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Tag: On My Mind

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Exciting enhancements for Delta’s top tier elites (On my mind)

Today we learned that Delta's regional and global upgrade certificates have become more valuable.  The biggest news: upgrade certificates can now be used on...
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Delta Miles are Worth Less (On my mind)

Time after time we learn about new Delta award devaluations.  Not long ago, you could find round-trip business class awards from the US to...
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Amex derails my Hilton plans with great new offers (on my mind)

Despite their sad approach to pandemic breakfasts, I'm hoping to return to the Madison Beach Hotel in Connecticut later this year (see my bottom...
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Frequent flyer programs on the upswing (On Greg’s mind)

Over the past 10 years or so, frequent flyer programs seemed to get worse and worse.  Awards became more expensive, fees increased, points earned...
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Hyatt’s Elite Devaluation (On My Mind)

Earlier this week, Hyatt surprised us with the news that they were going to make elite status ridiculously easy to earn in 2021.  They...
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Stop over-valuing 5/24 slots (On Nick’s mind)

Update: Many readers (and indeed those of us at the blog) have reported being targeted for an even better Platinum card offer than the one...
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Is Delta loyalty still worth pursuing? (on my mind)

Delta miles seem to drop in value every time I turn around.  The latest hit is to international partner awards (see: Delta torpedoes SkyMiles...
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My Amex +3X strategy (on my mind)

Amex's "3 for All" referral offer is a crazy valuable deal for big spenders.  If you're lucky enough to be targeted, you can refer...
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Miles, credits, and certs orphaned by COVID-19 (on my mind)

Yesterday I cancelled the last of my pre-pandemic travel bookings.  I had used Cathay Pacific miles to book a January 2021 flight: Japan Airlines...
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Chase Sapphire: What’s Next? (On My Mind)

A week ago, Chase knocked my socks off with the news that they were revamping their Freedom cards.  The Freedom Visa card (with its...
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On my mind: Shop Your Way gift cards are a BIG deal

Update 11/15/20: Transfers from Citi to Shop Your Way no longer have 20% bonus. Point transfers from Citi are no longer recommended. Last week we...
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On my mind: Pandemic Best Credit Card Offers

Over the past several years, business credit cards have been the best option for acquiring points, miles and cash back through welcome bonuses.  Business...
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On my mind: Hyatt’s awesome promo

A couple of days ago Hyatt announced an excellent new promo offering up to 25% back on awards, free parking, and triple points for...
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Virgin Atlantic in financial ruin. Should I burn my million miles? On my mind…

In 2016, I exchanged 1.2 million Virgin Atlantic miles for an all-inclusive week on Richard Branson's Necker Island.  My wife and I loved it. ...

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