Managing Points and Miles

Gambling on Qatar’s 40% transfer bonus #3Cards3Continents

Ever since Draft Day, I've been madly working on plans for my 3 Cards 3 Continents challenge trip.  As a reminder, Nick, Stephen, and I are competing to see who can build the most...

Chase “Pay Yourself Back” (Updated categories and dates)

In May 2020, Chase introduced a fantastic new benefit for select cardholders: "Pay Yourself Back".  The basic idea is that you can exchange your Chase Ultimate Rewards points for statement credits against certain categories...

Brex-it: what to do with 100K Brex points?

Brex recently sent out account closure notices to many (most/all?) small business customers. Apparently intending to focus on large enterprise customers, Brex let me know that they intend to close my account as of...

(Dead) 30-40% Transfer Bonus from Amex Membership Rewards to Aeromexico Club Premier

Update: It looks like this offer is now only valid for accounts that are registered in Mexico (it won't even let US-based Club Premier accounts register for the promotion). Since the bonus is on the...

Transfer up to 100K from Wyndham to Caesars (and why you might want to)

For almost a month now, Wyndham has had an increased limit for transfers from Wyndham Rewards to Caesars Rewards. While that part certainly isn't news, we hadn't reported on it and realized that we...

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...

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...

10-15K United Mileage Plus miles with Clear enrollment (stacks with AMEX credits)

Start warming up those Clear credits. United Airlines and Clear are back with another promotion that gives a boatload of miles to Mileage Plus members who sign up for Clear. Premier members will earn...

Turkish Miles & Smiles Complete Guide (online bookings once again possible)

A few years ago, we were the first blog to uncover the killer story with Turkish Miles & Smiles that you can fly one-way within the United States -- including to/from Alaska and Hawaii...

Hyatt Brand Explorer: Now live with 26 brands, earn up to 5 free nights

Hyatt's Category 1-4 free night certificates can be earned in several ways, most commonly as an anniversary perk of the Chase World of Hyatt Card, as a 30-night Milestone perk or by spending $15,000/year...

Are Greg and Nick reasonable or are they reward value heretics?

Is there anything more Frequent Miler than Reasonable Redemption Values? Since FM started doing them in 2014, RRV's have been like a warm comforter, securing us in the knowledge that our points and miles...

Gambling on a speculative point transfer bonus

Whenever there is a juicy point transfer bonus, some readers inevitably ask if it's a good idea to transfer their points "now" because of the good bonus. Our answer is always a firm "no",...

(EXPIRED) 25% Transfer Bonus from AMEX Membership Rewards to Air France/KLM Flying Blue

American Express Membership Rewards has added a 25% transfer bonus for Air France/KLM, becoming the third major issuer to add a 25% bonus to Flying Blue within the last month(see also: Chase, Citi). Given AMEX's...

(Free Nights Awarded ) Why I paid over $1000 to upgrade 3 no-fee Hilton...

Update 5/15 - I wanted to do a follow-up to this original post as there were some questions about whether not upgrading to the Aspire would trigger a free night award without having to wait...

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