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Are $1K gift cards a big deal? Why do you want to find UA 5K awards? Those answers & more.

Are those $1,000 Simon Mall Visa Gift Cards a big deal? Do they beat out the supermarket for MS? Why is the United 5K flight-finder method so cool? Watch Greg and I talk it out in this week’s FM on the Air (or see the podcast links below to download the audio for your morning commute). For those who would rather listen during the morning commute or while you’re working, the audio of our weekly…

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Publishing the sweetest spot, new Turkish intel, a failed experiment and more

It’s hard to talk about this week at Frequent Miler without talking about yesterday’s post about what may be the sweetest spot to ever exist in an award chart: just 7.5K each way in economy class or 12.5K each way in business class between the mainland US and Hawaii. We’re talking peanuts points for a bucket list destination for many Americans. Flying a family of 4 round trip to Hawaii on one new cardmember bonus…

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#40Kfaraway, Citi strips benefits away, Amex points for getaways and more

The heat is on. The gauntlet has been thrown down. The gloves are off. It’s on like Donkey Kong. Since announcing the #40KFaraway challenge earlier this week, Greg, Stephen, and I have started the digital dust up and I think it’s gonna be a fight worth watching as we each use a currency to get as far away as we can. But while we were getting excited about where we can go, Citi was hard at work…

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The suite life, friends with benefits, and more

This week at Frequent Miler, we talked about the suite life. From my sweet upgrade at the Domes of Elounda to how you can get a Hyatt premium suite for a song, see this week in review for how you, too, can have a private butler with shoe-shine service….or at least maybe get enough space for the whole family without having to book another room. Greg and I talked all about it in this week’s FM…

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Debating the best single card, why you should now combine TY points, #Bonvoyed for good and more

This week, Greg and I continued our Facebook Live debate series and kept our streak alive of at least one of us not being home for the debate. This week, watch us disagree over speculatively transferring points and which card is the “best” single rewards card to have and to hold — then tell us your picks in the comments. See that video here: On credit cards On my mind (Venture only? edition) Greg is…

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Is it time to give Marriott a break? Is the Gold card great? This and more in our nearly Nick-Free Week in Review

Welcome to this week’s Frequent Miler Week in Review.  Nick is on vacation in Crete at the Domes of Elounda, but he did take time out of his busy resort life to participate in our new weekly Facebook Live debate.  In this video you’ll see us debate Marriott Bonvoy (Is it time to give Marriott a break?); the Amex Gold Card (great or not?); the 25K Marriott in Hawaii (transfer points from Chase? NO!!!);  Capital…

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FM live on Facebook debut, flying Southwest to Hawaii, cracking the LifeMiles code and more

This week, Greg and I debuted a brand new element that we’ll be looking to incorporate in our week in review: a face-to-face live video chat series on Facebook where we discuss posts and happenings from the week (and whatever else is on our minds). We went live on our Frequent Miler Facebook Page yesterday afternoon for our first live stream. Check out the video here if you’re interested in seeing our first foray (future…

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Status you can buy, the value of an airline match, a new complete guide and more

This week at Frequent Miler, Greg explored a status you can easily buy and whether or not it’s worth the cost of admission, I decided not to buy a deeply discounted ticket for the AA status-match-go-round, we published a new and useful complete guide, and more. Read on for this weekend’s top titles. New InterContinental Ambassador: status you can buy In this guide, Greg explains everything you need to know about InterContinental Ambassador status, which can…

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Vegas wins without wagering, Chase sweet spots, impossible awards, and more

This week at Frequent Miler, we discussed a number of useful tools for maximizing the value of your points and miles: from program sweet spots to putting together hard-to-book awards and leveraging elite benefits and credit card perks for a free dinner and time-savings in Las Vegas, you can read all about tools you can use to play the game. How to piece together an impossible award Some awards just seem impossible to book —…

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