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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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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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