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Scratch Hawaii off your bucket list with just 2 credit card points bonuses

Perhaps it's the snow under which we were recently buried here in upstate New York (and that is now, thankfully, melting away) or perhaps it is my closet full of flowery shirts (im)patiently waiting...

Which award search tool is best?

This post has been updated since it's original publication with details about two free award search tools (roame, and point.me via Bilt), an awesome but nerdy tool named Seats.aero, and updated information about AwardLogic,...
Party of 5

Party of 5: Frequent Miler’s 2023 Team Challenge

Introducing Frequent Miler's 2023 team challenge: Party of 5.  Each year, Frequent Miler team members compete to outdo each other in designing, booking, and completing a trip that uncovers and highlights incredible opportunities available...

Hyatt Centric Portland: Bottom Line Review

Last month, I went to Portland (Oregon) to catch a Bruce Springsteen show with a friend. Unfortunately, we planned a little late and the Hyatt Regency right by the arena was sold out, so...

Choice Choice choices in Australia

No, the headline isn't a typo. Choice Privileges offers some choice choices for budget family travelers heading Down Under. Perhaps describing Choice properties as being "choice" is a bit strong since this is definitely...

What’s in our wallets?

Since Samuel L. Jackson and Jennifer Garner won't stop asking, this week we discuss what's in OUR wallets (and why). Will the answer make Mr. Jackson proud? (Spoiler alert: Neither of us carries a...
Hilton Aspire card rest in peace if rumors are true

Would rumored changes kill the Aspire card?

Recently, it was reported on reddit and then on Thrifty Traveler that Amex has surveyed some cardmembers about possible changes to the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card. At first glance, the rumored changes...

Melio: Pay business bills by credit card

Now that Plastiq no longer accepts American Express cards, it makes sense to look for other ways to pay bills by credit card.  Melio is a bill payment service that continues to accept Amex. ...

The easyish route to Star Alliance Gold status: Avianca LifeMiles

Avianca LifeMiles significantly changed its frequent flyer program this year. One of the new highlights of the program that hasn't gotten a lot of attention is the fact that mileage transfers (like from Amex Membership...

Marriott Bonvoy Complete Guide

Marriott's rewards program, named "Marriott Bonvoy," in my opinion offers better than average rewards for paid stays, a fair elite program, a huge selection of hotels that run from very low end to ultra-luxury,...

Which is the most rewarding hotel loyalty program?

Do you know which hotel program rewards its members the most for paid stays? If you thought there was a clear answer to that question, we'll leave you questioning what you think you know...

3 Inks approved. 5/24 not a problem.

Given that the best ever 90K offers for the fee-free Ink Cash and Ink Unlimited cards are ending soon, I decided that it was time for my household to jump in.  The results were...

Greg’s Top Picks: Amex adds $200 kickers to their best offers

Amex seems to have figured that the amazing 90K and 150K offers for the Gold and Platinum cards weren't good enough and so they're now kicking in an extra $200 cash!  If you're interested...

Baseball fans: Capital One once again has great seats for 5,000 miles each [April...

Update 3/9/23: This deal is back for April and May 2023 games. Many of the April games in New York and Los Angeles are gone, but a lot of May games are still available...

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