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.
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Frequent Miler Live Wednesday, June 8th at 9pm ET. Ask Us Anything!

As a reminder, Greg and Nick will be taking your questions live tomorrow -- that's Wednesday, June 8th at 9pm Eastern Time. For this month's Ask Us Anything - and likely for all Ask Us Anything sessions...

Counterpoint: Recent frustrations trying to get 1.5c per point toward paid travel

The other day, Tim published a fantastic post about using points to stay at the Paradores of Spain. If you don't know what the Paradores are, know that I didn't either and am thankful...

Weighing points vs cash, Lufthansa’s apology, Southwest shows some LUV

It's been a couple of weeks since our last Saturday Selection, so this week we catch up with some good reads from the last couple of weeks -- from Lufthansa's latest attempt to apologize...

Keeper features of ultra premium cards

Many ultra premium cards come with keeper features -- those killer benefits that make the cards worth having and holding. But there is often an argument to be made against keeping those cards forever...

Five free Marriott 50K free night certificates returns (and yes, you can top off...

Update 6/3: We have confirmed with Marriott that the certificates awarded through this welcome offer can be topped off with up to 15,000 additional points, just like the rest of the certs that orbit...

(EXPIRED) 5% off Virtual Visa cards at GiftCards.com (3x AA miles possible)

Update 6/3/22: Giftcards.com has added three additional codes to the plethora of Memorial Day codes that they had already released: 5OFFVISA, MMDVISA and DONUTDAY. There is also a 1.5% Citi offer that's on some...
United shopping portal 6x Marriott stays

(EXPIRED) Earn 4x American Airlines miles On Marriott Stays (or 2x United)

Update 6/2/22: American Airlines has increased to 4x and United has decreased to 2x (it was 6x yesterday). Update from Nick 6/1/22: Marriott is once again 6x on United Mileage Plus Shopping (note: if you're playing...

Up to 40% transfer bonus from Citi to Qatar Avios

Qatar Airways is offering a transfer bonus of up to 40% when you transfer from select bank programs to Qatar Airways Avios. The only participating United States-based bank program is Citi ThankYou points. Still, this...

Amex Gold dining credit changes: Two partners out, three more in

The Amex Gold Card has offered a mild shake-up of its annual dining credits today. While the card's monthly $10 Uber credit has not changed, the separate $10 monthly dining credit picks up a...

A beginner’s guide to searching for partner award flights

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....

Avoiding phantom award space basics

On a recent episode of Frequent Miler on the Air, we featured a question of the week about phantom award space. The short version of the story is that the reader had found award...

Buy Hilton Points For as low as 0.5 Cents Each Through 7/19/22

Hilton has returned with a new sale that's giving some members up to a 100% bonus when buying Hilton Honors points between May 30, 2022 and July 19th, 2022 (it seems that it is...

Your old friend: the dummy booking

Like many Americans, I am once again back to planning more travel. I've recently been making a number of new bookings and that process has reminded me of the (occasinonal) value (or sometimes very...

Credit card strategies for low spenders, medium spenders, and big spenders

Credit card intro bonuses are clearly the fastest way to a points and miles fortune, but how does the plan differ for someone who spends $1,000 per month versus someone who spends $4,000 per...

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