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Bottom Line Reviews

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I hate writing reviews.  And, I hate reading reviews too.  But reviews can be useful.  For these reasons, we've been writing "bottom line reviews."  These are short reviews containing our overall summary at the...

New restaurant statement credits w/ new Platinum or Gold card accounts

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There are new welcome offers available for new applicants on both the Amex Gold Card and Amex Platinum Card (the "vanilla" flavor) good for 20% back on restaurant purchases worldwide for the first 12 months (up...

Lap infant award tickets for less: New Aeroplan fee is $25 CAD or 2500...

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Lap infant award ticket prices vary widely between programs, but Air Canada's Aeroplan is going from being one of the best options for lap infant award tickets to the hands-down best program for lap infant...

Very nice: 2500 miles for joining Aeroplan & earning a mile

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Aeroplan is out with what is a great offer that is worth your full attention: join Aeroplan and earn at least 1 mile by September 30th (which could be through the shopping portal or...

Air Canada Aeroplan: Everything you need to know about their innovative new program

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Air Canada has unveiled details of their new loyalty program coming November 8th, 2020.  Not interested?  Think again.  Air Canada Aeroplan points can be used to fly any Star Alliance airline (United, Lufthansa, ANA,...
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[Update: Now working] Chase Marriott Cards: Earn 10x At Gas Stations & Restaurants On...

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Update 8/11/20 from Nick: Many people have been unable to register for these bonuses, but we received a report today in Frequent Miler Insiders that the following link is working for registration: chase.com/mybonus. I...

Earn 10K bonus miles w/ 5 purchases via MPX (United cardholders)

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The United Mileage Plus X app is offering a great bonus opportunity for Chase United Visa cardholders (which includes the no-fee version of the card): earn up to 10,000 bonus miles with 5 small purchases. The Deal ...

The new Aeroplan award chart: A nice net win

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Air Canada promised a new and improved Aeroplan loyalty program to debut in 2020. The award chart / booking details are out today and while there are of course some negative points, I think...

Simon Visa Gift Cards online: 15% off all fees (incl shipping)

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Update 8/11/20: Simon Mall’s volume gift card site (see more: Simon Visa Gift Card online bulk ordering. Everything you need to know.) is offering 15% off on all fees (including 15% off the shipping fee) on...

Deal psychology: Which discount is best?

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Today's post is only tangentially related to miles & points, though it is related to deal hunting -- or more specifically, the way that deals are framed and how it can sometimes be hard to know...

Best credit cards for Plastiq bill payments (updated w/ 2.85% fee)

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Plastiq is an online bill payment service that lets you pay almost all of your bills by credit card.  The usual fee is 2.85%, but they sometimes run promotions with reduced rates (especially for Mastercard payments).  Full...

Better than 1:1 to Southwest from Amex & Chase points, almost 1:1 from Citi

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We posted earlier today about the fact that Southwest travel funds can now be converted to Southwest Rapid Rewards points (See: Southwest travel funds conversion live & it’s a good deal). We noted within...

Southwest travel funds conversion live & it’s a good deal

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Southwest travel funds can now be converted to points. This planned functionality was announced a few months ago, but Southwest was slow in bringing it live. Thankfully, the conversion is now live on the website...

25K bonus on Altitude Go

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US Bank has increased the offer on the Altitude Go card to 25,000 points after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days. As we noted back when the card launched, the key benefit on this...

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