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Judge Rules Some Credit Card Rewards-Earning Activity Is Taxable

There's a tax ruling which will be of interest for anyone who manufactures spend (and even those who don't) as the IRS was trying to get more than $300,000 worth of rewards from American...
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Card-Linked Programs & The Networks They Run On (AKA Which Programs Stack)

There are tons of card-linked programs out there and it can be hard to know which ones stack with each other as some run on the same network while others use their own tracking...

My top 4 dream uses for 110K Brex points

Brex Cash is offering one of the best deals in miles & points right now.  You can sign up for a free account, with no credit pull, and earn 110,000 transferable points after $3K...

Amex Airline Fee Reimbursements. What still works?

Update 2/23/21: Added all relevant data points. Note that we have many data points on some airlines that we have consolidated with fewer recent data points. Update 2/22/21: Via Frequent Miler Insiders, we have reports...

New World of Hyatt Promo: 2K points every 2 nights (2.5K for cardholders) with...

World of Hyatt is out with a new "Bonus Journeys" promotion for the second quarter. In direct comparison to the current Jan/Feb Bonus Journeys promotion, it feels flat-out disappointing. Those who missed out on...

Combining Marriott awards, certificates, and paid nights in a single booking

The latest Marriott promotion offers double points and double elite nights on stays of two nights or more provided you register for the promotion in advance (see details here). The catch is that in...

Amex Offer Cheat Sheet

Update 2/22/21: Added Dell Offers Often, there are many great Amex Offers available to cardholders.  Some are available to all cardholders. Some are for those with specific cards.  Many are targeted to specific people.  The...

The Tools We Use (for playing the points and miles game). 2021 Edition.

The post "The Games We Play," outlines some of the top tools for earning more points & miles, for getting more out of our points & miles, for saving money, and getting elite perks...

Which award search tool is best?

Airline miles offer us flying experiences we would never dream of paying cash for.  Pictured above is me flying Etihad's First Class Apartment last year.  While other passengers probably paid around $7,000 for the...

Delta Devaluations and Sweet Spot Awards

This week on Frequent Miler on the Air, we discussed a number of timely topics including Delta devaluations & sweet spots, laundering money (orders), hopping on the Hyatt mattress run before its too late,...

Which 40 Night Hyatt Milestone Reward should I pick?

Reposting for those who recently earned 40 nights, or soon will... Many hotel loyalty programs offer extra perks when you reach different thresholds of elite status.  Hyatt does too, but they also reward members with...

Best uses for Delta miles

The way to "win" the points & miles game is to acquire points cheaply (or for free) and to then use them towards outsized value.  For example, you may be able to earn 60,000...

Upgrading Air France with Delta Global Upgrade Certificates may be a tough task

Last month, Greg announced that he is passing the GUC. That is to say that he is giving me use of Delta upgrade certificates for a trip that I need to plan, but because...

Airlines eliminate change fees: Quick reference chart (New: JetBlue eliminates fees)

Recently, each of the domestic US airlines has announced that they are eliminating change fees.  That's awesome.  But the details can be hard to remember.  Which fare classes apply?  Do we keep the fare...

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