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Tag: On My Mind

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

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]

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]

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]

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

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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