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An Avianca LifeMiles success story (thanks to screenshots)

The other day, I successfully booked a business class award for four passengers on a summer 2023 date from Europe to the United States with Avianca LifeMiles. That wasn't the surprising part. The surprising...
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Accor Live Limitless added as Citi ThankYou transfer partner

The 25% transfer bonus to Flying Blue wasn't the only piece of news out of the Citi ThankYou program yesterday. They also announced that they've added a new hotel program as a transfer partner...

How to convert Xbox eGift cards into Microsoft store credit (back in stock)

Update 4/30/23: After several months of being AWOL on Dell.com, Xbox eGift Cards are back in stock. Last time this happened, it was only for a matter of hours. Hopefully, it's longer term now. The...
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(Update) Huge Devaluation Of Hotels.com Rewards; New One Key Program Only Giving 2% Back

Update 4/26/23: The Expedia group has confirmed that the launch date of the new One Key program will be July 6, 2023. h/t OMAAT ~ The Expedia Group has announced more details about their new loyalty...
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Point.me now on Bilt Rewards website, not just their app

A few months ago Bilt Rewards added a great new feature that lets you run award searches thanks to an integration with Point.me. The results only display Bilt transfer partners, but it can be...

Several new Hyatt options in Manhattan (New York City) now bookable

Hyatt has added several properties to its footprint in Midtown Manhattan. If you're visiting New York City as a tourist and you want to be close to things like Broadway theaters and/or Central Park,...
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Use your Bed Bath & Beyond Gift Cards now

In case you missed yesterday's news, Bed Bath & Beyond intends to close all of its stores (including Buy Buy Baby), with store closing sales beginning this Wednesday, April 26, 2023. This news has...
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Escape Lounges (2 free guests for Platinum cardholders)

Did you know that Amex Platinum cards still offer free guest access to Escape Lounges?  In recent years, Escape Lounges were rebranded to the unwieldy "Escape Lounges - The Centurion® Studio Partner."  At that...

Tip: Avoid a “test transfer” from transferable currency to airline miles

Upon connecting a new loyalty program to a transferable currency like Amex Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou points, etc, it can be tempting to perform a "test transfer" to make sure that the transfer works...

Two very different experiences applying for the Wyndham Earner Business card

The Wyndham Earner Business card feels more valuable to me lately than ever before. It's been fun writing about all of the possible status matches and how you can (at least at the time...

Aeroplan fixing broken Etihad first class itineraries

A few weeks ago, we reported on incredible widespread first class availability to fly first class Etihad A380 apartments, one of the most luxurious first class experiences in the sky, between London and Abu...

Tip: Search Marriott via desktop (not app) to see PointSavers

Marriott sometimes offers "PointSavers" redemptions, which are awards that cost 20% fewer points than a "normal" award. That concept made sense when they had an award chart, but now that price can vary with...
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Chase Pay Yourself Back Extended To Southwest Cards (Extended Through June)

Update 4/13/23: Chase has extended the ability to use Rapid Rewards points for dining charges through 6/30/23. It's also increased the redemption limit from $200 to $300. (h/t:DOC) Chase has made a series of changes...
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(Update) Unable To Refer From An Amex Card? You Need To Lose It.

Update 4/4/23: The day after posting this tip, Miles Earn And Burn shared that I could expect to see my referral ability on my lost card disappear within a month or two. Matt knows his...

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