Tag: On My Mind

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

I’m excited about… IHG?! [On Greg’s Mind]

I'm excited about IHG!  What?!  I've never spoken or written that before.  But, yesterday we learned about a number of positive changes coming to...

Aeroplan’s Reward Certificates [On My Mind]

Air Canada Aeroplan's new U.S. based credit card fascinates me.  From 3x earnings at grocery stores to big spend incentives (all the way up...

Delta vs. Spirit [On Greg’s Mind]

After many, many years of avoiding flying Spirit, I finally gave them a try last month.  I was happily surprised by how pleasant the...

Marriott grants wishes and dashes hopes [On My Mind]

What a day!  Today, Marriott announced that they would once again delay certificate expirations and extend elite status.  Cool.  Even better, they announced that...

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