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New ways to earn Hyatt elite nights for meeting planners, travel advisors, and Hyatt...

Today Hyatt has announced new options for earning tier qualifying nights towards elite status.  Starting January 1, 2024, Meeting & Event Planners, Travel Advisors, and Hyatt Leverage Administrators will earn 2 tier qualifying night...
American Express Spinning Wheel Up To Or More Welcome Offer Signup Bonus

“Up to” something? Amex adding weirdly worded welcome offers

US Credit Card Guide has spotted something concerning on the American Express website when applying for a new card. They noticed that welcome offers displayed on this page now sometimes show wording that you'll...
FM Ask Us Anything - Alaska Special

Alaska us anything – We discuss the new Alaska award chart [Video]

Today we hosted a quick, impromptu Ask Us Anything, Live - solely to field your questions about Alaska's change toward a new, unified award chart. We've already written some initial thoughts about wins and...
How to use amex points to book a Virgin Atlantic flight via Air France - YouTube video

What I learned about booking awards with American Express Membership Rewards from watching Greg...

In the spring, Greg sat down with our friend Maisie to help her search for an award ticket for a business class flight to Europe. Her award booking makes an interesting case study because...
How to find the American Express Business Gold 150K Offer - Video

How to find the Amex Business Gold 150k offer [Video]

There's a terrific targeted welcome offer for the American Express Business Gold card: 150,000 Membership Rewards after $10K in spend. Fortunately, there's an easy way to try to get targeted for this offer.  You...
Marriott Ritz-Carlton bed mattress choice benefit

Marriott Choice benefits now give $1,000 off mattress/bed rather than 40%

When earning 50 and 75 elite night credits with Marriott Bonvoy each year, you get to pick a Choice benefit. Marriott recently announced a change to what were formerly called suite night awards, but...

Uh-oh: Did Qatar create a new JetBlue award chart?

The other day, we reported on the ability to book JetBlue flights with Qatar Avios and later updated the post to note fantastic availability on European routes and the ability to book one-way Mint...
Marriott Bonvoy Bilt Rewards transfer partner

Marriott Bonvoy added as Bilt Rewards transfer partner

Bilt Rewards has added Marriott Bonvoy as its newest transfer partner which makes it 16 partners overall. The transfer ratio as it stands means it won't provide much value versus some other transfer partners,...
How to book Vacasa Vacation Rentals with Wyndham Points (video)

How to book Vacasa Vacation Rentals with Wyndham points [Video]

Sometimes I find myself staying at a hotel when I'd really rather be in a vacation home just because I'd rather spend points than cash. I imagine that's even more true for large families...

Security fast track at JFK Terminal 1 with Priority Pass via VIPOne Lounge

One Mile at a Time reports on an exciting development: Priority Pass holders can now access the VIPOne landside lounge at New York JFK Terminal 1 and get access to VIPOne's "Fast Track Security...

How to convert Amex Membership Rewards to cash with the Schwab Platinum card

The Platinum Card from American Express for Schwab has a unique super power that's often mentioned in passing by the FM Team: it makes it possible to convert your Membership Rewards points to cash...

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

Update: 10/24/23: 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....

Delta flyer living outside the US? Last chance for easy elite status

Remember Maisie the Culinary Concierge?  She contacted me a few days ago because she found that she was $2,865 MQDs (Medallion Qualifying Dollars) short of earning Delta Platinum Medallion status.  She had more than...

No more buying 3rd party gift cards with Amazon gift cards

Earlier this week, in Greg's post about throwing in the towel on buying groups, he mentioned in passing buying 3rd party gift cards at Amazon using Amazon Gift Card money. A day later, Doctor...

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