REDbird Announcement, Amex Platinum 100K, New Rules for Chase Applications & 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

Amex business cards increasingly trump personal cards – Recently it seems Amex business cards have better offers and features than their personal counterparts.

New SPG card benefits: Do they work for award stays? Authorized users? – A look at the recent SPG card changes along with a detailed analysis of which new benefits apply to whom.

Personal Platinum 100K offer spotted in the wild. Who should get it? – A very nice offer through the CardMatch tool, but is it right for everyone?

Works in progress: Cash Back combos, Discover double-dips, and AT&T – Calculating the best combo of cashback credit cards, experimenting with Discover’s new double cashback promotion and taking advantage of AT&T’s new Access More card along with a generous cashback portal payout.

Bet You Didn’t Know: Updates on Club Carlson Visa, Hyatt Diamond, and more – Updates to recent articles in the series including an experiment with the Club Carlson credit card and more suggestions on obtaining Hyatt Diamond status.

Amex makes it official: REDbird loads via cash or debit only. And, questions clarified – American Express finally sent out an email clarifying what can be used to load REDbird. Thankfully, it just solidified what has already been true for a month and no new changes seem to have been implemented.

This Week Around the Web

Rite Aid Free Hyatt Nights And Free Flight Promotions Update – An update on redeeming free hotel nights and flights as part of Rite Aid’s recent generous promotion.

Amazon Allowance – Set Up Automatic Debit Or Credit Card Transactions – A new way to automate the purchase of Amazon gift cards and why that can be helpful.

The Death of GiftCardMall – Major Changes Mean It Is No Longer Viable for MS – Increased fees and lower denominations on Visa gift cards were implemented this week.

Using Google Flights To Find Cheap Fares – A great primer on Google Flights.

FlyingBlue Is Literally The Worst Sometimes – Annoyances with FlyingBlue including some members being forced to go to the airport to get an award ticket issued.

Chase Credit Card Churning – Living with the New Reality – Some real changes have happened at Chase. While all hope isn’t lost, you should know what the new rules seem to be.

Award Routing Rules on American Airlines – American Airlines has a lot of “interesting” rules, so it is always good to keep up to date before planning a trip.

9 Amazing Stopover Tickets (with 7 different airline miles) – Stopovers can be a great way to see multiple destinations on one award ticket. These are some of the best options out there.

Have a great weekend!

Last updated on December 20th, 2018

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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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I tried to load yesterday with vgc and I kept getting an ‘system offline’ error when they swiped my target prepaid card. What’s that about?
Target system was still able to make purchase and returns, ect

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I am considering creating an LLC for my business but I am an Australian citizen and passport holder.

Can American businesses take advantage of any business card offers to get free miles or you must have an SSN?

The LLC would be quite legit and trading for my business.