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How to justify the Prestige, uncapped nights not unrestricted, best Virgin Atlantic award chart, and more

This week at Frequent Miler brought in a number of vastly different posts. From a useful Virgin Atlantic award chart to the reason you should consider the Rewards+ and from what to watch out for when searching United.com to the restriction on unrestricted free nights, find it all in our Frequent Miler week in review. Read on for this week’s recap. Citi Rewards+ is a great companion to Premier or Prestige When the Citi Rewards+…

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The Bonvoy status coaster, persistence paying off, an improvement for IHG (?), and more.

This week at Frequent Miler, see how you can turn a flat-out no into an “I guess so!”, learn about LifeMiles’ weird variable partner pricing, and ride the Marriott status coaster with us. All that and more in our Frequent Miler week in review. When should you book a Prestige 4th night free? The short answer: when it saves you money. See this post for some thoughts about when it will make sense to look to…

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Last call for luxury, Bonvoy spend bonus bust, an attempt at arbitrage, and more

This week at Frequent Miler, we looked at why it might not make sense to make your move on the Bonvoy spending bonuses, what happens when you cancel an old travel package, comparing cash back cards, and more. My experience changing a Marriott Travel Package Last summer, we made a number of guesses about the future of Marriott Travel Packages. Unfortunately, most of them turned out to be wrong. Still, there were opportunities for small…

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Navigating Bonvoy, Visa and Mastercard gift cards, a new MR portal, the new Wyndham and more

This week’s posts started off with navigating the key details of the new Marriott Bonvoy program. While I like the new elite-status room keys they are handing out, I’m less enthused about all of the missing points I need to call Marriott about (as I’ve received zero elite points and incorrect base points on all of my stays since Bonvoy). See below for other posts helping you to navigate the new Wyndham, free stopovers on Alaska…

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Simon says…welcome, MSer. Also: use certs well, leverage 4th night free, and more

This week at Frequent Miler, we broke some big news on the MS front with Simon Malls, we showed you how to get 4 nights at a Hilton/Marriott for a substantial savings, where to use your free night certificates, and more. Read on for this weekend’s recap. Simon Mall gift card limit now $25K (previously $10K) Umm, wow. In an age where some have declared manufactured spending “dead” or “dying”, Simon Malls has wants to be…

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New tools (a cool one to find flight awards, a useless one for hotels) reviewing redemptions in Hawaii and more

This week at Frequent Miler, we focused some attention on the redemption side of earning and burning your points. From a new tool that might save you time and miles to another that is wildly inaccurate (I’m looking at you, Hilton), we reviewed new options for your arsenal. See summaries of recent redemptions in Hawaii, why Greg’s going back to the iPhone, and more in this Frequent Miler week in review. Juicy Miles: Finally, a…

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Are Small Luxury Hotels exciting? What can make Greg love the S3? Those answers and more.

In this Frequent Miler week in review, we recap this week’s posts through my lens. I’ve recently been on vacation and am just catching back up with what I’ve missed as I almost completely unplugged on Kauai and Maui for the better part of two weeks (which was fantastically refreshing and led me to firmly believe that there should be an FM presence on Southwest’s inaugural flights whenever they get their act together. If Greg…

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A week in Costa Rica, 20 days in a Radisson, 5 nights in a Marriott, and 3 hours in Centurion Lounge

This week we showed you how to spend 20 days at hotels for only 3,000 points per night; how to enjoy the heck out of Costa Rica, and how to eke out every last drop of benefit from your Amex Platinum card.  Beyond those things, the week was all about Marriott: elite status shortcuts, credit card opportunities, etc. All that and more in today’s Frequent Miler week in review. Hotel promo makes it possible to…

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Which cards to use: everywhere, specific spots, nowhere and more

This week at Frequent Miler we looked at rewards for your spend. We’ve got new resources out so you’ll know which card to use where and which cards you probably shouldn’t use anywhere. See transferable points programs stacked up against one another and join the debate about the value of your points. All that in the FM week in review. Read on for this weekend’s recap. Best Everywhere Else Rewards Cards In a continuation of…

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