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WOW! Companion pass & 30K points with 1 card

There is a new offer out all three personal versions of the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards credit cards, and it’s a pleasant surprise for some: Earn a Companion Pass valid until 12/31/19 and 30K points after making $4,000 in purchases in the first 3 months. That’s an awesome deal that re-opens the Companion Pass to those who do not qualify for the business card. The Offers All three Southwest Airlines personal credit cards are offering a Companion Pass valid through…

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A several-thousand-point mistake when going for 30 transactions in a cycle

Many credit card issuers have developed various incentives designed to get you to keep their card at the top of your wallet: whether it is a big first-year bonus like 3% everywhere with the Alliant Cashback Visa, a bonus on micro-purchases like with the coming Citi Rewards+ card, a drawn-out welcome offer like the new Southwest 60K offers, or various offers for bonus points on digital wallets or at specific stores. One such incentive that…

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(EXPIRED) Australia from 44K RT, peak summer dates (Delta economy)

Delta is offering round trip flights from Washington, DC to Sydney, Australia from just 44K SkyMiles (+$113 in taxes) round trip, including peak summer travel dates in July and August. While this only yields a value around 1.5 cents compared to the best paid fares on other carriers, that isn’t a terrible value for SkyMiles. Note that I also saw some dates in the spring with flights to Brisbane for 44K round trip, so other Australian cities may also…

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Last Chance Deals: MGM Amex Offer, Airline Portal Bonuses &… That’s It

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. After last week’s flood of expiring offers due to the approaching New Year, things have quietened down this week. We therefore only have two deals ending this week, the first of which is an MGM Resorts Amex Offer that’s giving $50 back or 5,000 Membership Rewards points. There are also a…

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Are the golden days over? Tips for the Cathay fares, trade foreign change for coffee, and more

Are the golden days of credit card rewards over? What do you need to know about those crazy Cathay fares? Can you load up your Starbucks account to use up your foreign change before you come home? Answers to some of those questions and more in this week’s Frequent Miler week in review around the web. Tips For Those Traveling On Cathay Pacific’s Special New Year’s Fares Did you get in on those crazy Cathay…

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The best redemptions of 2018, which cards we’re rocking in 2019, and more

319,000 points

This week at Frequent Miler, Citi gave us a surprise with the best card on the market….for sub-$2 purchases. The good news is that the positive changes to the Prestige card are finally taking effect, so you can also earn a nice return at restaurants and on flights. Speaking of earning a decent return, read about the big spend bonuses I’ll be going after this year, the best redemptions after a year on the road, and…

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New BOA anti-churning 24-month language on some cards (AS, TR, PR, CR)

Bank of America has added some specific anti-churning language to a number of their credit cards. The exact terms vary a bit, but generally you will now be limited by a 24-month rule (read on for the different iterations). Note that as of the time of publication, this language is only appearing on the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature (personal, not business), Premium Rewards, Travel Rewards, and Cash Rewards card. Interestingly, the language varies a bit from one…

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(EXPIRED) Buy Avios pretty cheap through Spanish Groupon

The Spanish version of Groupon is once again offering Iberia Avios for sale at a discount — from around 1.4 cents per point. While that’s not such a good deal as to purchase these speculatively, rates are good enough to buy yourself the miles necessary for a business class flight to Madrid from several US cities for $500. You’d also pay taxes on the award ticket, so your total net cost would be in the range of…

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More Singapore changes: New waitlist process, flexible date search, regular sales

Singapore Suites

Yesterday, we posted about changes to the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer award chart coming later this month (See: Singapore devaluing 1/24/19 (biz/first awards increase by ~10%)). In addition to that devaluation, Singapore has announced a few other changed pertinent to reward enthusiasts, including changes to the waitlist process, the introduction of a flexible date search, and the permanent implementation of “spontaneous escapes” (a monthly flash sale a la Flying Blue promo awards). The flexible date search is…

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