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Card Talk: Gold is Good. Sapphire Reserve is Key

Beware what you ask for.  In the past, via Card Talk, we've helped people...

A lighter wallet: no annual fees, still great rewards

"Never pay an annual fee to use your money". That's what I was raised...

Bottom Line Reviews

I hate writing reviews.  And, I hate reading reviews too.  But reviews can be...

Air Canada Aeroplan: Everything you need to know about their innovative new program

Air Canada has unveiled details of their new loyalty program coming November 8th, 2020. ...

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Beware what you ask for.  In the past, via Card Talk, we've helped people save a ton of money or helped them reach their...
"Never pay an annual fee to use your money". That's what I was raised to believe about credit cards. My parents meant well. Despite...

Targeted US Bank gas, sporting goods, and Motorhome / RV rental bonuses

There is a targeted offer out for some US Bank credit cards offering up to $90 in statement credits, with bonus at gas stations,...

Shop Your Way points are…worth something? Transfer Citi->Sears->Gift Cards

Be still my heart: there may actually be a reason to convert Citi ThankYou points to Sears Shop Your Way points. Strange, but true....

(Update: More Targeted) Earn 5-7x Points On Groceries & Gas With Select Chase Cards

Update 8/14/20: When publishing this deal a couple of weeks ago, none of the Chase cards my wife and I hold were eligible for...

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Targeted US Bank gas, sporting goods, and Motorhome / RV rental bonuses

There is a targeted offer out for some US Bank credit cards offering up to $90 in statement credits, with bonus at gas stations,...

Shop Your Way points are…worth something? Transfer Citi->Sears->Gift Cards

Be still my heart: there may actually be a reason to convert Citi ThankYou points to Sears Shop Your Way points. Strange, but true....

(Update: More Targeted) Earn 5-7x Points On Groceries & Gas With Select Chase Cards

Update 8/14/20: When publishing this deal a couple of weeks ago, none of the Chase cards my wife and I hold were eligible for...

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30% off Etihad award tickets

Etihad Guest is offering 30% off on saver ("Guest" level) award tickets in all classes of service that are booked by August 27, 2020 for travel...

$5 off Visa Gift Cards at Staples 8/16-8/22

This coming Sunday, August 16th, to Saturday, August 22nd, 2020, Staples will be offering $5 off on Visa Gift Cards, with a limit of 5...

Card Talk: Gold is Good. Sapphire Reserve is Key

Beware what you ask for.  In the past, via Card Talk, we've helped people save a ton of money or helped them reach their...

How much do you pay for your miles and points?

Note: We have made updates to this older post to reflect 2020 numbers. The key point -- that points cost us something in the...

[Not working] Southwest credit card offer available on mobile

Update: our apologies. This was published in error. We held off on publishing last night when we saw that the offer was disappearing after logging...

Get 50K Choice points + free night with $500 all-inclusive booking

Choice Privileges is out with an interesting promotion for some of their all-inclusive resorts: make a booking at select all-inclusive resorts costing $500 or...

A lighter wallet: no annual fees, still great rewards

"Never pay an annual fee to use your money". That's what I was raised to believe about credit cards. My parents meant well. Despite...

Bottom Line Reviews

I hate writing reviews.  And, I hate reading reviews too.  But reviews can be useful.  For these reasons, we've been writing "bottom line reviews." ...

New restaurant statement credits w/ new Platinum or Gold card accounts

There are new welcome offers available for new applicants on both the Amex Gold Card and Amex Platinum Card (the "vanilla" flavor) good for 20% back...

Lap infant award tickets for less: New Aeroplan fee is $25 CAD or 2500 miles (all classes of service / partners)

Lap infant award ticket prices vary widely between programs, but Air Canada's Aeroplan is going from being one of the best options for lap infant...

Very nice: 2500 miles for joining Aeroplan & earning a mile

Aeroplan is out with what is a great offer that is worth your full attention: join Aeroplan and earn at least 1 mile by...

Air Canada Aeroplan: Everything you need to know about their innovative new program

Air Canada has unveiled details of their new loyalty program coming November 8th, 2020.  Not interested?  Think again.  Air Canada Aeroplan points can be...

[Update: Now working] Chase Marriott Cards: Earn 10x At Gas Stations & Restaurants On Up To $3,500 Spend (Ends 9/15/20)

Update 8/11/20 from Nick: Many people have been unable to register for these bonuses, but we received a report today in Frequent Miler Insiders...

