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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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Earn Bonus Miles for Hurricane Harvey Relief Donations

Earn Miles for Donations to Hurricane Harvey Relief

The effects of Hurricane Harvey over the last week have been devastating. Luckily, there are lots of great organizations out there, doing their best to alleviate the situation. If you want to donate to one of these organizations, you’ll be… Continue Reading

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Everything You Need to Know About Manufactured Spending

Desk with laptop: Manufactured Spending with a Full Time Job

During last week’s webinars, I got a lot of similar questions related to manufactured spending. Many of these questions were addressed in ms-related posts over the last four years. But thanks to the results of a recent survey, I’ve realized… Continue Reading

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10 Best Credit Cards for Non-Bonus Category Manufactured Spending

Discover It Miles Credit Card 3% Cash Back Bonus First Year

Last Year I wrote about the 10 best credit cards for manufactured spending. My rankings were based on a combination of both rewards currency value and bonus categories offered by these cards. It was a good, comprehensive list at the… Continue Reading

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How Club1 Hotels Saved Me Almost $1,300 at the Nizuc Resort in Cancun

Nizuc Hotel and Spa Cancun Exterior Beach

It was Mother’s Day and one week before I was supposed to start a new job. I needed a vacation and a Mother’s Day gift, so I decide to travel someplace and bring my mom along. My plan to travel… Continue Reading

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Airline Award Ticket Change and Cancellation Fees

travelers at an airport gate area looking over a plane

A couple of weeks ago I shared my anxiety about booking travel in advance and a reader suggested a post about award change and cancellation fees might be in order. Booking flights with airline miles is great but sometimes things… Continue Reading