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Mike

Hi, I’m Mike and I’ve been collecting and burning frequent flyer miles for two decades now. Come join in the fun!

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Nov 27

A “Hidden” JetBlue Credit Card Bonus: 60,000 Points

As points go, JetBlue’s TrueBlue points are among the most valuable. Since award prices are variable and depend on how much the ticket would cost if you purchased it with cash, they can be used for any flight. A good rule of thumb is that each point is worth about 1.5 cents toward the value …

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Nov 25

Three Ways To Save With Holiday Shopping

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One of my major rules for shopping on the internet is never to buy anything without getting something back for it, although that rule is increasingly beginning to apply to brick and mortar stores, as well. Here are a few ways that you can earn some cash back, some of which I have discussed before, …

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Nov 24

Small Business Saturday: Shop Locally

small business saturday

Tomorrow, I’m going to give you a few ideas on how to get cash back at some of the largest retailers, but today, I’m going to go smaller. American Express has, in recent years, been calling the Saturday after Thanksgiving “Small Business Saturday.” Given the corporate sponsorship, so to speak, they obviously had some skin …

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Nov 23

CVS Black Friday: $30.83 In Goods For $.09

CVS

CVS offers loyalty program awards called “ExtraBucks (EB).” If you make purchases of certain products, they will give you a rebate in the form of a coupon. Every year, CVS runs a Black Friday promotion in which it offers a certain number of products for free*. Buy the product and they will give you back …

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Nov 22

Surveys: A Plus And A Minus

On more than one occasion, I’ve discussed how easy it is to earn points by taking surveys. There are a fair number of companies that offer surveys and just as many travel providers who partner with them. Everyone, of course, is in it to make a buck, so you see the occasional new ones pop …

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Nov 21

Delta Adding A SkyMiles Perk For Transcon Elites

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The general direction of frequent flyer programs has been downward. While airlines occasionally offer a carrot to improve the benefits, it’s much more common to get the stick. So even if the perk they add only affects a few people, it’s nice to get something. Free Elite Upgrades on Domestic Delta One One of the …

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Nov 20

Good Luck, Thanksgiving Travelers

I don’t have to tell anyone here that Thanksgiving is among the worst times for air travel. Flights are packed, cost a fortune and lines are interminable. Here are a few hints that might help to speed you on your way: Do Anything You Can At Home: The less you have to do at the …

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Nov 18

American’s Holiday Miles Offer Comes From Scrooge

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Way back when, US Airways used to offer a partner offer called the Grand Slam promotion. The object was to earn miles through as many of its partners as possible and, based on the number you used, you earned miles. The top prize was 100,000 miles and it was always fun to see how little …

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Nov 17

Delta Sky Clubs Making Admission Changes

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Delta is making it a little more difficult to get into its lounges, with the odd caveat that the new rules start in 2019, not 2018 (giving you the choice to renew before they go into effect). No Ticket, No Entry Airline lounges are a great place to relax for your flight and Delta has …

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Nov 15

American Airlines Announces Reykjavic Service

reykjavic, iceland

Yesterday, American Airlines announced that it would start flying to Reykjavic* in June from its hub in Dallas (DFW). Here’s what we know so far and what I think of it. Reykjavic And…Dallas? Reykjavic has become an incredibly popular tourist destination. At one time, it was seen solely as a cheap way to get to Europe, but …

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