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Frequent Miler on the Air

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Free points. Free money. Just ask. | Ep73 | 11-21-20 show art Free points. Free money. Just ask. | Ep73 | 11-21-20

Frequent Miler on the Air

00:17 Reader feedback: Can't leave a Stitcher podcast review? 2:21 What crazy thing did Citi do this week? A triple header! 1) Citi (3:26) 5% cash back for online purchase with a (semi) working registration website - stack with other deals 2) Barclays (8:35) Crazy spending offers for existing cardholders! 60K points/miles with $3K spend - without a new credit card! 3) Choice privileges (14:23 Redeem fewer points for gift cards....except it doesn't work (and it's a bad deal anyway) 16:09 Mattress running the numbers: Is the Choice 70K points promo at all-inclusive resorts worth a mattress...

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The amazing 250K offer | Ep72 | 11-14-20 show art The amazing 250K offer | Ep72 | 11-14-20

Frequent Miler on the Air

00:26 Giant Mailbag: Don't fly over the head of the beginners 6:16 What crazy thing did Citi do this week? Amex is wasting money marketing Canadian cards to us. 9:44 Mattress running the numbers: Are the Marriott spending offers actually a good deal? 22:01 Main Event: The amazing 250,000-point offer 1:10:50 Post Roast: Did Greg get the top 8 hotel credit cards wrong? 1:17:32 Question of the Week: Could opening a "lesser" Amex card help you get rid of the no-bonus-for-you pop-up? Don't forget to like, subscribe and comment - thanks! Music credit: Annie Yoder

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Manufacturing spend & cash with buyers clubs | Ep71 | 11-7-20 show art Manufacturing spend & cash with buyers clubs | Ep71 | 11-7-20

Frequent Miler on the Air

Topics & timestamps: 00:08 Giant Mailbag: Were we wrong about the Hyatt credit card spend promo? 3:28 What crazy thing did Citi do this week? Now redeem Shop Your Way points for gift cards in useful denominations! 8:53 Mattress Running the Numbers: Which card should you be using for grocery right now? 18:48 Main Event: Manufacturing spend and cash with buyers clubs 47:41 Post roast Greg roasts Nick: Credit card cewll phone insurance Nick roasts Greg: Pandemic battle: Chase Sapphire Reserve vs Amex Gold 1:00:04 Question of the Week: Are Simon Mastercards any good? Don't forget to like,...

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Delta Diamond devalued, but not destroyed | Ep 70 | Oct 31 20 show art Delta Diamond devalued, but not destroyed | Ep 70 | Oct 31 20

Frequent Miler on the Air

00:23 Mammoth Mailbag: FrequentMiler.com is ours! Some great swag can be yours. 8:23 What crazy thing did Citi do this week? Chase targets the old Hyatt credit card with a spending offer not available on the new cards. Why?? 11:47 Mattress Running the Numbers: Is the offer for a Hyatt Cat 1-4 free night certificate for $4K spend a no-brainer? 20:22 Main Event: Delta Diamond Devalued, but not destroyed 43:42 Post Roast 51:00 Question of the Week Music credit: Annie Yoder

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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

Frequent Miler on the Air

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

Frequent Miler on the Air

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

Frequent Miler on the Air

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

Frequent Miler on the Air

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

Frequent Miler on the Air

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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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: https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/citis-turn-use-prestige-credit-at-supermarkets-restaurants-more-time-to-meet-spend/

Report of no extension:

https://grabamile.boardingarea.com/2020/06/citiextension2020/

16:21: Chase adds temporary benefits

Link: https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/chase-summertime-bonuses-on-sapphire-reserve-and-preferred/

30:23 Is the Radisson 5K promotion worth mattress running? https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/radisson-rewards-earn-5000-bonus-points-per-stay-through-end-of-2020/

39:19 Is this a good time to collect points for future travel?

Related post about manufacturing free nights: https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/manufacturing-free-nights-hyatt-hilton-marriott/

48:03 Card Talk Commercial Intervention https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/traveling-with-six-credit-cards-for-four-a-card-talk-intervention/

52:20 Is this a good time to book future travel given waived change fees and increased availability?

2 credit cards for a European vacation: https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/2-credit-card-guide-european-adventure/

First class availability post: https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/book-the-worlds-best-first-class-now-fly-next-year/

1:02:20 Question of the Week: When can you get a Capital One bonus again? What should Nick do about a Capital One upgrade offer?