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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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Sapphire vs Prestige, DoC vs FM, Google Fi vs customers and more

This was a week of conflict at Frequent Miler. With new life breathed into the Prestige, we debated whether it’s taken the Sapphire Reserve out of our wallets. Meanwhile, I disagreed with Doctor of Credit over the value of the new Southwest offers. Google Fi showed its ugly side in making it impossible for at least some customers to pay their bills. All those stories and more in our Frequent Miler week in review. FM…

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The best redemptions of 2018, which cards we’re rocking in 2019, and more

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This week at Frequent Miler, Citi gave us a surprise with the best card on the market….for sub-$2 purchases. The good news is that the positive changes to the Prestige card are finally taking effect, so you can also earn a nice return at restaurants and on flights. Speaking of earning a decent return, read about the big spend bonuses I’ll be going after this year, the best redemptions after a year on the road, and…

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Top hits of 2018, locking down your critical info, why you might choose Hilton over Marriott and more

This week at Frequent Miler we looked back at 2018 — from our top posts and top deals to how you should respond in light of repeated data hacks that have made your information accessible to cyber criminals. All that and more in today’s Frequent Miler week in review. How to protect yourself from data breaches At this point, it is safe to assume that your data is out there and has probably been bought…

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Which points to transfer first, the true value of CNB points, stacking deals and staying organized — and more

This week at Frequent Miler, Greg used a spreadsheet to find CNB’s magical point-value formula, I posted a spreadsheet for tracking your gift card purchases, and we bought you some good intel on how to use Amex Offers and stack a deal with a couple of those offers. All that and more in our Frequent Miler week in review. Does Chase ever deny the bonus after approval? Apparently, yes. On Friday night, we published what…

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Product changing to a much better card, a secret hotel redemption, book with miles or “miles” and more

This week, Capital One introduced the capability to move your miles. Whether transferring to airlines or friends and neighbors, that added significant value…and it only got better with the secret hotel special offers we found. Read about product changing to a card that earns a great return, when to use Capital One miles the old way or new, and more. iPhone withdrawal symptoms when switching to Android Pixel Greg bought a Pixel 3 XL in…

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Jetting to London thanks to a sharp tool shed, good bonuses for low spend, and more

This week at Frequent Miler we covered some of the tools we use to earn big and then put that stash of miles and points to use. Thanks to a healthy stockpile of points, Greg took off to Europe at the drop of a hat this week. If you’re a low spender looking to create your own rainy day fund full of points, hope isn’t lost — see this Frequent Miler week in review for…

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Big phone news for travelers, book more SPG hotels without points, and more

When we kicked off the week after the big holiday sales, I wouldn’t have predicted the excitement to come. It’s been a big week here at Frequent Miler — from huge news (and a yuge deal) out of Google Fi to the best features of Marriott finally expanding to more SPG brands, there was good news galore. Balancing that out, we reported on frustrations over Amex’s failure to code restaurants as, well, restaurants. All that and more –…

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Stacking deals to keep your cash, Globalist plans, how to use Chase Pay and more

With Black Friday just behind us and Cyber Monday lying ahead, it’s been a crazy week of deals and stacking shopping portals and gift cards and bonus categories (oh my!). As the weekend is upon us, we reflect on the week we’ve recorded here in the Frequent Miler week in review. Read on for the weekly recap. Black Friday deals that caught my eye Greg’s been following my Black Friday Deals Master Post and it…

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