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‘Round the Blogosphere

  • The Points Guy reports that registration Capital One Venture Card Double Miles Challenge is back.  The points are earned based on your spend on a competitors card last year, after you spend $1,000 on their card in 3 months.
    The real downside though is that they can only be redeemed for a penny a piece for air travel.  But are looking to still earn miles (and elite qualifying miles) while booking a flight with points, this may be the way to go.
    See TPG’s Post for more details.

And yes, I am still alive–just have been a little slow about posting due to some business right now….grrr

‘Round the Blogosphere

There have been some intriguing blog posts by other bloggers recently, so I thought I would just share a few of them here:

  • Frugal Travel Guy mentions that while there are not many great credit card sign-up bonuses for advanced churners, there are some good ones for newer churners like myself.
  • Just Another Points traveler points out how to earn 750 United Airlines miles for FREE.
  • Million Mile Secrets states that most miles and points are not taxable.  Just the other day I was asked about this, and it helped to clarify the confusion for me.
  • Mommy Points mentions it may be possible to get a Marriott status match.  This is an expedited way to top-tier status, which usually requires staying 75 nights.
  • The Points Guy details an offer for 40,000–and possibly 60,000 points with the Hilton HHonors Suprass American Express card.
  • View from the Wing covered the decline of domestic first class.  Regardless of how much people whine and complain, air travel has always been special for me.
  • And on a personal note, the Avios for signing up for RealtyTrac do not show up in my account.  Worse yet, they appear to have been credited then stolen removed from my account:

Taken Away!


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