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A suite opportunity, lounging around in Las Vegas, an Amazon play we don’t recommend, and more

Singapore Suites

This week around the web we’ve got the real reason to consider that Wydnham point sale (hint: it’s not for hotels), a sweet suite opportunity, a hint of nostalgia for a time long gone (bye bye Super Shuttle), and a creative play for Amazon that I personally don’t recommend. All that and more in our week in review around the web. A Great Way to Benefit From the Wyndham Rewards Points Sale – and It’s…

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AA shutdowns, how we cause devaluations, college credit cards, and an unfortunate glitch

This week’s Frequent Miler on the Air broadcast is a bit unique: due to a technical glitch, our audio recording got cut off just over half way through. Therefore, if you download the podcast form this week, you’ll hear about 2/3 of the topics originally discussed. That is to say that in the podcast below, we talk about AA shut downs, the cause of program devaluations, and whether Greg is doing more harm than good in…

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Chase Sapphire Reserve Complete Guide

The $450 Chase Sapphire Reserve card is my pick for the best all around travel rewards card. It has decent perks, best-in-class travel protections, and excellent rewards for spend: 3X points for both travel and dining.  This card earns valuable Chase Ultimate Rewards points. With the Sapphire Reserve card, points are worth 1.5 cents each when redeemed for travel through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal. Application Tips Should you apply? If you spend a lot…

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Doing Disney off-property? Magic Village is a great property.

Last week, I spent a few days at the House of the Mouse. I made what used to be a fantastic redemption with Wyndham Rewards points. It isn’t a very good value on points any more (though it may not be terrible if you’re flush with Wyndham points). However, it is still a potentially excellent deal if you’re paying cash and looking for all the comforts of home on a trip to Disney where staying on-property…

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195K more points for my college student son

In the past few days, my 20 year old son signed up for three new credit cards.  Not counting the points earned on spend, he’ll rack up 195,000 points and miles once he completes the minimum spend requirements. Despite the fact that I recently published a relevant credit card plan (“A student credit card plan: 825,000 points by graduation“), that plan wasn’t followed at all.  Well, one key part of the plan was enacted a…

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Searching for cheap status with oneworld airlines

American Airlines Planes

Yesterday, Greg wrote about manufacturing Hyatt Globalist status. Later in the day, I saw a fare sale with a super cheap domestic fare: just $59 round trip from Baltimore to Charlotte on American Airlines. That led me to find a few other routes with the same pricing (including Philadelphia to Charlotte and Phoenix to Las Vegas). When I checked it out via Google Flights, I found that same-day turns (where you fly a complete round…

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Manufacturing Hyatt Globalist Status

In my opinion, Hyatt offers the best top-tier elite perks of any hotel chain.  Hyatt also arguably offers the best redemption options of any major chain thanks to having a reasonably priced award chart and the ability to book upgrades such as as club access, suites, and premium suites with points.  The only area where other chains have a big advantage is with the number of hotels available: Hyatt is tiny compared to Marriott, Hilton,…

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Last Chance Deals: 10% off Target cards, LifeMiles transfer & award sale, VGC deals at the grocery store, and more

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. A popular deal returns this year once again for one-day-only (today, 12/8): 10% off Target gift cards. If you are a regular target shopper, this is easy money in your pocket instead of in the cash register, so you won’t want to miss this. Also this week, we have a LIfeMiles…

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Capped IHG points & cash, amazing awards, tipping at high-end hotels and more

In today’s Frequent Miler Week in Review Around the Web, read about why you might consider buying Wyndham points, the new cap on IHG Points & Cash awards, some excellent values from Citi ThankYou points via LifeMiles, and more. Read on for the weekend recap. One good reason to buy Wyndham Rewards buy point 40% bonus to Jan 13 Is it worth buying Wyndham points? Not necessarily…but don’t sleep on Wyndham, either. The above picture…

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