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.

How to create cross-brand Amex referrals

Since 2018, Amex has made it possible to earn points when you refer others to Amex cards, even across card brands. That is to say that, for example, you can have a card that...

(EXPIRED) 35% off all fees on Simon Visa/MC Gift Cards online w/ promo code...

Until May 27, Get 35% off all fees when ordering Visa and Mastercard Simon gift cards online. Use promo code MAY23SAVE35 when ordering at simon.com/volume. The Deal Simon Mall’s volume ordering site is offering the following...

Refer friends to Marriott Bonvoy and both sides earn bonus points

Danny the Deal Guru recently identified an opportunity that could be useful for those in multi-player households: Marriott Bonvoy offers a referral program whereby both you and the person you refer an earn bonus points...

Free GrubHub+ with Bank Amerideals Offer

There is a Bank Amerideals offer out on some Bank of America credit cards that is good for a one-year free trial of GrubHub+. This could be especially useful for those who also have an...

IHG Promo: Choose 2K points every 2 nights OR 10K points every 4 nights

IHG is about to be out with a new promotion. Registration starts May 24, 2023, but you'll have to choose which version suits your needs as you can only register for one version or...

(EXPIRED) More easy 5x: Staples fee-free $200 Mastercard gift cards

Staples is offering $200 Mastercard Gift Cards with no purchase fee through Saturday, May 27, 2023. Note that they have continued the limit of eight per customer per day, which makes for a potentially nice...

Meal kit stack: A Trifecta trifecta for quasi-free food + maybe some AA miles

I stacked a deal on Friday that meant for nearly-free food for us from a meal delivery system we haven't tried before -- and you may do better than I did if you also...

An Avianca LifeMiles success story (thanks to screenshots)

The other day, I successfully booked a business class award for four passengers on a summer 2023 date from Europe to the United States with Avianca LifeMiles. That wasn't the surprising part. The surprising...

The sky has fallen on United MileagePlus. Now what?

United has implemented the ugly side of having no award chart by increasing prices substantially this week (before walking it back a little bit). If your faith in United MileagePlus has been rattled (which...

Don’t transfer Chase points to United, but don’t despair (yet)

This week's United Mileage Plus devaluation was significant. In fact, it was significant enough that they have walked it back to some extent, with partner awards that were pricing at 102,400 miles a few...

Major United Mileage Plus Devaluation: 33%-46% increase in award prices to/from Europe

In this morning's post about overvaluing flexibility, I called out what appeared to be a major devaluation on United Mileage Plus awards. One Mile at a Time has since reported on the extent of...

How much is award flexibility worth?

Flexibility is undoubtedly valuable. But how valuable is it? How much does "free cancellation" cost? (Not a trick question) Last month, I had planned to take an epic trip to Fiji, but we had to...

Strengths and weaknesses of major US frequent flyer programs

We periodically get emails from readers lamenting the uselessness of set of frequent flyer miles or another. Oftentimes, it isn't that the currency in question is useless, but rather that it is not useful...

New 75K offer on Wyndham Earner Business card (with high spend)

The Barclays Wyndham Earner Business card is out with a new offer for up to 75,000 bonus points. That's a nice increase in the bonus, though it does require a hefty amount of spend to...

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