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Tag: On My Mind

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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“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. ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...

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