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Setting Up a ThankYou Points Experiment (and Converting My Last Citi AA Platinum Card)
Setting Up a ThankYou Points Experiment (and Converting My Last Citi AA Platinum Card)

Setting Up a ThankYou Points Experiment (and Converting My Last Citi AA Platinum Card)

Introduction & Background For many months, we’ve wanted to conduct a Citi ThankYou Points (TYPs) experiment to determine whether it would be possible for a single person to get the 10,000-TYP rebate from the Citi Rewards+ card twice per year.…

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What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 3: Our “Spend Matrix” – How We Use Bonus Categories to Maximize Our Points-and-Miles Earning and Travel for Less
What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 3: Our “Spend Matrix” – How We Use Bonus Categories to Maximize Our Points-and-Miles Earning and Travel for Less

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 3: Our “Spend Matrix” – How We Use Bonus Categories to Maximize Our Points-and-Miles Earning and Travel for Less

This article is Part 3 of our “What’s In Our Wallet 2020?” series. Here are links to Parts 1 and 2, and once published, we’ll add a link to the Epilogue. * Part 1 – What’s In Our Wallet 2020?…

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 2: Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card
What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 2: Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 2: Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card

This article is Part 2 of our “What’s In Our Wallet 2020?” series. Here are link to Parts 1 & 3, and once published, we’ll add a link to the Epilogue. * Part 1 – What’s In Our Wallet 2020?…

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 11/5/19 – Staples VGC deal; new AA & UA club access restrictions; Timberline Grill out of PP; new Citi Double Cash terms; Payce
Middle Age Miles News & Notes 11/5/19 – Staples VGC deal; new AA & UA club access restrictions; Timberline Grill out of PP; new Citi Double Cash terms; Payce

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 11/5/19 – Staples VGC deal; new AA & UA club access restrictions; Timberline Grill out of PP; new Citi Double Cash terms; Payce

It’s time for a new Middle Age Miles News & Notes column, catching up on a few things after a weekend of travel and wondering what criteria Amex is using for its new round of shutdowns so we and all…

Converting a Citi Card to the Double Cash Card – and Initial Strategy Considerations for the New Card
Converting a Citi Card to the Double Cash Card – and Initial Strategy Considerations for the New Card

Converting a Citi Card to the Double Cash Card – and Initial Strategy Considerations for the New Card

Introduction The Citi Double Cash card has been the buzz of the credit card/points-and-miles world the past few days, with the rumors and in-progress implementation of the ability to convert Double Cash rewards into ThankYou Points (TYPs). As we wait…

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 9/23/19 – Citi Double Cash Rewards to TYPs; Loss of Citi Benefits; Choice & IHG 10%/10x on Rakuten; IHG New Partnership with Mr & Mrs Smith
Middle Age Miles News & Notes 9/23/19 – Citi Double Cash Rewards to TYPs; Loss of Citi Benefits; Choice & IHG 10%/10x on Rakuten; IHG New Partnership with Mr & Mrs Smith

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 9/23/19 – Citi Double Cash Rewards to TYPs; Loss of Citi Benefits; Choice & IHG 10%/10x on Rakuten; IHG New Partnership with Mr & Mrs Smith

1. Citi Double Cash Rewards Now Convertible to ThankYou Points For the past few days, the points-and-miles world has been abuzz about the apparent imminent change by Citi to allow rewards from the Double Cash card to be converted to…

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 9/16/19 – Citi Double Cash; Choice Privileges points sale; eBags high portal rates; Ticket Club 5% off today
Middle Age Miles News & Notes 9/16/19 – Citi Double Cash; Choice Privileges points sale; eBags high portal rates; Ticket Club 5% off today

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 9/16/19 – Citi Double Cash; Choice Privileges points sale; eBags high portal rates; Ticket Club 5% off today

A few quick items for “News & Notes” on a Monday morning after a very fun college football weekend at Notre Dame with our friends Ed & Marilyn from Canada’s Edventure blog. To read a bit more about the weekend…

Citi AA Platinum Product Change Options – We Chose ThankYou Rewards+
Citi AA Platinum Product Change Options – We Chose ThankYou Rewards+

Citi AA Platinum Product Change Options – We Chose ThankYou Rewards+

Introduction The annual fee posted recently on one of our 3 Citi AA Platinum cards, so it was time to decide whether to keep the card, cancel, or product change. We didn’t put any spend on the card beyond meeting…

Reader Question: Credit Card Advice for a Recent College Graduate
Reader Question: Credit Card Advice for a Recent College Graduate

Reader Question: Credit Card Advice for a Recent College Graduate

We received a great Comment earlier this week from Benjamin, a recent graduate of Texas’ finest Agricultural & Mechanical university. Benjamin asked us for some advice on establishing credit and what cards to get. I thought this topic would be…

Can You Beat This? A Simple Cash-Back Credit Card Strategy
Can You Beat This? A Simple Cash-Back Credit Card Strategy

Can You Beat This? A Simple Cash-Back Credit Card Strategy

This article is part of Middle Age Miles’ series, “How to Get Started” with Credit Cards, Points and Miles. One of the themes we’ll repeatedly emphasize at Middle Age Miles is to get the best value out of your normal…