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Tag: On My Mind

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Should I keep or cancel my Delta cards?

My wife and I currently have four Delta cards. We each have a consumer Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card and a Delta SkyMiles®...
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My elite plans for 2024 (On my mind)

Welcome to 2024. January 1st is the day in which you can revel in the elite status levels you've attained (while simultaneously fretting because...
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Hyatt goes next level with Mr & Mrs Smith [Integration “early 2024”!]

Update 11/30/23: I just had the opportunity to meet with World of Hyatt management at Hyatt's headquarters in Chicago and learned that true integration...
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Awesome bonus: Five 50K free Marriott nights [On My Mind]

As we reported separately, Marriott once again is out with a huge welcome offer for the Bonvoy Boundless card: five 50K free night certificates...
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Stop telling me that “value” is what I would have been willing to pay

Nick recently wrote a couple of posts where he argued that Chase Ultimate Rewards points "ain't all that" (here and here).  As I thought...
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Chase’s 30% transfer bonus to Aeroplan is awesome, but I’m not buying [On my...

On a recent Frequent Miler on the Air podcast, Nick and I discussed whether it made sense to speculatively transfer points from Chase to...
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The genius of AA’s Loyalty Point scheme (On Greg’s Mind)

On January 1st, 2022, American Airlines moved to a new way for members to earn elite status. The old EQMs and EQDs are gone....
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Bummed by the Bonvoy Brilliant [On Greg’s Mind]

I was flying United Polaris business class back to North America from Norway and Nick was slumming it across the Atlantic in AA economy...
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Some Gaming is good [On Greg’s Mind]

The optimal amount of fraud is non-zero.  That's the title of a Bits about Money essay by Patrick McKenzie (hat tip to View from...
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Reminiscing my 40K to Far Away (On Greg’s Mind)

While planning my strategy for the Frequent Miler team's new 3 Cards 3 Continents challenge, I became more and more nostalgic about my trip...
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Blogging and accepting gifts (On Greg’s Mind)

IHG reached out to me the other day to offer me points and Milestone Rewards so that I can try out features of their...
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Sweet spot awards that I actually use [On Greg’s Mind]

We frequently post about great deals using points & miles, and we refer to these as "sweet spot awards."  Some of these are almost...
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My IHG Free Night Strategy [On Greg’s Mind]

I’m a fan of IHG’s revamped  Premier card and its new business card twin. For only $99 per year, both cards offer Platinum Elite status, up...
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Approved for Venture X. Am I nuts? [On my mind]

Last year, Capital One dumped me.  But now, with only a few days left to go on the Venture X card's huge 100K welcome...

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