The Weekly News Roundup is a collection of headlines from around the internet that caught the attention of the Tagging Miles team. Content on these blogs do not necessarily reflect the positions of Tagging Miles, and should not be considered endorsements. Have a great story we should read? Contact us now and let us know!
Do Now (if you haven’t already)
- Wandering Aramean shares the latest out of DOT, apparently Airline oopsies are still oopsies.
- One Mile at a Time reports that Cathay Pacific first class partner awards may be going away? This would be a big hit to AAdvantage mileage holders — I can’t speak from experience though, because I still haven’t flown Cathay First, its like my Great White Whale…
Manufactured Spending, Portals, and Credit Cards
- Doctor of Credit – 14 things everyone should know about Citi. I particuarly enjoy this series from the Doctor, I’m learning new things each post!
- More from Doctor of Credit, via Saianel – Negative changes are coming to your SunTrust Delta Debit card. Coming 25 July, earning will be capped at 2-4k (depending on type of card), annual fee goes up, and for some, the earning rate will be 1 Skypeso per real peso (or dollar). Ouch!
- Travel with Grant shares a cautionary tail of Macerich Visa Gift Card (and other gift card) purchases posting as a cash advance. Remember to decrease your Cash Advance limit whenever possible.
- Gary shares another way to buy Visa Gift Cards (VGCs), online, even better, you can get them with your name on it.
A Competition to Watch!
- First, Vinh, of Miles per Day decided he’d start a $20,000 reselling challenge, to meet the minimum spend for his AMEX Business Platinum Card (for which he’ll earn 150,000k points, plus the 20,000k points of spend).
- Then Noah of Money Metagame decided he’d throw his hat in the ring.
- Oren’s Money Saver is jumping in the game as well!
- It gets even better, because Chasing the Points is getting involved too!
Speaking of Reselling
- Phil of MilesAbound poses the question as to whether reselling makes sense as a form of manufactured spend… you know what my answer is, because, well, you read TaggingMiles, but, he takes a different approach to it.
- After that amazing 16% cash back from Ebates earlier in the week, BigHabitat learned a little more on how Staples.com screens orders. Apparently 3 orders of iPads is kind’ve a red flag. Who knew? I went fairly big myself, and ironically, my third order had a phone call too (although that third order was for an e-giftcard).
- Doctor of Credit shares the art of portal hacking… I think there’s a whole lot more here if you read between the lines.