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Bravo: Business As Usual – Prior Issue Was a Temporary Glitch
Bravo: Business As Usual – Prior Issue Was a Temporary Glitch

Bravo: Business As Usual – Prior Issue Was a Temporary Glitch

Recently, in response to some serious issues we were encountering, we published an article expressing grave concern about whether one of our very good friends, the Bravo app, had died: Middle Age Miles: [Update: Probably a False Alarm; Seems to…

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Barclays AA Card 3x Promotional Offer [Targeted] – With Additional & Favorable Details
Barclays AA Card 3x Promotional Offer [Targeted] – With Additional & Favorable Details

Barclays AA Card 3x Promotional Offer [Targeted] – With Additional & Favorable Details

Barclays’ Confusing 3x Promotional Offer Last Friday (May 22), Barclays initiated a promotional offer on its AA co-branded AAdvantage Aviator Red and Silver cards. The offer was targeted, but it seemed to be widely received by many cardholders. The offer,…

Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses and Strategy Thoughts
Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses and Strategy Thoughts

Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses and Strategy Thoughts

Introduction This morning, we’re seeing some new airline shopping portal bonuses from Alaska, American and United. The structure of the bonuses is interesting and allows for some very nice mileage returns on purchases at or near the $50/$75 minimum purchase…

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 5/4/2020 – MCGC deal; Rakuten 15%/15x (and 10%/10x for Dell); Amex Biz Plat credit; UPromise
Middle Age Miles News & Notes 5/4/2020 – MCGC deal; Rakuten 15%/15x (and 10%/10x for Dell); Amex Biz Plat credit; UPromise

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 5/4/2020 – MCGC deal; Rakuten 15%/15x (and 10%/10x for Dell); Amex Biz Plat credit; UPromise

Happy Star Wars Day from Middle Age Miles – May the Fourth be with you! Following up on Friday’s big announcements from Amex and Chase, especially with respect to earning bonus points for grocery store spend, we’re already seeing another…

Grocery Shopping = Points Galore: Sizing Up the New Grocery Bonus Offers
Grocery Shopping = Points Galore: Sizing Up the New Grocery Bonus Offers

Grocery Shopping = Points Galore: Sizing Up the New Grocery Bonus Offers

Introduction Over the past couple of days, we’ve seen Amex and Chase come out with numerous bonus offers for spend at supermarkets. We wanted to line up all the bonuses and compare their points-earning rates, so we can analyze how…

Activate Your Payce In-Store Cashback Offers for February
Activate Your Payce In-Store Cashback Offers for February

Activate Your Payce In-Store Cashback Offers for February

Introduction Payce (www.paycepays.com) is a cash-back program that includes in-store cashback bonus offers as well as an online shopping portal. In-store cashback offers are generally for 5% cash back, and they’re available at a number of merchants (roughly 30-35 each…

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/13/20 – Staples VGC deal; AS, AA, UA portal bonuses; Marriott issues & deals; Ticket Club
Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/13/20 – Staples VGC deal; AS, AA, UA portal bonuses; Marriott issues & deals; Ticket Club

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/13/20 – Staples VGC deal; AS, AA, UA portal bonuses; Marriott issues & deals; Ticket Club

New week, new Middle Age Miles News & Notes column – several interesting things to cover today: 1 – Visa Gift Card deal underway at Staples From now through Saturday, January 18, purchase a $200 Visa gift card (VGC) in-store…

New Alaska Mileage Plan eShopping Portal Bonus – Our Analysis and How We’re Playing It
New Alaska Mileage Plan eShopping Portal Bonus – Our Analysis and How We’re Playing It

New Alaska Mileage Plan eShopping Portal Bonus – Our Analysis and How We’re Playing It

The Alaska Portal Bonus Offer This morning, Alaska Mileage Plan eShopping came out with a new bonus offer for spending through its portal. The bonus offer consists of 2 tiers: Spend $150+ and earn 500 bonus AS miles Spend $300+…

Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses Until 12/22 – Our Analysis and How We’re Playing Them
Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses Until 12/22 – Our Analysis and How We’re Playing Them

Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses Until 12/22 – Our Analysis and How We’re Playing Them

Introduction Earlier this week, American, Alaska and United eShopping came out with “Last Minute Bonus” offers for holiday spending through their portals. Each of the bonus offers runs through Sunday, December 22, so you have a few days left to…