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Bet You Didn’t Know: Entering Priority Pass Lounges Without a Physical Membership Card

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A few weeks ago my flight was delayed out of LAX, which of course meant I had extra time to engage in my favorite activity – people watching. Seeing folks from different walks of life intermingle with each other is fascinating to me, and so I made myself comfortable on the floor next to one of the 3 available power outlets in LAX Terminal 2 and occupied myself with a bit of real life Americana. No,…

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Bet You Didn’t Know: How To Change Credit Card Due Dates Online at Each Bank

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Most people’s lives are hectic enough without having to remember what day the credit card bill is due. For credit card churners who might be juggling 5 or 6 active cards in their wallet at any given time (along with another 10-20 cards in the sock drawer), it’s an even harder task to keep track of all those due dates across multiple cards and financial institutions. While setting up automatic payments can certainly help, it’s not…

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Bet You Didn’t Know: New(ish) Rules on Hyatt Free Night Certificates

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   There are two different flavors of Hyatt Free Night certificates associated with the Hyatt Visa credit card. One of them is awesome. The other is not actually even free. The first type of certificate are the ones you get as a signup bonus after completing $1,000 in spend when you apply for the Hyatt Visa. You get two of them, good for one night each at any Hyatt in…

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Bet You Didn’t Know: Unlimited Ticket Changes on Virgin America For $25

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   Over the last few years change fees have gone up faster than my weight did while I was on the In and Out Burger diet. It seems every time you turn around, airlines have tacked another $50 onto the fee for the privilege of changing your ticket. With change fees reaching as high as $200 per person for domestic flights on some airlines (yes, American, that’s your change fee page I just…

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Bet You Didn’t Know: A Map of Walmart MoneyCenter Kiosk Locations

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   I’m filing today’s post under the category “better late than never.” Or maybe that should be “better late than never?” I’ve been meaning to write up this tip for a couple of months, but other topics kept capturing my attention and I saved this one for later. Unfortunately, as we all know, in the meantime a whole ton of Bluebird and Serve accounts were restricted and can no longer be loaded.…

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Bet You Didn’t Know: Retrieving Online Itemized Receipts For Rental Car Tolls

By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   Every time I rent a car, it happens. A day or two after I’ve returned the vehicle, the rental charge appears on my credit card bill. It’s roughly the expected amount, give or take a few bucks that aren’t enough to either complain or get excited about. But then a week or two later, I get that “other” charge… Somewhere in the thousands of words of rental contract fine…

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Bet You Didn’t Know: A New and Improved Staples Rebate Option?

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   Despite the recent untimely death of Bluebird and Serve for many Frequent Miler readers, it can sometimes still be useful to purchase Visa or MasterCard gift cards at Staples. For those with a Chase Ink or an Amex Simply Cash, being able to acquire a gift card that can be utilized anywhere for 5x Ultimate Rewards or 5% cash back can still be worth some time and effort. However,…

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Bet You Didn’t Know: A Repeatable Companion Airfare Discount with the CNB Crystal Visa Infinite

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   In my experience, one of the most overrated credit card benefits is the companion airfare discount. It seems these deals always manage to feature a slew of caveats that make the perk a lot less valuable than advertised. Sometimes there are huge fuel surcharges (British Airways) or you have to buy a full fare unrestricted ticket (Amex) or there are blackout dates (the old US Airways). Whatever the issue, there are often too…

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Bet You Didn’t Know: A Little Noticed Improvement to Google Flights

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   It’s the end of the year and time to look back at the highs and lows of 2015. For me, the low was eating so much at Christmas dinner that I experienced a phenomenon known as “super belly.” I should be embarrassed, but my family is so used to it that they just look away and hope in vain for next year to be better. But one of the…

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