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Gambling on a speculative point transfer bonus

Whenever there is a juicy point transfer bonus, some readers inevitably ask if it's...

Are the IHG Premier cards worth our big spend?

I originally published this post before IHG's new elite program details were announced.  We...

Last Chance Deals: 3 Transfer Bonuses, 2 Portal Promos & More

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17 Surprising ways to save on travel

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Whenever there is a juicy point transfer bonus, some readers inevitably ask if it's a good idea to transfer their points "now" because of...
I originally published this post before IHG's new elite program details were announced.  We knew at the time that $40K spend would result in...

Gambling on a speculative point transfer bonus

Whenever there is a juicy point transfer bonus, some readers inevitably ask if it's a good idea to transfer their points "now" because of...

[Update: Better via dummy booking] Bank of America Air France/KLM Mastercard: 70,000 Flying Blue miles after $2,000 spend

Update from Nick 5/16/22: If you go through the steps for a dummy booking at AirFrance.us, you may see an offer that includes a...

(Last Day) Rakuten Big Give Week: 15% cashback and $40 welcome offer for new members

Update 5/16 - It's the last day for Big Give Week. Both Sak's and Dell seem to have been maxed out, but there's some...

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Gambling on a speculative point transfer bonus

Whenever there is a juicy point transfer bonus, some readers inevitably ask if it's a good idea to transfer their points "now" because of...

[Update: Better via dummy booking] Bank of America Air France/KLM Mastercard: 70,000 Flying Blue miles after $2,000 spend

Update from Nick 5/16/22: If you go through the steps for a dummy booking at AirFrance.us, you may see an offer that includes a...

(Last Day) Rakuten Big Give Week: 15% cashback and $40 welcome offer for new members

Update 5/16 - It's the last day for Big Give Week. Both Sak's and Dell seem to have been maxed out, but there's some...

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25% Transfer Bonus from AMEX Membership Rewards to Air France/KLM Flying Blue

American Express Membership Rewards has added a 25% transfer bonus for Air France/KLM, becoming the third major issuer to add a 25% bonus to...

Are the IHG Premier cards worth our big spend?

I originally published this post before IHG's new elite program details were announced.  We knew at the time that $40K spend would result in...

Conrad Dubai for Eid al-Fitr: Bottom Line Review

Eid al-Fitr was an interesting time to visit the Conrad Dubai. Ignorant of the timing of our quick stopover, Drew and I hopped into...

Sunbasket MyPoints/Simply Miles/Citi Stack: $80 profit, 1000 AAdvantage miles and 8 meals

The home-prep meal service Sunbasket has several offers available that, when stacked, gives you 8-10 meals, 1000 AAdvantage Miles/Loyalty Points and an $80 profit...

(Free Nights Awarded ) Why I paid over $1000 to upgrade 3 no-fee Hilton cards without a bonus offer

Update 5/15 - I wanted to do a follow-up to this original post as there were some questions about whether not upgrading to the Aspire...

How to fight the mental cost of points and miles

About a month ago, the Point debit card started playing games with referral bonuses, resulting in a situation where those of us referring others...

Last Chance Deals: 3 Transfer Bonuses, 2 Portal Promos & More

Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some other deals that are due to end soon. It's...

Saturday Selection: Double-booking Delta, a Citi merchant offer drawback and more

After a few weeks off of the Saturday Selection, this weekend we're back with some top reads from around the blogosphere that are worth...

[Back for 2022] Southwest offering 25K points for referring your company’s travel manager

Update 5/14/22: This offer is once again available for 2022. My wife received an email today advertising that this is active from January 1,...

17 Surprising ways to save on travel

Sure, you can look for an airfare sale or take advantage of a hotel promotion, but how can you enjoy extra stackery or find...

[Update: No more debit funding] PointCard limiting debit card loading to $300 effective 5/19/22

Update 5/13/22: PointCard has sent an email to members today indicating that they will no longer provide third party debit card funding at all...

Avianca LifeMiles on sale with 145% Bonus (1.35 cents each)

Avianca has another bonus available on LifeMiles purchases, this time it's 145%.  That brings the cost per mile down to 1.35 cents, just above...

JetBlue not on Points.com. No more Amtrak transfers (hopefully temporary?)

An astute reader pointed out to us on Twitter that JetBlue is no longer listed on Points.com. That means that, unfortunately, it is not currently...

