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Is Amex killing it between referrals & benefits? Free status, good deals, and more

This week at Frequent Miler has been a busy one. We’ve explored the awesome new multi-referral program rolled out by Amex and wondered aloud whether the new Gold card is the latest would-be assassin to the CSR. While we don’t normally include quick deal posts in our week in review, a couple of deals this week seemed too good to leave out — including free and easy status and a way to meet your Amex…

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Objective values and evaluations, save 50% on a Hilton stay, and more

Would you like to get 4x on food? Of course you would. But is it worth $250 per year? This week at Frequent Miler, we gave you a tool to run the numbers on that, the background for how we run the numbers on stuff like the value of TrueBlue points, and how to extract great value by stacking Hilton’s policies with a great credit card benefit. All that and more in our Frequent Miler…

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When 5 nights costs less than 4, moving Avios, monthly dining credits and more

In this week’s Frequent Miler week in review, you’ll useful info about how to move your Avios as well as why Amex might be doing those monthly dining credits. You might even save some points on your next hotel award stay. Read on for the weekly recap. How to transfer Avios between Aer Lingus, BA, and Iberia With the excellent current point transfer bonus to Avios, you might be thinking about moving some points over.…

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Getting more from your mileage, which Marriott benefits to expect (searchable guide), and more

This week at Frequent Miler, we have a great new tool for figuring out your Marriott elite benefits, why you should be paying attention to Membership Rewards, how to save miles by adding a leg, and more. Read on for this week’s recap. Marriott Platinum Elite: What to expect when checking in Greg made a terrific tool for figuring out your elite benefits on Marriott stays. He input all of the various official information we…

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Manufactured mileage running, which cards to keep, St. Regis success and more

If you saw the title and thought, “Manufactured mileage running…is that what I’m doing at Office Max this week?”, you are not alone my friend. But are you doing it for airline status? This week we’ve got tips on how to get top-tier status for your credit card spend and why it makes more sense than flying to nowhere. See my thought process on which cards to keep/cancel, and more in this Frequent Miler week…

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The worth of your wallet, hacks for status and value, and more

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This week at Frequent Miler, we opened with a couple of simple hacks to Delta status and closed out with figuring out which cards to hack out of your wallet after year one. In between you’ll find out how to spend more while spending less and how you can eke slightly better value out of your JetBlue points. Read on for this week’s recap. Toward Delta Elite Status: Short on qualifying dollars (MQDs). What to…

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Chase and Amex hit back at heavy hitters, an accidental SPG outcome, and more

This week kicked off with Chase taking a shot at “churners” by modifying language to exclude those who opened the CSR at debut 2 years ago from earning another Sapphire bonus for the next two years (don’t worry, there’s a way around it). Amex went straight to the pocket book, claiming that they are going to charge the accounts of those they have deemed overused an offer for cash back. We’ve also got tips to…

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Marriott points up for grabs, post-3X Plastiq options, finding Delta award space and more

In this Frequent Miler Week in Review, we recount the week’s top headlines in miles, points, and savings here at FM. This week, you’ll find what you need to know about getting Marriott & SPG bonuses today (Saturday) versus tomorrow (Sunday), how far the rules will bend on the Amex side, how to save some bucks on parking, the trick to finding Delta saver space and more. Read on for this week’s recap. The Amex 5 credit card limit…

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Award sweet spots hiding in plain sight, Happy Marriott Merger Day and more

Happy Marriott Merger Day! It’s finally here. In this Frequent Miler week in review, we look at everything you should have done to maximize the merger for your own benefit. Now, sit back and see how we all did. Also follow along and pick up a couple of great award chart sweet spots, a way to stack the Prestige for massive hotel savings and more. Read on for our weekly recap. Here’s Marriott’s timeline for August…

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