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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Are AA’s web specials and Hyatt’s re-val good news or bad? Is Kiva dead to us? All that and more.

This week in our Frequent Miler on the Air broadcast, we discuss recent changes at American Airlines and Hyatt that Nick views as devalutations (that may be bigger than initially announced). Greg, on the other hand, argues why the changes may present some opportunities for great value. Do you see the glass as half full or half empty? Also, are we done with Kiva? Those topics and more here and below. FM on the Air…

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New Kimpton Secret Password [through 2/16/20]

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A few times a year, Kimpton has a secret password that gets you a special treat if you mention the password (or phrase) when checking in. The new Kimpton secret password was released a few days ago and it is Stay Human. The password is valid on for stays checking in by February 16, 2020. The treat differs from property to property and even the same hotel might offer different surprises. Stephen stayed at a…

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Stack it: $20 off $60 + 12x + 30% off = good deals at Teleflora

Doctor of Credit reported a nice stacking deal at Teleflora. If you’ll be sending flowers for the holidays, this is worth a look. The Deal Stack an Amex Offer, portal cash back, and 30% off coupon code for a deal on flowers at Teleflora (see the details under Quick Thoughts below) Quick Thoughts There are three components here: There is a current Amex offer good for $20 back on $60 at Teleflora that can be repeated up to…

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$15 off $25 at Amazon when you install Amazon photos & upload a photo [Targeted]

Amazon is offering a targeted (but widely available) promotion  for new Amazon Photos users that may stack with some current credit card promotions. This one is good for a $15 credit on a future purchase of $25 or more when you download, install, and upload a photo to Amazon photos. If you see the promo when logged in to your account and you click the link belong, you should be eligible. The Deal Get a $15 Amazon…

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[More properties added] Extra 500 Hyatt points per night at select properties

Update 12/5/19: republishing this as I just noticed that quite a few very useful properties properties have been added in recent weeks, including the Hyatt Place New York Times Square, the new all-inclusive in the Dominican Republic (which hasn’t gotten rave reviews initially, but I imagine will improve) and a few Park Hyatt properties. It’s worth checking the list periodically for new properties added. (H/T: Loyalty Lobby) Hyatt is offering an extra 500 bonus points at select…

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Alaska Airlines Amex Offer: Spend $200, get $40 back

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There’s a new targeted Amex Offer out this morning for Alaska Airlines: Spend $200, get $40 back. There may also be a Membership Rewards version for 4,000 Membership Rewards points, though we didn’t receive that offer on our cards. The Deal A new targeted Amex Offer is out for Alaska Airlines: Spend $200+, get $40 back Key Terms Offer only valid for purchases made with US Alaska Airlines locations, the US website, or US Alaska Airlines app Flights must…

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Best ways to get to Africa using miles

From the markets of Marrakesh to the quintessential South African safari, the African continent holds many wonders to behold. Whether you’re hoping to catch a glimpse of penguins in Cape Town or The Great Migration across the Serengeti or you’re just hoping to explore one of the other fiftysomething countries on the continent, there are a number of good options for booking award travel to Africa. This post includes some of your best options in…

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Hyatt devaluation: peak & off-peak pricing in 2020

Hyatt announced a couple of significant changes today. First, starting in March 2020, they will introduce peak and off-peak pricing on all types of redemptions (standard rooms, club rooms, suites, etc). They will additionally introduce the ability to redeem points for dining & spa experiences on-property at potentially much better value if you’re spending a lot at once. While I’d label the changes as “less bad than I was expecting”, these are clearly still a…

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Plastiq accepting Capital One business card payments again

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A couple of months ago, Plastiq stopped taking Capital One credit cards for payments. However, in a positive change, Plastiq now once again accepts Capital One business credit cards. This is particularly good news for those facing the $50,000 spending requirement for some of their increased business credit card welcome offers. The Deal Plastiq once again accepts Capital One business credit cards for Plastiq bill payments Quick Thoughts Again, this was historically no problem but…

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