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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Hacking Asia Miles, why the Ritz deval may be good, updated guides and more

This week’s episode of Frequent Miler on the Air is currently available in podcast format only (a technical issue has delayed publication of the video for now), so download from your favorite service to hear us talk about hacking the Asia Miles distance-based award chart, why Greg thinks the no-notice devaluation on the Ritz card may be a good thing, the question of the week, and more. Look on the bright side: if Greg made…

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Radisson Q1 2020 promo: Up to 150K bonus points with stays by 3/31

The Radisson Q1 2020 promotion began this week and it is good for up to 150,000 bonus points based on your stay activity between January 15, 2020 and March 31, 2020. Don’t forget to register. The Deal Radisson Rewards is offering bonus points based on stays now through March 31, 2020. Register and then complete stays to receive bonus points as follows: 2 stays = 5,000 bonus points 3 stays = 15,000 bonus points 5 stays…

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Transfer bonus to Cathay Asia Miles from Amex Membership Rewards [Targeted]

Greg wrote the other day about using Cathay Pacific’s Asia Miles to get excellent value on premium-cabin flights through mixed-cabin tickets (See: Cathay Pacific Asia Miles mixed cabin award pricing. First class for less.). Later that day, some cardholders reported receiving a targeted transfer bonus good for up to a 25% bonus when transferring American Express Membership Rewards to Cathay Pacific Asia Miles. This would stack with the current 10% bonus being offered on the Asia Miles side…

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[YMMV] PayPal Business Debit Card sending targeted spending offers

The PayPal Business Debit Card is sending out targeted spending offers for  Q1 2020 that are good on spend through March 31, 2020. If you have a PayPal Business Debit Card, it’s worth keeping an eye out for the latest offers. I keep getting emails inviting me to request the PayPal Business Debit Card and I keep ignoring them because I sell on eBay now and then (sometimes quite a bit) and I’m not interested…

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Chase kills Ritz Visa Infinite airfare benefit without notice

The Chase Ritz-Carlton Visa Infinite airfare benefit is no longer available. While it seemed the writing could be on the wall when the CNB announced that the Crystal Visa Infinite was losing this benefit, I definitely didn’t expect Chase to kill this without any notice whatsoever. Visa Discount Airfare benefit totally dead For those unfamiliar, the Chase Ritz-Carlton card came with an airfare benefit that enabled cardholders to get a $100 discount when booking round…

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Up to 20 free stocks w/ targeted WeBull investing offers

WeBull is an online app-based brokerage similar to Robinhood and SoFi Investing. Yesterday, Stephen Pepper sent me an email to let me know about a promotion to earn 3 free stocks for depositing $500 (I later saw Doctor of Credit report that offer). I signed up for an account yesterday before we realized that his promotion was targeted. We’ve since seen a number of different targeted promotions ranging from two free stocks up to an…

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Chase Ultimate Rewards Complete Guide 2020

Chase’s Ultimate Rewards points can be earned via credit card spend and new account bonuses. Those points can then be transferred to airline or hotel partners, used to pay for travel or merchandise, or converted to cash back.  Chase Ultimate Rewards competes directly with other bank issued transferable points programs: Amex Membership Rewards Capital One “Miles” Citi ThankYou Rewards Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about Chase Ultimate Rewards, edited and updated for…

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(EXPIRED) 12% back on IHG stays via UPromise shopping

UPromise Shopping is currently offering 12% cash back on Holiday Inn Express stays. Note that while Upromise lists other IHG brands at 3%, it is likely that you could click through the link for Holiday Inn Express and score 12% back even if booking another brand. YMMV, but since the Upromise link takes you to a general IHG search engine, I’d expect you’ll earn 12% back on any IHG brand as long as you click…

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AA eliminates close-in award ticketing fees

American Airlines Planes

American Airlines has today eliminated the $75 close-in booking fee for booking an award ticket within 21 days of travel. That appears to be great news, though we recently saw United do the same only to add a mileage surcharge on close-in ticketing. At the moment, there does not appear to be a catch with this change from American Airlines, but I think the current tone among most members is on the pleased side of skeptical.…

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