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The truth about Chase hurts, charitable uses of your points, good no-fuel-surchage award to Europe and more

In this Frequent Miler week in review around the web, Chase’s actions speak loudly – is hope fading for churners? If you find yourself locked out of Ultimate Rewards, you might want to see the post below on a great option for fuel-surcharge-free business class awards to Europe that makes use of other transferable currencies. Also read about changes to Roomipay and more in this week’s recap. Chase is making a statement Sometimes, the truth…

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A possible Delta sweet spot, increasing odds of insta-approval, maximizing a stopover and more

The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

In this week’s Frequent Miler week in review around the web, we have some food for thought: a method for increasing your odds of isntant approval that might not be a good idea for everyone, a new service getting a lot of buzz that isn’t quite ready for prime time, and a couple of tips on award maximization. Read on for this week’s recap. Can a Lower Credit Limit Help You Get Approved for a…

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Is the SPG set to disappear? Is the $49 IHG card a bad deal? Will these awards devalue soon? Those answers and more.

In this Frequent Miler Week in Review, we have a juicy rumor on the demise of the SPG website and a list of awards that you should book before they’re gone. While most people will tell you that the $49 IHG card is a great deal, see below for a counterpoint. Those posts and more to follow — read on for this week’s recap. [RUMOR] SPG Website Going Down on August 1st? This is a…

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A more expensive award to save time, Swiss First Class resolution, SPG backtracks on changes, and more

Beyond calculating the opportunity cost to manufacture miles, are you figuring in the opportunity cost of an easier booking versus a more time-consuming one when determining which award to book? What can you do if you’ve got one of those canceled Aeroplan / Swiss First Class award bookings stagnating? Did all of SPG’s hotels change category as advertised? Those questions pondered and more in this week’s Frequent Miler Week in Reivew Around the web. Read…

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The kind of tip FTUs are made for, Hyatt’s response to key gripe, Hilton’s day rate and more

In this week’s Frequent Miler week in review around the web, we’ve got a the type of tip (now dead) that you might pick up at an FTU, Hyatt’s response to one of my key gripes to the program (and it isn’t good), using RoomiPay for your rent, and more. Read on for this week’s recap. DEAL DEAD – Toys R Us not charging fees on some VGC In my post about the FTU flash…

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Saving on Disney dining, airfare priced by your willingness to pay, a rail pass for every 18yr old and more

In this Frequent Miler Week in Review Around the Web, we have some money-saving tips for Disney, some interesting news about the future of airfares, the possibility of an Amazon checking account, and more. Read on for some good reads. Three Keys To Saving Money With The Disney Dining Plan Disney veterans may know the Disney Dining Plan through and through, but this post from As the Joe Flies was a great read for me…

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Rewards abuse in reverse, a $50 Southwest seat, CSR stats and more

Much has been written about the Rewards Abuse Team in the past year — in this Frequent Miler week in review around the web, we see a different kind of rewards abuse. We also have some interesting stats on the Sapphire Reserve, a fun read about travel “expert” advice, and more. Read on for this week’s recap. The Opposite of Travel Hacking Million Mile Guy has been on a roll lately, and had a number of…

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A tool for evaluating the best values, getting an in-branch bonus online, value from AA miles, and more

Frequent Miler’s week in review around the web recaps some good reads from around the ‘net. Read on for what looks to be an interesting tool for evaluating the value of various purchase options, how to extract good value from AA miles, getting to South America on miles and more. How to Make the Best Purchase Considering Quality AND Price Let me start by saying that I immediately didn’t like the fact that Brian McAdam…

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How to lose $8K in minutes, earn Aeroplan miles on Amazon, and how much is MS really costing you?

In this Frequent Miler week in review around the web, we have a reminder about why it’s so important to lock up your digital kingdom, how you can earn Aeroplan miles while shopping on Amazon, why you need to match status to M Life ASAP, the view from two sides on the real cost of manufactured spending, and more. Read on for some posts you should check out. If you are on T-Mobile, take 2…

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