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Managing Points and Miles

Authorized Users

Earn points from authorized users. Is it worth it?

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Credit card companies want cardholders to add authorized users (AUs).  The hope is that more users will result in more spend which means more profit for the card issuer.  Because of this, it’s sometimes...
Prestige 50K Offer

Prestige 50K offer hanging on by a thread. Still possible to get up to...

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A couple of weeks ago I reported that the writing was on the wall for two great Citibank signup offers: the Citi Prestige 50K offer and the Citi AT&T Access More free phone offer...
pooling ThankYou accounts

Should you avoid pooling ThankYou accounts?

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Citibank ThankYou Rewards points can be earned from several credit cards, and from some Citi bank accounts.  By default, each credit card or bank account has its own ThankYou Rewards account, but Citi provides...
buy SPG points

Attempting to buy SPG points for 1.15 cents each

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In June I was looking for alternative ways to earn or cheaply buy SPG points, and so I browsed to SPG on Broadway.  This is a website that lets you use SPG points to...
FlexPerks award charts

FlexPerks award charts for flights, hotels, car rentals, and annual fees

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US Bank’s FlexPerks program offers several options for getting better than 1 cent per point value from your FlexPerks points.  The details, though, can be hard to find.  So, I thought it would be...
App-No-Rama

App-No-Rama in action: Over 700K and counting

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Earlier this year, I suggested an alternative to App-O-Ramas for earning huge credit card signup bonuses.  The alternative process, eventually named “App-No-Rama,” moves away from the idea of signing up for lots of cards...
ThankYou points expire

How to know if or when your ThankYou points expire

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There are several situations in which you may have Citi ThankYou Rewards points that will expire: Points earned by a particular credit card account expire 60 days after cancelling that account.  See: Cancelling your...
JetBlue denying Points Match

Is JetBlue denying Points Match to those who transfer points? Here’s what to do…

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UPDATE: View from the Wing reports that JetBlue has not changed the terms of the promotion and will fully honor the deal even for those who transfer points. Dan’s Deals has reported that JetBlue may...
JetBlue points match deal

Should you play the amazing JetBlue points match deal?

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JetBlue is currently offering to more than match your Virgin America Elevate point balance, up to 75,000 points.  JetBlue points are best used to pay for JetBlue flights.  Virgin America points are valuable not...
Credit Inquiry towards 135,000 miles

My painful pursuit of 135,000 miles

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Update: This post includes offers that were valid at the time of publication, but have since expired. Please click here to see the best offers currently available. My Business Platinum card has been open for a year now. ...
JetBlue points match deal

My strategy for tackling the amazing JetBlue points match deal

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Given the current and awesome JetBlue point match deal, I’ve been trying to figure out my personal strategy.  Should I transfer points from SPG to Virgin America?  Should my wife and son participate too? ...
JetBlue’s points match deal

Yes, JetBlue’s points match deal requires booking a NEW flight

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JetBlue is currently offering an amazing deal: they’ll match the number of points in your Virgin America Elevate account simply by registering and then booking and flying a JetBlue roundtrip flight by August 31. ...
JetBlue’s points match deal

The Ultimate Guide to JetBlue’s points match deal

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Intro: JetBlue’s points match deal is arguably one of the best non-credit-card related deals we’ve seen in years.  While the deal itself is simple, figuring out the best way to “play the deal” is...

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