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Last Chance Deals: 200k/$2k Cap 1 Signup Bonuses, Up To 20 Free Stocks, Up To 50% Off At Sam’s Club & More

Last Chance Deals

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. 18 deals are ending this week as this coming Friday is the last day of the month. The huge Capital One signup bonuses for 200,000 miles or $2,000 end tomorrow (Monday), so there’s not long to apply for those. Another Capital One offer ends a few days after that as their…

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What to do with a locked AA account, paradise lost at Atlantis, the state of travel to Asia, and more

Should I or shouldn’t I? Fork in Road

In this week’s Frequent Miler week in review around the web, read about how one customer is trying to hash out plans moving forward with a locked (but not yet shut down) American Airlines AAdvantage account, thoughts on travel to Asia given the current concerns over coronavirus, a nice improvement from, and more. Planning & Strategy in the Face of an AA Lockdown Craig at Middle Age Miles recently wrote a really engaging read…

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The Stephen Pepper Episode, a card not to overlook, a tool you should use, and more

When the cat is away, the mice will play: with Greg on vacation this week, our podcast has a special guest. Our very own Stephen Pepper joined me this week to discuss his 5-year, 50-state road trip. We talked about places he didn’t expect to love, challenges he hadn’t known before planning to spend every night on the road for five years, and whether or not he’d recommend his lifestyle to others. Unfortunately, with our…

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Loyalty Alchemy: An experiment with Hilton points

Are you sitting on a pile of Hilton points and struggling to find a way to turn them into something worthwhile? I’m not in that boat, but while looking into something entirely different last night, I ran into a potentially interesting use of Hilton points: transfers to Hainan Airlines. While transfers from hotel loyalty programs to airlines usually present terrible value (Marriott being a notable exception), this is one that might be interesting. There’s no…

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West Palm Beach quietly becomes cool

For my sister-in-law’s birthday, I booked four of us with the West Palm Beach Food Tour.  Despite positive reviews, I wasn’t expecting much.  My perception of the area, from past visits, was not great.  On the west side you had CityPlace (now Rosemary Square) which is basically an over-the-top outdoor shopping mall.  Boring. The rest of the town, my memory told me, was run down and not at all a place I’d choose to go. …

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Yeah, AA’s award search map tool is pretty cool…and frustrating

Yesterday, The Points Guy published a post titled, “Your favorite AA award tool is back — and better than ever“. The thing is, I didn’t have a favorite AA tool. And it’s back? That sounded like it required immediate investigation. After spending a few hours playing around with it, I can confirm that it is my new favorite American Airlines award search tool…..and I kind of hate it at the same time (mostly because AA doesn’t…

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FM to Go. Coming soon to a town near you.

As a complement to our Frequent Miler Insiders Facebook Group, we have started a new meetup / seminar series: FM to Go.  We have often had readers ask us to visit their town, and we’ve wanted to.  But we didn’t previously have a good way to pick where to go or how to organize a gathering in towns we don’t know well.  FM to Go is the answer. Our next FM to Go is going…

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2 More Best Rate Guarantee Successes (Sort Of) – This Time With Marriott

Mardi Gras

Other than a little fumbling around one time with IHG, I was a Best Rate Guarantee virgin until recently. That changed when I made two successful claims with Hyatt and I gained a little more experience the other week with Marriott. Both of my Marriott Best Rate Guarantee claims were successful, but one of them didn’t work out quite as well as I’d been expecting. Here’s what the process was like and the results from…

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A few new additions to our Best Offers

We endeavor to have the best Best Offers page on the Internet. That’s not a small task; at the moment, there are 155 credit cards on our Best Offers page. A week rarely passes when there aren’t necessary updates to offers, benefits, links, descriptions, names, or other details and we do our best to keep up with those changes. As I was doing some site maintenance yesterday, I stumbled on a few credit cards that were…

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