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Bet You Didn’t Know: Maximizing Marriott’s 5th Night Free on longer stays

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I recently stumbled upon this old post written by Julian, the Devil’s Advocate, in January 2015.  For those who are math or calendar challenged, January 2015 happened more than four years ago.  That's an...
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Bet You Didn’t Know: Updates on Bulk Fares, Amex Due Dates, and more

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate...  For those who may have missed the announcement earlier this week at Travel Codex, this will be my final "Bet You Didn't Know" column here at Frequent Miler, as I'm...
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Bet You Didn’t Know: A Major Change to Amex Charge Card Due Dates

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate...  Banks have a lot of rules... and they love changing them. I don't know if this is because banks aren't very good at writing rules in the first place, or...
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Bet You Didn’t Know: The Secret Shortcut to LaGuardia’s Amex Centurion Lounge

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate...  The day after Thanksgiving means waking up with regrets. You regret eating too much. You regret wagering December's rent on the Vikings. You regret letting that argument with your uncle...
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Bet You Didn’t Know: Cracking the Bulk Fare Code! How to Tell When a...

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate...  A few weeks ago I shared how the bank rewards programs, such as Chase's Ultimate Rewards and Amex's Membership Rewards, were quietly selling bulk fares via their travel portals. Bulk fares can...

Bet You Didn’t Know: Two Quirks in the Hyatt Changeover That Might Be Mattress...

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate...  Yesterday's reveal of the new "World of Hyatt" elite status program lit up the points and miles community, with tons of speculation about winners and losers. I'm sure Greg the Frequent Miler will...
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Bet You Didn’t Know: A Quicker Way to Finish Draining Prepaid Gift Cards at...

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate...  I'm a little peeved at Greg the Frequent Miler today. As you know, Greg is heading off to the ultra luxurious Necker Island tonight and he'll have lots of photos and videos...
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Bet You Didn’t Know: Is Chase Using Bulk Fares for Sapphire Reserve Tickets? Does...

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate...  There have been a lot of confusing data points about bulk fares and redeemable miles over the last two months. Of course, this is not surprising. We're talking about the airline industry...

Bet You Didn’t Know: Sears Shutdown, RadPad Issues, and Southwest Standby

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate...  Normally the "Bet You Didn't Know" series is focused on tips and tricks rather than news, but there have been several recent items of interest that I've seen only lightly...

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