(EXPIRED) Meijer: Save 10% on up to $500 in gift card purchases (Airbnb, Disney, Southwest, Uber)

Meijer has a good mPerks digital coupon that offers 10% off of up to $500 in gift card purchases for Airbnb, Southwest, Disney and...

(EXPIRED) 45% off fees on Simon Visa Gift Cards online w/ promo code MAY22SAVE45

Save 45% off fees when ordering Visa and Mastercard Simon gift cards online. Use promo code MAY22SAVE45  when ordering at simon.com/volume. Note that many have experienced...

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu Executive Club Room: Bottom Line Review

When Drew and I visited Nepal this last month, our visit was bookended by Kathmandu where we arrived from India and departed for Dubai....

Great ways to save money or miles on flights

With airfare prices going sky high these days, it was high time for me to update this post. This post is intended to be...

Star Alliance to launch a credit card, redeem across 26 airlines

Bloomberg is reporting that Star Alliance is planning to launch a credit card this year that will enable cardholders to redeem miles across all...

[Update: Access on arrival restored] Delta Reducing Sky Club Access To 3 Hours Before Flight

Update 5/12/22: Delta sent an email to members today indicating that they have had a change of heart: customers will be able to access the...

Unsung sweet spot: Flying Blue for Air Europa flights

With the current point transfer bonuses to Air France KLM Flying Blue, we recently republished a post about Flying Blue sweet spots. I've got...

How To Unenroll From Amex Pay Over Time (And Why You Should)

American Express has targeted many cardholders in recent months with offers to earn 10,000-30,000 bonus Membership Rewards simply for enrolling in Pay Over Time. To...

Amazon: Get 20% Off On Up To $125 When Redeeming 1 Membership Rewards Point (Targeted)

Amazon is once again targeting some customers with an offer to get a 20% discount on up to $125 of spend when redeeming 1...

A work-around for Virgin Atlantic’s grayed out “Points” search

Here's a solution to a problem that I expect relatively few readers will encounter or care about.  But those who have run into it...

Air Canada Offering Status Extension For Aeroplan Cardholders Earning 30,000 Points From Spend

Air Canada has been surprisingly innovative over the past couple of years with their revamped Aeroplan program. They're now offering an opportunity to extend...

25% Transfer Bonus from AMEX Membership Rewards to Air France/KLM Flying Blue

American Express Membership Rewards has added a 25% transfer bonus for Air France/KLM, becoming the third major issuer to add a 25% bonus to...

Are the IHG Premier cards worth our big spend?

I originally published this post before IHG's new elite program details were announced.  We knew at the time that $40K spend would result in...

Conrad Dubai for Eid al-Fitr: Bottom Line Review

Eid al-Fitr was an interesting time to visit the Conrad Dubai. Ignorant of the timing of our quick stopover, Drew and I hopped into...

Sunbasket MyPoints/Simply Miles/Citi Stack: $80 profit, 1000 AAdvantage miles and 8 meals

The home-prep meal service Sunbasket has several offers available that, when stacked, gives you 8-10 meals, 1000 AAdvantage Miles/Loyalty Points and an $80 profit...

(Free Nights Awarded ) Why I paid over $1000 to upgrade 3 no-fee Hilton cards without a bonus offer

Update 5/15 - I wanted to do a follow-up to this original post as there were some questions about whether not upgrading to the Aspire...

How to fight the mental cost of points and miles

About a month ago, the Point debit card started playing games with referral bonuses, resulting in a situation where those of us referring others...

Last Chance Deals: 3 Transfer Bonuses, 2 Portal Promos & More

Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some other deals that are due to end soon. It's...

Saturday Selection: Double-booking Delta, a Citi merchant offer drawback and more

After a few weeks off of the Saturday Selection, this weekend we're back with some top reads from around the blogosphere that are worth...

[Back for 2022] Southwest offering 25K points for referring your company’s travel manager

Update 5/14/22: This offer is once again available for 2022. My wife received an email today advertising that this is active from January 1,...

17 Surprising ways to save on travel

Sure, you can look for an airfare sale or take advantage of a hotel promotion, but how can you enjoy extra stackery or find...

[Update: No more debit funding] PointCard limiting debit card loading to $300 effective 5/19/22

Update 5/13/22: PointCard has sent an email to members today indicating that they will no longer provide third party debit card funding at all...

Avianca LifeMiles on sale with 145% Bonus (1.35 cents each)

Avianca has another bonus available on LifeMiles purchases, this time it's 145%.  That brings the cost per mile down to 1.35 cents, just above...

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