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New Podcast:  Randy Petersen Interview
17 Jan. 2018
New Podcast: Randy Petersen Interview
Elite Status In the world of award travel, Randy Petersen is Elite, and it’s not too much of a stretch to call Randy Petersen the Godfather of the points and miles hobby. He’s the pioneer behind many of the travel resources that millions of people all over the world use like FlyerTalk, BoardingArea, The Frequent Flyer
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First Tech Credit Union Upset Over Manufactured Spend
16 Jan. 2018
First Tech Credit Union Upset Over Manufactured Spend
Global Warning I have a lot of accounts connected with points and miles.  Among those accounts are checking and savings accounts with various credit unions and banks.  Those accounts range in dollar values and size of the financial institution, and each serves a purpose.  Some accounts are there only for bank bonus purposes, while others
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Why I Don’t Resell Gift Cards
13 Jan. 2018
Why I Don’t Resell Gift Cards
No More? I used to do some reselling on The Plastic Merchant (TPM) in the last couple of years, but have stopped doing so.  If I remember correctly, my reselling amounts weren’t heavy by any means, somewhere in the $5,000 to $10,000 per month range.  Even though I’m in semi-retirement from gift card reselling, it’s
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Why Travel Rewards Beat Cash Back
12 Jan. 2018
Why Travel Rewards Beat Cash Back
Show Me the Money? One of my main goals for the blog is to get people to be rewarded for their spend.  Paying with cash and debits cards doesn’t do that, but using a rewards card of some kind does.  It’s gotten to the point where I have a near physical reaction when I see
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Edina Public Schools Overtaken By Leftism
11 Jan. 2018
Edina Public Schools Overtaken By Leftism
Another One Bites The Dust Before I start, it’s important to point out that I’m distinguishing between the Left and liberals in this country.  There is a vast different between the two, with liberals having much more in common with conservatives than with the Left.  For more clarity on the different between the Left and
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How to Find Cheap Flights on MillionMileGuy
1 Jan. 2018
How to Find Cheap Flights on MillionMileGuy
High Tech & High Hopes Our nearly instant access to information and technology is pretty amazing.  Sure there’s plenty of downside to instant access and overwhelming amounts of information, but as an example, the fact that we can save time and money by using websites to find cheap airfare is pretty fantastic.  As I’ve said
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Post Office Still Alive For Manufactured Spend
30 Dec. 2017
Post Office Still Alive For Manufactured Spend
Dead? There are tons of points blogs out there that break news, and get information out to hobbyists quickly.  I’m thankful that they do, and many do an excellent job of it.  On November 3, 2017 major points sites like Flyertalk, DoctorofCredit, FrequentMiler and many others claimed that the the Post Office wasn’t viable for manufacture...
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Christmas Gifts From Amex?
30 Dec. 2017
Christmas Gifts From Amex?
Points Santa I received a couple of separate packages at my residence in the past week.  I had ordered a few small travel related products on Amazon, so at first I thought the packages might be those items.  When I looked at the package closer, each of them said “American Express” on them.   Shut
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