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.

Now 40K or 20K points with Amtrak credit cards

The Amtrak Credit Cards are once again featuring increased bonuses. While these cards don't get a ton of attention since there aren't really any great uses of Amtrak points beyond Amtrak trains, the bottom...
Hilton Aspire card rest in peace if rumors are true

Would rumored changes kill the Aspire card?

Recently, it was reported on reddit and then on Thrifty Traveler that Amex has surveyed some cardmembers about possible changes to the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card. At first glance, the rumored changes...
Alaska Airlines Companion Fare

Alaska devalues Japan Airlines first and business class awards

Well, that was fast. When Alaska launched its new unified award chart a couple of months ago, I said that it was set up for a stealth devaluation. That's because it said that prices...

The easyish route to Star Alliance Gold status: Avianca LifeMiles

Avianca LifeMiles significantly changed its frequent flyer program this year. One of the new highlights of the program that hasn't gotten a lot of attention is the fact that mileage transfers (like from Amex Membership...
Alaska Airlines Companion Fare

(EXPIRED) 10-15% back on Alaska Airlines with Chase / BOA offer

There is a new targeted Chase Offer / Bank of America Offer good for 10-15% back on Alaska Airlines up to between $45-$67 back. The Deal A new Chase Offer / Bank of America Offer...
Mastercard Gift Card

(EXPIRED) Office Depot/OfficeMax: Buy $300+ Mastercard Gift Cards & Save $15

Office Depot and OfficeMax stores have returned with a (possibly) profitable gift card deal this week on Mastercard gift cards. The Deal Buy $300+ Mastercard gift cards at Office Depot/OfficeMax & get $15 off instantly. Key...

[Update] Good availability: Secrets Impression Moxché (all-inclusive via Hyatt)

Update 3/11/23: Availability has been back again on many dates through the end of the schedule. I didn't have much difficulty finding several consecutive nights in January: At 21-29K points per night, this property looks...

Flat bed seats to Hawaii, a run on the bank, 30K points for walking...

Whether you're looking to get rewarded for walking around your hotel, you want a way to score flat-bed seats to Hawaii that you probably haven't considered, or you booked Air France business class and...
My seat in Etihad business class

Etihad award chart changes live (big partner devaluations)

This week, Etihad changed its award chart with only a couple of days' notice. Those changes are now live. The plus side is that some partner awards should soon be bookable online, but the...

Which is the most rewarding hotel loyalty program?

Do you know which hotel program rewards its members the most for paid stays? If you thought there was a clear answer to that question, we'll leave you questioning what you think you know...

10x Membership Rewards points at Dell via Rakuten (or 10% back)

Shopping portal Rakuten is offering 10% back or 10x Membership Rewards points for purchases at Dell Technologies today, making this a good opportunity to use one's Business Platinum Dell rebate The Deal Shopping portal Rakuten is offering 10%...

JetBlue travel credits no longer valid as long as before

JetBlue made an unannounced policy change yesterday when they shortened the timeframe you'll have to use travel credits created by cancelled trips. Previously, during the pandemic, JetBlue had made travel credits from changed or...

Baseball fans: Capital One once again has great seats for 5,000 miles each [April...

Update 3/9/23: This deal is back for April and May 2023 games. Many of the April games in New York and Los Angeles are gone, but a lot of May games are still available...

Now 150K + $200 or 90K +$200: Awesome offers out on Platinum and Gold...

Amex is out with some new nuttiness this morning that kicks up the beat on the Amex Points Parade. First up, there are incredible new offers that kick things up a notch on both...

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