Weekly Summary

Sunday Summary

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

Sunday Summary

Marathon Maniac Monday – European Edition

To help interested runners make the most out of their trips to different parts of the world, I will use some of the Marathon Maniac Mondays to highlight the different continents and how you can hit two marathons in two countries for the same miles as one country! This week, we looked at the Frankfurt Marathon and the Athens Marathon. Two great, historic, large marathons on one award! Pretty great trip and great value! Be sure to check it out!

Tuesday Tools and Tips: Carry-on Gear for the Runner

Every runner knows the danger of checking your racing gear on the way to a marathon. This post highlights some of my picks for different types of carry-on bags that I have found to be useful for my running trips. Looking for a bargain priced item? It is in the list! Looking for high-priced, high-quality gear? That’s there too!

Earn Up to 50,000 US Airways Bonus Miles

Do you have a US Airways credit card? Read this post to find out how you can earn up to 50,000 US Airways bonus miles for referring your friends for the same great card.

Great Deal: 12 Skymiles Per Dollar for Rosetta Stone

If you were waiting for a good deal on the Rosetta Stone program, Wednesday was the day to get that deal! Delta’s Skymiles shopping network was offering 12 miles per dollar for purchases on Rosetta Stone. I find Rosetta Stone to be a great program and they have had some helpful deals to earn miles when purchasing. If you missed it, don’t worry – I am sure there will be something else coming eventually.

Receive a 2,500 AA Mile Rebate

American Airlines is having a giveaway that can see you potentially win 25,000 miles! However, even the losers are winners as everyone that enters will receive an offer to get a 2,500 AA mile rebate on award travel that takes place this fall.

When Does 116° Sound Cool?

Have you ever wanted to run in Death Valley? If you ever had that desire, than of course you would want to do it in July when it is hottest! But, it looks like June was seeing the hottest temps there this year, sparing the Badwater Ultramarathon runners the highest temperatures of the season!

Minimum Spending and Posting Points

I have had many questions of late about meeting the minimum spending requirements for bonus offers from cards and how and when the bonus points post. I outline some of the details you need to know plus some tips on getting your points quicker.


That’s it for this week! Let’s see what comes up in the week following. One good thing – I will be back home with my family who I have had to be away from for a couple of weeks. I am looking forward to it!

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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.