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Lose $2800 on a delay, hidden Delta values, rental hacks and more

This week around the web, we have a good reminder to check those off-the-charts reservations lest you get nailed with a hefty fee for being arriving late, a nice little NYC ride share hack, a creative find from Travel is Free, trouble for some who took part in the Google Fi promo, and more. Read on for our weekend recap. You Could Be Charged $2,800+ Per Night If You Cancel A Points Stay While I…

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FYI: Radisson has no Manhattan hotels…for now

The Radisson Rewards credit card carries what I have said is an interesting big spend benefit: get a free night certificate valid for US properties with each $10K you spend on the card during your cardmember year (awarded after anniversary, up to $30K in purchases). One easy way for me to justify the spend has been the ability to redeem for a free night in New York City, where Radisson used to have a couple…

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How to justify the Prestige, uncapped nights not unrestricted, best Virgin Atlantic award chart, and more

This week at Frequent Miler brought in a number of vastly different posts. From a useful Virgin Atlantic award chart to the reason you should consider the Rewards+ and from what to watch out for when searching United.com to the restriction on unrestricted free nights, find it all in our Frequent Miler week in review. Read on for this week’s recap. Citi Rewards+ is a great companion to Premier or Prestige When the Citi Rewards+…

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Citi Rewards+ is a great companion to Premier or Prestige

When Citi introduced the no-fee Rewards+ card recently, we were surprised and confused.  The card rounds up rewards to the nearest 10 points.  This means that a $1 purchase earns 10X rewards, a 10 cent purchase earns 100X rewards, and a 1 cent purchase earns 1000X rewards.  Those numbers sound awesome until you think more about it.  How many tiny purchases do you really make?  Even if you make two small purchases every single day…

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Is it a waste to use a Cat 1-4 certificate on a Cat 3 property?

Hyatt Regency Tulsa, Oklahoma

One reason to dislike free night certificates (or at least to prefer points) is the inherent pressure they present. If you’ve ever had a free night certificate nearing its expiration, you know what I mean: let’s say you paid $85 for this credit card, you don’t want to use the certificate at a hotel that only costs $110 per night. If it’s a Category 5 certificate, who wants to waste it on a hotel they could have…

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Virgin Atlantic award chart (U.S.-centric)

Virgin Atlantic miles are super easy to obtain.  The Virgin Atlantic World Elite Mastercard earns 1.5 miles per dollar for all spend, plus it offers bonus miles when you reach certain thresholds.  In a previous post I detailed how it is possible to average 2.1 miles per dollar with this card.  Additionally, Virgin Atlantic partners with almost all transferable points programs: Amex, Chase, Citi, and Marriott.  Capital One is the only major holdout. We often…

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Last Chance Deals: Cheap business class, get 10% mileage rebate while you can, and more

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, we don’t have any deals specifically expected to end. That said, we uncovered a great business class fare yesterday and you’ll find that deal and info about Southwest’s expansion to Hawaii, and the end of the 10% mileage rebate on AAdvantage cards under “Won’t Last Long” below. Below you’ll…

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Tips for booking & searching smarter, a 3x rumor, and more

In this week’s Frequent Miler week in review around the web, we’ve got some tips on booking and searching smarter: whether one-way or how to find award space the booking tool wants you to think isn’t there. Trying not to be Bonvoyed is becoming a challenge, but persistance can pay off. There’s also a nice rumor that we can all hope to come true on the Freedom Unlimited. Those things and more — read on…

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The Bonvoy status coaster, persistence paying off, an improvement for IHG (?), and more.

This week at Frequent Miler, see how you can turn a flat-out no into an “I guess so!”, learn about LifeMiles’ weird variable partner pricing, and ride the Marriott status coaster with us. All that and more in our Frequent Miler week in review. When should you book a Prestige 4th night free? The short answer: when it saves you money. See this post for some thoughts about when it will make sense to look to…

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