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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[Targeted] Up to 12K bonus Southwest Rapid Rewards points with flight activity

Southwest Airlines is sending out targeted offers for bonus points with paid flight activity. In my case, I received an offer for 12,000 bonus Rapid Rewards points with 3 round trip flights — but the catch that will likely prevent me from taking advantage is that it requires Anytime or Business Select fares. Still, I’ll register in case I need a last-minute flight — and it’s worth checking your offer to see if you’ve received something better. The…

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Marriott expands BRG to Design Hotels

This morning, Stephen posted about his recent successes with Marriott’s best rate guarantee program. There’s some good news on that front: Design Hotels, one of the myriad of Marriott brands, is once again eligible for Best Rate Guarantee claims.You can’t make claims against the rates at designhotels.com or on the hotel-specific sites (though the good news is that you can book via those channels and still earn Marriott rewards points). In late 2018, Marriott had…

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A few new additions to our Best Offers

We endeavor to have the best Best Offers page on the Internet. That’s not a small task; at the moment, there are 155 credit cards on our Best Offers page. A week rarely passes when there aren’t necessary updates to offers, benefits, links, descriptions, names, or other details and we do our best to keep up with those changes. As I was doing some site maintenance yesterday, I stumbled on a few credit cards that were…

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Nonstop New York to South Africa from ~$750 / 50K Chase Ultimate Rewards RT

South African airways is offering its new nonstop A350 service from New York (JFK) to Johannesburg, South Africa from $755 round trip via most major travel agencies (Priceline, Expedia, directly from South African Airways, etc). You can alternatively save a few bucks with cheaper online travel agencies listed at Skyscanner or fly round trip on 50,316 Ultimate Rewards points if you have the Chase Sapphire Reserve. While this is a long ~15 hour flight, the nonstop service will certainly…

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Transcon business class from 15K each way w/ American Airlines

American Airlines is offering some business class web specials with transcon flights available from just 15K miles each way according to The Points Guy. The best prices I’ve found are actually starting from 16K, but I’m posting rather than continuing to search for those 15K flights to give readers the best chance to snag these deals while you can. The Deal American Airlines is offering business/first class web specials on some transcontinental US flights, with prices from around…

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$15 off $50 at Amazon w/ 1 ThankYou point

Amazon.com is offering $15 off of $50 or more when you redeem at least 1 Citi ThankYou point toward the purchase. This offer is likely somewhat targeted, but it only takes a few seconds to click and activate if you are targeted. The Deal Save $15 off of $50 or more at Amazon.com when you use at least 1 Citi ThankYou point if targeted Direct link to see if you are targeted and activate this promotion (our affiliate link) Key Details This…

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10% back at Starbucks with new Chase Offer (up to $3 back)

There is a new Chase Offer out for Starbucks: Get 10% back on all Starbucks purchases until you reach a max of $3 back. That’s relatively small, but if you’re paying for a coffee anyway, might as well save a bit. Further, it’s notable as most Chase offers are one-use-only, whereas this one clearly notes it is cumulative. The Deal Get 10% back on all of your Starbucks purchases until you’ve reached a max of $3 back via a new Chase Offer (log…

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Alliant to cap cash back at $10K spend / month

Alliant now indicates on its website that beginning on March 14, you will only earn cash back on up to $10,000 in purchases per billing cycle on the Alliant Cashback Visa Signature card. Cash back on the Alliant Cashback Visa Signature card is currently uncapped. At 3% back for the first year and 2.5% back in subsequent years, it has been one of the highest-earning cards on the market in terms of uncapped rewards on non-bonused spend.…

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AA lock out details, an indirect transfer partner, easier Star Gold and more

In today’s Frequent Miler week in review around the web, read about an indirect transfer partner to keep in mind, a detailed datapoint from the AA shut down that is worth a read, easy(ish) paths to Star Alliance Gold and more. How To Transfer Points For Shangri-La Free Nights (From Amex, Chase, & More) David at Point Me to the Plane points us to a potentially interesting indirect transfer path to move points from the…

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