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The best credit cards, #bonvoyed! (or not), and more

This week at Frequent Miler, Greg examined the question, “What is the best credit card?” through a couple of lenses, I shared a nice find during my recent trip to Japan, you can read about why you should consider Qantas for AA redemptions, and more. Read on for the weekend recap Best Fee-Free Travel Credit Card Obviously, the best fee-free travel credit card is the Costco card. Wait, what? Is Greg off his rocker? Did Costco…

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More Bonvoy fun while United goes off the charts and everything else credit cards

Nick usually writes these weekend posts, but he’s been vacationing in Japan all week.  Via emails and Facebook, it looks like Nick and family have been having an incredible time.  I’m sure he’ll write up a few posts about their fantastic ANA flight, their amazing experience at a Japanese Courtyard Hotel (yes, Courtyard), and it wouldn’t surprise me to see a snow monkey photo or two. In the meantime, you’re stuck with me.  That’s a…

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Getting the best deals: cash back, airline elite status, insider fares, and more

This week at Frequent Miler, we looked at a number of means of getting the best deals: from your Bank of America cash back cards, by manufacturing cheap airline elite status, utilizing a lesser-known Marriott feature, and more. Read on for some tools you can use. BOA Platinum Honors: Different treatment for Cash Rewards vs Cash Rewards for Business Bank of America’s Platinum Honors can be a great deal in terms of boosting your earnings…

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Saving on paid flights, Bonvoy upgrade success, a cheap run at Globalist and more

This week at Frequent Miler, read up on everything from an updated look at the awesome St. Pancras Renaissance Chambers Club to the awesome really good interesting (?) Apple credit card. Read about an oddball way to get to Globalist and how Marriott elite benefits stack up at one of the top hotels in London. All that and more in this Frequent Miler Week in Review. 17 great ways to save money or miles on…

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A hackable award chart, a hacked account, Simon’s on board, and more

This week at Frequent Miler, read about the secret LifeMiles non-chart awards, see what Simon says, learn about life as a blogger, and more. Read on for our week in review. A typical day as a career blogger Let’s be clear: Greg and I love what we do. Working from home is great, connecting our hobby with our careers is fun, having the freedom to up and fly to England for a few days (without…

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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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