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InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco: Bottom Line Review

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My wife and I recently spent six nights at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco. This was paid for in a number of ways - one regular paid night, two nights using an Ambassador...

Marriott’s Luminary Hotel, Fort Myers Florida: Bottom Line Review

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I don't usually write hotel reviews before leaving a hotel, but I'm making an exception this time because the point price for this one will soon go up.  Currently the Luminary Hotel is priced...
Caesars Rewards status downgrade

Caesars Rewards Downgrading Members From Diamond To Gold

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The bad news about Caesars Rewards status matching hasn't ended. Nick reported the other day about how Caesars had added terms to their website stating that status matching from other programs where you'd status matched...

Alaska Airlines targeting some customers with elite miles on credit card spend

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At the end of 2021, Alaska Airlines ran a couple of promotions making it easier to earn or new elite status.  First, they credited 50% more elite-qualifying miles to all flights for the last...
Caesars Rewards Status Match

Possible negative change on the Caesars x Wyndham status match-go-round

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Dave Grossman at Miles Talk reported earlier this week on updated language on the Caesars Rewards site for matching status from Wyndham Rewards: Please Note: You must have earned Tier Status with your current loyalty...

Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach, California: Bottom Line Review

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My wife and I recently spent two nights at the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach in Dana Point, California.  We used a free night certificate for one night and paid 95,000 points for the second...

Manufacturing American Airlines elite status through credit card spend

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A question came up on our Youtube channel over the weekend (in a comment on this past weekend's podcast) that we haven't really addressed on the blog: Does it make sense to spend for...

(EXPIRED) American Airlines Shopping Portal: 3x miles at Giftcards.com (+500/1000 mile stack)

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The American Airlines Shopping Portal is tripling its normal payout on GiftCards.com to 3 miles/points per dollar on up to $2000 in spend (per month).  There is an additional, stackable bonus of 500 miles...

(EXPIRED) American Airlines Shopping Portal: one day only, 4x miles at Apple (+500/1000 mile...

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The American Airlines Shopping Portal is offering 4x miles on Apple purchases (normally 1x), today only. There is an additional, stackable bonus of 500 miles on $100 in purchases through the portal or 1,000 miles...

American Airlines Loyalty Points Game: Tim’s Progress

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I'll be honest, stepping into a points and miles game with Greg the Frequent Miler and Nick Reyes feels a little like playing Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes...at the same time (if you don't...

Good as Gold: Nick’s American Airlines Loyalty Point Progress

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In high school, a rival track & field team had a great runner who unfortunately broke his arm and had it in a cast for most of our senior season. We called him Mega...

Caesars Diamond perk: monthly $20 free bet (available in select states)

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Many readers may have Caesars Diamond status thanks to status matches (most commonly one from Wyndham Rewards Diamond, which is a perk of the Wyndham Business Earner card). We have previously covered the $100...

Blue Apron: Up to 3400 AAdvantage miles and 6-12 meals for $25.

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Update: SimplyMiles now has a targeted offer for 1200 miles on a purchase of $50 or more.  This will stack with the Citi merchant offer (but not the Amex Offer) for a total of 3400...

Greg’s American Airlines Loyalty Point Progress

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Woohoo!  Wednesday morning I received notice from SimplyMiles that I had earned 4,650 AA miles for purchasing a Byte Impression Kit.  Stack that with $100 back from Citi Merchant Offers (which showed up Tuesday!),...

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