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Transferring American Express Membership Rewards – Good options?

I am canceling my American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card. The fees is due and $175 seems steep, given the recent changes in my card strategy (more on that in a later post). Furthermore, canceling the card makes me (more?) eligible for other sign-up bonuses from American Express, including (fingers crossed) the elusive, by invitation…

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Lifetime Miles

I logged into United.com this morning and saw my lifetimes miles total – 500,024. I am half-way to become a Million Miler! For United MileagePlus, One Million Miles is a significant milestone (no pun intended). It gives you and a significant other Gold Status for life! No matter how many miles you fly in a…

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TopGuest check-ins: 3,550 points and counting…

TopGuest is a very unique program. I have blogged about it before.(Please read carefully my second post explaining how not to misuse TopGuest). For those who came in late, it gives you points of miles in some of your favorite programs for ‘checking-in’, even if you don’t actually check-in for a paid transaction. So, visiting…

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The Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card *Updated*

I am one of the few people who values hotel points more than airline miles. For airlines I care more about status and the perks I get – like upgrades and lounge access, but for hotels it’s about the free stays. While airline miles can add up real fast and get free flights all over…

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Just got it: Hilton HHonors Reserve Card

I am not into churning credit cards for points. I get my fair share every year, but limit to very good deals (like the recently ended 100,000 Avios card). But when I do see a good deal, I apply and get it. The new Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Card is one such good deal. Instead…

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A push to collect United miles

As I blogged a couple of weeks ago, I just redeemed 480,000 United miles for four business class tickets to India. My mileage balance has now fallen below 200,000 miles. This has left a deep desire in my mind to ramp up some miles! With the large balance I had, I had started taking it…

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What you missed while the BoardingArea.com homepage was down

The BoardingArea.com homepage stopped updating for some time over the last couple of days. If you are like me, you probably go to the homepage to see what all the wonderful bloggers at BoardingArea are writing, instead of visiting their individual blogs. It is a wonderful single page view of all the people who matter…

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Hyatt Gold Passport giveaway: And the winners are…

Yes! We have our two winners for the Hyatt Gold Passport 44,000 points giveaway! We had 6304 entries in all. I used random.org to find the two winners and they are: Winner #1: Michael D, with the entry Andaz Wall Street. Winner #2: Jenn J, with the entry Hyatt Place Nashville/Opryland, Tennessee. CONGRATULATIONS to both…

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