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Now live: Spirit goes revenue-based, makes elite status easier with new Free Spirit program

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UPDATE 1/21/201: Spirit's new Free Spirit loyalty program is now live. Details can be found on Spirit's website here.  We will soon follow up with analyses of the program and its new credit cards,...
Wyndham Timeshare Offer

Wyndham Timeshare Offer: $199 For 3 Night Stay + 15,000 Points + $100 Coupon

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Wyndham Vacation Resorts has launched a new promotion which has the potential to be a decent offer provided you're good at saying no. The Deal Book a 3 night stay at select Wyndham Vacation Resorts...

The perfect Hyatt mattress run

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The perfect mattress run isn't a mattress run at all.  A mattress run is where you book a hotel stay solely to earn elite status and/or hotel points even though you have no plans...

Searching for value in Hyatt Night In awards

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The other day, a reader commented on our "Year of the mattress run" podcast episode / week in review post to say: Naturally, this made me ask myself, "What is Hyatt's Night In promotion?", which...

Reports: United Travel Bank no longer triggering airline fee reimbursements (but is it too...

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Reports today from Miles to Memories and Doctor of Credit indicate that United Travel Bank charges may no longer be triggering Amex airline incidental credits on cards like the Amex Platinum or Hilton Aspire...

Marriott mattress running: Valuable elite status for nearly 2 years

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Marriott is offering several overlapping promotions which, when taken together, can make mattress running worthwhile.  A mattress run involves checking into a hotel for the purpose of earning elite status or other rewards even...
Holiday Inn Roanoke IHG

(Update: Offer Extended) IHG Chase Offer: Get 5-15% Back When Spending $100+

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Update 1/16/21: This offer has been extended through January 24, 2021 if you hadn't used it yet. ~ Update: Based on comments below, there are 5% and 15% versions of this offer too. ~ American Express isn't the...

(Update: Extension for some certs) Rumor: IHG To Extend Free Night Certs, But Too...

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Update 1/16/21: IHG is now extending certificates that were originally set to expire in 2021 to December 31, 2021. This does not apply to those that have been extended to 2021 already but rather...

No, the Southwest Companion Pass doesn’t double the value of your points

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Yesterday, Southwest Airlines announced an extension for some Companion Pass holders. They also announced easier requirements for earning the pass this year. In his coverage of the changes, Gary Leff at View from the...

Possible free night in St. Kitts with the new horse on the status match-go-round

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Dave Grossman at Miles Talk covers a new partnership between Choice Privileges and Penn Gaming that will offer reciprocal elite status. We don't yet know where the programs will match up status, but it...

[Last day to register] Hyatt Bonus Journeys Now Live: Earn triple or quadruple points...

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Reminder: You must register for this promotion by today. It's worth registering even if you don't think you'll stay just in case it comes in handy as this is likely to be one of the...

Southwest extends Companion Pass from June to December

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Southwest Airlines had previously extended Companion Passes set to expire on 12/31/20 (earned in 2019) to June 30, 2021. Today they have notified those passholders that they have again extended their companion passes to...

[Targeted] Hyatt Amex Offer: Get $60 back on $300

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A member of our Frequent Miler Insiders reported an Amex Offer this morning that is good for $60 back when you spend $300 or more. This offer appears to be highly targeted as I...

Shortcuts to Marriott Platinum Elite status (Special 2021 edition)

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This post has been updated with Marriott's recently announced promotions that will make it easier than ever to earn meaningful Marriott elite status in 2021. Background Marriott Bonvoy is Marriott's loyalty program.  One cool thing about...

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