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Tag: On My Mind

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Should I keep or cancel my Delta cards?

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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)

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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”!]

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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]

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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

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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...

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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)

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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]

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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]

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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)

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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)

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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