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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…

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Bravo Codes as Online Purchase for Citi Prestige 5x Online Promo
Bravo Codes as Online Purchase for Citi Prestige 5x Online Promo

Bravo Codes as Online Purchase for Citi Prestige 5x Online Promo

Last week, we reported on the Citi Prestige 5x promotion for online purchases. The promotion is in effect from 6/2 through 8/31/2020. Its terms were a bit vague, but in general it promised a total of 5x ThankYou Points (TYPs)…

Curve: Possible Opportunities When This UK-Based Card Launches in the US
Curve: Possible Opportunities When This UK-Based Card Launches in the US

Curve: Possible Opportunities When This UK-Based Card Launches in the US

Introduction The Curve card is currently a UK-based card product. In short, it operates like this: You get a Curve account and physical Curve card, which is a Mastercard debit card. You can then link other credit and debit cards…

Citi Prestige Promo for 5x on Online Purchases & Our Plans for Using It
Citi Prestige Promo for 5x on Online Purchases & Our Plans for Using It

Citi Prestige Promo for 5x on Online Purchases & Our Plans for Using It

Introduction and Details of the Promo Last week, Citi introduced a promotion for bonus ThankYou Point (TYP) earning on its premium Prestige card – 5x TYPs for online purchases. Oddly, the promotion wasn’t formally announced; rather, the Citi PR team…

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…

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…