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Stuck abroad or know someone who is? Points Pros offers help

One Mile at a Time’s award booking service, PointsPros, is offering assistance to help those stuck abroad who need to get home. To be clear, PointsPros is offering assistance in booking flights for the purposes of repatriation, not for vacation. Here is what they say: We are firmly on team stay home right now, and recommend that if you can stay put, you should stay put. We simultaneously recognize that this situation has caught many people worldwide unawares, and you…

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Southwest extending travel funds to June 2021

Southwest has finally announced how they are handling expiring travel funds in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and it is as good as could be expected: if you have unused travel funds that have expired or will expire between March 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020 will now expire June 30, 2021. Additionally, any new travel funds created as a result of a cancellation between March 1 – May 30, 2021 will also expire June…

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Apple card offers skipped payment

Apple card users are being offered the opportunity to skip the March payment without incurring any interest or fees, enabling those who opt in to skip the payment due this month and pay it next month. Be on the lookout for an email with a link to enroll. I’ve seen a number of posts in my personal social networks over the past few days from friends who work in the service industry and don’t have the…

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United’s latest schedule change policy: no refund for 12 months

This news broke over the weekend, but in catching up on what I missed yesterday I thought it was worth reporting this for those who like me had mostly been away from the news for a day or two: United has made its fourth or fifth change this month to its schedule change policy: If your international flight is changed by more than six hours because of schedule changes resulting from government restrictions, you will…

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Q2 2020 Activation Links For Freedom, Discover, Cash+, Dividend & ABOC

Chase Freedom Q2 2020

As of today, all of the credit cards with rotating quarterly categories have opened registration for Q2 2020. We’ve provided details below of each card’s categories from April 1 to June 30, 2020, along with links to activate your bonuses. Chase Freedom Bonus Categories Grocery Stores (excludes Target & Walmart) Fitness Club & Gym Memberships List of eligible retailers & exclusions Bonus Amount / Limit 5% cashback on up to $1,500 spend in combined purchases…

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Hilton extending free night certificates to August 31, 2021

Hilton has announced that they are extending free night certificates in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have sent out the following email to members with free night certificates: To recap, free night certificates that were unexpired as of March 11, 2020 and all new ones issued by August 30, 2020 will be valid until August 31, 2021. That’s awesome news for anyone sitting on a free night certificate. It is potentially great news for those with…

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$1K gift cards out of stock at some Simon Malls

We have received a few reports from readers about a few Simon Malls being out of stock of $1K Visa Gift Cards. I posted a picture in our Frequent Miler Insiders Facebook group of some swag I got when picking up gift cards the weekend before last and that was where we first received a report. Over the past weekend, I heard a couple more reports of malls that were out of stock. Official word…

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(Update: Now includes more dates) JetBlue: no cancellation fees for flights through 4/30 (or 9/8 if booked 3/6-3/31)

Update 3/11/20: JetBlue has expanded their change/cancellation fee waiver policy. Currently, all change and cancel fees for travel through 4/30/20 are waived, regardless of when you purchased your ticket (flights may be re-booked for travel until 10/24/20). Additionally, there are no change or cancel fees on new flights booked from 3/6/20 to 3/31/20 for travel until 9/8/20. To be clear, cancellations will receive a JetBlue credit that is good for a year from the date…

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(Update: Now Valid On Flights Booked Before March 1) American Airlines Waiving Change Fees For Travel Booked March 1-16 For Travel To Jan 26, 2021.

American Airlines Planes

Update 3/10/2020: In addition to Delta and United, American Airlines has announced that they’re extending their waived change fees to include flights that were booked before March 1, 2020. This is valid for flights due to take place from March 10 to April 30, 2020. Those flights can be rebooked for travel through December 31, 2020 or a year from when you originally booked it, whichever comes first. ~ American Airlines has announced that they’ll…

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