2016 Approach to Credit Card Spend, Prepaid Card MS Best Practices, Borrowing Money for Miles & 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

Amtrak 2016 limits premium award seats – Amtrak’s new program has restrictions on availability not previously announced.

My winter 2016 approach to manufactured spending – Given all of the recent changes, here is a new manufactured spending approach for the new year.

Quick Tip: iConsumer Double Cash Back rates “already shown” – Clarifying how this new portal’s promotion actually works.

Richard Branson’s Necker Island FREE* for Valentine’s Day – Award space for Necker Island has opened up for around Valentine’s Day. It only costs 1.2 million miles.

Should you borrow money to get up to 35,000 United miles from Prosper? – Is it a good deal to get a personal loan just to earn 1 United mile per dollar borrowed?

The Rube Goldberg approach to buying miles and delivering flowers [Update: ShopRunner not stacking with promos] – Stacking a number of 1-800-Flowers promotions to earn miles and money. (And flowers too.)

Best practices for prepaid card manufactured spend – Given the recent Bluebird/Serve shutdowns, here are some best practices for using prepaid cards for manufacturing spend.

AA international upgrade space wide open! – AA has released a ton of premium cabin award space along with wide open upgrade availability as well.

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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