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Tag: COVID-19

Miles, credits, and certs orphaned by COVID-19 (on my mind)

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Yesterday I cancelled the last of my pre-pandemic travel bookings.  I had used Cathay Pacific miles to book a January 2021 flight: Japan Airlines...

COVID Credit Card Enhancements Ultimate Guide

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Travel rewards credit cards don't have the same appeal during a pandemic.  To keep our business, card issuers have been throwing temporary new perks...

My experience traveling during COVID-19 (Delta, SkyClub, rental car, hotels)

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My wife and I just returned from our second vacation since COVID-19 seemingly made travel a thing of the past.  On our first vacation,...

Delta mileage running from home during COVID-19. Should we do it?

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If you have a Delta Platinum or Delta Reserve card that you acquired before July 1st 2020, then you should have offers in your...

Ventana Big Sur during the pandemic — a reader’s experience

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It's no secret that my wife and I absolutely loved our stay at Hyatt's Ventana Big Sur.  But... we stayed before the pandemic changed...
Marriott bonus elite nights.

Marriott Bonus Elite Nights Are Posting To Accounts

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Marriott announced last month that they'd be making it far easier for Bonvoy members to earn status during 2020 for status through the beginning...

[Dead] 5x restaurants with Chase Sapphire Reserve?

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Update 7/7/20: Doctor of Credit reports that this died sometime in the past couple of days, so it was apparently not intended. It's anybody's...

My ever changing pandemic wallet

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Early this year I opened the kimono to show off the cards I keep in my wallet.  I was proud that I had a...

How Frequent Miler (the business) is surviving COVID-19

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Early in the COVID lockdown in the United States, it was obvious that the points & miles blog business was going to take a...

Yes, the Ritz card *is* earning the grocery bonus, but it’s confusing.

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A reader reached out on Twitter this morning reporting that his Chase Ritz grocery store bonus points were not posting to his Marriott account....

Pandemic vacation. Is it safe?

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Last week my wife I drove to northern Michigan for our first pandemic vacation.  Michigan, overall, has had very few COVID-19 cases in recent...

COVID-19 Hotel flexibility policies compared for future trip planning

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As travel restrictions ease domestically, many readers are likely planning future trips. I know I've been thinking about where I want to go and...

The face mask you already own

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A recent study published by the Royal Society concludes that widespread use of home-made face masks, combined with physical distancing, may be an effective...

US Bank Altitude Reserve Allowing Dining Purchases Towards $325 Travel Credit (Temporarily) + 3x...

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US Bank has announced a couple of enhancements to its Altitude Reserve card, both of which relate to dining purchases. First up, the card's $325...

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