Weekly Summary

Best Hotel Card For Mid-Range Hotels, Justifying The SPG Annual Fee, A Wonderful Gift From Turkish Airlines Getting Free Hotel Points, & More!

Written by Charlie

Welcome to this week’s summary of all the posts that appeared here at Running with Miles throughout the week.

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Big Around The World Trip Coming Up!

In case you had not noticed (or known), we are just 4 weeks out from what is sure to be an epic trip (and I hate using the work epic so you know it must be something else!)! In 28 days, I will set out to run 6 marathons on 6 continents in under 5 days! Of course, all of the travel will be done using miles and I will be doing it all in premium cabins (including my favorite – Etihad’s A380 First Apartment for 14 hours to Sydney!) and about $200 in taxes and fees.

The charity for this major run is Wounded Warrior Project, a great way to honor US vets and give a little something back to them. Please check out my Wounded Warrior Project page here. If you want to join along in any part of the final run, we are going to have some people running along a marathon route in Washington DC as the final marathon. It should be a blast! E-mail me or leave a comment below.

A Lot Of New Amex Offers Available

The Amex Offers just keep rolling in! A lot of them are back to school type things but you can still get a lot of value from a variety of the available retailers.

Pick Up An Easy 500 Hyatt Points On Your Next Booking

This is a quick and simple way to get 500 Hyatt points for every one of your next bookings.

According To Her Credit Report, This Woman Is Dead

Credit reports are valuable things. It is what enables us to play the game of miles and points. Of course, things like that can have some glitches and here is one that affected this woman in a big way – her credit report claims she is dead.

How I Easily Justify The Higher Annual Fee On The New SPG Card

The SPG card is due for a fee upgrade shortly. With a hotel credit card having almost a $100 fee and no free night annually, is this card worth it? I can easily justify it!

Which Hotel Credit Card To Get For Mid-Range Hotels In The US?

There are a lot of hotels and a lot of cards. Which hotel credit card is the best for mid-range hotels in the US? This post breaks it all down.

Great Deal: GoPro HERO4 Black and HERO3+ Silver At Great Prices

The GoPro cameras have again hit great, low prices. If you missed them this time, make sure you follow along for the next round of cheap prices!

How About A Private Greek Island As A Wedding Present?

What do you think would make a nice wedding present for your sports agent? This football (soccer) player thought a private Greek island would do the just thing!

Interact With Me Live During One Hot Trip!

I have a hot trip coming up next week and you can interact with me live during the whole thing! Not only that, but you can help kick me into higher gear while doing it.

The Chase Ink Bold Is Changing – Finally

The Chase Ink Bold stopped being issued last year but it has not changed at all over all of that time. Until now. It has a couple changes being made to the card that will take it from being a charge card to more of a credit card.

What Happens When You Wait One Day Too Long

Often we wait for the best deal in travel. But, there are times that you can wait too long. Here is what happens when that happens.

Get $15 Off $100 Or More On eBay In Home & Garden

If you are in the market for a deal on eBay, you have a few more hours left to apply this coupon for at 15% off a $100 purchase.

How To Get An Easy 5,000 IHG Points Doing What You Already Do

If you eat, you can get 5,000 IHG points just be signing up! That is a free night at a Pointbreak hotel!

Greek Crisis Hits The Elite Fielding For The Athens Marathon

The Athens Marathon is the cornerstone of marathon history and has made it through year after year. However, the current Greek crisis is taking its toll on the marathon and the race will be run this year without elite marathoners.

Offer Extended: Get Even More AA Miles From Starpoints!

If you have a bunch of SPG points and want more AA miles, you now have more time to get a nice bonus.

Turkish Airlines Gives A Wonderful Gift

Travel providers can do a lot wrong but when they go above and beyond to do something nice, it is worth taking note. Find out about this wonderful gift that Turkish Airlines gave to a family in Ohio.

IHG’s Free Nights From “Into The Nights” Counting As Paid Stays?

Remember the technical error-filled “Into the Nights” promo by IHG? It appears those tech errors are still working – but in our favor. Certain hotel award nights are counting as paid stays for earning points!

New Hilton/Hyatt Co-Branded Hotel, North Korea Gets Its Own Time Zone, and More

Here is a little travel news roundup. It includes a new hotel, a new time zone, and a new credit card returning.


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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.