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Sep 20

Earning Elite Status With No Stays Or Flights?

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Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about elite status, which gives you extra perks and points at hotels and airlines, based on your past business.* Certain benefits, such as extra points, are generally valuable, while others, like a special check-in desk (which is never manned at hotels) or free local phone calls, have almost no …

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Sep 12

United Partner Offer, Possibly Targeted

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Keep your eyes open for a partner offer from United, which may or may not be targeted.* Yesterday, I was reading a book about Las Vegas and thinking about the subject of casino complimentary gifts, or “comps.” A comp is a free perk that a casino gives you, whether it’s a free meal, a suite …

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Sep 11

“Basic Economy” Credit Cards?

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Airlines have already introduced Basic Economy seating, which gives you a lower fare in exchange for getting no seat assignment, boarding last, surrendering seven Constitutional rights of the airlines’ choosing, etc… They seem to be expanding that model to other parts of the business, as well. For instance, we are getting the first of the …

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Sep 08

TSA Goes Organic, Discover Bonuses And Blog Changes

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Hmm, let’s see, what’s new this week? A few credit cards, a few bonus and some fun stuff. Let’s do a little of each. The TSA Wants Your Lunch Oh, good. In case security lines weren’t long enough. In the past, I’ve mentioned several of the items that the TSA is forcing passengers to remove …

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Aug 30

High End Credit Cards

High-end cards are the belle of the ball these days in the credit card world. They generate tremendous fees for the banks that issue them while offering consumers big benefits, such as travel credits and lounge access. Somewhere in there, the banks assume that you will become more loyal to the card and use it …

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Aug 28

Intercontinental Has Extended The Industry’s Single Best Credit Card Deal

Note: This is one of those odd cards that you should own even if you never use the partner involved (in this case, Intercontinental Hotels). By now, you know that you should never sign up for a credit card without some sort of incentive to do so. In fact, you should probably wait for a …

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Aug 27

Uber (Re)Launches Visa Local Offers For 10% Rebates

One of the nice things about Uber is that they seem to have a partnership with everybody to give you miles, hotel points or something else for using their services. But I just got an email telling me that they have relaunched an oldie but really goodie, giving you up to 10% in credits for …

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Aug 23

Triple-Dipping On Gift Cards (Travel Included)

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Most of the time, I discuss ways to get more miles for whatever you do. Today, however, I’m going to take it the opposite direction and talk about a way to save some money while doing so. Triple-Dipping on Gift Cards Gift cards serve one purpose in life: They serve as a present when you …

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Aug 01

Credit Cards That Let You Fly With A Friend For Free

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There’s nothing better than using miles for free but companion tickets, which allow you to bring a friend along for free (or almost free), are almost as good. Naturally, there’s a credit card for that. The Usual Disclosure: This post will discuss credit cards. You can get many of these and other cards through the …

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Jul 10

IHG Bumps Up The Rewards On Its Card

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Credit card bonuses come and go, even as they get better over time. Every travel card has a base offer when you sign up for a card, but most of them offer an extra bonus every so often. IHG Rewards, the program for hotel brands such as InterContinental and Holiday Inn, however, has been a …

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