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Miles and Points
Written by Charlie

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

Sunday Summary

What is the Niche of Running with Miles?

There are a ton of blogs in cyberspace! It always helps to have a special niche to break through some of the noise of the blogosphere and this post tells what the niche is of this blog (in case it is not already obvious!).

Points Break Hotel List for Marathoners

The IHG points break list for hotels at 5,000 points a night came out last week for stays through the end of January. This post breaks down the hotels that are available in towns with marathons at the same time. Hopefully it will help you to find races that may work for you!

Upgrade Offer for Amex Business Platinum Card (Targeted)

My wife received quite a generous upgrade offer to go from the Amex Business Rewards Gold card to the Platinum version. Check and see if you have received a similar offer.

Bummed About Avis First

I was downgraded this week to Avis First from the now defunct Avis President’s Club. The President’s Club status was pretty good to me! I was sad to see it go but looking forward to seeing how Avis First compares.

Miles and Points Sprint

There is a lot of information in the travel world but not all of it may be of complete interest to my readers. So, I will be having these posts about such information that I would want to know but may not be in sync with my niche. Hopefully, this will help all of my readers to still benefit from this info.

And the Winner of the Kindle Giveaway Is…

Last week I ran a Kindle Giveaway to celebrate being on BoardingArea and celebrate the FAA ruling on personal electronic devices. This was the winner!

Q & A with Running with Miles

There were some interesting questions in the comments for the Kindle Giveaway so I decided to take some of them to answer and give readers a better idea about Running with Miles. Keep up the questions – I love to answer them and to interact with you all!

Give to Charity and Earn Points – Without It Costing You!

It is always a good feeling to be able to help others out. It is also a good feeling to get points doing so. How about if you could do both and not have it cost you anything but some time and some things around your house that you may not want anymore? Find out how here!

Choosing Races Based on Miles and Points

It can always be a fun process selecting a race. Here is a way to do it with the miles and points available to you. This post also gives a point-by-point example to show how much fun it can be!

United Airlines Offers 20% Off Awards to Europe

United Airlines is trying to soften some of the blow of the devaluation and they are doing it with a 20% reduction on award tickets during the off-peak season to Europe. This means that you can get to Europe from the US for 48,000 miles!

Lufthansa First and Business Availability with UA Miles

Lufthansa announced two new routes last week and simultaneously released a ton of award space on those flights. Hopefully, some of your were able to take advantage of this deal!

25% Bonus Transfer with Emirates from Amex

As a way of welcoming Emirates as a transfer partner with Membership Rewards, they have started a 25% transfer bonus. Not a bad introduction!

British Airways 100K Avios Card Offer

British Airways and Chase have again increased the bonus offer on their combined credit card to give you 100K Avios. However, it requires quite a bit of spending in the first year.

Best Credit Cards for Domestic Award Travel – Part 1

There are a lot of reward credit cards available. I know it is helpful to give some specific direction on what cards are best for specific purposes. Here is my take on the best credit card to get for domestic award travel.

Cool Marathon Alert: Avenue of the Giants Marathon

Here is another great sounding marathon. This one takes place among the large, beautiful Redwood trees in California. It should be an awe-inspiring marathon!

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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.