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Capped IHG points & cash, amazing awards, tipping at high-end hotels and more

In today’s Frequent Miler Week in Review Around the Web, read about why you might consider buying Wyndham points, the new cap on IHG Points & Cash awards, some excellent values from Citi ThankYou points via LifeMiles, and more. Read on for the weekend recap. One good reason to buy Wyndham Rewards buy point 40% bonus to Jan 13 Is it worth buying Wyndham points? Not necessarily…but don’t sleep on Wyndham, either. The above picture…

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Spoiled low-hanging fruit, opportunities to grab now, Hyatt disappointment and more

This week around the web: the spoiling of low-hanging fruit through BankDirect that likely spells the end of one avenue to easy miles. Also, read about opportunities to scoop up while you can: from LATAM flights to book while they’re reasonable on miles to some quintuple-stacks that might amp up your game. Those and more in our week in review around the web. BankDirect Accounts for AA Miles Decimated – Will 1099 Miles I recently…

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Marriott’s bad news, the house always wins, a hidden devaluation, and more

This week around the web, read about what I think is Marriott’s next huge devaluation in disguise, the latest way that the house wins in Vegas (watch out, this one’s coming to a city near you), a hidden airline devaluation, and more. It’s not all doom and gloom — definitely check out the sweet spot video below if you have any interest in travel to/within Canada. Read on for the weekend recap. $8K+ Per Night…

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An incredible AirBnB scam, plans for prosperity, lifetime memberships ended prematurely and more

Hacked Hyatt Gift Card

This week around the web we have a must-read about a huge AirBnB scam that you’ll want to avoid, motivation to make a long-term plan, a head-to-head between Cathay and Alaska and more. Read on for the weekend recap. I Accidentally Uncovered a Nationwide Scam on Airbnb Reason #7368 why I’m not a fan of AirBnB. This. is. nuts. This piece from Vice is not short; do not stop reading halfway through thinking you got…

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A scary claw back, Drew’s $100 bet, an IHG point hack, last-minute award seats (where to look & when to book) and more

In this weekend’s Frequent Miler week in review around the web, we have a troubling claw back data point, a bet from Travel is Free, tips about when and where to scoop up last-minute premium cabin award seats, and great hack for picking up some cheap IHG points, and more. Read on for the weekend recap. AMEX RAT clawing back Saks credit after 8 months, even on a closed card The part about this report…

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8 brilliant redemptions, credit for 9 rooms, 1 ugly airline spat and more

Cathay Pacific

In this weekend’s Frequent Miler week in review around the web, we highlight some great reads: from some fantastic airline redemptions to timely thoughts on the impact of different types of travel and more, read on for the weekend recap. 8 Brilliant Redemptions with Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Does the use of the word “brilliant” in the title sound a little sensational and make you feel skeptical? I hope so, because after you’ve read this…

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Stranded with an illegal ticket, the European hopper, Walmart bans and more

In this week’s Frequent Miler week in review around the web, we have a surprising story about buying an invalid ticket from a major airline, a method for maximizing your MPMs on an Aeroplan ticket to build your own regional hopper, caution lights on Walmart, and more. Read on for the weekend recap. Fifth Freedom Flights: The Day United Left Me Stranded With An Illegal Ticket Technology is awesome. Just the other day, my wife…

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A hotel hack, cheap cancellation fees, poor service, and more

This week around the web, we’ve got a nice little hotel hack to create your own award availability, the program you want to use for flexible plans in Europe, a look at how company culture affects customer service, and more. Read on for the weekend recap: Hotel Hack: Book Award Night When Only Cash Rates Available (YMMV) All I have to say about this is that it could also potentially be useful if award pricing…

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Bonding in Mordor, max number of credit cards, a baby travel hack, and more

This week around the web, read about a father’s experience taking his son on a trek through Mordor, revisit a resource to know how many credit cards you can have, a good baby travel tip and more. A Chance to Bond on a Perilous Hiking Trail in Iceland: As his son gets older and more independent, a father seizes the chance to keep their relationship relevant. As a relatively new father, this piece resonated with…

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