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Meeting Large Spending Requirements Without Manufactured Spending

Rewards credit Cards in a wallet

A 100,000 point sign-up bonus isn’t rare for the American Express Platinum Card. In fact, there have been bonuses out there for up to 250,000 Membership Rewards points after a total of $55,000 worth of spending over six months. A… Continue Reading

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How to Value, Transfer and Redeem Credit Card Points

Rewards credit Cards in a wallet

Whether via email, Facebook or Twitter I try my best to respond to every single reader question. Sometimes the answer is either too complex to answer via email or the topic is something I get asked about quite a bit and… Continue Reading

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Flying Blue is Now a Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner

Here’s some unexpectedly good news for the day: Chase has just added Air France/KLM Flying Blue as an Ultimate Rewards transfer partner. Why is this good news? For starters, Ultimate Rewards needed a new transfer partner. After the removal of… Continue Reading

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9 Ways to Keep Hawaiian Miles from Expiring (Without the MileFinder)

The last miles-for-search tool is officially dead and we missed the funeral: On November 17, 2015 Hawaiian Airlines discontinued the search function on the Hawaiian MileFinder. I didn’t even get to give it a proper eulogy like I did for… Continue Reading

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Points and Miles Checklist: Things to Do in January

It’s been almost two weeks since I’ve posted, so what better way to start things up again than with a points and miles checklist for January 2016? As I’ve pointed out before, there’s lots to look forward to this year… Continue Reading

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Year-End Checklist: Annual Credit Card Spending Bonuses

We’re less than 30 days away from the end of the year, which means it’s time to rev up spending on our credit cards – at least the ones that offer annual spending bonuses. With all the year-end sales and… Continue Reading

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The Cheapest Way to Book a Disney Cruise with Points

It’s been a while since I’ve watched the Travel Channel, but a few years ago they were running a constant stream of shows about cruising. One show focused on Disney Cruises, which looked really fun – even to someone who… Continue Reading

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Points and Miles Checklist: Things to Do in January

At the beginning of each year, there is usually lots of stuff to do for travel hackers. Many of you will begin planning out your points strategy to make those bucket list vacations happen. It takes a lot of work,… Continue Reading

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Points and Miles Checklist: Things to Do Before the End of the Year

American Express Gold Business 75,000 Offer

We’re just a few days away from the new year, which means we’re nearing several reward program devaluations, airline mergers, and expiring promotions. It’s easy to lose track and miss out on big bonuses, statement credits, and great promotions. Lucky… Continue Reading

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Decent Award Space for Holiday Travel to French Polynesia

If you’re looking for a last minute family vacation destination with decent award space, you might want to look into French Polynesia. Award space is normally tough to come by, with just three airlines (Air France, Air Tahiti Nui, Hawaiian… Continue Reading