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Almost exciting: Sonesta Travel Pass

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation has been expanding faster than .  Last year's appetizers included 99 IHG hotels and 122 Marriott hotels.  Their main course: 980 Red Lion Hotels. While it doesn't appear that Sonesta has...

Buy points for less: When does it make sense to jump on a deal?

  Update 4/13/20: We have added the new Avianca LifeMiles bonus of up to 170% and Alaska MileagePlan bonus of up to 60%. There are times when buying points or miles can make a lot of...

Mulling over easy Star Alliance Gold status: Is it worth it?

On last weekend's Frequent Miler on the Air, Greg and I talked about the offer from Singapore KrisFlyer to earn easy Star Alliance Gold status during our "Mattress running the numbers" segment. We previously...

Avianca LifeMiles sweet spots

Avianca LifeMiles is one of my favorite airline programs because of unique sweet spots, the ability to "hack" awards to pay fewer miles than the published award chart rates, and the fact that there...
Last Chance Deals

Last Chance Deals: Profitable Visa Gift Cards, Webull Bonus Stocks, Alaska Status Match &...

Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some other deals that are due to end soon. The next few days are quiet on the expiring deals front,...

100K Offers here, there, and everywhere

Just a few years ago, the audacity of a 100K offer was enough to propel the Chase Sapphire Reserve into the mainstream media. Today, eye-popping 100K offers are here, there and everywhere: are they...

IHG retreats from devaluation!

Good news!  In the recent post "What are IHG points worth now that the gloves are off?" I detailed an analysis showing that IHG had devalued their points and free night certificates.  Now, thanks...

The Revised Amex Platinum Card – Details and Review

Rumors have circulated for a while now that Amex was planning to increase the Platinum card's annual fee and change up some of the card's benefits.  We haven't reported these rumors previously because so...

United MileagePlus Complete Guide

United MileagePlus Overview The United MileagePlus program has changed pretty significantly in recent years, from the introduction of the valuable excursionist perk to the abolition of award charts (which had its pluses and its minuses)...
Extreme Stacking

Extreme Stacking Deals: What It Is & How To Do It

We're all about maximizing deals, so we write a lot about extreme stacking here at Frequent Miler. It's been a while since we covered exactly what extreme stacking is, so here's an overview of how...

Best uses for Delta’s Regional Upgrade Certificates

Delta's Regional Upgrade Certificates have become more and more valuable over time.  Unlike when they debuted, they can now be used to upgrade flights booked with companion certificates; to upgrade award tickets; to upgrade...

Should the Altitude Reserve be in Nick’s (digital) wallet?

Recently, Greg republished our complete guide to the US Bank Altitude Reserve card. The Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite card is special: given its 3x points on mobile wallet payments -- like using Apple Pay,...

Best uses for Virgin Atlantic points (Sweet Spot Spotlight)

This post has been updated with the news that ANA awards can be booked one-way for half the price of round-trip. Virgin Atlantic points are super easy to get.  For example, you can sign up...

What are IHG points worth now that the gloves are off?

Update 4/9/21: IHG has already reversed course! See updated analysis here: IHG retreats from devaluation! This is not the post I expected to write. I expected to say something along the lines of "Relax, you're...

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