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Product change via chat with Citi

We've written before about signing up for cards you don't want in order to get the cards you do. Product changing can be a valuable tool for your belt, whether in order to downgrade...
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Qatar Airways slashes award rates, becomes a competitive option again

Qatar Airways Privilege Club is a Citi ThankYou transfer partner. I haven't paid much attention to Qatar's program, in large part because of a no-notice devaluation a couple of years ago. However, as times...
Baby Yoda Chase Sapphire Reserve

Chase Sapphire Reserve $150-$250 retention offer for some [Targeted]

Update: Reader Jimmy reports getting a $150 credit on the Ritz card, so it may also be worth calling on that card if you have it. A reader in our Frequent Miler Insiders reported...

United makes status easier to attain in 2021

United Airlines announced some changes today that will make it easier to earn elite status in 2021 (which would be good through the end of 2022). Elite status has already been extended due to...

Frequent Miler Live today (11/10) at 12PM ET. Ask Us Anything!

Today, November 10th, Greg and Nick will be back with another round of Frequent Miler Live: Ask Us Anything on Youtube.  We'll be there to discuss credit card rewards, elite status, and more.  Have...

A year in an over-water bungalow the Maldives for $30K

One Mile at a Time reports this week on a deal that sort of sounds awesome in theory but likely makes very little real-world sense even for those who can afford it: a hotel...

Giant vs Safeway grocery store rewards

The Free-quent Flyer shares a post of data points based on recent forays into grocery store rewards (thanks in no small part to the constant supply of cards temporarily offering grocery store bonuses as...

[Update: Didn’t score after all] If I got a gold coin, I was going...

Update 11/7/20: I got a cancellation email from the US Mint this morning indicating that the gold coin "was cancelled because the item(s) are no longer in our inventory and are not available for...

And the winners are… (80 Frequentmiler.com swag winners!)

Our big swag giveaway to celebrate owning the frequentmiler.com domain has come to an end.  Below you'll find the list of 20 first place winners and 60 second place winners.  In all cases, I've...

Gold card adds Uber benefits, but is it enough?

Today American Express has announced a new Uber benefit on the Gold Card that will eventually replace the airline incidental credit on that card, but both benefits will overlap in 2021. This will be a...

Disney discounts possible from Vacation Club owners

For obvious reasons, demand for Disney is down tremendously this year. I personally bought a timeshare deal at the beginning of this year (n.b. I bought a package that included a few nights and...

Places to pack it up and work remotely for a year

With more and more people working from home than ever before, the "digital nomad" lifestyle appeals to a wider range of people every day. My wife and I have worked online for more than...

Has New York’s quarantine enforcement been stepped up?

Regular readers have probably picked up on my mentions of having no travel plans this year. Knowing that I had a new addition to the family on the way (and with some family members...

American Airlines systemwide upgrades now on basic economy fares

Earlier this year, American Airlines announced some changes to elite status, one of which was the bad news that basic economy tickets will no longer earn any elite qualifying miles, segments, or dollars beginning...

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