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6 Ways to Get Around a Lack of Airline Award Space

Etihad Airways Business Class Seat 1K on the 777-200 San Francisco to Abu Dhabi

One of the biggest challenges with collecting airline miles and points is redeeming them. Airlines intentionally make it difficult for people to redeem miles. Never did that become more clear to me than during a recent visit to the dentist.… Continue Reading

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Points and Miles Regrets: 5 Things I Wish I’d Done As a Newbie

Ron Swanson I Regret Everything

Most people have things they regret doing (or not doing) in life. I don’t have any regrets about life decision, but I do have plenty when it comes to this hobby. I’ve been doing this for almost six years and… Continue Reading

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Is Chase Devaluing the Ultimate Rewards Program?

Chase Ultimate Rewards Devaluation

By now you’ve probably heard the rumor that Chase is considering devaluing the Ultimate Rewards program. Don’t head to the panic room just yet – there’s no concrete proof it’s happening. Is it possible and maybe even overdue? Yes. You… Continue Reading

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FREE Manufactured Spending With Office Depot’s New Rewards Program!

Office Depot Visa Gift Card Rack Manufactured Spending

Office Depot has just announced a major revamping of its rewards program. Starting July 1, 2017 Office Depot rewards members can 2% in rewards on EVERYTHING. That’s right, all members will receive 2% back in the form of reward certificates on… Continue Reading

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5 Rewards Currencies You SHOULD Be Earning Speculatively

Economy class airplane seats

One of the most common pieces of advice you’ll hear in this hobby is “don’t earn points and miles speculatively.” What does that mean? It means you shouldn’t collect points and miles without a goal in mind. Rewards programs can… Continue Reading

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The Do’s and Dont’s of Trading Miles

Air France and KLM's Flying Blue program is now an Ultimate Rewards transfer partner!

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you’re short on miles but paying for travel isn’t an option? Perhaps you’ve focused on collecting miles that have been devalued or there is no award availability. Maybe you have a… Continue Reading

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How to Book Kimpton Hotels With Points

Kimpton Ink48 NYC Hotel Lobby

When IHG acquired Kimpton back in 2014, the company announced that they would keep the Kimpton Karma Rewards program intact. They’ve kept true to their word. This has kept Kimpton fans happy but left IHG loyalists disappointed because it hasn’t… Continue Reading