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Sunday Summary

Welcome back to our Sunday Summary Series where we review the stories that were covered throughout the week.

Sunday Summary

Deal Alert: Garmin Forerunner 310XT with Heart Rate Monitor (Refurb)

Here is a deal that pops up every so often on a great watch – the Garmin Forerunner 310XT. It is a perfect watch for multi-sport athletes and sports long-lasting battery life. The deal price on this was $139. Don’t worry if you missed it this time – it will be back again!

Hilton HHonors

Hilton really devalued a lot of their prize award destinations with an extremem hike in points required. In some cases, the increase was almost 100%! However, not all is lost – there are still some excellent values to be found, especially at the type of mid-tier hotels that marathon committees love to use as race hotels.

Back to the Basics – Understanding Miles and Points

Many people ask me about some of the basics – like, can miles and points be traded between accounts? Are miles and points the same thing? Can points be made into miles? Here are some of the answers to those questions and more.

Amex 75,000 Membership Reward Bonus with Business Gold Offer

Here is another deal that is around quite often – 75,000 Membership Reward points after spending $10,000 in the first 4 months of card membership. The spending combined with the bonus equals a minimum of 85,000 Membership Reward points that can be used in a host of ways. My wife and I have each jumped on this offer at different times. Again, if you didn’t get in this time, it will be back around again!

Hilton Hotel Credit Cards

Hilton HHonors has the most amount of credit cards in which points can be earned. This post looked at the Hilton co-branded cards and how you can bring in a huge amount of Hilton points to start earning towards your stays with Hilton.

Planning Your Fall Marathon

It is that time of year – the time when we begin to plan our training schedule for a fall marathon. If you haven’t chosen a fall marathon yet, check this post to find out some ways you can help to narrow that choice down. And, of course, do not let travel costs stay in your way – this post shows you how to eliminate that parameter!

Marathoning in Style – Hilton Hotel Edition

If you have ever entertained the idea of staying at a high-end hotel, here are the best Hilton choices and the marathons that are near them. You may find some interesting marathons here and some really nice hotels that you can get for free!


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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.