Category Archives: Bargains

Considering a Last Ditch Attempt to Snag Hyatt Globalist Status in 2021?

So now that the new Hyatt card promo offers 2 Hyatt elite nights for every paid or award night at a hotel – does it move the needle for you? In 2021 Hyatt reduced elite tier earning requirements by 50%. Until December 31, Hyatt Globalist status can be yours for only 30 Tier-Qualifying (elite) nights,Continue Reading

Right Now You Can Transfer Citi Points to American or Avianca (With the 25% Bonus). Should You?

You can transfer your Citi points to Avianca LifeMiles with a 25% bonus (until Aug 20). UPDATE 8.20.21: Extended until August 27. Or you can transfer your Citi points to American AAdvantage (until Nov 13). For many this is a no-brainer. American AAdvantage is a venerable program. It’s much easier to use, not nearly asContinue Reading

Best in Miles, Points, Credit Cards, Travel and More: News Digest Aug 1 — Aug 7 2021

As you know (or not) I don’t normally repost info that can be found in major blogs unless I can add something substantial to what has already been said. I used to run some weekly digests, which I quit because it wasn’t — I don’t know — satisfying. And yet, after 1.5 years of theContinue Reading

In 2021 Go Chase or Go Home – The Ultimate Guide to the 5/24 State of Mind

  A few years ago, I predicted that Chase would pay dearly for the 5/24 assault on us miles and points enthusiasts. I also proclaimed (quite feistily) that I wasn’t going to live my life by cutting down on my churning routines to comply with those dumb and ridiculous Chase limitations. There are plenty ofContinue Reading

The Chase Sapphire Preferred Annual Fee Waiver at a Branch Has Ended … Kinda, Sorta … Plus More ($750) Love From Chase

  Chase has been running its awesome 100,000-point welcome bonus for a few months now, and it’s a fantastic deal even with the $95 annual fee. However, it’s been known that you can sweeten the deal even more by applying at a branch, which would get your Chase Sapphire Preferred annual fee waived for theContinue Reading

Two New 25% Transfer Bonuses to Avianca LifeMiles and Why This Is a Great Use of Your Points

  A 25% transfer bonus to Avianca is not a rare occurrence (both AmEx and Citi have offered it in the past), but the current offer comes from two other partners. You need to log in to your LifeMiles account to see the promotion (HT: Frequent Miler). I must confess, I’ve been contemplating the unthinkableContinue Reading

Luxury Vacation on a Budget? Rent Your Cheap Luxury Villa Now!

  I have no affiliation, paid or unpaid, with any company or individuals I’m linking to in this article! Cheap luxury villas, huh? Well, I can almost smell the pessimism. But if this headline sounds like an advertisement to you — don’t worry, no one makes any money here (gulp). I’m seeing very attractive prices aroundContinue Reading

There Is a New Tripadvisor Credit Card in the Works

  Tripadvisor is on the lookout for a credit card partner to cover the $95 price tag for its TA Plus subscription service. That’s a smart because I somehow don’t see hordes of travelers dying to part with almost $100 for some vaguely described Tripadvisor Plus benefits. If you have no idea what Tripadvisor PlusContinue Reading

New Radisson Rewards 2021 Changes: Part 2 — Digging for Values in Europe and Around the World

  This is a mammoth post, the longest I’ve ever written. I was working on it for a few days and enjoyed every minute of it (and I don’t have a single Radisson point at the moment). If you think that’s a bit nutty, you ain’t wrong. 🙂 Here is my previous post on theContinue Reading

Back to the Basics: Cheapest Miles to Asia in the Post-COVID-19 World

  My previous posts on the cheapest miles to Europe and South America: Back to the Basics: Cheapest Miles to Europe in the Post-COVID-19 World Back to the Basics Part 2: Cheapest Miles to South America in the Post-COVID-19 World Let’s continue our quest on finding the best frequent miles values to different corners ofContinue Reading

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