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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Stack promos, buy AA miles for 1.68c each

American Airlines is offering a 25% transfer bonus when you convert hotel points to AAdvantage miles. A potentially interesting play here would be buying Marriott Bonvoy points to convert to American Airlines, which would give you an effective rate of 1.68c each to buy American Airlines miles (very similar to how we re-published the Aeroplan transfer bonus earlier which enables you to buy miles for 1.62c each). While I’m not a buyer at that price, it…

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(EXPIRED) 30% bonus when you transfer hotels to Aeroplan

Update: This offer has been extended to September 25, 2019. In light of the current Marriott promotion on point purchases, this could be an interesting deal. Buying 60K Marriott points would cost $525. Convert them to Aeroplan and get 32.5K Aeroplan – a rate of 1.62c per mile. That could be worth it for some redemptions if you’re not able to generate miles cheaply / quickly enough otherwise. Air Canada’s Aeroplan is currently offering a 30%…

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How to book United flights with Turkish Miles & Smiles

One of the best ways to book domestic United Airlines flights is with Turkish Miles & Smiles. When you can find saver award availability, Turkish charges just 7.5K miles each way in economy class and 12.5K miles each way in business class within the United States (including to Alaska and Hawaii) and much lower change and cancellation fees than United for the exact same United flights. This is true whether booking one-way, round-trip, direct, or…

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Double Avios on 10 flights through June 2020

British Airways is offering double Avios on up to 10 flights operated by British Airways and their domestic subsidiaries in the UK as well as Comair in southern Africa and also on codeshares with American, Iberia, and Finnair between Europe and North America when you register and book by December 13th and travel by June 30, 2020. If there is even a chance that you’ll fly a qualifying paid flight, it’s worth registering now. The Deal…

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(EXPIRED) Delta flash sale to Australia & Asia (from 56K RT)

Delta is offering a flash sale for economy class travel to Australia and Asia. The travel dates vary with most city pairs falling somewhere between February and April, though as with all Delta flash sales you may find the same deals from additional cities and date ranges beyond what is advertised. The Deal Delta is having a flash sale with flights from various US Cities to Asia and Australia from 56K miles round trip in economy class Direct link…

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Up to 20K Membership Rewards points w/ targeted AU bonuses

American Express is sending out targeted email offers to earn 5,000 Membership Rewards points for each authorized user added to your account (after they spend $500 in the first 3 months) for up to four authorized users. That’s a nice and easy 20K if you are targeted and have people to add. The Deal Get 5,000 Membership Rewards points for adding an authorized user after they spend $500 in the first 3 months (up to 20K…

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(EXPIRED) Publix: Buy a $50 VGC and get $10 off $50 in groceries

Update 9/18/19: Publix is also offering a $10 discount when buying a $50 gas gift card when also purchasing $50 of groceries. That deal should stack with this Visa gift card deal, so you might as well take advantage of both. Here’s a link to the coupon you need for the gas gift card. ~ Publix is currently offering a coupon to save $10 on $50 in groceries when you buy a $50 Visa Gift Card. The…

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(EXPIRED) Buy Choice points 30% off (last day 9/17)

As noted in this morning’s post (see: Why it’s not worth earning (most) hotel points), Choice Privileges points are on sale for 30% off (i.e. buy points for 0.77c per point) through this evening (9/17/19) at 11:59pm only. This can be a really good deal in some instances and certainly makes it worth buying at least a small number of points to have on hand for cash & points reservations. The Deal Get 30% off on the…

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Why it’s not worth earning (most) hotel points

There are 17 hotel credit cards found on our best offers page. After completing the minimum spending requirements to earn the welcome offer, there is little reason to spend a dime on the vast majority of them. Cash back is quickly becoming a larger and larger part of my miles-and-points strategy, and not just for cash: you can earn more hotel points per dollar spent with a cash back credit card in most instances. Marriott…

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