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Keep or Cancel – Citi Premier – and Retention Offer Data Points
Keep or Cancel – Citi Premier – and Retention Offer Data Points

Keep or Cancel – Citi Premier – and Retention Offer Data Points

Executive Summary The Citi Premier card is one of the more challenging cards in the points and miles world to evaluate. Its benefits are really good, but rarely if ever best-in-class. There are many, many nuances that go in to…

Keep or Cancel – US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa – and Did We Get a Retention Offer?
Keep or Cancel – US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa – and Did We Get a Retention Offer?

Keep or Cancel – US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa – and Did We Get a Retention Offer?

Executive Summary Even though we rarely use our US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa card (Radisson Business), in our view it’s an easy call to keep the card for the 40,000 Radisson Rewards points that come with each annual renewal.…

[Updated 7/24/20 with new Amex info] Data Points on GC Purchases Using Credit Card Grocery Purchase Promotions
[Updated 7/24/20 with new Amex info] Data Points on GC Purchases Using Credit Card Grocery Purchase Promotions

[Updated 7/24/20 with new Amex info] Data Points on GC Purchases Using Credit Card Grocery Purchase Promotions

***UPDATES AS OF 7/24/2020*** This morning, we got some important additional data related to our grocery spend on Amex Hilton and Marriott co-branded credit cards. We wanted to share this information with Middle Age Miles readers right away, given that…

Data Points on GC Purchases Using Credit Card Grocery Purchase Promotions
Data Points on GC Purchases Using Credit Card Grocery Purchase Promotions

Data Points on GC Purchases Using Credit Card Grocery Purchase Promotions

If you’ve landed here, you’ll probably want to see our updated article that discusses some additional data points on the Amex Hilton and Marriott cards. Introduction Over the past few months, several credit cards introduced promotional short-term bonus earning categories…

Great Shopping Portal Bonuses & How We’ll Use Them (Upromise, Alaska, United)
Great Shopping Portal Bonuses & How We’ll Use Them (Upromise, Alaska, United)

Great Shopping Portal Bonuses & How We’ll Use Them (Upromise, Alaska, United)

Introduction Yesterday, we saw some great shopping portal bonuses pop up from Upromise, Alaska Airlines and United Airlines. In this article, we wanted to take a look at each of the bonus offers and share some thoughts on how we’ll…

2019 Trip Report – Swiss Alps & the Tour de France – A Visit to the Rheinfall
2019 Trip Report – Swiss Alps & the Tour de France – A Visit to the Rheinfall

2019 Trip Report – Swiss Alps & the Tour de France – A Visit to the Rheinfall

Introduction I love waterfalls. Waterfalls are beautiful. Some, like Niagara Falls and the Rheinfall, are massive, powerful and majestic. They make great destinations for hikes or trips – you feel like you’ve accomplished something when you get there; they make…

AA Shutdowns – Observations on AA’s Response to the Borges v. AA DoT Complaint
AA Shutdowns – Observations on AA’s Response to the Borges v. AA DoT Complaint

AA Shutdowns – Observations on AA’s Response to the Borges v. AA DoT Complaint

Introduction One of the hottest topics in the points-and-miles world over the past few months has been American Airlines’ shutdowns of certain AAdvantage accounts related to acquisition of AA co-branded Citi credit cards. We’ve covered this topic in great detail…

2019 Trip Report – Swiss Alps & the Tour de France – Getting There (DFW AA Flagship Lounge; BA Biz Class; H+ Hotel Zurich)
2019 Trip Report – Swiss Alps & the Tour de France – Getting There (DFW AA Flagship Lounge; BA Biz Class; H+ Hotel Zurich)

2019 Trip Report – Swiss Alps & the Tour de France – Getting There (DFW AA Flagship Lounge; BA Biz Class; H+ Hotel Zurich)

Introduction To kick off the detailed articles in this trip report, we thought we’d combine 3 experiences into a single article about getting to Switzerland and getting settled. So, in this article we’ll provide mini-reports on (1) the DFW AA…

2019 Trip Report – Swiss Alps & the Tour de France – Our 12-Day Itinerary & How We Booked It
2019 Trip Report – Swiss Alps & the Tour de France – Our 12-Day Itinerary & How We Booked It

2019 Trip Report – Swiss Alps & the Tour de France – Our 12-Day Itinerary & How We Booked It

Introduction and Background As always when we begin a trip report with our itinerary, we like to provide a little background to give some context for the choices we made. The first important factor for this trip was the traveling…