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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Adding a lap infant to an award ticket: Don’t get ripped off

Recently, I tried to add a lap infant to an award ticket and nearly got gouged by American Airlines for nearly 3x what the ticket should have cost. The experience led me to three key finds for those who travel with lap infants. While these finds come late in the game for me (as my son is quickly approaching his second birthday), hopefully they can help other parents planning infant award travel. The Dilemma: Adding…

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Hertz offering 20% off free rental day rewards (free day from 600 points)

Hertz is offering a discount on free day awards when you book between today (10/21) and Friday, 10/25/19. The discount is good for 20% off the normal award rates and is good for bookings reserved by 10/25 for pick up by 1/31/20. The Deal Use fewer points than normal to book a Hertz free rental day reward when you book from 10/21 to 10/25/19 for pick up by 1/31/20 Direct link to this promotion Key…

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Easy 5x: $15 off $300 on Visa Gift Cards at Office Max / Office Depot

Visa Gift Card

Office Max / Office Depot are once again offering $15 off on $300+ in Visa Gift Cards. That’s a nice way to pick up negative-cost gift cards for some free and easy points. The Deal Get an instant $15 off when you buy $300 or more in Visa Gift Cards at Office Max / Office Depot from 10/20/19 to 10/26/19 Key Terms Limit of 1 discount per household (YMMV on enforcement) Quick Thoughts To get yourself the best…

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No Capital One payments through Plastiq for now

Last week, Plastiq sent out an email to those who have used Capital One credit cards for payments alerting them to the fact that Capital One has asked Plastiq to temporarily suspend the processing of payments on Capital One credit cards. Hopefully, this is a temporary issue. Here’s an excerpt from the email sent: As you know, Capital One has asked us to temporarily suspend processing of payments with their cards. We’re working closely with…

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25% transfer bonus to Flying Blue from Membership Rewards

Flying Blue is the loyalty program of Air France / KLM and through 11/30/19 you can get a 25% transfer bonus when you transfer points to Flying Blue from American Express Membership Rewards. The Deal Get a 25% transfer bonus when transferring Amex Membership Rewards points to Air France KLM FLying Blue miles now through 11/30/19 With the bonus, 1,000 Membership Rewards points = 1,250 Flying Blue miles Key Terms Minimum transfer is 1,000 Membership Rewards points. Redeem…

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Polls are open through Sunday: Vote for #40KFaraway champ

It’s on: you have until Sunday evening 10pm ET to vote for the winner of the 40K to Far Away competition. Win, lose, or draw I think I speak for all three of us when I say that this competition and the engagement with readers has been a blast. I find myself actively excited to read each comment that comes in — be it compliment, constructive criticism, or contrary viewpoint. For those who have enjoyed the…

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33.3% transfer bonus from Capital One to Qantas

Capital One is offering a transfer bonus on points transferred to Qantas. This bonus began last month, but we just realized that we never covered it. For those interested, this transfer bonus is available through October 31, 2019 and can present decent value. The Deal Capital One Venture, VentureOne, Spark Miles and Spark Miles Select cardholders can get a 33.3% bonus on all miles transferred to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program by 11:59pm Eastern time…

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Now 125K for Companion Pass, points don’t expire

As was reported by a number of outlets yesterday, Southwest Airlines has announced that, effective January 1, 2020, the Southwest Companion Pass will require earning 125,000 Rapid Rewards points within a calendar year. That’s an increase of 15,000 points over the current requirement of 110K points. This only affects those looking to earn the pass in 2020 for use through December 31, 2021 — if you have earned or are en route to earning 110K points this year,…

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Easy 5x: Staples fee-free $200 Mastercard gift cards Oct 20-26

Staples has released its weekly ad and this Sunday will be offering $200 Mastercard Gift Cards with no purchase fee. Note that this time there is a limit of one per customer or transaction. The Deal Staples will be offering fee-free Mastercard gift cards from 10/20/19-10/26/19 Direct link to weekly ad (see page 3) Key Details Valid 10/20/19-10/26/19 Quick Thoughts Note that Mastercard gift cards have been subject to a higher rate of fraudulent draining than Visa…

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