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Oct 22

United Partners up and Citi Changes its Stripes

United Airlines Plays the Field Well, this is a bit awkward. United has two current promotions running, one with Hilton and one with Marriott. My question is, which credit card should I use when paying? For those of you who like a bit of luxury, United has teamed up with Hilton to offer bonus miles …

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Sep 23

Big American Airlines bonuses to Europe, increased Chase Ink bonus

There are a couple of interesting bonuses out there now. Both involve a bit of work, but what kind of fun would it be if they just gave them to you? Actually, it would be a lot of fun, but the world doesn’t work that way. AA (and BA, which has a link on its …

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Sep 18

Chase British Airways 100K miles offer is back!

Tidbit: British Airways is one of the few airlines where you’ll get better value using its points on a partner, such as AA or US Airways, than you will on its own flights, due to surcharges on BA metal. And with award prices based on distance rather than price, that return is extremely high, particularly …

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Sep 12

It’s back! 50,000 points for the Southwest Airlines Visa card

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the two best airline elite perks not involving upgrades, one of which was the Southwest companion pass, which allows you to bring a guest on every flight you take for the remainder of that year, plus the following year. You need to earn 110,000 Southwest Rapid …

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Sep 01

Credit card deals to start the month

It’s that time of year, when Pats fans start worrying about Tom Brady; we stop complaining about the humidity and start to worry about the snow; and my kids, who thought it would be fun to wake up at 6 am every day all summer, have suddenly decided that they won’t be getting up before …

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Aug 27

Why I gave in and got a Marriott card

Yesterday, I did something that I rarely do: I got a credit card for a program that I never use, the Chase Marriott card. The 80,000 point bonus (which ends at the end of August) was simply too good and the value from the card was way higher than the $85 fee. Truthfully, the application …

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Aug 23

The two best airline elite perks (that don’t involve upgrades)

I write a fair amount about elite status, the extra perks that airlines give you for flying a certain amount of miles (and/or spending a certain amount of money) each year. To me, the best perks are related to the ability to upgrade, whether its free domestic upgrades or certificates for international upgrades. Because that’s …

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Aug 21

The Hilton 4Q promotion is actually quite good (Oh, yeah, there’s a Marriott offer, too.)

Hilton just announced its promotion for the fourth quarter, and it’s actually a good one. From September 1-December 31, you will earn double points for stays for Monday-Thursday nights, and triple points on Fri-Sun nights. Only base points (10 per dollar spent) are doubled and you need to register here, but that’s about the extent …

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Aug 13

Starwood and Marriott bonus opportunities

Starwood Every so often, Starwood ups the sign-up bonus on its credit card from 25,000 to 30,000 miles. Now is one of those times, 30,000 points may not seem like a lot compared to Hilton or Marriott, but the redemption levels are a lot lower, also, with award nights ranging from 2,000 to 35,000 points, …

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Aug 09

A bit of this and a bit of that…

It’s been a quiet weekend for miles, which is sometimes a good thing. Here’s a few tidbits that I picked up. We spent yesterday with some friends who do a lot of traveling but aren’t the most efficient users of miles. One member of the family mentioned that they would be buying some tickets from …

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