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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…

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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?…

UPDATE: How About a 9x Transferable Points ***Plus 3% Cash Back*** Play for Amazon Purchases?
UPDATE: How About a 9x Transferable Points ***Plus 3% Cash Back*** Play for Amazon Purchases?

UPDATE: How About a 9x Transferable Points ***Plus 3% Cash Back*** Play for Amazon Purchases?

***UPDATE TO YESTERDAY’S ARTICLE*** Yesterday, we published the article that appears below, outlining what we thought was a very clever stack of deals that would result in earning 9x transferable points for gift cards you can use for future purchases…

How About a 9x Transferable Points Play for Amazon Purchases?
How About a 9x Transferable Points Play for Amazon Purchases?

How About a 9x Transferable Points Play for Amazon Purchases?

Introduction We love concocting and performing various points-earning experiments – sometimes for real and sometimes just for thought. Here’s a stacking strategy that we actually executed earlier this afternoon, and we wanted to do a quick post as we head…

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

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…

Pour One Out for a Great Friend – Bravo App No Longer Earns 3x TYPs on ATTAM – Plus Next-Step Strategy Ideas
Pour One Out for a Great Friend – Bravo App No Longer Earns 3x TYPs on ATTAM – Plus Next-Step Strategy Ideas

Pour One Out for a Great Friend – Bravo App No Longer Earns 3x TYPs on ATTAM – Plus Next-Step Strategy Ideas

Sadly, it’s time to pour one out for an opportunity that’s been a great friend to Middle Age Miles – payments through the Bravo “Tip or Pay” app appear to no longer earn 3x ThankYou Points (TYPs) on the Citi…

Using Bank Account Funding to Generate Points and Miles
Using Bank Account Funding to Generate Points and Miles

Using Bank Account Funding to Generate Points and Miles

Bank account funding with a credit card has long been a tool in the points-and-miles enthusiast’s bag of tricks. Used correctly, bank account funding can be extremely helpful in helping you meet minimum spend requirements for credit card sign-up bonuses.…

Valuable Data Points on the US Bank Altitude Reserve and RoomiPay (Data Point & Experiment)
Valuable Data Points on the US Bank Altitude Reserve and RoomiPay (Data Point & Experiment)

Valuable Data Points on the US Bank Altitude Reserve and RoomiPay (Data Point & Experiment)

Introduction At Middle Age Miles, we aren’t afraid to perform experiments to get valuable data points to help you earn as many points as possible. This article is a story of an experiment that resulted in failure, with a partially-successful…

[UPDATE: RoomiPay as a service is dead as of Nov 2018. RIP RoomiPay.] RoomiPay Lives! – Codes as 3x Travel on CSR – October Payments Now Open
[UPDATE: RoomiPay as a service is dead as of Nov 2018. RIP RoomiPay.] RoomiPay Lives! – Codes as 3x Travel on CSR – October Payments Now Open

[UPDATE: RoomiPay as a service is dead as of Nov 2018. RIP RoomiPay.] RoomiPay Lives! – Codes as 3x Travel on CSR – October Payments Now Open

Executive Summary RoomiPay has now been confirmed to code as Travel and earn 3x Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) points, for payments made using a Chase Sapphire Reserve (CSR) card.  The standard fee for RoomiPay payments is now 2.9%.  This gives…

RoomiPay Dead for 3x TYP Earning on Citi AT&T Access More (Data Point)
RoomiPay Dead for 3x TYP Earning on Citi AT&T Access More (Data Point)

RoomiPay Dead for 3x TYP Earning on Citi AT&T Access More (Data Point)

Executive Summary RoomiPay switched the way it handles payments during May.  As a result, whereas RoomiPay payments previously earned 3x Thank You Points (TYPs) when made using a Citi AT&T Access More card, earning is now 1x.  This substantially diminishes…