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Devaluation Equalizer
Written by Charlie

Don’t forget to enter the United Club pass giveaway! It ends tonight! Go to this post to enter.

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

Sunday Summary

Maximizing Points Buying iPads

The new iPads are out. If you are planning on purchasing one, you might as well find out how to earn the most points possible! Here is a way to maximize your point earning.

Hyatt Devaluation

Hyatt was the latest travel provider to devalue their award program. Fortunately, it wasn’t as bad as it could have been. Also, they handled the program adjustment in a very professional manner.

The United Club Card – the Devaluation Equalizer

With the recently announced United Airlines award devaluation, your miles will be worth a lot less for premium cabin come February 1st. This post examines the math behind the United Club credit card and whether this card can prove the be the devaluation equalizer. There are a lot of high points to it!

Best Credit Cards for Domestic Award Travel – Part 2

This post is a follow-up to, what I believe, the best credit card for domestic award travel. The number 2 card is the Barclay Arrival Worldmastercard. There is a lot to like about this card! See if it is for you!

Black Friday Deal: $20 off $200 Gift Card

If you are planning on going out for the insane shopping day that is Black Friday, make sure you check out the deal at Office Max to get $200 gift cards 10% off. Not only that, but when purchased with your Chase Ink card, you will receive 5X Ultimate Reward points per dollar spent! Not bad!

Best Point Earning for the Runner – Road Runner Sports

Road Runner Sports is a very large online retailer for running gear. Most runners purchase something from there at some point. This post shows how you can earn a lot of points and miles while doing your shopping!

Come Run Dubai With Me!

I will be returning to the Dubai Marathon in January. If you want to run this exotic marathon, why don’t you plan on running it with me? I would love to meet up with some readers there! If enough of you want to come, we will have to arrange a meetup! Come on, you know you want to do it! 🙂

Running 6 Marathons on 6 Continents in 5 Days – Planning

A number of years ago, I set out to do an intense travel/running adventure – run 6 marathon (solo runs) on 6 continents in 5 days! The planning alone should have been counted as a marathon! This shows what went into the planning of such an event.

6 Travel Tips for Marathoners

Here are some tips that will hopefully help your marathon travel work out so much better for your race! What are your travel tips?

Retention Offers as Spending Offers

Have credit card companies replaced simple retention offers with offers to spend to receive the bonus? That has seemed to be the case with me. Do I mind? Not so far!

Marathoning in Style – Hilton Hotel Edition

It can be a lot of fun to travel in some type of luxury. For many, trips such as those can be once in a lifetime events. Check out what hotels await you for luxury travel in marathon cities!

United Club Pass Giveaway!

Here is another giveaway – this one where different readers will win a United Club pass! This giveaway ends at midnight EST tonight so make sure you enter now!

Reminder: Chase’s Refer a Friend

Chase has an offer going right now where you can receive a 5,000 Ultimate Reward point bonus when you refer your friends and family to sign-up for a Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Freedom card. I have received bonus points!

On the Run: Rochester, NY

Here is another On the Run – this time in my hometown of Rochester, NY. There is a lot to do in Rochester, especially with running! Check out some of the events!

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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.