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Worst-Case Scenario: Frequent Flyer Account Audit

Everything you need to know about audits (before they happen to you) What to do if your frequent flyer account gets audited – The View From The Wing April is tax season, but the topic is about another kind of audit: a frequent flyer audit. From what I can gather, 90 percent of the time […]

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Will Walmart Stop Cashing Out Gift Cards?

Noose tightens: some Walmart branches are getting stricter What to do If Walmart Stops Accepting Gift Cards for Money Order Purchases – PointChaser Don’t hit the panic button yet. But it looks like some reports are trickling in about people getting rejected for trying to use gift cards to buy money orders. See this FlyerTalk […]

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Mystery Machine for Manufacturing Points

Can you guess the mystery machine for unlimited points? Unethical, profitable gift card churning machine – Chasing the Points Put on your detective hats, because blogger Chasing the Points has a mystery for you. The clues are lunch money, possibly evolution and a dark secret that gives users a case of the galloping guilts. Since […]

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Post-CVS Manufactured Spending Strategy

Now that CVS is moving to cash-only for reload cards, what’s next? Two better options than Vanilla Reloads – PointChaser Ever since that CVS memo came out about cashiers not accepting credit cards to buy reload cards, the community has been scrambling to dig up alternatives. Ariana at PointChaser talked about ReloadIt cards, which allow […]

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Hacker claims to get free flights by generating fake boarding passes with Apple Passbook app

What if you could get free flights from your smartphone? Link – IT News via Hack My Trip This is taking “travel hacking” to the extreme, if true. According to an IT News article, an 18-year-old claims he can produce boarding passes with the iPhone Passbook app. I have my doubts about whether this would […]

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The Dark Side of Frequent Flyer Miles: Stash of Documents from Airline Fraud Experts

Whenever a currency has value, that currency can be abused Link – Traveling Better Forums Link – The View From The Wing JonNYC, an eagle-eyed reader on the Traveling Better Forums, spotted a stash of documents on the Global Carrier Training Seminar & Fraud Prevention Forum. What you’ll see is an index of Powerpoint presentations […]

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Street Smart Traveler: Tabloid Edition

FlyerTalk imposes 10-page limit on discussion threads, outrage ensues in 10,000-page thread Frequent Miler launches Gelato Reload card, revolutionary new reload card for frequent flyers Million Mile Secrets shocker: “I’m not using arrows and circles anymore!” The Points Guy changes blog name to “The Points Person” to attract more diverse readers One Mile at a […]

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Does “The Chaney Memo” Mean the End of Vanilla Reloads at CVS?

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Here’s the memo that’s sending shock waves in manufactured spending Link – Tim Pressman on Twitter @ringsthecaddy (via Amol at Hack My Trip) Click on the photo to enlarge This weekend Tim Pressman broke the news on Twitter that CVS was implementing a cash-only policy on a wide array of reload cards. Including the beloved […]

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United Sends “Cease & Desist” Letter to The Wandering Aramean to Shut Down His United Search Tool

Another award search tool bites the dust Link – The Wandering Aramean For a while now, Seth has provided a set of award search tools at  However, United decided they didn’t like their inventory being searchable, so they had a lawyer send him a cease & desist letter (link to PDF of the letter). […]

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How to Get Miles If You’re Thinking of Canceling a Credit Card

Get a “mini” sign-up bonus by phone Link – Hack My Trip Scott talked about how he got in on the new 100K Citi AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard. However, he got notice of the annual fee falling due on his Citi Platinum AAdvantage Visa Signature card. Before just outright cancelling the card, it’s worth calling […]

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