470K worth of Sign-up Bonuses, 70K worth of Retention Bonuses, Sears & Amex Gift Card Portal Woes & More!

week in review

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

This Week From Frequent Miler

Amex gift cards: Is the deal done? – The recent changes to portal terms have really taken much of the value out of this deal.

470,000 points after $48K spend – A recent round of applications will net a huge sum of points, but will also require a healthy amount of spend as well!

Yes, shared ThankYou points can be transferred to miles – About ThankYou points transfers and how they can possibly be used for a higher value when transferred to someone else’s account.

My wife scored another 70,000 points. I got a rock. – Two more great retention offers from Citi on ThankYou cards.

Sears nixes portal rewards on gift cards. There may be hope yet. – Sears has changed the terms on many portals to exclude gift cards, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the end.

Have a great evening!

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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Haven’t had a “Congratulations, your extra Cashback Bonus is on the way” email since Oct 9th.
The statement that closed on Oct was supposed to get over $1000 (Adding up the cashback notification email in that statement period) in cashback but ended up being $35.xx. Looks like Discover changed their terms. My Sep statement cashback was over $1000 as well.