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This is the Devil’s Advocate series originally authored by Julian Kheel.

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Bet You Didn’t Know: Access the US Airways upgrade list by app and web

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate...  If you're like me, when you're preparing to fly back and forth across the United States of America for absolutely no reason, the #1 question on your mind is "am...
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Bet You Didn’t Know: How to setup credit fraud alerts by text or email

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate...  I was playing with my new REDbird card at Target the other day, which is pretty much the most awesome thing in manufactured spend since... well, since Bluebird. The folks...
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Bet You Didn’t Know: Getting a second US Airways Mastercard

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate...  UPDATE: As of 2/13/2015 there are mixed reports as to whether Barclaycard has reprogrammed their computers to reject applicants who already have existing US Airways cards. At least one applicant...
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Bet You Didn’t Know: Dining bonuses without expensive dining checks

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate...  Frequent Miler readers are likely familiar with the Rewards Network dining programs, which allow you to earn airline or hotel miles when you dine out at certain restaurants. These programs used...
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Bet You Didn’t Know: What to do when British Airways doesn’t show partner availability

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate...  Greg has written before about the incredible value in British Airways awards, including them as one of his Big Wins. If you're redeeming for short, direct flights, there aren't too...

Bet You Didn’t Know: Never miss an Amex Sync deal with OffersBot

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate...  UPDATE: As of April 2015 Twitter has disabled the auto-retweeting feature of Offersbot. However, Offersbot is still monitoring and reporting on new Amex Offers that appear. You can use this to create...
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Bet You Didn’t Know: Elite Credit Card Customer Service

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate...  Why does every credit card have a different customer service number on the back, even two cards from the same bank? Of course this is known as the "magic of branding" and...

Bet You Didn’t Know: The magic of Google Flights

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate...  Google's Flight Search, often referred to simply as Google Flights, has quickly become my preferred search tool for airline flights. Perhaps you're surprised to hear that. Maybe you're even shaking your head. Google...
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Bet You Didn’t Know: Tricks to using Virgin Atlantic miles to fly Delta

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate...  It's fascinating to me that so many airlines have decided it's fair to promote a "free" ticket loyalty program and then turn around and charge several hundred dollars in fuel surcharges...
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Bet You Didn’t Know: How to silence the Walmart MoneyCenter Express

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate...  "FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS!" If that was the sound of someone loudly declaring you had won the lottery, you'd probably be excited enough not to mind them sharing it with everyone...

Bet You Didn’t Know: 5x for physical Sears gift cards

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate.. If there's one thing we can count on from Sears nowadays (and there literally might only be one thing we can count on from Sears nowadays), it's impressive shopping portal...

Devil’s Advocate stolen and unmasked

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The blog Travel Codex (very recently renamed from “Hack My Trip”) publishes a regular series called “Devil’s Advocate.”  I’m a fan.  The  series is not written by any of Travel Codex’s named authors (found...

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