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Tag: Reasonable Redemption Values

What are Marriott Bonvoy points worth?

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For years we have listed Marriott points as being worth 0.72 cents each.  This was based on the average redemption value reported in 2017...

Are points worth what they buy or what they save?

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If your employer offered to pay the next $1,100 you earn in pizza, what would you say? Unless you work at a pizzeria and they're...
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Our 5 Best Value Hotel Award Redemptions Of 2018 (And One That Provided Even...

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My wife and I have just completed the first year of our 5 year, 50 state road trip. During that time we've stayed in...

The new true value of Southwest points, 2018 edition. How to get up to...

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How much are Southwest points worth? A simple calculation will tell you one thing. Real world observations will tell you another. The truth is that the value increases with lower price fares, especially when high taxes are involved. The key is...
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Points & miles changing fortunes. Which points are worth more (or less) than before?

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I maintain point values (Reasonable Redemption Values) for each of the major travel and credit card points programs.  Most of the values are derived...

What are hotel points worth? November 2017 reasonable redemption values.

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Hotel points and airline miles vary in value depending upon how you use them.  For example, you could spend 15,000 Hyatt points for a...

Oddball airline miles (Southwest, JetBlue, etc.) are worth…

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British Airways Avios are worth 1.17 cents each Frontier Bonus Miles are worth 1.02 cents each Hawaiian Miles are worth 0.81 cents each ...

Airline Miles are worth 1.4 cents each. A simplified approach to Reasonable Redemption Values.

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One credit card offers a $500 signup bonus.  Another offers 40,000 airline miles.  Which is better? One online portal offers 10% cash back when shopping...

Amex EveryDay cards deflate Fair Trading Prices, Ink Cash outshines Ink Plus, Freedom outshines...

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Update: This post includes offers that were valid at the time of publication, but have since expired. Please click here to see the best offers currently available. Last...

A Reasonable Redemption SNAFU

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They’re barely out of the gate, but already there’s a problem with Reasonable Redemption Values.  Reasonable Redemption Values (RRVs) are estimates of the redemption...

Reasonable Redemption Values taking shape

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Slowly, but surely, “Reasonable Redemption Values” (RRVs) are taking shape for various types of points and miles.  When I last wrote about this, I...

Reasonable Redemption Values. A work in progress

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Last week I suggested an approach for estimating “reasonable redemption values” of points and miles (please see “Pondering Reasonable Redemption Values”).  The idea is...

Pondering Reasonable Redemption Values

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Figuring out the value of airline miles or hotel points is difficult.  In fact, I’ve argued in the past that it is impossible (see...

Impossible point valuations and the joy of free

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How much are United miles worth?  Delta miles?  American Airlines?  How much are Ultimate Rewards points worth?  What about Club Carlson points?  Starwood points? ...

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