Weekly Summary

Battle Of The Airline Credit Cards, Two Great Chase Picks For May, Southwest Plus At 50K, Amex Deal Combos, And More

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Written by Charlie

This week, there were many popular posts on Running with Miles covering a range of travel, deals, and running topics. See what you may have missed here!

Now Live: Redeem 15K Points For Any Wyndham And The Card That Gives You 3 Nights

The new Wyndham Rewards program is out – you can redeem only 15K points for any free night within the chain. Not only that, but the improved credit card offer gives you 3 free nights as a bonus and a special anniversary bonus.

The Tough Reality Of Partner Fare Classes And Elite Status – What To Do

The frequent flyer programs have been changing as of late and many flyers are looking for where they should be crediting their miles. The problem is with the shifting of fare classes and how they credit to the various programs. What should you do?

Why These Two Picks From Chase Make Sense For This Month

There are two picks from Chase that I think make great sense for your application round this month. This post has the reasons and the cards.

Dealing With Tips And Tricks That May Be Better Kept Quiet

There are a lot of deals and tips that float around. There are many that I am not aware of and some that I am. I am very hesitant to share some on the blog because I do not want them to die earlier than they may otherwise. Thanks to the results of the poll, I will be launching a newsletter soon that will serve as a method of delivering some of these tips and tricks (as well as posts). Look for it coming this week!

Get 3,000 Wyndham Points For 1 Night Stay As Low As $25

With the new Wyndham Rewards program, one of the features is the point/cash mix. It takes cash and 3,000 points. Using this bonus offer, you can pick up those 3,000 point for a very cheap hotel stay.

All Southwest Cards Are At Least 50,000 Points Each – Great Time To Get The Companion Pass

The three Southwest cards are now all at 50,000 points (and the business card at 60,000 points). While that it not big news, it is great to see the Southwest Plus card at a public offer of 50,000 points.

Earn Alaska Airlines 25,000 Miles & $100 Credit – Direct Link

The Alaska Airlines card is back with the $100 statement credit, in addition to the regular 25,000 mile bonus. This is for new cardmembers and it is a great way to start getting involved with Alaska Airlines.

What Card Will Replace The Amex JetBlue Card For Cardholders? Hopefully Not An Amex Card!

The American Express/JetBlue relationship will end at the end of this year. Amex said it will be transferred to a different card. Will it be an Amex Barclay card or some other Amex product?

The Battle Of The Airline Credit Cards – The Informative Guide

This informative guide lines up the airline credit cards against each other in a variety of areas – sign-up bonuses, anniversary bonuses, card perks, annual fees, etc. There are a lot of them and this guide helps you to pick which cards may be best for you.

Great Deal Combo: Amex Offer, 10X AA Miles, 20% Coupon [eBags]

The combination of Amex Offers, portal bonuses, and coupons is a very powerful combination. This was a great deal at eBags with AA miles.

Earn 15X United Miles + Amex Offer + 20% Off At eBags

The next day, eBags came back with another portal offer and this one was for United at 15x miles. Keep checking for these kinds of offers!

Deal of the Day: Up To 50% Off Travel Accessories

Amazon ran a nice deal of the day with up to 50% off a variety of travel accessories. This offer is no longer available, but keep following for these kinds of deals!

Fly To Africa With A Companion For As Low As $800 Each (Plus Free Stopover In Dubai)

This was another combination of deals – a great Emirates discount combined with an Amex Offer. There is still some time left on this deal so check in before it is too late!

Great Deal: Garmin Fenix 2 For $240 / With Heart Rate Monitor For $270

Garmin watches are my favorite GPS watches. The Garmin Fenix 2 is an incredible product and this is easily one of the best prices ever on this watch.

5 Great Things About The Long Run

As a marathoner, one of the toughest parts of training is the long run. Here are 5 great things about the long run that may help you approach it in a better way and enjoy it much more.


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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

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