Impending Club Carlson Devaluation, #AvGeek Knowledge, Pursuing American EXP Status, Citi Thank-you and some Plastiq

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Do Now (if you haven’t already)


  • Vinh from Miles Per Day shares Pro Tips from 15 years of reselling on eBay. I don’t do a whole lot of selling on eBay, but even I know – shipping is a big deal.
  • Oren’s Money Saver shares the math of a hypothetical $500 product from Bed Bath and Beyond. The real gem of this post however is that you can buy stuff online through a portal then after the fact use a 20% off coupon in store. Crazy!


Elite Status and Mileage Running

  • FrequentMiler shares his perspective of whether he will requalify for American Executive Platinum (EXP) status via Elite Qualifying Miles or Elite Qualifying Points. I can relate; I’m right now in an “Analysis Paralysis” in trying to get my remaining EQPs, although I’m pretty committed to my strategy of requalifying via EQPs.
  • FreequentFlyerBook shares an interesting take on mileage running. I still have a hard time believing he’d mileage run though.

Credit Cards and Manufactured Spend

  • I’m not sure about you, but I’m seeing a ton of talk about Citi Thank-you Premier and Prestige cards. FrequentMiler shares additional value Citi Thank-you Premier card holders get (1.25 cents per point on hotel redemptions), pretty good if you ask me.
  • Chuck from Doctor of Credit shares the latest option for paying bills you currently can’t pay with a Credit Card. Plastiq essentially charges your card and mails out a check. Its like BlueBird, but, likely more scaleable. The catch however is the 2.5% transaction fee.

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