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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$25 bonus for joining TopCashBack (FM exclusive)

TopCashback bonus

TopCashBack is offering a promotion for Frequent Miler readers: Join TopCashBack through this link by June 24, 2019 at 23:59 PST and earn $10 in cash back (by shopping through TCB) and you will receive a $25 bonus. To be clear, Frequent Miler does not earn any sort of commission here — TopCashBack reached out with the offer and it looked like a good deal for readers, so we are passing it on. The Deal Join TopCashBack…

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Stay in a castle with Hyatt points (SLH is a nice win after all)

When the Hyatt / Small Luxury Hotels of the World partnership formed last year, I said I wasn’t excited. That was mostly because I think it set up Hyatt to introduce a new category since some SLH properties currently cost 40K Hyatt points per night (more than anything on the Hyatt award chart, with top properties like the Park Hyatt New York or Tokyo costing only 30K per night) — but also because I said…

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$15 off $60 at Amazon w/ 1 Chase point returns

Update 6/9/19: According to Doctor of Credit, more people are being targeted for this offer, so it’s worth checking if you weren’t able to take advantage of this deal last time. Be sure to keep an eye on the checkout total though. I was targeted last time and used it then, but it let me reactivate the offer today so I figured I’d try again. When checking out though, the $15 discount wasn’t applied. ~…

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Almost #Bonvoyed: a cautionary tale on free night certs

This year, I’ll probably hit 75 nights with Marriott for Titanium status. It’s the most loyal I’ve ever been to a hotel chain, and yet the least excited I’ve been about hotel loyalty. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll enjoy free breakfast (at most hotels) and a 4pm checkout. And it’s easy to be “loyal” since Marriott is everywhere. Yet Marriott simultaneously makes it hard to be loyal since they nearly turn “dropping the ball” into…

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25% Avianca LifeMiles transfer bonus from Citi or hotels

Avianca LifeMiles is sending out an email to members offering a 25% transfer bonus from either Citi ThankYou points or hotel points from June 3, 2019 to July 5, 2019. Note that this bonus is actually on the LifeMiles side of things rather than coming from Citi or the hotel programs, so expect it to work a bit different. Avianca says you’ll receive the bonus miles within 45 days, so it likely won’t be instant and may be…

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New MGM Amex Offers good for up to 10K points

A day late and a dollar short — story of my life. If you were recently inspired by my status matching shenanigans and would like to put it all on red in Las Vegas (or just get some free show tickets, a free $100 meal, or stay at an MGM property for some easy Hyatt points), there are new Amex Offers available for MGM that may include some overlap (a strict reading of the terms indicates…

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Capital One transfer bonus to Flying Blue (2:1.8)

On the first of June, Capital One debuted its latest point transfer bonus and we just realized that we hadn’t covered it. Through June 30, 2019, you can get a 20% point transfer bonus when transferring Capital One Venture or Spark Miles to Air France / KLM Flying Blue. That means the current bonus brings the ratio up to 2 Capital One miles for 1.8 Flying Blue miles. That’s certainly not a bad deal if you’ve got a Flying Blue…

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Marriott makes points disappear, who cares about your trips, stacking ride shares and more

This weekend’s Frequent Miler week in review around the web is a little bit longer than usual. That’s because I was in meetings last weekend focusing on how we can improve this site and it slipped my mind to post the week in review Saturday night. This week, we have a selection of posts from around the ‘net over the past couple of weeks: from the latest case of disappearing points to booking cheap positioning…

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Targeted Qantas transfer bonus: up to 30% (really 15% for most)

Yesterday, we reported that Qantas has become an Amex transfer partner. In that post, we noted that you may want to link your Qantas account to Membership Rewards and make a small transfer because Dan’s Deals reported that having made at least one transfer into your Qantas account would make you more likely to be targeted for transfer bonuses from the Qantas side in the future. Maybe that advice was good; I made my first Qantas transfer from…

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