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Last Chance Deals: Choice Hotels Free Night, 4x Fuel Points, Aeroplan Transfer Bonus & 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. Six deals are ending this week, including the most recent Choice Hotels promotion which offers enough bonus points to get you a free night after two stays. Kroger’s digital coupons offering 4x fuel points on all third party gift cards and fixed-value Visa gift cards and Mastercard gift cards will expire…

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Safeway gift card hacking, unwritten policy for Marriott elites, and is hotel loyalty illogical?

Hyatt gift card hacked

This week around the web, we’ve got a warning for Safeway gift card shoppers, the case against chasing hotel status, United’s empty threat to dump Expedia, and more. Read on for the weekly FM week in review around the web. Even variable Visa gift cards at Safeway are now being tampered with Gift card fraud should be a real concern if you’re MSing. Vinh at Miles Per Day highlights an issue being seen at Safeway…

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The best credit cards, #bonvoyed! (or not), and more

This week at Frequent Miler, Greg examined the question, “What is the best credit card?” through a couple of lenses, I shared a nice find during my recent trip to Japan, you can read about why you should consider Qantas for AA redemptions, and more. Read on for the weekend recap Best Fee-Free Travel Credit Card Obviously, the best fee-free travel credit card is the Costco card. Wait, what? Is Greg off his rocker? Did Costco…

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Best Fee-Free Travel Credit Card

In response to my recent post “What is the best credit card?” a reader pointed out that I should have included the Wells Fargo Propel card on the list.  I agree, but for one thing: even though the Propel is issued by Wells Fargo, it’s an Amex card.  The point of that post was to recommend a single rewarding card (or sometimes two) for those who don’t want to carry around lots of different cards. …

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Strengths of Qantas for AA redemptions

American Airlines Planes

Last year, I wrote a post about a sweet-spot that had been hiding in plain sight on me in the Iberia award chart (See: From 11K RT on American: A sweet spot for North American flight redemptions). At the time, I was pretty excited about using Iberia for award flights on American Airlines flights because of the fact that they price flights based on cumulative distance rather than pricing each segment separately (the way that British Airways…

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Using National Car Rental free days for one-way car rentals [Sweet-spot spotlight]

One-way car rentals are often quite expensive, which can make them a great use of rental car rewards such as National Car Rental free days. While this can also be true with other rental companies, it can be especially relevant with National given the ease with which free days can be earned and the way that elite status can open up more valuable one-way rentals. Sweet spot spotlight: The short story: National Rental Car free days, which…

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On my mind (#Bonvoyed! edition)

A few nights ago I overheard an elderly woman at a restaurant talking about Marriott: “Now they call it ‘Bonvoy’. I hate that name.”  Agreed.  We hate it too.  All of us.  Not only do we hate the name, but we hate the TV commercials where happy travelers loudly proclaim the nonsense word: “Bonvoy!” They want you to hate the commercials I remember a time in 7th grade where a substitute teacher asked our class…

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Not #Bonvoyed: Courtyard Hakuba, maybe the nicest Cat 4 Marriott in the world

Controversial statement: The Courtyard Hakuba is the nicest Category 4 Marriott in the world. Change my mind. If you’ve noticed my recent absence from Frequent Miler, it’s because I was on vacation recharging my batteries in Japan. I went into this trip expecting to be #Bonvoyed by the Courtyard Hakuba (with a little help from the Prestige concierge), but I came away from 4 nights in Hakuba, Japan already talking about going back next year. This…

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Last Chance Deals: 1,000 Southwest Miles For Filing Taxes, Double Avios On BA Flights & 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. There are five deals ending this week, including 1,000 Rapid Rewards from the Southwest shopping portal for filing your taxes with TurboTax. Best Western is giving a free night after staying with them twice, British Airways is offering double Avios on your next six flights and more. Below you’ll find this…

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