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Digging the Capital One Shopping Browser Extension

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I'm reposting because this morning I received an incredible offer from Capital One Shopping: "24% back from giftcards.com." Even better, the email specifically reminded me to buy Mastercard gift cards: "Last Day to save...

Holiday Shopping Savings Tips & Tools

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With the hot holiday shopping season just around the corner, many of us will be hunting for great deals on everything from travel to gifts to home appliances and a lot more. The hype...

Citi ThankYou Rewards Review and Guide

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Now that Citi ThankYou points can be transferred 1 to 2 to Choice, I've personally doubled down on the program.  I use my Citi Prestige card (no longer available to new applicants) to earn...

Travel feels free when you’re broke and platinum…

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Hopefully you've all gotten a chance to read Nick's excellent post about the joy (and myth) of "free" travel. In the post he does a great job outlining the pit-falls of thinking of award...

“Award Travel is Free” “No, it’s not.” “Does it matter?”

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Are your points and miles free? Does it cost you something when you redeem them? Is your travel free if you use your points? Does it make a difference how you've earned them? Spoiler...

Amex Platinum Saks credit: What can you get with $50?

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The Amex Platinum card comes with a slew of valuable benefits like elite status, lounge access, and credits for Uber and airline fee incidentals. One of the benefits less often discussed in blog posts...

Chase’s 30% transfer bonus to Aeroplan is awesome, but I’m not buying [On my...

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On a recent Frequent Miler on the Air podcast, Nick and I discussed whether it made sense to speculatively transfer points from Chase to Air Canada's Aeroplan.  After all, the current 30% (or up...

2 Southwest Companion Passes and a boatload of points with just 3 cards

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Yesterday, a member of our Frequent Miler Insiders Facebook group shared a Southwest Companion Pass strategy that was so brilliant that I couldn't help but share it. I can't believe I haven't seen this...

(Now Available Via Referral) Chase Ink Cash and Ink Business Unlimited: Best ever 90K...

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Update 11/8/22: These increased welcome offers on the Chase Ink Business Unlimited and Ink Cash cards are now available via referral links. Referrers get a bonus of 20,000 Ultimate Rewards which means that if...

Chase Ultimate Rewards Complete Guide

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Chase Ultimate Rewards is a transferable points program available through a number of Chase cards.  In my comparison of transferable points programs, Chase Ultimate Rewards came out ahead of Amex Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou...

The joy and myth of free travel

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If I told you that so far this year I have been in 16 countries over 3 continents and I've flown in flat bed business or first class on 8 different airlines and stayed...

My Global Entry renewal experience (success on arrival)

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I recently had to renew my Global Entry card for the second time since originally signing up.  My previous renewal was a piece of cake.  I did it entirely online and an interview wasn't...

Southwest Companion Pass Open Season

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Does two years of free companion travel and points to cover more than $1500 in airfare sound good to you? Southwest Companion Pass Open Season has officially begun and this week we discuss strategies...

How to maximize value with your Amex Platinum Card

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Thanks to the almost unbelievably good welcome bonuses that have been available in recent times for both consumer and business Platinum cards, I expect that many readers have a Platinum card of one type...

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