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Getting the best deals: cash back, airline elite status, insider fares, and more

This week at Frequent Miler, we looked at a number of means of getting the best deals: from your Bank of America cash back cards, by manufacturing cheap airline elite status, utilizing a lesser-known...
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Is the Alliant Cashback Visa still worth it?

Earning miles and points is a lot of fun and I really enjoy using them for experiences I wouldn't ordinarily buy. But I don't use miles and points for everything. Sometimes I pay the cash...
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Manufacturing airline elite status, infinitely.

Move over, Delta Diamond status: there's a new way to use a credit card to manufacture airline elite status that isn't limited to Delta. Well, not necessarily new. And "manufacturing" may be stretching it a...
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A tempting resale deal that I’ll pass on

This morning, Greg published a post about the Top 3 ways to earn uncapped profit buying Visa gift cards. When I first got into this game, Manufactured Spending didn't appeal to me because I hadn't...
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Last Chance Deals: Half off experiences, easy UA miles, several transfer bonuses, gift card...

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. As today is the last day of the month, there are...
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Biking the East Coast, round-the-world gems, fee-free Prestige and more

In this Frequent Miler week in review around the web, read about a couple of new things coming -- from phone booths (ok...maybe not new, but new) to a 3,000-mile bicycle path. Pick up on the...
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Saving on paid flights, Bonvoy upgrade success, a cheap run at Globalist and more

This week at Frequent Miler, read up on everything from an updated look at the awesome St. Pancras Renaissance Chambers Club to the awesome really good interesting (?) Apple credit card. Read about an...
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Transfer partners: Chase vs. Citi

Recently, Nick and I have published a number of posts about the Citi Prestige card's new 5X earning power and our thoughts about whether or not to keep our Sapphire Reserve cards (which earn...
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On my mind (Goodbye Sapphire Reserve?)

I'm struggling with the question of whether or not to say goodbye to my Sapphire Reserve card.  Now that my Citi Prestige card offers 5X for dining, airfare, and travel agencies, the Sapphire Reserve...
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Showdown: Sapphire Reserve vs Preferred First Year Value

At a high level, the Chase Sapphire Preferred appears to offer better first year value that the Sapphire Reserve. After all, the Preferred has a better signup bonus and waives the first year annual fee. But the Reserve offers a number of valuable benefits that can easily outweigh its annual fee. So, let's drill down and see which one really is better for first year value...

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