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Is manufactured spending dead? | Ep52

Frequent Miler on the Air

Release Date: 06/27/2020

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Frequent Miler on the Air

00:51 Reader feedback: Nick's confession time Related post on product changing Capital One cards: 9:44 What crazy thing did Citi do this week? 17:02 Mattress Running the Numbers: Is it worth transferring Ultimate Rewards to IHG for easy elite status?  29:05 Main event: Do credit card category bonuses matter much? 47:20 Post Roast 54:33 Question of the Week: When does it make sense to diversify into a third currency? Should this reader go after ThankYou points? Don't forget to like and subscribe!

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Frequent Miler on the Air

Links and timestamps:   00:42 Reader Feedback: An interesting Amex Clawback data point For background: 8:43 What crazy thing did....Greg do this week? 12:32 Mattress Running the Numbers: Intercontinental Ambassador now includes a free 40K night cert with a paid stay. Is it worth a mattress run? 27:20 The Main Event: Business Credit Card Offers 34:06 Is everyone else tightening up as much as Chase? 40:27 Post Roast: Are the "World's Best" really any good? 50:45 Greg roasts Nick's Freedom post 53:23 Question of the Week: If you already have an Amex Gold card, is it worth sacrificing a...

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Links & timestamps below! Go to for more. 00:18 Reader feedback: Abbas wants to know hot we book hotel rooms for 4 people. 7:15 What crazy thing did Citi do this week? Issuers clamping down. 9:23 Confession time: How Greg might have lost a boatload of Citi points 10:58 Mattress running the numbers: Is the Cambria promo for 20K points after 2 stays worthwhile? 19:18 Booking family vacations: Big suites, vacation rentals, etc. 42:15 Post Roast: Greg rips me for my failure to take a stand 48:00 Turnabout: Greg's top picks for Hyatt suites were in pretty random spots. 55:10 Question of...

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Frequent Miler on the Air

For links to more, see the posts included with the timestamps below: 00:21 Reader feedback: Is the Blue Business Plus not a better deal than the Premium Rewards card with Platinum Honors for most customers? 3:13 Correction: Greg says Blue Business "Cash", but he means Blue Business "Plus" 10:49 Hyatt adds suite booking online: Is this a win? Who loses 32:13 Mattress Running the Numbers: Is it worth mattress running Marriott Platinum 54:29 Post Roast: Nick already toasted Greg, so Greg tries to swing back. 1:07:22 Question of the Week: Which Hyatt credit card offer is better?

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Subscribe, like, & comment. Links to more info in the timestamps below. thefrequentmiler.com/subscribe 2:43 Reader Feedback....or rather storytime with Greg. 13:10 What crazy thing has Citi done this week? 21:18 Mattress Running: Hyatt's awesome new promo looks very good theoretically. Is it really that good? 32:49 Is it worth getting the Hyatt credit card if you already have some Hyatt travel plans during the promo window? Note: The extra 10 elite nights from the credit card are available if you are approved by 8/31/20 31:51 Is it worth mattress running a Category 1 hotel if you're...

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Frequent Miler on the Air

Subscribe and give us a like if you enjoy this episode. Timestamps and links below. 00:30 Reader Feedback: Were we too hard on IHG? 9:30 What crazy thing did Citi do this week? Our post about the minimum spend extension: Report of no extension: 16:21: Chase adds temporary benefits Link: 30:23 Is the Radisson 5K promotion worth mattress running? 39:19 Is this a good time to collect points for future travel? Related post about manufacturing free nights: 48:03 Card Talk Commercial Intervention 52:20 Is this a good time to book future travel given waived change fees and increased...

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Is manufactured spending dead? | Ep52 show art Is manufactured spending dead? | Ep52

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Like, subscribe, & comment! Links in timestamps below. 00:38 Reader Feedback: Facebook comments & changes to our group 8:31 Pandemic Vacation: How does Greg feel about it in hindsight? https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/pandemic-vacation-is-it-safe/ 21:57 IHG Points: Are they now worth more? Did Greg's methodology make sense? Is basing RRVs just on big city US redemptions a reliable way to determine the RRV? https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/what-are-ihg-points-worth-now-that-they-have-dynamic-pricing/ 38:18 Is manufactured spending dead? Gift Card Mall portal changes ...

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Is it worth mattress running Marriott, picking the right Hyatt milestone and more | Ep51 show art Is it worth mattress running Marriott, picking the right Hyatt milestone and more | Ep51

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Like & subscribe! Links in the timestamps below. 3:28 Reader Feedback 5:25 What crazy thing did Citi do this week? 9:44 Why Greg wrote the Juneteenth / Black Lives Matter post and why he did it now. https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/hopeful-juneteenth/ 15:15 Marriott's big move: Free elite night credit https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/marriott-gifting-elite-night-credit-dropping-many-redemption-rates/ https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/which-marriott-elite-benefits-apply/ ...

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Like, subscribe, & comment! See timestamps for links to content below: Greg & Nick discuss: 1:12 Feedback time: Rakuten Visa rant https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/earn-6-cashback-on-rakuten-visa-at-grocery-stores-restaurants-mobile-wallet-purchases/ 8:00 What crazy thing did Citi do this week? 11:52 Economy class to Africa: The best deals are cheaper than flights to Europe https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/best-ways-to-get-to-africa-using-miles-economy-class-edition/ 15:09 Premium Economy: Vanished Air France award space ...

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Like, subscribe, and comment! Greg & Nick discuss: Reader feedback: You can't take my Joy of Free Ricardo's comment: See also: 9:16 Baby in business class debate (feedback rekindles an old discussion) Greg's old post: Nick's response: 11:02 What crazy thing did Citi do this week? Benefits added are too little, too late. See: 18:05 Exciting opportunities in Aeroplan/Etihad partnership See: 36:13 How Chase introducing a customer-friendly use of points ironically takes away the Joy of Free See: 52:56 IHG 4th Night Free: Good enough to upgrade the old credit card or consider applying...

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00:38 Reader Feedback: Facebook comments & changes to our group

8:31 Pandemic Vacation: How does Greg feel about it in hindsight?

https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/pandemic-vacation-is-it-safe/

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