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Are the IHG Premier cards worth our big spend?

I originally published this post before IHG's new elite program details were announced.  We knew at the time that $40K spend would result in earning Diamond status, but we didn't know what Diamond status...
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Last Chance Deals: 3 Transfer Bonuses, 2 Portal Promos & More

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. It's another busy week this week for expiring deals, despite it...

17 Surprising ways to save on travel

Sure, you can look for an airfare sale or take advantage of a hotel promotion, but how can you enjoy extra stackery or find hidden savings? On this week's Frequent Miler on the Air,...

Great ways to save money or miles on flights

With airfare prices going sky high these days, it was high time for me to update this post. This post is intended to be a quick lookup guide.  Before you book a flight, skim...

Unsung sweet spot: Flying Blue for Air Europa flights

With the current point transfer bonuses to Air France KLM Flying Blue, we recently republished a post about Flying Blue sweet spots. I've got a couple of trips to Europe tentatively on the books...

Delta Mileage Running from Home (2 Player Mode)

I've previously written in depth about how it's possible to earn high level Delta Elite status through credit card spend alone (see: Manufacturing Delta elite status in 2020 and beyond).   The problem is that...

Greg’s Top Picks for May: Business Offers, Blockbuster Offers and More

This month, card issuers (especially Barclays) have increased offers for many business cards.  That's great because most of these cards won't appear on your credit report and won't add to your 5/24 count.  To...

Hyatt Centric Wall Street Premium Suite award: Bottom Line Review

I recently spent a couple of nights at the Hyatt Centric Wall Street (formerly the Andaz Wall Street, which closed during the pandemic and was rebranded before reopening). The day before my stay, I...

World of Hyatt adds 52 new all-inclusive properties throughout the Caribbean and Mexico

In March, Hyatt released a separate award chart for the 100 all-inclusive properties that it acquired with the purchase of Apple Leisure Group. Hyatt also announced that, in addition to the six Cancun hotels...

Grand Hyatt SFO: A terrific hotel connected to San Francisco’s airport

Recently, my wife and I had a 5:40am flight out of San Francisco's airport (SFO) and so we booked the night before at the Grand Hyatt SFO.  The Grand Hyatt is connected by SkyTrain...

Practical Sweet Spot Awards

The show must go on. After almost 3 years of Frequent Miler on the Air without missing an episode, I was determined to make it work this week despite some challenges on my end. Listen...

Sweet spot awards that I actually use [On Greg’s Mind]

We frequently post about great deals using points & miles, and we refer to these as "sweet spot awards."  Some of these are almost unbelievably great.  For example, the ability to book ANA First...

Air France / KLM Flying Blue sweet spots for award travel

Flying Blue sweet spots have been more difficult to define than those in other programs ever since Air France and KLM ditched the Flying Blue award chart in favor of variable award pricing. However,...

Best uses for Virgin Atlantic points (Sweet Spot Spotlight)

Virgin Atlantic points are super easy to get.  For example, you can sign up for the Virgin Atlantic credit card (which often has a 65K welcome bonus) and then average more than 2 cents...

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