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How Much I’m Paying in Credit Card Annual Fees

I do a great deal of manufactured spending, which requires me to use multiple credit cards. After all, putting $100,000 worth of spending on a single credit card every month would be insane, not to mention, I’d get shut down… Continue Reading

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Hilton Munich Airport Hotel Review

Hilton Munich Airport Junior Suite Living Room

After a long delay in Dusseldorf resulting from a cancelled flight, I finally made it to Munich. I spent the night at the Hilton Munch Airport Hotel and then flew to Thessaloniki the next morning. The Hilton Munich Airport was formerly a… Continue Reading

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What Is the Best Hotel Credit Card for Earning Free Nights?

Hilton Munich Airport Suite Upgrade

A while back I wrote about the best hotel rewards program for earning free nights based on non-elite earning rates, which came down to Hilton HHonors, Club Carlson and Wyndham Rewards. Barring a really great mattress running opportunity, most of… Continue Reading

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How I Booked a $5,000+ Trip to Thessaloniki, Calais and London with Points and Miles

About a month ago, I booked a spontaneous trip to Europe in order to volunteer with two organizations helping refugees in Greece and France. The route outlined in the title is the same one hundreds of thousands of refugees are… Continue Reading

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Earn up to 15% Cash Back for Buying Points

For a while, there was a huge influx of blog posts out there about buying points. Whether it was airline miles or hotel points, bloggers kept writing about what a good deal buying these points was. When Alaska Airlines made… Continue Reading

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What Is the Best Hotel Rewards Program for Earning Free Nights?

When it comes to the ease of earning free nights based on paid stays, people always scoff when I cite Hilton HHonors and Club Carlson as the best hotel rewards programs. “What about Hilton’s inflated award chart?” “Club Carlson hotels… Continue Reading

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Points and Miles Checklist: Things to Do in May

I dropped the ball last month and didn’t put a points and miles checklist together, but to be fair, there wasn’t a whole lot happening. Things are picking up in May, with some status match opportunities, bonus point promotions, and… Continue Reading

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5 Reasons to Get the 100,000 Point Hilton HHonors Surpass Card

Hilton fans rejoice because American Express has increased the sign-up bonus on both the Hilton HHonors Surpass Card and the Hilton HHonors Card from American Express by 20,000+ points. No that wasn’t an April Fool’s joke – contrary to popular… 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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Great American Express My Offers for January

American Express My Offers is a great program that offers lots of savings on everyday spending. I personally get great value out of these targeted statement credit offers every year – enough to off-set the annual fee on my Starwood… Continue Reading