Buying Elite Status with Points, Amex Platinum Triple Dip Timing, End of year App-No-Rama & More!

week in review

Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every weekend we recap what you might have missed from Frequent Miler during the week.

This Week From Frequent Miler

How to buy elite status with points – Not every company allows for this, but there are still some good opportunities that exist.

SPG point owners win again thanks to the Alaska Virgin America merger – How it is now more lucrative to transfer points from SPG to Alaska thanks to the Virgin America integration.

Why we rushed to apply for the 100K Business Platinum offer before the end of the year – December can be a great time to apply for a Platinum card plus a trick to getting it expedited.

My end of year App-No-Rama application spree. 147K and counting. – Going big with Bank of America during a recent round of applications.

Chase IHG was the +1 at my application spree party – Applying for the IHG card, getting the best offer and why timing is everything.

Have a great weekend!

Last updated on December 20th, 2018

About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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Merry Christmas, Greg and Shawn….says a loyal reader from a beach chair at a 5-star hotel on the Mayan Riviera… on a trip with her family of 7, paid for with pts & miles. You guys are the best!

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Thanks Dee. Enjoy your trip and your family!