How Much MS Do You Need, a 90,000 Point Mistake, Getting 4 BofA Cards in One Day & More!

Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we recap what you might have missed from Frequent Miler during the week and bring you some of the best posts from around the web. Enjoy!

This Week From Frequent Miler

Yes, you can cancel your Club Carlson card after booking Bonus Award Nights – An answer to a frequently asked question and predictions for what is coming in the future.

Last call for FTU and how to get to Dallas dirt cheap – Getting to this weekend’s FTU conference and all about the speakers and topics being covered.

CashBackMonitor adds an awesome new feature. Here’s why you should care. – CashBackMonitor has added historical rate information to their service and it works incredibly well.

IHG adds new top tier membership level, but hasn’t yet figured out its name – IHG announced some huge changes to their rewards program this week including the introduction of a new top tier.

My 90,000 point Ultimate Rewards mistake – Why you should never close a credit card account before transferring the points out.

Tying loose ends: Prestige 4th night, 5X everywhere, retrieving points, Necker Island – Updates on topics previously covered in other posts.

Misleading portal deal details: how to make sense of them – A disappointing tactic being used by some portals and how to find the real information you want.

420,000 miles closer to Necker Island – Being approved for 4 Virgin Atlantic credit cards in one day and what that means in terms of getting to Necker Island.

Bet You Didn’t Know: A shared secret about Amex credit pulls, plus an Offersbot update – How Amex treats credit pulls for existing customers looking for a new card and the latest developments with the Offersbot shutdown.

This Week Around the Web

5x on eBay Purchases Dying or Dead – The Latest Data & Possible Cash Advance Fees? – The latest developments when it comes to purchasing gift cards on eBay with a Chase Ink credit card.

American Express No Longer Backdating New Credit Cards – One of the great benefits of having a longlasting American Express relationship seems to have ended.

Hotel Credit Card Free Night Certificate Comparison Table – Everything you need to know about credit card free nights.

How much MS do you need for 5 years of fancypants travel? – A detailed look at a very interesting topic.

Credit Cards That Are Not Worth The Annual Fee – Is your favorite card on the list?

The Not So Bad And Bad News About Southwest’s More Expensive Awards – A look at both the good and bad points of Southwest’s new dynamic award pricing program.

Have a great weekend!

Last updated on December 31st, 2019

About Shawn Coomer - Senior Editor

Shawn Coomer has spent nearly a decade circling the globe for pennies on the dollar. He uses that first-hand knowledge and experience to teach others how to achieve their travel dreams for the least amount of money possible.

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