Earn 10K bonus miles w/ 5 purchases via MPX (United cardholders)

The United Mileage Plus X app is offering a great bonus opportunity for Chase United Visa cardholders (which includes the no-fee version of the card): earn...

The new Aeroplan award chart: A nice net win

Air Canada promised a new and improved Aeroplan loyalty program to debut in 2020. The award chart / booking details are out today and...

Simon Visa Gift Cards online: 15% off all fees (incl shipping)

Update 8/11/20: Simon Mall’s volume gift card site (see more: Simon Visa Gift Card online bulk ordering. Everything you need to know.) is offering 15% off...

Deal psychology: Which discount is best?

Today's post is only tangentially related to miles & points, though it is related to deal hunting -- or more specifically, the way that deals are...

Best credit cards for Plastiq bill payments (updated w/ 2.85% fee)

Plastiq is an online bill payment service that lets you pay almost all of your bills by credit card.  The usual fee is 2.85%, but they sometimes...

Better than 1:1 to Southwest from Amex & Chase points, almost 1:1 from Citi

We posted earlier today about the fact that Southwest travel funds can now be converted to Southwest Rapid Rewards points (See: Southwest travel funds...

Southwest travel funds conversion live & it’s a good deal

Southwest travel funds can now be converted to points. This planned functionality was announced a few months ago, but Southwest was slow in bringing it...

25K bonus on Altitude Go

US Bank has increased the offer on the Altitude Go card to 25,000 points after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days. As we noted...

The Best Points-bookable Hotels in the World (Updated w/ Point Values)

Travel & Leisure recently published their World's Best Awards for 2020. Using survey data, they rated the world's best destinations, airlines, resorts, etc. For...

(Update: Half-Price Ticket For 1 Person) Alaska Airlines: Buy 1 Ticket, Get 2nd For Taxes & Fees + Middle Seat Blocked

Update 8/9/20: When writing about this deal, I'd noticed that it was taking 50% off the cost of two tickets. What I hadn't realized...

Office Depot/OfficeMax: Earn 25% Rewards When Buying $100 Happy Gift Cards

Office Depot and OfficeMax stores have launched a decent deal today which offers 25% back in rewards when spending $100 on Happy gift cards. The...

30% off Etihad award tickets

Etihad Guest is offering 30% off on saver ("Guest" level) award tickets in all classes of service that are booked by August 27, 2020 for travel...

$5 off Visa Gift Cards at Staples 8/16-8/22

This coming Sunday, August 16th, to Saturday, August 22nd, 2020, Staples will be offering $5 off on Visa Gift Cards, with a limit of 5...

Card Talk: Gold is Good. Sapphire Reserve is Key

Beware what you ask for.  In the past, via Card Talk, we've helped people save a ton of money or helped them reach their...

How much do you pay for your miles and points?

Note: We have made updates to this older post to reflect 2020 numbers. The key point -- that points cost us something in the...

[Not working] Southwest credit card offer available on mobile

Update: our apologies. This was published in error. We held off on publishing last night when we saw that the offer was disappearing after logging...

Get 50K Choice points + free night with $500 all-inclusive booking

Choice Privileges is out with an interesting promotion for some of their all-inclusive resorts: make a booking at select all-inclusive resorts costing $500 or...

A lighter wallet: no annual fees, still great rewards

"Never pay an annual fee to use your money". That's what I was raised to believe about credit cards. My parents meant well. Despite...

Bottom Line Reviews

I hate writing reviews.  And, I hate reading reviews too.  But reviews can be useful.  For these reasons, we've been writing "bottom line reviews." ...

New restaurant statement credits w/ new Platinum or Gold card accounts

There are new welcome offers available for new applicants on both the Amex Gold Card and Amex Platinum Card (the "vanilla" flavor) good for 20% back...

Lap infant award tickets for less: New Aeroplan fee is $25 CAD or 2500 miles (all classes of service / partners)

Lap infant award ticket prices vary widely between programs, but Air Canada's Aeroplan is going from being one of the best options for lap infant...

Very nice: 2500 miles for joining Aeroplan & earning a mile

Aeroplan is out with what is a great offer that is worth your full attention: join Aeroplan and earn at least 1 mile by...

Air Canada Aeroplan: Everything you need to know about their innovative new program

Air Canada has unveiled details of their new loyalty program coming November 8th, 2020.  Not interested?  Think again.  Air Canada Aeroplan points can be...

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