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Tag: On My Mind

Which bank offers the best transfer partners? On Greg’s mind…

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Last week Capital One made massive improvements to their transferable points program.  Previously, many of their transfer partners were not one-to-one.  Unlike the transferable...

How I’ll use the new Chase Sapphire Perks [On my mind]

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As of August 16th 2021, Chase added perks to their Sapphire Preferred and Sapphire Reserve cards.  I signed up for the Sapphire Reserve when...

Citi offers an AA exit: Bail out or double down? [On My Mind]

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I was a bit shell shocked yesterday (in a good way) by the news that Citi is now offering 1 to 1 transfers from...

The Amex Platinum “Coupon Book” Review [On my mind]

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American Express has increased the annual fee for consumer Platinum cards from $550 to a whopping $695 per year.  In exchange for the extra...

“Forced” to adventure due to free night certs… On my mind

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There was a time when I sort-of hated hotel free night certificates.  Often, expiration dates approached and I had no good use for them. ...

Venture Ultimate: Here’s how Capital One can capture my wallet

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If Capital One plans to release an ultra-premium travel rewards card, this is what it should look like... In 2019, rumors surfaced of a new...

Capital One “Miles” no longer make me mad (on my mind)

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Big news today from Capital One!  As Nick detailed earlier today, Capital One "miles" now transfer 1 to 1 to several airline and hotel...

6 points & miles things I’m excited about (or at least hopeful)

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This is a somewhat random post.  There are several things happening in the points & miles world that I'm excited about... or, at least...

The slippery slope of buying points (On Nick’s mind)

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Yesterday, Greg published a post about buying Aeroplan points for 1.2c each. That's a great deal -- Aeroplan points are frequently worth much more....

Undervaluing airline miles (On my mind)

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Earlier this week I conducted new analyses and published new Reasonable Redemption Values for AA, Delta, and United miles.  The terribly poor results, particularly...

Exciting enhancements for Delta’s top tier elites (On my mind)

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Today we learned that Delta's regional and global upgrade certificates have become more valuable.  The biggest news: upgrade certificates can now be used on...

Delta Miles are Worth Less (On my mind)

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Time after time we learn about new Delta award devaluations.  Not long ago, you could find round-trip business class awards from the US to...

Amex derails my Hilton plans with great new offers (on my mind)

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Despite their sad approach to pandemic breakfasts, I'm hoping to return to the Madison Beach Hotel in Connecticut later this year (see my bottom...

Frequent flyer programs on the upswing (On Greg’s mind)

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Over the past 10 years or so, frequent flyer programs seemed to get worse and worse.  Awards became more expensive, fees increased, points earned...

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