Amex Blacklist, Recoding REDbird, Opportunity Costs of Credit Card Spend & 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

What’s going on with DIRECTV’s $100 credit? Problems, explanations, and a possible solution – Widespread reports of $100 payments being reversed and Directv bill collectors calling customers asking them to pay up.

How to feed the hungry and fly for free (take two) – Stacking various 1-800-Flowers promotions to earn the Southwest Companion pass and help feed the homeless.

How to get a year of free shipping from 1800Flowers… and how not to – Finding the best approach to save money when buying the 1-800-Flowers Celebrations Passport free shipping membership.

$2K denomination limit on Amex gift card cash back – New limitations have been added to a number of portals when purchasing American Express gift cards.

The opportunity cost of manufacturing status – What are you giving up when manufacturing elite status with credit card spend?

Target recodes REDbird registers – Target has recently made some changes to the way they allow you to load REDbird.

Switching between Bluebird, REDbird, and Serve – Tips and tricks for moving between these products as easily as possible.

Bet You Didn’t Know: Prevent miles from expiring with 1 point transfers – Elite members of one program can transfer as little as 1 mile to a number of airlines to prevent their mileage balance from expiring.

This Week Around the Web

The American Express Blacklist Explained & Strategies For Removal – A look at what it means to be banned by American Express and how some people have been able to reestablish a relationship with the bank.

Another Smart Card: Swyp – Yet another one of the all-in-one smart cards coming to market. This one doesn’t have all of the features, but it comes at a much cheaper price.

Kaligo Vs PointsHound Vs RocketMiles – Which Hotel Booking Site That Offers Airline Miles Is The Best? – Detailed look and comparison of three hotel booking sites that offer airline miles as rebates.

How to Redeem WorldPoints and Use to Supercharge your Fidelity Rewards Amex – Earn up to a 2.8% return on the Fidelity Rewards Amex by maximizing travel redemptions.

Highest Cash Back Guarantee for Online Shopping Portals – A look at various online shopping portals and their “highest cashback guarantee” policies.

BigHabitat Guide to Mileage Plus X – A Mobile Shopping App Promising 2-4 Extra Miles Per Dollar – Detailed analysis of United’s new shopping companion application.

Where Have Delta’s Award Charts Gone? – Delta’s award charts have mysteriously disappeared from their website.

Get $20 with the Oink Card – A very new prepaid card that allows credit cards loads for a nominal fee.

Have a great weekend!

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