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65,000 Mile Citi Platinum AAdvantage Card: A Reminder of How Much I Miss Credit Card Churning

I don’t churn credit card much. Sure, I’ve gone a little nuts in the past with Alaska Visa card applications and I did take full advantage of the 100,000 miles Citi AAdvantage Executive card offer three years ago. But I don’t regularly churn credit cards like most people in this […]

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Earn 20 AAdvantage Miles Per $1 for Supporting Breast Cancer Research

American Airlines is running a great promotion that allows you to earn lots of points and contribute to a good cause during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout October, AAdvantage members who donate at least $25 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation will earn 20 miles per $1 spent. The timing […]

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How to Redeem an American Airlines Travel Voucher

One of the easiest ways I’ve ever gotten “free travel” was by offering to get bumped off my flight to Chicago last year in exchange for a travel voucher. I was flying American Airlines out of San Francisco and the flight was oversold. The gate agent made several announcements before […]

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Off-Peak Saver Awards to Europe Still Bookable for 20,000 Miles via Alaska Mileage Plan

One of the best things about American Airlines’ pre-devaluation award chart were off-peak saver awards to Europe for just 40,000 miles roundtrip. These prices were valid October 15 – May. Citi AAdvantage Platinum or Barclay Aviator Red cardholder were able to get another 10% discount on these awards (up to […]

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Is it Ok to Tell Cashiers About Manufactured Spending?

Last year, I outlined some mistakes to avoid when manufactured spending, one of which was “not being discreet (i.e. don’t tell cashiers what you’re doing). I’m beginning to reevaluate this stance based on some recent experiences. For example, I’ve heard of gift card churners who have relationships with people at […]

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Targeted: 15,000 Bonus Miles for Barclay AAdvantage Aviator Cardholders

Just in time for next year’s American Airlines AAdvantage devaluation, Barclays is offering a very generous spending bonus to targeted AAdvantage Aviator MasterCard cardholders. Members who spend $500 per month in January, February, and March 2015 will each 15,000 bonus miles. That’s in addition to the 1,500 AAdvantage miles earned […]

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Citi AAdvantage Executive Card Improves Admirals Club Benefit

One of the benefits of the Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard is Admirals Club Lounge membership, which normally costs $400 – 500 per year for new members. Starting today, Citi is extending Admirals Club lounge access to all authorized users. This is is pretty significant, since a day pass […]

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2016 American Airlines AAdvantage Changes: The Good and The Bad

It wasn’t enough that Marriott had to devastate pretty much everyone by announcing its takeover of Starwood. Now American has decided to kick us while we’re down by announcing their 2016 AAdvantage award program changes, which will go into effect on March 22, 2016. I’m not going to bore you with the […]

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Is the AAdvantage Program Devaluing on November 1, 2015?

Ever since American Airlines announced the merger with US Airways, there has been speculation about when the program will devalue. After all, less competition means the world’s largest airline no longer needs to be quite as generous to maintain customer loyalty. Readers Hugo and Tim passed some information along that may […]

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AAdvantage and Dividend Miles Account Balances Merging

If you’ve been (im) patiently waiting for your US Airways Dividend miles to merge with your AAdvantage account, you might want to check your balance. I logged into my Award Wallet account last night and noticed an increase in the AAdvantage balances that I manage. With the exception of my […]