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Last Chance Deals: Shop Small Amex Offer, IHG Chase Offer, LifeMiles Transfer Bonus &...

Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some other deals that are due to end soon. There are 10 deals ending this week, with some very good...

A 30 night mattress run? 80K now vs. maybe 100K later? And more…

Is it worth booking a 30 night Hyatt stay to secure two years of top tier Globalist status?  At first I thought Nick was a bit nuts for considering it, but in this week's...

Hyatt cash or points? Use the Frequent Miler worksheet

Should you book with cash or points? I've written separately about how pumped I am about Hyatt's latest promotions (see: Rocking Hyatt’s overlapping promos. Top tier status is easier than ever).  Some of the...

Hawaii opening to tourism October 15th!

Hawaii's governor David Ige announced that Hawaii will open to tourism on October 15th, 2020.  I know we've heard it before, but this time, there's a chart (see above).  The plan is pretty simple:...

Rocking Hyatt’s overlapping promos. Top tier status is easier than ever.

Hyatt's Bonus Journeys 4th quarter promotion is really good.  It offers triple or quadruple point earnings and bonus tier qualifying nights.  On top of that, Hyatt has extended their previous awesome promotion for Free...

Will Chase match the Sapphire Preferred 60K offer to 80K?

Will Chase match the Sapphire Preferred 60K offer to 80K?: Chase has recently increased the welcome bonus for the Sapphire Preferred card to 80,000 points after $4K spend.  The previous offer was for 60K...

Chase Freedom Flex Complete Guide

The all-new Chase Freedom Flex Mastercard is now live.  Within Chase's family of Ultimate Rewards cards, this one replaces the Freedom Visa.  The Freedom Visa was a good card thanks to its rotating 5X...

Chase Sapphire Preferred 80K Offer – Should you go for it?

In light of the new Chase Freedom Flex and new capabilities for the Freedom Unlimited (5X travel through Chase, 3X drugstore, 3X dining), I've argued that Chase was going to have to significantly enhance...

Miles, credits, and certs orphaned by COVID-19 (on my mind)

Yesterday I cancelled the last of my pre-pandemic travel bookings.  I had used Cathay Pacific miles to book a January 2021 flight: Japan Airlines first class to Sydney.  Maybe Cathay would have refunded my...

How to get targeted for the best Amex welcome bonuses.

An easy way to find the best Amex welcome bonuses is to visit Frequent Miler’s Best Offers page.  But, that page focuses on the best publicly available offers.  This post details a number of ways to get targeted offers that may be even better.  American Express usually doesn’t offer welcome bonuses to those who have had the same card before, so it is especially important with Amex to sign up only for the very best offers.

Hyatt comes out swinging. How will Marriott, IHG, and Hilton respond?

Wait a minute... what is Greg doing writing this Week in Review post? Isn't that Nick's job?  Why yes it is... usually.  But last weekend, Nick's wife celebrated Labor Day weekend by going into...

Hilton Credit Card Comparison. Which is best?

Hilton's credit card lineup is not nearly as complicated as Marriott's (see: Which Marriott Bonvoy card is best?).  However, American Express does issue four different Hilton cards for the US market.  Here's everything you...

Best ways to fly to Hawaii from the US mainland

Now that United has announced new routes to Hawaii, the tropical paradise is on my mind again.  Alaska, AA, Delta, Hawaiian, Southwest, and United Airlines all have flights from the mainland US to Hawaii,...

Airlines eliminate change fees: Quick reference chart [United now includes Mexico and Caribbean]

Update 9/9/20: United has announced that they've extended the elimination of change fees to include Mexico and the Caribbean. H/T View from the Wing. Recently, each of the domestic US airlines has announced that they...

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