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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Increased JetBlue offers: 60K biz / 50K personal

In updating our Best Offers page, I realized that the offers on both the JetBlue Business Card and the Barclays JetBlue Plus card have increased this month. Both offers are pretty solid and well worth a look if you’re interested in a quick influx of JetBlue TrueBlue points. The Offers Key Card Details Quick Thoughts Both of these offers are quite strong for the JetBlue cards. The value of JetBlue TrueBlue points is related to cash fares…

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Is the AA status match from Hyatt worth a ride on the status-match-go-round?

Greg manufactures Delta Diamond status every year and loves it. I do like elite status in general — I’ve written quite a bit lately about matching around and around to keep elite status in a number of programs. But personally, I’ve never valued airline elite status much at all. Internationally, I’m usually flying business class on an award ticket (which means I get benefits like lounge access, priority check-in, a good seat, etc). Domestically, I…

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64K business class to Asia w/ LifeMiles award sale

Avianca LifeMiles is offering an award ticket sale for flights to Asia on Star Alliance carriers, with business class available for 64K one way. This of course means that there are also some interesting mixed-cabin opportunities to potentially fly to Asia in business class for even fewer miles and/or add connections for just a little bit more if you’re willing to take the connection in economy class. The Deal LifeMiles is having an award ticket sale for Star Alliance routes…

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Extra promo awards: 12.5K to Europe in economy w/ Flying Blue

Air France Amex Offer

Flying Blue runs monthly promo awards, with discounts on a selection of routes and cabins. Those awards normally go live on the first of the month and are bookable through the end of the current month for travel over the next few months. This month, Flying Blue has added some additional promo awards valid for booking May 22-24 only. Included in this “special” promo awards list are flights from Chicago and Washington Dulles for just…

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Can MGM free nights be Hyatt qualifying nights?

World of Hyatt and MGM have a partnership that allows some reciprocal benefits. One key benefit for World of Hyatt members is that nights spent at MGM resorts count towards Hyatt status, which means that they qualify for promotions and for earning Hyatt points. That can be great since some MGM properties can be really cheap — sometimes under $30 per night (plus a ~$35 resort fee), so it can be a cheap way to…

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Marriott double elite nights being offered again [Targeted]

Marriott Bonvoy is once again offering a faster path to elite status for some members: emails are being sent out offering double elite night credits on paid stays. This offer is targeted. I would assume that to mean that only those with little / no stay activity to be eligible, but Stephen Pepper was targeted despite being on the verge of Platinum status already this year, so it’s worth checking to see if you’re eligible.…

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Kroger 4x fuel points promo: Visa, Mastercard, 3rd party [5/24-5/27]

Kroger is once again offering 4x fuel points on gift cards this weekend — this time both on 3rd party gift cards and on fixed-denomination Mastercard or Visa gift cards. This will be valid Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, May 24th-27th, 2019. This can certainly make for some great net discounts if you have a use for the fuel points and it can mean racking up some easy rewards if you’re using a credit card that earns…

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Book Southwest through Chase Ultimate Rewards again

According to reports over the weekend, Southwest Airlines flights can once again be booked with Chase Ultimate Rewards points. While Southwest flights have never shown up in the UR travel booking portal, it used to be possible to book Southwest flights over the phone with an Ultimate Rewards agent using your Ultimate Rewards points. However, when Chase switched to using Expedia on the back end last year, the ability to book Southwest flights with UR…

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Hilton flash sale: up to 50% off rooms in Japan, Korea, and Guam

Hilton Honors is offering a flash sale good for “up to 50% off” room rates in Japan, Korea, and Guam for bookings by May 24th and stays through September 30, 2019. While I often find these types of sales to be kind of gimmicky and not really as good as advertised, this one actually looks like it might be quite good (even if not exactly 50% off). If you’re interested in traveling to the region…

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