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Is Marriott Dead to Us?

Frequent Miler on the Air

Release Date: 02/08/2020

The best non-travel rewards for stuff-seekers | Ep69 | Oct 24 20 show art The best non-travel rewards for stuff-seekers | Ep69 | Oct 24 20

Frequent Miler on the Air

00:54 Giant mailbag 3:01 What crazy thing did Citi do this week? 7:21 Mattress running the numbers: IHG's targeted free night offer 16:46 Best rewards for stuff-seekers Additionally, for those interested in reading more about the Bank of America options: 55:06 Post Roast 1:02:53 Question of the Week: Can you refer your spouse to two Amex cards and get two bonuses? Don't forget to like & subscribe! Music credit: Annie Yoder

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Defending yourself against Amex's war on gaming | Ep 68 | 10-17-20 show art Defending yourself against Amex's war on gaming | Ep 68 | 10-17-20

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00:10 Giant mailbag 1:33 What crazy thing did Marriott do this week? 4:56 Mattress running the numbers: Did we lead readers astray with our mattress running advice given the new Amex credit card offers? 15:50 Main Event: Defending yourself against Amex's war on gaming. What's safe for ramping up spend? 39:15 Post Roast: Is it really worth the cash to mattress run Globalist? 49:51 Question of the Week: Should Nick get the Hyatt credit card? Music credit: Annie Yoder Don't forget to like, subscribe, and leave a comment!

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Raising points while raising children: strategies to earn more points with your family | Ep67 | 10-10-20 show art Raising points while raising children: strategies to earn more points with your family | Ep67 | 10-10-20

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Greg and Nick discuss: 00:29 Mailbag: A special congratulations 3:35 What crazy thing did Citi do this week? 5:55 Mattress running the numbers: Is it worth mattress running for Marriott status with the current off-peak promo? https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/marriott-promos-free-night-with-homes-villas-stay-and-more-with-week-of-wonders/ 13:33 Main Event: Raising points while raising children https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/a-bundle-of-points-with-our-bundle-of-joy-nearly-200k-points-earned-in-the-first-month-of-life/ 40:13 Post roast 55:12 Question of the Week: Orphaned Turkish...

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Hotel Loyalty Wars | Ep 66 | 10/3/20 show art Hotel Loyalty Wars | Ep 66 | 10/3/20

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Hotel Loyalty Wars Hyatt and Marriott battle while Hilton and IHG stand back. Will Marriott follow-up with a huge Bonvoy Brilliant offer?  Will Hyatt improve their credit card offer?  How will Hilton and IHG respond? 00:21 Giant mailbag 02:02 What Crazy Thing Did Citi Do This Week? 05:52 Mattress Running the Numbers Wyndham is out with 3 new credit cards. And, guess what? The business card is surprisingly strong! Wyndham card review: https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/new-wyndham-earner-credit-cards-review-surprisingly-strong/ 14:26 Main Event Hotel Loyalty Wars: Hyatt and...

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HUGE credit card offers are back! | Ep 65 | 9/26/20 show art HUGE credit card offers are back! | Ep 65 | 9/26/20

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This week's main event: HUGE credit Card offers are back and bigger than ever. Which is best? What's coming next? We also cover the latest Marriott deals. Is it time to mattress run Marriott? 00:57 Giant mailbag 02:30 Crazy Citi thing... 04:29 Mattress Running the Numbers: Take advantage of Marriott's overlapping offers to get Platinum status Marriott Amex Offer: Marriott 10X Offer: Marriott gifting elite night credits: https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/marriott-gifting-elite-night-credit-dropping-many-redemption-rates/ 14:40 Main Event: Huge credit Card offers are back and bigger...

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Nick's 30 night mattress run | Ep 64 | 9/19/20 show art Nick's 30 night mattress run | Ep 64 | 9/19/20

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This week: With Hyatt's generous overlapping offers, Nick is thinking of going big. Will he book a 30 night stay? Also: Chase is out with huge signup offers. Should we grab what's there now or wait for even better? Giant Mailbag: An earnest defense of Best Western What Crazy Thing Did Citi Do This Week? Mattress running the numbers: Should Nick book a 30 night stay? Analysis of Hyatt's promos: https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/hyatt-bonus-journeys-q4-2020-promo/ Should Nick book with Points or Cash? Testing the spreadsheet Worksheet:...

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Hyatt comes out swinging | Ep 63 | 9/11/20 show art Hyatt comes out swinging | Ep 63 | 9/11/20

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Greg and Nick analyze Hyatt's latest COVID inspired promotions. They're sweet! How will the others respond? We put down our bets. 00:37 Mailbag (HSBC $600 deal) 3:56 Crazy Citi thing: (not crazy but noteworthy) 5:23 Mattress Running the Numbers (Wyndham) 10:49 Nick's Labor Day Weekend Surprise 14:20 Main Event - Hyatt comes out swinging 32:22 What will the others do? Marriott? Hilton? IHG? 34:25 Post Roast - "Chase Sapphire: What's Next?" 40:17 Question of the Week (or not)

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Is the Chase Sapphire Reserve king for life or on its last term? | Ep62 | 9-5-20 show art Is the Chase Sapphire Reserve king for life or on its last term? | Ep62 | 9-5-20

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In light of the coming Chase Freedom Flex and enhancements to the Chase Freedom Unlimited, is the Sapphire Reserve the king of the Ultimate Rewards wallet, or should you save money with the lower fee of the Sapphire Preferred or Ink Business Preferred? Greg and Nick discuss that, airline change fee changes, and more. This week's timestamps may be added after publication. Music credit: Annie Yoder

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Pandemic vacation, take 3 | Ep61 | 8-29-20 show art Pandemic vacation, take 3 | Ep61 | 8-29-20

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1:02 Mailbag: Nick closes the loop on Capital One and offers Confession Time 7:13 What crazy thing did Citi do this week? 9:50 Mattress Running the Numbers: Is the Marriott status challenge worth mattress running? 19:28 Main Event: Pandemic Vacation Take 3 51:40 Question of the Week: Does opening credit cards affect your insurance rates? Don't forget to like & subscribe for more! Go to . Music credit: Annie Yoder

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Has Citibank Sears-iously improved much this week? | Ep60 | 8-22-20 show art Has Citibank Sears-iously improved much this week? | Ep60 | 8-22-20

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00:45 Reader Feedback: Greg's trip to Ventana Big Sur 4:26 What crazy thing did Citi do this week? A $900 million mistake 8:46 Mattress Running the Numbers: Targeted Marriott promotion for a free night cert after one paid night 16:24 Main Event: Searsiously? Did Sears make Citi more valuable? 43:24 Post Roast: Greg roasts Nick's ommissions. (Nick roasted Greg during the Main Event) 52:32 Question of the Week: What is the best credit card for accelerating retirement savings through manufactured spending? Don't forget to like and subscribe! See: TheFrequentMiler.com/Subscribe for our email...

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Following the latest Marriott Bonvoy devaluation, we're all feeling like we've been Bonvoyed yet again. Greg and Nick discuss whether it's time to get rid of our Marriott credit cards and to stop pursuing Marriott elite status.

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