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Last Chance Deals: Money-Making Amex Offers, 4x Fuel Points, Avios Award Sale & 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 eight deals ending this week. Three of those are Amex Offers that have the potential to be profitable or break-even for gift card resellers with the right reselling relationships. The Avios award sale ends today, so there’s not much time left to take advantage of that offer – just…

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7 free nights in AC, Emirates First w/o fuel surcharges, the best food in town and more

My favorite price is free. If we have that in common, you’ll want to read on to find out about free nights in Atlantic City, a great free tip on finding the best restaurants, how to get money back on your purchases (hey, they won’t be free, but closer counts), and how to book Emirates First Class nearly fee-free. Read on for this Frequent Miler week in review around the web. M Life Gold Status Gets You…

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Shortcuts for status and searches, added clarity on welcome bonuses, and more

Shortcuts to Platinum

This week at Frequent Miler, we looked at shortcuts to elite status and hotel searches, compared premium hotel cards, and got some clarity from Amex regarding eligibility for welcome bonuses. All that and more in this Frequent Miler week in review. Ultra Premium Hotel Cards: Hilton vs. SPG/Marriott I felt like Greg went too easy on the SPG Lux card; in my opinion this one is the Hilton Aspire by a landslide. Sure, it’s possible to…

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35% off Starpoints is back

Starwood is once again offering 35% off on the purchase of SPG Starpoints for purchases through July 20th. I imagine this has to be the last time this will be offered (and I am surprised to see it return this close to the combining of points from the three programs). Purchasing points isn’t always a good move, but it is definitely possible to put these points to use at a greater value than the cash price if you…

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Targeted 75K Membership Rewards points offer

Some people are reporting receiving a targeted offer upon login to their online accounts to earn 75,000 Membership Rewards points as a new card member welcome bonus after making $5,000 in purchases in the first 3 months with a new Business Rewards Gold card. The Deal Some are receiving the following targeted welcome bonus offer for the Business Rewards Gold card from American Express: Earn 75,000 Membership Rewards points after $5,000 in purchases in the first 3 months Those targeted are reporting the…

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Marriott Free Breakfast Simplified

We were promised that Marriott / SPG Platinum Elites would get free breakfast when Marriott and SPG merge in August.  But, as I reported previously, the rules describing who gets breakfast when and where are terribly confusing.  I’ve simplified it. Caution: The chart that follows has not yet been confirmed by Marriott.  I expect to make changes as I learn more, but I believe that I’ve got the basics correct.  For the latest version of…

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Find Hyatt award availability or cash rates faster

While searching for Hyatt award availability yesterday for a future trip, a friend asked me if there was an easier way to search than just going to the website and entering the details again and again. While I’ve known about the trick for finding points & cash availability, I didn’t know until yesterday that there is a shortcut for repetitive searches for rates / awards. This trick comes courtesy of an old post from a…

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Buy miles cheaply: AA miles from 1.72c each

American Airlines is offering a sale on purchased miles: through June 30th, you can buy miles for as low as 1.72 cents each — though be aware that it takes a large purchase to snag that low rate. That’s higher than our Reasonable Redemption Value for American Airlines miles, though it is certainly possible to redeem miles for greater value with strategic redemption. The Deal Buy AA miles and get 10% off and a bonus of up to 100,000…

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Google Express lowers free shipping min; stack w/ $20 back on $60 + coupons

Google Express has made it easier to qualify for free shipping. Through June 18th, the minimum order size necessary to qualify for free shipping is $15 from many retailers (though note that some retailers maintain the normal $35 threshold for free shipping). This stacks nicely with a coupon for $10 off of $10+ on your first order and/or the Amex Offer for $20 or 2,000 points back on $60. The Deal Free shipping minimum at many retailers reduced…

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