “They must have a lot of points!” Later, in our room, my wife told me that upon hearing this (and about Couple B’s extended stay at several Bora Bora…

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$10 off of $100 at Raise [Targeted]

Raise is out with a targeted offer to get $10 off of $100+ with coupon code DISCOUNT. I received this offer in my email this afternoon, but YMMV. The Deal Raise is out with a targeted offer good for $10 off on $100 or more with coupon code DISCOUNT Key Details One use per household Not valid on cash back gift cards (just second hand discounted cards) Expires 9/16/19 at 11:59pm CST Quick Thoughts Ten bucks isn’t…

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Publix: Buy a $50 VGC and get $10 off $50 in groceries

Publix is currently offering a coupon to save $10 on $50 in groceries when you buy a $50 Visa Gift Card. The coupon is valid until September 20, 2019. If you shop at Publix, this is like a free five bucks in groceries (since the VGC will carry a $4.95 activation fee). The Deal Publix is currently offering a coupon to save $10 on $50 in groceries when you buy a $50 Visa Gift Card from September 7, 2019…

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(EXPIRED) Buy LifeMiles under 1c each & get a hotel stay, too (9/11 only)

Avianca LifeMiles is offering 4x miles for hotel bookings. That’s not quite as good as the time they offered 5x miles (See: [Dead] HOT deal: 5x LifeMiles with hotel bookings (30K on $390 booking), but that offer sold out in just a few hours. Today’s promotion (valid 9/11/19 only) started at 1pm and ends at 9pm CST (that’s central time) — though I doubt it will last that long. Timing on this is great as you should…

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New sweet spot: Royal Air Maroc to fly to Beijing in 2020

Royal Air Maroc has announced a new route three times per week beginning January 16, 2020 from Casablanca to Beijing, China. It is not yet bookable, but this is one to keep an eye out for since Etihad Guest has such a great award chart for travel on Royal Air Maroc, with business class itineraries covering greater than 2,000 miles costing 44,000 miles. This could become the best new sweet spot in award travel. Sweet spot…

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How the Conrad Bora Bora Nui rolled out the red carpet

Last week, I compared the Conrad Bora Bora to the St. Regis Bora Bora, ultimately deciding that the St. Regis won out in a direct comparison. It wasn’t quite as easy to come to that conclusion as the post may have suggested thanks to the welcome we received at the Conrad. To say that the Conrad Bora Bora Nui rolled out the red carpet for us would be a colossal understatement. They went to great…

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