Nick Reyes

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.

Surviving the car rental apocalypse by stepping outside the box

A few weeks ago, we published a post highlighting what is being dubbed by some as a car rental apocalypse. Over the past few months, we have seen more and more reports from travelers...
InterContinental Boston

Update: Returning 4/15) IHG: Buy/Renew Ambassador Membership Then Stay Once & Get 40k Free...

Update 4/13/21: This promotion is returning again beginning for enrollment or renewal between April 15 and July 31, 2021. Enroll in the program during that window, complete one qualifying paid stay at an InterContinental,...

Up to 40% off Amazon with 1 Membership Rewards point [Targeted]

Amazon is once again offering a discount when you pay with at least 1 American Express Membership Rewards point (this may be the same promotion, just a new round as I wasn't previously eligible...

Buy points for less: When does it make sense to jump on a deal?

  Update 4/13/20: We have added the new Avianca LifeMiles bonus of up to 170% and Alaska MileagePlan bonus of up to 60%. There are times when buying points or miles can make a lot of...

6% cash back on Marriott via TopCashBack

TopCashBack is offering 6% cash back on Marriott stays. The terms indicate that this does not stack with AAA rates, corporate rates, or member discounts, but it may be worth clicking through TopCashBack if you're...

Mulling over easy Star Alliance Gold status: Is it worth it?

On last weekend's Frequent Miler on the Air, Greg and I talked about the offer from Singapore KrisFlyer to earn easy Star Alliance Gold status during our "Mattress running the numbers" segment. We previously...

Avianca LifeMiles sweet spots

Avianca LifeMiles is one of my favorite airline programs because of unique sweet spots, the ability to "hack" awards to pay fewer miles than the published award chart rates, and the fact that there...

$5 off Visa Gift Card activation fees at Staples 4/11-4/17

Staples will be offering reduced-fee Visa Gift Cards starting Sunday, April 11, 2021 through Saturday, April 17, 2021. This time around, they are offering $5 off the activation fee, so you'll still pay a couple...

100K Offers here, there, and everywhere

Just a few years ago, the audacity of a 100K offer was enough to propel the Chase Sapphire Reserve into the mainstream media. Today, eye-popping 100K offers are here, there and everywhere: are they...

15% back on Disney+ with new Chase Offer

There is a new Chase Offer out that's good for 15% back on Disney+ when you spend $7.99 or more up to a max of $12.00 back. That means you can get 15% back...

Delta launches tool to find cheap flights & filter by COVID protocol

Delta has launched an interesting tool called the Delta Discover Map for those looking to shop around for destinations that fit a budget - whether a certain number of miles or amount of money...

40K points per Chase Marriott Referral (up to 200K) for a limited time

Chase has temporarily increased the referral bonus for the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card to 40,000 points per referral when you refer someone who is approved by May 12, 2021 and they have also increased the...

Join Nick at FTU Online this Saturday, 4/10

This Saturday, April 10, 2021, I will be speaking at Frequent Traveler University's next virtual / online event. Shirley Lim and I will discuss Gift Card Reselling -- both discounted sourcing and resale avenues...
amex centurion

Amex adding $50 fee for Centurion Lounge guests

As was widely reported yesterday, American Express is planning to institute a new $50 fee for guest access to Centurion lounges beginning in February 1, 2023. Platinum and Centurion cardholders will continue to enjoy the...

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