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How to Manufacture Elite Nights with Hyatt – Options and Costs

How to Manufacture Elite Nights with Hyatt – Options and Costs

Yesterday, we published a lengthy article analyzing pros and cons of whether we should go for top-tier Hyatt Globalist elite status in 2019. One of the concepts we touched on was the potential to “manufacture” elite night credits to get…

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Stories About Redemption – Strategies for 3 of Our Recent Mileage Bookings

Stories About Redemption – Strategies for 3 of Our Recent Mileage Bookings

Introduction Middle Age Miles’ great friend Jason Voorhies 13 (JV13) is gearing up in the points-and-miles world. He has read up on our “How to Get Started” articles, including What Card Should I Get First? A Getting-Started Points-and-Miles Strategy with…

Planning for a Southwest Companion Pass at the End of the Year (Case Study)

Planning for a Southwest Companion Pass at the End of the Year (Case Study)

If you fly Southwest, the Southwest Companion Pass is one of the most valuable perks in the credit card, points and miles world.   The Companion Pass allows you to choose one person to fly with you, free of airline charges…

A Case Study and Success Story of Strategic Card Applications – Approved for Chase World of Hyatt & Citi AA Platinum Cards

A Case Study and Success Story of Strategic Card Applications – Approved for Chase World of Hyatt & Citi AA Platinum Cards

Like a lot of “power users” of credit card sign-up bonuses and benefits to travel for less, I run up against velocity rules, card limits and other “too many recent accounts”-type barriers that keep me from getting approved for new…