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Match M Life back to Hyatt Explorist ’till Feb 2020

Thanks to World of Hyatt’s partnership with the M Life, the loyalty program of MGM resorts & casinos, you can enjoy reciprocal status between the two programs. Hyatt Explorist and above matches to M Life Gold. If you previously matched your Hyatt Explorist status to M Life Gold, you can now match back from M Life Gold for this year and pick up 4 new club lounge access upgrades that are valid through February 2020…

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Buy Hilton points for half a cent each through 2/26/18

Hilton Honors is once again offering a “100% bonus” when you purchase Hilton Honors points. That works out to a price of .5 cents each. In yesterday’s post (See: Does it ever make sense to spend on a Hilton card?), I noted that it doesn’t make much sense to use Hilton credit cards on unbonused spend since you could use a cash back card and then use the cash back to buy Hilton points in a…

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Transfer partners: Chase vs. Citi

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Recently, Nick and I have published a number of posts about the Citi Prestige card’s new 5X earning power and our thoughts about whether or not to keep our Sapphire Reserve cards (which earn 3X in similar categories): Prestige rocks my wallet for 2019 On my mind (Goodbye Sapphire Reserve?) Rocking the Prestige more softly than Greg In response, a number of readers asserted that Citi’s transfer partners are awful (shitty, garbage, useless, etc.) compared…

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Last Chance Deals: Fee-Free Visa Gift Cards, Saks Amex Offer, 10k Best Western & 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. The Staples offer on fee-free Visa gift cards starts today and runs through to Saturday night. The two types of Saks Amex Offers end on Monday, while three other offers end on Tuesday, including Best Western awards for 10,000 points. Below you’ll find this week’s Last Chance Deals. Those are followed by…

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AT&T experiments, stranded by Marriott, easy path to Altitude and more

This week around the web: get some tips for maximizing your AT&T Access More card (if you’re lucky enough to have one), an airfare tip to keep you from being overcharged, Marriott’s latest #fail, and more. One Year of Experimenting and Earning with the Citi AT&T Access More – What Earns 3x TYPs as Online Retail & Travel? The AT&T Access More card has not been available for new applicants for quite some time now.…

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Sapphire vs Prestige, DoC vs FM, Google Fi vs customers and more

This was a week of conflict at Frequent Miler. With new life breathed into the Prestige, we debated whether it’s taken the Sapphire Reserve out of our wallets. Meanwhile, I disagreed with Doctor of Credit over the value of the new Southwest offers. Google Fi showed its ugly side in making it impossible for at least some customers to pay their bills. All those stories and more in our Frequent Miler week in review. FM…

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60K Hawaiian Airlines offer [1 purchase via paper app / $2K spend online]

The Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard is offering a welcome bonus of 60,000 miles. If you apply online, that bonus requires $2,000 in purchases in the first 30 days. However, Doctor of Credit notes that if you apply via paper application (distributed in-flight), you can get that same bonus on your first purchase. The Offer Note that this offer is for online applications. As it notes, a paper app available in-flight is reported to offer the same bonus…

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Citi Rewards+ card now live (15K bonus, maybe a good downgrade option)

We recently wrote about the new Citi Rewards+ Credit Card that was expected to launch soon. That card features the interesting benefit of rounding up all purchases to the nearest 10 points — which oddly bonuses small purchases more strongly than anything else. That card is now live for applications. I suspect that most readers will either find this one not worth applying for or not be eligible, but the fact that it is live for…

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Fee-free Visa Gift Cards & easy 5x at Staples next week

Staples will be offering fee-free $200 Visa Gift Cards starting Sunday, January 13, 2019 through Saturday, January 19, 2019. The add states one per customer – YMMV as to whether or not a cashier will allow more than one purchase. The Deal Staples will waive the $6.95 activation fee when you buy a $200 Visa Gift Card from 1/13/19 to 1/19/19 Direct link to ad (see page 6) Key Terms Limit 1 per customer (YMMV on whether or not your store will allow multiple)…

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