Transferable Points Programs, Amex Reload Problems & Solutions, Frozen Credit Reports & 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

Cancelling my favorite cards – Why cancelling some very popular cards makes sense.

How to convert 8900 Arrival Plus points to cash, and my latest retention call results – The value of paying the Arrival Plus annual fee with points and holding out for a better retention offer.

Banking transferable points and keeping them alive – Find out how to preserve points from Citi, Chase and American Express. Don’t lose them when cancelling cards.

US Bank business card employee spend does not count towards spend requirements – Do not make this mistake. Employee spend does not count to hit the minimum spend requirements on US Bank business credit cards.

A quick guide to transferable points programs – How to earn, transfer and spend points from SPG, Amex, Chase, Citi & Diner’s Club.

Bluebird, REDbird, Serve in-store loads down? Online issues too. Developing… – A lot of people have had issues with Amex prepaid card loads this week.

Bluebird, REDbird, Serve in-store loads working again – Many reports of loads working once again. Find out the latest.

Bet You Didn’t Know: Using Hipmunk to book ITA Matrix flights – Turning ITA Matrix flight results into a bookable itinerary by using Hipmunk.

This Week Around the Web

Booking the (T&L) Top 500 Hotels on Points – A breakdown by program of the 160+ hotels on the list which can be booked with points.

Changes to Evolve – It Still Could Make Sense – When it still makes sense to use Evolve Money under the new fee structure.

Which Credit Card Issuers Will Approve an Application with a Frozen Credit Report? – How each of the major banks handles frozen credit reports.

American Express Adds New Benefits to Premier Rewards Gold Card – American Express has enhanced this card by adding 2X points earning at U.S. restaurants, eliminating the foreign transaction fee and adding a $100 airline statement credit.

Have a great weekend!

Last updated on December 31st, 2019

About Shawn Coomer - Senior Editor

Shawn Coomer has spent nearly a decade circling the globe for pennies on the dollar. He uses that first-hand knowledge and experience to teach others how to achieve their travel dreams for the least amount of money possible.

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Hi Shawn! Just had a quick question about booking United flights using Singapore miles. Is it that if there is saver availability on United (for LAX-JFK) then can I for sure book it over the phone with Singapore for 25,000 miles? Thanks!


only if you see that same availability when logged out of your account.
when in doubt, check ANA or aeroplan.