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Middle Age Miles News & Notes 11/11/19 – Great Rakuten-IHG 11%/11x deal; GC deals at Safeway & Staples; Millennium Hotels; Ticket Club; Airline shopping portal bonuses

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 11/11/19 – Great Rakuten-IHG 11%/11x deal; GC deals at Safeway & Staples; Millennium Hotels; Ticket Club; Airline shopping portal bonuses

We wanted to be sure to get a News & Notes article out this morning to capture any Veterans Day/Singles Day deals. We were hoping for more travel-related deals for this holiday, ahead of Black Friday/Cyber Monday, but the offerings…

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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…

Earn Extra Miles and Cash Back with Holiday Shopping Portal Bonuses – and How to Maximize Them with Gift Card Purchases

Earn Extra Miles and Cash Back with Holiday Shopping Portal Bonuses – and How to Maximize Them with Gift Card Purchases

Last Friday, many airline shopping portals, as well as the cashback UPromise portal, came out with new November holiday bonuses. Several of these look to be very valuable. Unfortunately, when the offers were released, we were scrambling to get out…

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 10/28/19 – Safeway VGC deal; IHG PointBreaks; Apple shopping portal offers; Silvercar Amex Offer; AA new routes to NZ; Southwest schedule extension on Wed 10/30

Here are some Middle Age Miles News & Notes for this fine Monday, while we continue to work through what our strategy might be for the newly-revamped Amex Green personal card: 1. Safeway/Just 4 U – $10 off when you…

Huge Gift Card Sale Week (Oct 20-26, 2019) – Office Depot/Max; Staples; Safeway/Just 4 U; Sam’s Club

Huge Gift Card Sale Week (Oct 20-26, 2019) – Office Depot/Max; Staples; Safeway/Just 4 U; Sam’s Club

Just a couple of weeks ago, during the first week of October, we proclaimed the week “the best gift-card buying week of the year. Well, this week is here to challenge with 4 very good (profitable if you know what…

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 9/30/19 – VGC deals at Staples & OD/OM; free night offers from Waldorf Astoria, Conrad & Fairmont Chicago; JetBlue; Ticket Club 5% off today

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 9/30/19 – VGC deals at Staples & OD/OM; free night offers from Waldorf Astoria, Conrad & Fairmont Chicago; JetBlue; Ticket Club 5% off today

News & Notes on this Monday morning includes some gift card deals, hotel free night deals, a ticket deal, and an extension to the Jet Blue schedule. We hope you find today’s news interesting and useful: 1. Visa Gift Card…

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 9/27/19 – Raise/TCB; Barclays cards benefit changes; Staples fee-free VGCs; Hyatt; Adria; Southwest route news; Delta/LATAM; Vegas cab flat rates coming soon

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 9/27/19 – Raise/TCB; Barclays cards benefit changes; Staples fee-free VGCs; Hyatt; Adria; Southwest route news; Delta/LATAM; Vegas cab flat rates coming soon

This week we’ve been traveling to Seattle, so we’re a little behind on News & Notes for the past couple of days. Let’s do a quick catch-up of some interesting tidbits we’ve seen during the latter half of this week,…

The Rentals.com RentPay No-Fee Amex Deal Worked for Us! – And It’s Still Alive for 1 Payment

The Rentals.com RentPay No-Fee Amex Deal Worked for Us! – And It’s Still Alive for 1 Payment

Introduction In early August 2019, Doctor of Credit published an article on an interesting deal from Rentals.com. In short, the deal was to use Rentals.com’s RentPay service to set up 2 rent payments using an Amex card, and Rentals.com would…

MS DP Series – Follow-Up Part 1 – Reviewing Episodes 1-4

MS DP Series – Follow-Up Part 1 – Reviewing Episodes 1-4

Introduction Our recent Manufactured Spend Data Points (MS DP) series proved to be very popular. As regular readers will recall, we started off as total rookies on the subject of MS with Visa Gift Cards (VGCs) and Mastercard Gift Cards…