Weekly Summary

Weekly Summary – Taking Delta to Task, No Access to Lounges With Aegean Gold Cards, and More

Written by Charlie

Welcome back to our Weekly Summary Series where we review the posts that were covered throughout the past week.

Will Annual Fees Be The Offset Of Bonuses?

There is a slight movement that has new cardmembers paying the annual fee up front in order to get the bonus. Is this something that credit card companies will begin doing to offset the cost of the bonuses?

The Disappearing Chase Ink Bold

One of the best business cards out there is about to step off the point-earning stage. The Chase Ink Bold is due to go away next month. Check out this post for the details.

No Access To Lounges With Your Aegean Gold Card After Switch

Many people have been wondering what is going to happen with their Aegean Gold cards after their status expires. Many had hoped it would still give them access to Star Alliance lounges. That does not appear to be the case.

2 Day Sale On JetBlue – Up To 20% Off

JetBlue ran one of their season discounts and it had some pretty good pricing and dates. Not only that, but it included international destinations which is not always the case.

The $1.95 Billion Hotel

Do you know which hotel commanded such a high price? Check it out!

Run The World’s Largest Half Marathon With Me!

I am running the world’s largest half marathon next year and it should be a blast! I would love to have some of you come join me. It could be a great experience for sure!

Save Up Ultimate Reward Points For Black Friday?

It is not normally the best use of Ultimate Reward points to use them for merchandise, but it has happened before that you could buy merchandise with your UR points and get as much value out of the points as you would if you redeemed for travel! If you are interested in possibly getting some great deals, check out what you need to do.

Check Your Mail – Amex Has Been Sending Checks (Targeted?)

American Express has been sending out checks lately for, what they consider, overdue point bonuses. These checks are not small either! Some are $200 while others are quite a bit more.

Extra Free Money For Uber

Uber is the on-demand car service that you order through your app. In many cities and cases, they can be cheaper or competitive with regular taxis, but they often give away free money. Here is how to get it.

Amex Axes Spending Threshold Bonus on the Premier Rewards Gold Card

American Express is getting rid of one of the best perks of the Premier Rewards Gold card – the annual spending threshold bonus. Will you keep that card when this happens?

Giveaway: Two Winners To Receive SPIbelts

The SPIbelt is one of my favorite travel and running accessories. Here was a giveaway that gave you a chance to win one of these two great belts.

Preparing For Small Business Saturday And Free Money

Small Business Saturday is coming – are you ready to get some free money? This post outlines what you need to do to be ready when that big day comes.

Earning 5X Points At Amazon With Chase Ink Cards

Thanks to the Chase Ink cards and their category bonuses, you can earn 5x Ultimate Reward points on Amazon purchases. Check out this post to see what you need to do.

Aegean Airfare Sales Are Becoming More Relevant For Star Alliance Gold

Because of the upcoming changes to the Aegean Airlines frequent flyer program, Aegean’s fare sales are going to become more relevant than before. Read this post to find out why.

Delta Plays A Game Of Flip-Flop With Their Elites

Delta has initiated some changes for their elite program when it comes to revenue requirements. This post looks at what those changes are and includes my taking Delta to task a bit for their insincerity with their elites.

Some Marathon Tips For Chicago Marathoners (and everyone else!)

This post detailed some of my tips for any marathoners, but especially for all those that were running the Chicago Marathon this morning.

The Allure of Miles and Points – My (Almost) Spontaneous Marathon

Thanks to miles and points, we have the ability to take spontaneous trips without regard to cost. Here is my story of how I almost took off to run a marathon in a different country the next day because of the ease of miles and points.

Use Your Boarding Pass For Charity

For this month, you can help out the breast cancer causes by uploading your boarding pass to Twitter and Instagram. It won’t cost you a thing but $.50 for each boarding pass will be donated. Read the details here.

The New Ultimate Rewards Website

Chase has updated their Ultimate Rewards website and it has become more functional and clear, especially for the people who are just getting into this great game of points. See what has changed.

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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.