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Written by Charlie

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Toronto Welcomes Global Entry for Security Lines

Global Entry continues to be one of my favorite things that the US government has done in the last several years. The ability to fly through immigration and customs and save a ton of time has been extremely valuable to me. In addition to Global Entry getting people into the US faster, it has also become an entrance to the TSA’s expanding Pre Check…

20% Off JetBlue Discount Code – TODAY ONLY (11/18)

JetBlue has released another 20% off discount code. It must be used today but is good for travel through February (with some blackout dates). To take advantage of this discount (which works on one-ways or round-trips), you must book today at and…

Did You Win A United Club Pass?

Last weekend, I held a giveaway for 5 United Club passes – and selected 5 winners that would each receive 1 United Club pass. Thanks to the help of, we have our winners! …

Chase Freedom Card – Limited Increase to 20,000 Points

The Chase Freedom card normally offers 10,000 bonus points upon meeting the minimum spend but, for a limited time, that has been increased to 20,000 points. I had signed up for this card years ago when it offered 30,000 points, but I have not seen anything like that for a while. So, this is likely as good as you will find! …

Get Up To 55,000 Points with Chase Sapphire Preferred

Some great things have been happening with Chase over the last two days! First, they increased the standard offer on the Chase Freedom from 10,000 points to 20,000 points (for a limited time). To read more about that, read this post from yesterday. After that, they released a modified offer on the Chase Sapphire Preferred card – earn 5,000 additional points if you add an authorized user and they make a purchase with their card. However, there is another offer available now for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card that gives you 50,000 Ultimate Rewards after spending $3,000 in the first 90 days. …

20% Off Running Shoes at Amazon

Many of the discount codes I get from Amazon never work on the running shoes that I normally get. Today, I did get one that does have many types of running shoes as eligible products. This makes this a pretty good deal as Amazon…

Delta, Time to Thank US Airways

The undisputed king of award booking engines for US airlines is United. Mostly everything just works. You can get a lap-infant added in the award reservation and take care of all it at once (unlike Delta). The calendar works like a calendar is supposed to (unlike Delta). The availability is pretty …

4 Tips to Deal with Airline Devaluations

Lately, the hits seem to just keep on coming. We have seen Alaska, Southwest, Delta, and United devalue their award programs. It is a near certainty that the merger will give American Airlines and US Airways the cover they would like to create a new award chart which will devalue those miles as well. These changes are unfortunate for all, but especially unfortunate for…

Biggest Running Race Day of the Year

Thanksgiving is the biggest day for road races – both in number of races and racing participants. According to Running USA, in 2011, 676,000 people finished a race on Thanksgiving – compared to the runner-up of July 4th which saw 248,000 people finish. In addition, the 2011 Thanksgiving boasted 470 races that were run that day. Here is a list of the largest Thanksgiving Day races in 2012…

The Cheapest Marathons to Travel to

Here is a list of some of the cheapest marathons to travel to. The list may be surprising but just remember – it is the travel part that is the cheapest for these! We will look at each marathon and then how you can get there so cheap…

Run the Crim

The name “Crim” for many runners around America is the name that is synonymus with one of the largest 10 milers in the USA as well as being a fantastic weekend of health and running activities. What many people may not know is that “Crim” was also the name of the …

If Phones Can Be Used on Airplanes, Who Benefits?

The news has been making its way through the media and the blogs over the last day – the FCC is considering removing the ban on cell phone usage when planes are in flight. The proposal is on the docket for discussion by the panel at their December meeting. When this proposal was made in 2004…

Please Don’t Do This with Your UR Points

Like most Chase customers today, I received e-mails “encouraging” me to use my Ultimate Reward points for holiday gifts. Chase normally sends these out with some regularity throughout the Christmas shopping season. They will show you many different things that may entice you to use your points on…

Weekend Dash

I have been reminded that I have not written enough about the distances shorter than the marathon. It is true, the distance race I will travel for is the marathon or longer. The only time I have done a shorter race and traveled a bit for it (like 1 hour) was the Gasparilla 15K. However, I realize that there is quite a chunk of the running population…

3 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Placing in Races

Many runners are competitive by nature. The great thing about running is that you get to constantly compete against the best competition – yourself. Running is a great way to push yourself to be faster on this workout than you were last time or you can push yourself to PR at a distance that you have run before. However, not only do we try to be faster than we were last time, but we often start thinking about being faster than those…

$300 For NYC-Dubai

Thanks to the Flight Deal – there are tremendous deals going on courtesy of Wideroe Airlines on United flights all over the world. There are options as low as $150 for Newark to Milan round-trip! The one I found particularly interesting was…

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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.


  • Hi,
    I noticed that I won the slub pass, but have not recieved any email or anyway to claim it. What do I need to do to get the pass.

    • Hi, Jennifer. I keep emailing you but you must not get them. The first time it bounced back. Please email me your address and it will go out this week. Charlie at Thanks!

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