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You Can Still Avoid the United Close-in Booking Fee

Update 7/21/18: A friend confirmed that the phone number that worked for me (that happened to be the last number I tried) worked for him on the first try a week ago: 1-800-421-4655. In Don’t Pay the...

Rewards Earning Strategy for Domestic Economy Travelers

If you primarily fly economy class within the United States, it’s hard to get even 1.5 cents of value per traditional airline mile because domestic economy flights are often cheap. Most miles cards earn...

Amazon Prime Day + Additional $100 Off by Applying 1 Point

Right now you can get 20% off your purchase of a product (or products) sold and shipped by Amazon, up to a $100 discount, when you apply at least one Membership Reward point to...

100k Amex Platinum Targeted Offer is Back

Update 7/13: Looks like the CardMatch tool is offering the 100k bonus again for the Amex Platinum card.  There is a targeted offer available through creditcards.com's CardMatch Tool for 100,000 Membership Rewards for spending $5,000...

Less than 20k Points Roundtrip to Europe from IAH & IAD this Fall

Flying Blue's latest Promo Awards, stacked with the current 30% Citi ThankYou Point to Flying Blue transfer bonus, can get you between Houston or Washington, D.C. and Europe this September or October for as...

The State of Marriott Travel Packages & Strategy Moving Forward

We have been watching the merger of Starwood Preferred Guest and Marriott unfold for a long time now. The next big phase, the combining of...

Issuing Banks Rules for Approvals and New Bonuses

Over the next couple weeks I'm going to be updating various beginner posts (like this one) to reflect the current state of miles &...

30% Off Choice Privileges Points: Good for Pricey European Hotels

You can buy Choice Privileges Points for 30% off through August 10, 2018. Choice hotels, in the United States at least, are mostly utilitarian motels....

New Marriott Award Category Assignments & Strategy Moving Forward

We have been watching the merger of Starwood Preferred Guest and Marriott unfold for a long time now. The next big phase, the combining of...

Top 10 Business Credit Cards for Travel Rewards: July 2018

Applying for business credit and charge cards is a great way to earn more miles and points than you already do, but many people...

Incredible Deal: 90k Iberia Avios for $350!

Update 7/3/18: There are reports all over the internet of people's bonus Iberia Avios posting from this promotion. If you bought a bunch of...

Trip Report: Florianópolis, Brazil

With 42 options to choose from, Florianópolis, Brazil is a beach mecca so beautiful that locals call it the Magic Island. Most of the...

Top 10 Personal Credit Cards for Travel Rewards: July 2018

There are a lot of reasons to collect miles and points. For free luxury hotel stays and First Class flights To travel to more...

Problems with Plastiq Payments on Personal Visa Credit Cards

Plastiq, the online payment processing system that allows you to pay bills that you otherwise could not pay on a credit card for a...