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DC Area Meetup: #40KFarAway Send Off (Oct 1, 8:30PM, near IAD)

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For those who happen to be in the DC area on October 1, come join us for an informal gathering to send us off on our 40K to Far Away adventures.  The adventures begin...

Bitten by the other travel bug, #40KFaraway crunch time prep, and more

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This week we welcomed Stephen Pepper on the live broadcast and he kicked off our discussion with what happens when you find bed bugs in your hotel room at 3am. Or in the case...
Stephen's 40k To Far Away Backpack

Stephen’s #40kFaraway: Everything That’s In His Bag (& A Few Things That Aren’t)

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Ever since we decided to do the 40k To Far Away challenge, I've been keeping a list of everything I need to remember to bring. What I hadn't done was make sure that I could...

Turkish business class sweet spots from the US

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We've written quite a bit about taking advantage of the big Turkish Miles & Smiles sweet spot for award travel within the US, recently consolidating information and publishing a post on How to book flights...

Ultimate Rewards: How to book with points despite online limitations

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This is a story of courage and bravery, love and loss, tragedy and excitement...  Just kidding.  It's not any of those things...  But it is a story about seemingly unattainable goals and persistence in...

Nick’s #40KFaraway bag is packed. Here’s what’s not inside (and what is)

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The path to the #40KFaraway challenge has been fun. When we hatched the idea for this challenge, I think we expected it to be entertaining for readers. There's no doubt that we knew we'd enjoy...

Double Cash ThankYou Points Transferable to All Partners (when paired with Prestige or Premier)

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Yesterday we learned that the Double Cash card's cash back can transfer 1 to 1 to Citi ThankYou Points.  That means that this card can equally earn either 2% cash back or 2X ThankYou...
Priority Pass Showers

Stephen’s #40KFarAway Research: Priority Pass Lounges With Showers

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After a long flight, there's not much better than a refreshing shower. Even more so when you're doing the 40k To Faraway challenge and won't necessarily have overnight accommodation for days at a time. My...

Citi is poised to rock our wallets again (Points transferable to airlines!)

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UPDATE 9/23/19: I've confirmed that points from Double Cash are transferable to airlines when paired with Premier or Prestige! UPDATE 9/22/19: 1 to 1 transfers are real! At the time of this writing, the Citi...

Citi ThankYou Rewards Complete Guide

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We've seen some great enhancements recently to Citi's ThankYou Rewards program!  Most recently, they introduced the Citi Custom Cash which earns 5x in whatever category you spend most each billing cycle.  Other recent changes...
Sand timer

Last Chance Deals: Profitable Visa Gift Card Deals, IHG & Alaska Chase Offers &...

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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. There are 8 deals ending this week which includes one that...

Stranded with an illegal ticket, the European hopper, Walmart bans and more

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In this week's Frequent Miler week in review around the web, we have a surprising story about buying an invalid ticket from a major airline, a method for maximizing your MPMs on an Aeroplan...

Will Citi really satisfy? Did Denali prep Greg for #40K? Our takes and more.

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On this week's Frequent Miler on the Air broadcast, we talk takeaways from Greg's training-wheels-trip to Denali to test his plans for #40KFaraway. We also discuss how Citi may (or may not) make itself...
cash vs points

Why I’m suddenly choosing cash over points, and why you shouldn’t

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Several months ago, I signed up for the Bank of America Premium Rewards card.  The reason?  It is the perfect "everywhere else" card... for me... in my particular situation.  An "everywhere else" card is...

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