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Yuck: Acorns increasing fee to $3 per month

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Acorns is a micro investing / robo-investing app that we write about from time to time because they occasionally have great referral offers that can make the account temporarily worthwhile. Stephen wrote a post...

Booking Turkish awards is now even harder . . .

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The Turkish Miles & Smiles sweet spot for United flights that we uncovered just over two years ago is one of the sweetest spots on any award chart. And it is not the only...

Frequent Miler Live Tuesday (July 20th) at Noon ET. Ask Us Anything!

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Greg and Nick will be back with another round of Frequent Miler Live: Ask Us Anything on Youtube on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.  As always, we'll be there to discuss credit card rewards, award...

Air France moves Israel to the Middle East, heavily devalues business class awards

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Dan's Deals reports on an unfortunate devaluation of Air France KLM Flying Blue: while Israel has long been included in Flying Blue's definition of "Europe" in terms of award pricing, it seems that they...

Earn points on a yacht and more SLH properties with Hyatt points

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Hyatt has today announced the expansion of their partnership with Small Luxury hotels of the World, with a number of SLH properties newly bookable with World of Hyatt points starting today. In a unique...

American drops reduced mileage awards

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American Airlines has long offered discounted award tickets from select airports for holders of the American Airlines credit cards. However, American will no longer offer these Reduced Mileage Awards from 10/1/21 onward. This means...

Will Delta stop being an Amex transfer partner next month?

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Update: Gary Leff at View from the Wing and Dave Grossman at Miles Talk both quote sources at Amex stating that this partnership is not ending. Both point to the Delta private jets program as being...

Capital One transfer bonuses: 20% to Aeromexico now, 33% to British Airways soon

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Capital One announced some new transfer bonuses today: a 20% transfer bonus to Aeromexico starting today and running through 8/8/21 and a transfer bonus of 33% to British Airways Avios that will run from...
Avios sweet spots

[Update: “Fixed”] Iberia now charging more for Chicago and Los Angeles to Madrid

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Update 7/12/21: As reported by The Points Guy, pricing on these routes has reverted to the previous pricing, with Chicago to Madrid back to 34K Avios one-way off-peak (and Los Angeles to Madrid at...

Book JetBlue Mint (including Mint Studio) with Emirates miles

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JT Genter at NerdWallet has stumbled on a very big find: Emirates Skywards miles can now be used to book JetBlue Mint. While the value isn't amazing on all routes, this includes Mint Studio, and perhaps...

[Update: Points Now Posting] Caution: Problems with Turkish transfers from Citi

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Update 7/7/21: Readers are reporting that points are now finally posting, including from transfer requests that were submitted several weeks ago. That hopefully means that whatever the issue was on Citi's end is either...

(Update: Registration Live) New Hyatt promo: Triple points. Plus peak pricing delayed until fall...

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Update 7/7/21: Registration is now live for Hyatt's new promotion, so you can register here. ~ World of Hyatt has announced its coming Bonus Journeys promotion: beginning on July 7, 2021 members will be able to register...

[Confirmed] Schwab Platinum Invest with Rewards at 1.1c starting 9/1/21

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Update 7/5/21: Doctor of Credit reports that this has now been confirmed in an update to cardholders from American Express (a reddit member confirms the update came on their statement). I expect all current...

Centurion and Escape lounge improvements

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Many have reported that American Express is making some changes to its lounge network. The biggest change is that guests will no longer be free as of 2/1/23; cardholders will pay $50 per adult...

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