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Tag: On My Mind

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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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]

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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]

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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]

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

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...

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