Technology & The Hobby, Preventing Credit Card Shutdowns, Stolen Gift Card Reimbursements & More!

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week in review atw

Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we bring you some of the best posts from around the web. Enjoy!

This Week Around the Web

Editorial: Technology Is Our Enemy In This Hobby – A look at how technology and big data may be responsible for the negative changes we have seen lately.

Loving Citi More Than Ever  – Time to Cancel Other Cards? – How Citi cards are beginning to offer more value and why ThankYou isn’t the best flexible points program quite yet.

Sparing your Credit Cards from Shut Down – Why some banks are shutting down customer’s accounts and best practices to avoid getting shutdown yourself.

1,050 Free US Bank FlexPoints and Spring Targeted Spend Offers – How to earn free FlexPoints and the details of a targeted spending offer from US Bank.

United Miles Versus Singapore Miles: Which Star Alliance Partner Awards Are Cheaper With Each Program – Comparing the best redemptions between two of the more popular Star Alliance loyalty programs.

Claim a Refund for UK Luxury Tax and Save $200 When Traveling on Separate Tickets – If you are connecting through the UK on an international itinerary, you may be able to get the luxury tax back even if your segments are on different tickets.

How To Get ‘Matched’ To The 35,000 American Express SPG Offers – How to possibly get matched to the 35K bonus if you recently opened an SPG Amex card.

How I got my money back from a stolen gift card that was past the 120 day dispute window – The process of getting reimbursed for a compromised US Bank Mastercard gift card and why you shouldn’t wait to file a claim.

Have a great day!

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