The art of extreme stackery

For those who love it, shopping is its own reward.  For everyone else, we can console ourselves by earning big rewards while shopping.  In this week's podcast, Nick and Greg discuss the art of...

Your companion is now free to move about the country

Want to "free" up a companion to move about the country -- and maybe even a few other countries, too? This week we talk about what I've often called the best deal in domestic...

A good deed is its own reward (but we can do better)

Maximize your charitable giving by being strategic about how to earn rewards. From how to donate without saddling your chosen charity with processing fees to the best ways to stack up rewards on spend,...

Wringing Value from United miles

United Mileage Plus is a perennially popular award program with US-based travelers. While United rarely wins the race to the lowest award pricing thresholds, there are numerous ways to nonetheless get very strong value...

How to get awesome value from American Airlines miles

If you want to fly fancy, American Airlines miles can get you amazing value for some of the best in-flight experiences thanks to their partner awards. They can also be really handy in some...

When can you get the same card (and welcome bonus) again?

Did you know that it is sometimes possible to get the same credit card that you have had before and get the new cardmember welcome bonus again? In some cases, you might be able...

Delta’s Big Flip-Flop

Delta has walked back their elite status changes in a big way. Long-term elites and credit card enthusiasts have come out as good as gold. Has Delta gone too far and made elite status...

Must-have Amex cards

American Express features the widest array of desirable rewards credit cards on the market, but which are must-have winners for your wallet? This week on Frequent Miler on the Air, we discuss who should...

Buying groups: Big risks / big rewards

Buying groups can be an appealing way to increase credit card spend (thereby earning nearly limitless rewards), but not without significant risk. On this week's Frequent Miler on the Air, we discuss what buying...

Roll your own hotel elite status

Is hotel elite status worth it? This week, we talk about ways to get elite treatment without investing the time and effort in enough nights for elite status. Do you need to spend fifty...

Roll your own airline elite status

You can get elite treatment without paying the price for elite-level loyalty.  This week on Frequent Miler on the Air, we talk the perks of investing your time, money and effort in elite status...

Delta breaks up with its loyal customers. It’s not you, it’s Delta

Delta doesn't want your undying devotion, they just want your dollars. Or perhaps it would be more accurate to say that Delta has redesigned its program to focus on rewarding those who spend the...

Citi’s awesome rewards program

The Citi ThankYou program gets less attention than its transferable points program brethren. Does Citi have a sleeper cell of cards that can provide great rewards for a very low cost? Greg tries to...

Two for the price of one: How to get a free companion ticket

Whether you've got a partner for life or a freeloading friend, this week we talk how to bring a companion for free when you fly via one of the many companion tickets on the...

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