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[Update: Better via dummy booking] Bank of America Air France/KLM Mastercard: 70,000 Flying Blue...

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Update from Nick 5/16/22: If you go through the steps for a dummy booking at AirFrance.us, you may see an offer that includes a $100 statement credit on top of the 70K miles and...
Sunbasket

Sunbasket MyPoints/Simply Miles/Citi Stack: $80 profit, 1000 AAdvantage miles and 8 meals

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The home-prep meal service Sunbasket has several offers available that, when stacked, gives you 8-10 meals, 1000 AAdvantage Miles/Loyalty Points and an $80 profit after signing-up for the service and getting at least one...

Delta Mileage Running from Home (2 Player Mode)

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I've previously written in depth about how it's possible to earn high level Delta Elite status through credit card spend alone (see: Manufacturing Delta elite status in 2020 and beyond).   The problem is that...

Citi Offer/Simply Miles: 30% off wine.com and 1400 AAdvantage Miles/Loyalty Points

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It's been a slower couple of months after a blazing Q1 for the AA Loyalty Games. But there's a good opportunity now as Citi has a new merchant offer on Wine.com for 30% off...

Grand Hyatt SFO: A terrific hotel connected to San Francisco’s airport

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Recently, my wife and I had a 5:40am flight out of San Francisco's airport (SFO) and so we booked the night before at the Grand Hyatt SFO.  The Grand Hyatt is connected by SkyTrain...

Hilton Summer Promo is Live: Earn 2x points on 1-2 night stays, 3x points...

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Hilton Honors's Summer promotion is now live and in effect from May 2nd, 2022 to Septemmber 5th, 2022. Members who register will earn double points on all stays of 1-2 nights and triple points...

Marriott Bonvoy Complete Guide

Marriott's rewards program, named "Marriott Bonvoy," in my opinion offers better than average rewards for paid stays, a fair elite program, a huge selection of hotels that run from very low end to ultra-luxury,...

Which 40 Night Hyatt Milestone Reward should I pick?

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Update: I decided to repost this because I recently received my 2022 40 Night Milestone choice and I was surprised to see the Find Experiences were still listed as an option despite being discontinued...

El Capitan Hotel Merced California: Bottom Line Review

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Last week, I tagged along with my wife to Merced where she had been invited to deliver a talk at the University of California Merced.  We spent three nights at Hyatt's El Capitan Hotel...

Dumping Delta Diamond [On Greg’s Mind]

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For quite a few years now, I've been manufacturing Delta Diamond elite status through credit card spend.  That has required a huge amount of spend ($250,000 per year), but the rewards have been huge...

What is Delta elite status worth (now that Global Upgrade certs are worth less)?

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Most airlines offer extra benefits to their most valuable customers. This is usually handled through elite status. If you fly enough with an airline, you can become “elite”. Of course, not all elites are...

Hail Caesars! Revoked Caesars Rewards Diamond statuses are being reinstated

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March wasn't kind for those of us on the Caesar's status match merry-go-round. Early in the month, Nick reported that 2022 status matches were taking much longer than normal. On top of that, there...

Which hotel elite program is best?

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Following the news that IHG is introducing exciting new elite benefits, it's now worth comparing IHG to the other chains that offer significant elite perks: Marriott, Hilton, and Hyatt.  Which chain offers the most...

How to earn 2 years of IHG Club Lounge membership

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In response to my post about IHG adding significant elite perks to their program, a reader asked if it was possible to time your Milestone Rewards so that you can get two full years...

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