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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Repeatable Apple Pay Amex Offer: Spend $5+, get 200 points or $2 back (up to 5x)

There’s a new targeted Amex Offer out today for Apple Pay purchases: Depending on the card targeted, there are two versions of the offer: Spend $5 or more, get 200 Membership Rewards points or spend $5+ and get $2 back. Either way, it’s a nice return on a handful of cheap everyday purchases. The Deal New targeted Amex Offers are out for Apple Pay. Depending on the card targeted, you may see either: Spend $5 or more, get 200 Membership Rewards…

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Almost scammed, about to be Bonvoyed, eat free in NYC and more

In this Frequent Miler week in review around the web, read about how you could leverage technology to eat (or do lots of other things) for free, ways to be Bonvoyed beyond your control, how even the best of us can get scammed, and more. Read up in this week’s run down. How I Eat For Free in NYC Using Python, Automation, Artificial Intelligence, and Instagram The technical stuff here is way over my head,…

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Getting the best deals: cash back, airline elite status, insider fares, and more

This week at Frequent Miler, we looked at a number of means of getting the best deals: from your Bank of America cash back cards, by manufacturing cheap airline elite status, utilizing a lesser-known Marriott feature, and more. Read on for some tools you can use. BOA Platinum Honors: Different treatment for Cash Rewards vs Cash Rewards for Business Bank of America’s Platinum Honors can be a great deal in terms of boosting your earnings…

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Back: Targeted 100K Platinum offer back for some

Amex Platinum for Less

Update 4/4/19: A fresh round of people are reporting being targeted. If you’re eligible, it’s probably worth a second to check the Card Match Tool at CreditCards.com to see if you’re targeted. Update 2/25/19: Some people are once again seeing a targeted offer for a welcome bonus of 100,000 Membership Rewards points after making $5,000 in purchases on the Platinum Card from American Express. Recent reports indicate that a new round of people have been targeted (H/T: Doctor of Credit).…

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Is the Alliant Cashback Visa still worth it?

Earning miles and points is a lot of fun and I really enjoy using them for experiences I wouldn’t ordinarily buy. But I don’t use miles and points for everything. Sometimes I pay the cash rate. Or I rent a car. I often eat. All of those things require cash — and so having a great cash back card is a key to a sound miles & points strategy. My response to that need has been…

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Freedom Unlimited “3x everywhere” (on up to $20K in purchases for first year) available by referral

There has been a new offer available in-branch on the Chase Freedom Unlimited card good for 3x everywhere for the first year on up to $20,000 in purchases. That offer is now available online via referral. The Deal New offer available online via referral on the Chase Freedom Unlimited card good for 3x / 3% back everywhere for the first year on up to $20,000 in purchases Note that the “old” offer of $150 (15K Ultimate Rewards points) back after…

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Melio bill payment service (Plastiq-like service)

Plastiq has a new competitor on the market in bill-payment service Melio. I have no direct experience with this service, but Doctor of Credit reported some of the details the other day and it looks like it might be a good alternative to Plastiq (and might be another option to have on board for 2019 tax payments). The Deal Melio is a new bill payment service that allows you to pay certain bills/vendors via credit card for a 2.5%…

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(EXPIRED) Chase Offer: 10% back on Alaska purchase [Targeted, max $30 back]

Alaska Airlines

There is another new targeted Chase Offer out good for 10% back on Alaska Airlines purchases. That’s a good deal to stack with the current promotions from Alaska for double miles on some transcon routes and/or the fast track to status. If you’ve got this offer on a Chase Ritz-Carlton card, you may even be able to stack it with the Visa Discount Air program on your mileage run segment run (though that would probably be a poor use…

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Double miles on select Alaska transcon flights

Alaska announced a new promo a couple of days ago and I just realized that we hadn’t yet covered it: through the end of 2019, you can earn double redeemable miles on many of Alaska’s transcontinental routes. Don’t forget to register before your first flight. This could be a good stack with the current elite status promo and possibly with a companion fare as well. The Deal Get double miles on select Alaska Airlines transcontinental routes through December 31, 2019 on…

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