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Business Class to Europe for 80,000 miles Round-Trip, And a Trick For Avoiding Fuel Surcharges

Business class awards to Europe

Business Class Awards To Europe For Less The most valuable award sweet spots are the ones that you actually use. With that in mind, today I will be sharing the first post in a series about award sweet spots that will help you get more from your miles when heading to Europe. While you can typically expect to spend between 115,000 and 140,000 miles for business class awards to Europe, today’s sweet spot will get…

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Last Chance Deals: [Expired] 70k/60k SkyMiles Signup Bonuses, $25 Top Cashback Bonus & 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 several deals ending this week, including increased signup bonuses on four different Delta credit cards, an exclusive $25 signup bonus with Top Cashback, a targeted offer for triple miles on American Airlines flights and more. Below you’ll find this week’s Last Chance Deals. Those are followed by deals that Won’t Last…

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A possible Delta sweet spot, increasing odds of insta-approval, maximizing a stopover and more

The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

In this week’s Frequent Miler week in review around the web, we have some food for thought: a method for increasing your odds of isntant approval that might not be a good idea for everyone, a new service getting a lot of buzz that isn’t quite ready for prime time, and a couple of tips on award maximization. Read on for this week’s recap. Can a Lower Credit Limit Help You Get Approved for a…

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Getting more value from points & miles, losing value from IHG and more

This week at Frequent Miler, several posts were focused on getting more value than you’d expect. Whether getting more out of your Rapid Rewards than the conventional valuation or finding the sweet spots in Asia Miles, we had helpful analysis to help you maximize your awards. The Arrival Premier made a splash — though some would call it a belly flop, I nonetheless saw surprising value in its use for earning Japan Airlines miles. In…

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Good stacking opportunity w/ new Apple Pay promo

Apple Pay is out with a new set of promotions good for savings at a number of popular merchants. This can make for some great stacking deals if you’re able to combine it with either the Chase Pay deal (See: 1,000 Ultimate Rewards points w/ 5 purchases via Apple Pay) or better yet with the Amex Apple Pay deal (See: New offer for Apple Pay: Spend $5, get $2 back 5x [Targeted]) and a good Amex offer. I’m not positive whether…

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A mixed bag with concierge services

One of the benefits of a number of premium credit cards is concierge services — essentially a contact point that can handle a number of different types of arrangements, from restaurant recommendations/reservations to more oddball requests like finding a specific hard-to-find gift. Back before I had a premium card, I wondered if these services added much value. My real-life experiences with the Amex Platinum concierge have been a mixed bag. Personally, I haven’t found concierge services…

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Last Chance Deals: Easy $20 From BoA, Visa & Mastercard Gift Card Deals & 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. This week’s seeing the end of a number of deals, including an easy $20 from Bank of America for downloading their app and paying a credit card bill. There are also several grocery stores with deals on Visa and Mastercard gift cards that’ll be ending this week, so you only have…

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Is the SPG set to disappear? Is the $49 IHG card a bad deal? Will these awards devalue soon? Those answers and more.

In this Frequent Miler Week in Review, we have a juicy rumor on the demise of the SPG website and a list of awards that you should book before they’re gone. While most people will tell you that the $49 IHG card is a great deal, see below for a counterpoint. Those posts and more to follow — read on for this week’s recap. [RUMOR] SPG Website Going Down on August 1st? This is a…

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