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Ink for a student, an upgrade offer, traveling with a baby and more

      This week at Frequent Miler, Greg found that even a student could be approved for an Ink card. we covered some of the controversial aspects of family travel, and it’s time to decide whether or not to take the Marriott upgrade offer. Read about those topics and more in our Frequent Miler week in review recap. Chase Business Ink as a student starter card If you read my post yesterday about doing…

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Hilton Summer 2019 promo: Go More, Get More (5/6 through 9/8/19)

Hilton Honors has announced its Summer 2019 promotion, which is called Go More, Get More Points. This new promotion is now available for registration and offers double points starting with your second stay as well as incentives after 10, 15, or 20 stays during the promotion period. The Deal Hilton Honors is out with its summer 2019 promotion, good for double points starting with your second stay from May 6 to September 8, 2019 as well as the following bonuses:…

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(EXPIRED) Cruise LA to Vancouver: 2 ppl $268 all-in on May 5th

We rarely ever cover cruise deals, but this one looked interesting since I suspect it will mostly be of use for those who can take off on a whim and have the miles to fly back home: CruiseDirect.com is offering a one-way Princess Cruise from Los Angeles to Vancouver for $268 all-in for two passengers for an interior room. They are advertising it as “from $59”, but with taxes it bumps up to $268 for 2…

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Why travel with a baby

I promise this blog hasn’t become “The Family Miler” despite a few family-travel-related posts this week. But the other day on Frequent Miler, we had some lively discussion about whether or not it’s OK to fly in business class with a baby. I’m not going to repeat that discussion here, see “The baby in business class debate” if you’re interested and missed it. One point that was echoed by a few folks was the notion…

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(EXPIRED) Singapore promo: 66.5K miles for business class from San Francisco to Singapore

Singapore Airlines is out with its latest list of “spontaneous escapes”. Similar to Flying Blue Promo Awards, this is a monthly list of discounted routes/cabins. The current list is valid for bookings made by April 30, 2019 for flights from May 1 to May 30, 2019 and it includes one option originating from the US: San Francisco to Singapore for 66.5K miles one-way in business class (as opposed to the usual 95K miles required). Since…

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Repeatable Apple Pay Amex Offer: Spend $5+, get 200 points or $2 back (up to 5x)

There’s a new targeted Amex Offer out today for Apple Pay purchases: Depending on the card targeted, there are two versions of the offer: Spend $5 or more, get 200 Membership Rewards points or spend $5+ and get $2 back. Either way, it’s a nice return on a handful of cheap everyday purchases. The Deal New targeted Amex Offers are out for Apple Pay. Depending on the card targeted, you may see either: Spend $5 or more, get 200 Membership Rewards…

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Almost scammed, about to be Bonvoyed, eat free in NYC and more

In this Frequent Miler week in review around the web, read about how you could leverage technology to eat (or do lots of other things) for free, ways to be Bonvoyed beyond your control, how even the best of us can get scammed, and more. Read up in this week’s run down. How I Eat For Free in NYC Using Python, Automation, Artificial Intelligence, and Instagram The technical stuff here is way over my head,…

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(EXPIRED) 5K one-way Philadelphia to Los Angeles on AA!

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Monkey Miles stumbled on a really interesting find in AA’s unannounced SAAver award specials: flights from 5K one-way between Philadelphia and Los Angeles. While that’s somewhat concerning in what it means for the future of AA Saver awards (will they abandon the award chart altogether in favor of dynamic pricing?), in the meantime it means you can get between the coasts crazy cheap in terms of miles. The Deal American Airlines SAAver award availability from just 5K miles…

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Extra 5x on bills w/ targeted Chase spending offer

Chase appears to be sending out targeted spending offers using your card to pay select bills. Stephen received the following offer on his IHG card: The Deal New Chase targeted spending bonus on the IHG Rewards Club Credit Card (and possibly other cards) good for 5x bonus points on up to $2,000 in purchases when you pay select bills with your card between April 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019 Email subject line says, “[Name], earn 5X bonus points on monthly bills.“ Key…

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