Multiple Chase Freedoms, Gift Card Tampering, Sticking with Delta & 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

The 1800Flowers deal is dead – 1-800-Flowers had a generous promotion for Southwest Rapid Rewards points, but they changed the terms and removed eligible items as they were discovered.

Delta sneakily adds new form of close-in award ticketing fee – Delta has once again made a change to the way they price awards. This one amounts to a defacto fee.

Am I done with Delta? – A look at recent changes with Delta and why they still provide one of the best overall travel experiences.

30,000 miles to nowhere: Mission accomplished. – Final update in this series about mileage running for US Airways elite status. Now that the flying is done, were the mileage calculations correct?

It may soon cost more to maintain Marriott elite status – Marriott is one of the few chains that allows elite members to use points to maintain status. Will the cost soon be too prohibitive?

Bet You Didn’t Know: Updates on US Airways MC, 1 point xfers & more – Updates on Bet You Didn’t Know topics covered during the past few months including: Getting a 2nd US Airways Mastercard, Google Flights and more.

Southwest mimics Delta and drops award charts – Southwest is moving towards dynamic award pricing. Why are they doing it and what does it mean?

This Week Around the Web

A First Look At The New United.Com For Award Travel – The Good And Bad – United is slowly rolling out their new website. Find out what it does well, what it doesn’t do well and what is missing.

For Everyone Looking For Multiple Chase Freedoms: This Is The Order Of Cards You Need To Sign Up – Chase won’t let you apply for multiple Freedom cards, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t possible to get more than one.

Gift Card Warning: Check Packaging for Signs of Tampering – Gift card tampering in the real world. Find out what to look for when buying cards so you don’t get ripped off.

Full Time Travel = New Miles & Points Strategies – Lessons learned about elite status, promotions, aspirational bookings and more.

Experiment Complete: It is Possible to Have More Than One Club Carlson Business Visa! – How to possibly get more than one Club Carlson business credit card.

Turning A Good Deal Into A Profit & Points Machine – Taking advantage of a good deal to generate profit and points with minimal effort.

Have a great weekend!

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