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Family vacation bookings on points | Ep56 | 7-25-20

Frequent Miler on the Air

Release Date: 07/25/2020

Rocking Cyber Monday | Ep74 | 11-28-20 show art Rocking Cyber Monday | Ep74 | 11-28-20

Frequent Miler on the Air

0:27 Reader feedback: The opposite of the "joy of free" is "the pain of fees". 6:11 What crazy thing did Citi do this week? First up: ThankYou points devaluation 12:04 Next crazy thing: Amex hides away 10x earnings on Platinum card. 14:17 link: 16:59 What crazy thing triple header! What happened to Delta this week? 21:10 Mattress running the numbers: Choice promo for 2K / 5K points for 2 or 3 night stays 23:32 Rocking Cyber Monday: Avoid the stress, beware the hype 51:41 Post Roast Feeling thankful: 57:00 Question of the Week: Can you take back a suite night award and then get a...

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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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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?

https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/choice-privileges-book-2x-cambria-stays-earn-at-least-20000-points/

19:18 Booking family vacations: Big suites, vacation rentals, etc.

https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/ways-to-book-vacation-rentals-using-rewards-points/

42:15 Post Roast: Greg rips me for my failure to take a stand

https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/capital-one-product-change-dilemma/

48:00 Turnabout: Greg's top picks for Hyatt suites were in pretty random spots.

https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/the-most-exciting-hyatt-suites-bookable-with-points/

55:10 Question of the Week: Is the Platinum card worth its annual fee?