Best Credit Card Combos, Calculating Spend Costs, New Generous Visa Infinite & 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

Best credit card combos: Membership Rewards – The optimal combination of Membership Rewards cards to earn the best return on everyday spending.

Best options for Serve online loads Best options for loading serve online with a credit card now that non-Amex cards no longer work.

Best credit card combos: ThankYou Rewards – The best combination of ThankYou points earning cards to realize the greatest return on everyday spending.

9-13; A minor mystery solved; and why I paid foreign transaction fees in London… on purpose – Running into other frequent flyers, an interesting number correlation and paying foreign transaction fees on purpose.

Bet You Didn’t Know: Two tricks for chasing Hyatt Diamond status (and 1 that won’t work) – A few tricks that can be used when trying to qualify for Hyatt’s very generous Diamond status.

This Week Around the Web

Finally In Ukraine & Helping The Adoption! – An update on their family’s adoption story.

Starwood Preferred Guest Gold & Platinum Status Challenge (2015 Update) – An update on the latest version of Starwood’s Gold & Platinum status challenges.

Negatives Changes To The Delta Earning Debit Card From SunTrust – Major devaluation to one of the last decent rewards earning debit cards.

Important Updates on Funding Financial Accounts and Buying Visa Gift Cards Online With Credit Card – A credit union that sells Visa gift cards online for $3.95 and what you should know before joining.

I Didn’t Complete My Minimum Spend Requirement, Is There Anything I Can Do? – Which banks will work with you and which ones won’t help.

What role should non-bonused spend play in your miles and points strategy? – Factoring non-bonused spend into your overall manufactured spending strategy.

Your Questions Answered – Most Common Points & Miles Acronyms – If you have ever been a little lost with all of the acronyms and shorthand in this hobby then this is for you.

Thoughts On Calculating Manufactured Spending Costs – A look at “hard costs” vs. “opportunity costs” when calculating the cost of manufactured spending.

The Only Visa Infinite in the US is $0 the First Year and Comes With Lounge Access – A very interesting new card with lounge access, an airfare credit and no first year annual fee.

Have a great weekend!

Last updated on December 20th, 2018

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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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