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50% Bonus Miles on US Airways Mastercard Spend + Aviator Red Card on the Way!
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Points and Miles Checklist: Things to Do in March 
Between the many hotel devaluations and the airline industry’s continued assault on it’s most loyal customers, it’s been a rough month for those in the points and miles game. There’s nothing to be done about these things except to adjust – or say “screw it” and walk away from it altogether. For those choosing the …
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Marriott and RitzCarlton Hotels You Can’t Book with a Free Night Certificate After March 19, 2015
Yesterday, Marriott announced its annual category changes, which will go into effect on March 20, 2015. Over 1,300 hotels will be affected. I got pretty dizzy scrolling through the list, so my count may be slightly off, but it looks like 986 hotels are moving up one category while 359 are moving down. Quite a …
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Full IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks List: February 25 – May 31, 2015 
IHG has released the full PointBreaks list for the quarter, after sharing a preview with us on Sunday. As promised, I’ve gone through the list and picked out all of the Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, and Hotel Indigo properties – since these are the hotels most of you are interested in anyway. Asia, Middle East, Africa …
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My Week in Manufactured Spending 
Lately, I’ve been slacking when it comes to manufactured spending. So much so, that other than a monthly $1,000 credit card load, I’ve been letting someone else use my Serve card. I did put forth some effort and pick up five Redbird cards on my trip to Michigan but after a conversation with Kendra from …
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Reminder: Points and miles checklist for February 
Did January fly by or what? I barely got last months’ list done and now there’s a new list of things to do for February. It doesn’t seem like much, but you add your points and miles tasks on top of your regular to do list and it becomes a race against the clock. This …
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The Other Mile-High Club
How frequent flyers snag cut-rate first class flights, all because of a little computer glitch.
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Marriott Rewards Implements New Point Expiration Policy 
  Marriott wants you to know you’re a valued member (according to their email) and as such, they’re going to start imposing expiration dates on your hard earned points. Starting February 1, 2016 Marriott and Ritz Carlton Rewards members with no account activity in the previous 24 months will lose their points. At least they’re …
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Reminder: Use Your Hyatt Suite Upgrades Before February 28! 
If you’re a Hyatt Diamond member with expiring Suite Upgrade Awards that you haven’t redeemed yet, you have until February 28 to do so. These upgrades can be applied to paid rates and Points + Cash awards of up to 7 nights. I wouldn’t recommend using them for 1-2 night stays, since you’re better off …
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A (Better) List of Starwood Hotels Changing Categories in 2015 
Starwood Preferred Guest has announced its annual category changes, which will affect a total of 255 properties that will either move up or down one category. These changes will go into effect on March 10, 2015, so if a hotel you want to book is moving up in category, you should definitely book it before …
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IHG PointBreaks List Coming February 24, 2015! 
It’s that time of year again: IHG Rewards Club will be announcing the first PointBreaks list of the quarter, consisting of 140 properties that can be booked for just 5,000 points per night. A preview has just been released to drum up excitement: InterContinental Lhasa Paradise (Lhasa, XZ, China) Crowne Plaza Suites Tequendama (Bogota, Colombia) Hotel Indigo …
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How to Maximize Point Savings with Hyatt’s 20% Award Rebate 
As most of you know by now, Hyatt is offering Chase Hyatt Visa cardholders a 20% rebate on award redemption through July 31, 2015. This 20% discount applies to award stays, Points + Cash redemptions, suite upgrades, dining and spa activities. If you don’t already have a Chase Hyatt Visa, you can still get one …
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    Communication, 2009
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