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United Extending Status For Some, Reducing Elite Status Requirement For All For 2022

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United is reducing elite status earning requirements for all MileagePlus members for 2022, while also extending status for some members. Status Extension Only certain MileagePlus members are having their status extended again for 2022 which means...

Air Canada Updates: Points Expiration Delayed, Reinstate Points With 1 Flight, Free Change

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Air Canada has announced a number of new and/or updated policies today and they're largely positive developments, with points reinstatement options being particularly interesting. You can read the full announcement here, but here's a quick...

(EXPIRED) Good Availability At Conrad Bora Bora Sep-Nov 2022

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We got a great tip today in the Frequent Miler Insiders Facebook group that the Conrad Bora Bora Nui has a lot of standard room award availability from September to November 2022. You can view...

Marriott change: status via credit card spending will be calendar-year moving forward

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Chase has sent a letter to Marriott and Ritz-Carlton credit card holders advising us of a minor change coming to the wat status is earned through spend: Platinum elite status spending will be based...
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Bank of America Preferred Rewards Updated; New Tiers Added

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Bank of America has updated its Preferred Rewards program and it's good news. There's been no devaluation because existing tiers will remain unchanged; the updates simply include a couple of new tiers at the...

Good news: Some Marriott free night certificates have been extended already

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Last month, Marriott announced the extension of elite status and free night certificates. All certificates scheduled to expire before 6/30/22 were to be extended until that date. Good news: some of those certificates are showing...

[Update: False Alarm] Capital One Venture X referral offer missing vacation rental credit

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Update: A couple of eagle-eyed readers in the comments have noticed that I was incorrect and the referral offer does include the $200 vacation rental portion of the welcome bonus. While the $200 credit...

U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve losing Gogo WiFi benefit in 2022

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Doctor of Credit notes that U.S. Bank has notified existing cardholders that the free Gogo in-flight WiFi pass benefit will be discontinued on April 1, 2022. You can still enroll in the benefit until...

Caution: Don’t accidentally use a Hyatt 1-7 certificate for a Category 4 stay

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A friend of the blog reached out with a situation that I narrowly avoided recently but is worth knowing about for anyone who has multiple Hyatt free night certificates: Hyatt.com might take your Category...
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Ritz-Carlton Yachts Now Bookable With Marriott Points (But Poor Redemption Value)

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The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection was due to set sail in January 2020, but their initial launch was delayed and then it was delayed again, presumably due to COVID. When these yachts were first announced they...
Daily Getaways Hyatt

[Last Couple Of Days] Daily Getaways: Full Week 1 & 2 Deals Announced (Cheap...

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Update 11/3/21: Daily Getaways officially ended a couple of weeks ago, but deals that didn't sell out are still available. These will officially end on November 5 which means there's only a couple of...

Authorized user bonuses via pre-qualification tool

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American Express has been offering good authorized user bonuses this year. My wife had a few offers in her account over the last several months that would periodically show up under her Amex Offers....
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Hyatt Points Calendar Is Now Live & The Experience Is Mixed

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Hyatt has launched its Points Calendar which allows you to see award pricing on a month-by-month basis at a glance. This is good in theory, but there are some parts of its execution which...
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(Update: More Info) Hyatt Peak/Off-Peak Pricing Coming On Oct 26 – Here’s More About...

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Update 10/24/21: We checked with Hyatt to get definite confirmation that once awards become bookable, that properties wouldn't be able to adjust pricing to peak rates as that's what we previously believed. It seems the...

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