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Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes
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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.

Rumored changes coming to the Amex Gold card

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Doctor of Credit is reporting on some rumored changes to the Amex Gold card. Apparently, the CEO of American Express recently teased an announcement about Amex's "refreshed U.S. Consumer Gold Card in the coming...

Maximizing free night certificates, award booking for beginners, and more [Week in Review]

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This week had a heavy focus on hotel free night certificates. From ways to find and book SLH properties with your Hilton certificates to great uses of IHG certs and how you can and...
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A beginner’s guide to searching for partner award flights

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Often the best way to get optimal value from airline miles both in terms of maximum luxury and absolute value against the cost of cash tickets is using them to book partner award flights....
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Gift hotel points, free night certificates, and award nights booked with points: Rules by...

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Have you ever wondered whether it is possible to gift your hotel points or free night certificate to a family member or friend? In many cases, you can. If you are points and/or free night...
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Downgrade paths: How to keep your card but break up with your annual fee...

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Sick of paying the annual fee on your credit card? Before you cancel it, consider whether you may be able to product change to a card that better fits your needs and/or has no annual...

Stealth devaluation: Hertz prices most days peak, doubling free day costs

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Hertz has quietly doubled the rate to rent a car using your Hertz Rewards points during most of the year. A reader tipped us off to the fact that Hertz is pricing free night...
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Hertz expiration policy now hurts even more

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Hertz has repeatedly earned itself negative publicity over the past couple of years. Unfortunately, they are at it again. After previously reducing the expiration timeline for points from needing activity once every 18 months...

Virgin Flying Club can’t book awards on Air France or KLM; “Expected” to work...

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Last month, we reported about booking Air France and KLM flights through Virgin Atlantic by using the airline's chat feature. Within a couple of days, readers started reporting that they were being told that...

(EXPIRED) 15x Dell via Rakuten, 10x select IHG brands, 10x Choice hotels, more

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Shopping portal Rakuten is featuring increased cash back rates at many stores today, including 15% back / 15x Membership Rewards points per dollar spent at Dell. Some people are targeted for "VIP" rates of...

AA award ticketing error? Try an award hold.

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Last month, during our Flying by the Seat of our Points challenge, I ran into a problem booking my award home. I flew Japan Airlines first class from Tokyo to Chicago (with an onward...
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Why you might want to stop spending on Delta cards (and start spending on...

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A (perhaps over-inflated) claim was made last year about the volume of charges being put on Delta credit cards each year. This week on Frequent Miler, we encourage you not to contribute to that,...

Family travel tips from a frequent family traveler: What to bring and how to...

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As a blogger, I mostly write about how to get incredible value from credit cards both in terms of earning lots of miles without flying (and hotel points, too) and in terms of leveraging...
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Credit card cell phone insurance compared

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These days, your cell phone may be among your most expensive possessions. Having coverage in case of damage or theft can be worthwhile for those who anticipate being prone to damaging their phone and/or...

SLH is a big win for Hilton hoarders

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Years ago, Greg wrote an excellent post about the "Earn and burn" fallacy. In it, he suggests a better strategy is to "hoard and cherry pick". If you've been a Hilton hoarder for years,...

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