Best of MileValue November 2014

November 2013 was a relaxing month for me. I traded in airplanes for bicycles and hostels for my own bed. For the first time all year, I spent an entire month inside the US.

November was a huge month for the miles world. United started the month by massively devaluing its award chart for awards booked February 1, 2014 or later. Then Delta sped up its previous devaluation with no notice.

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While the loyalty programs disappointed us, the incredible rewards card offers kept coming. The big three in November (all still available for a limited time longer):

What were the most popular pages, posts, and rewards card offers for November 2013? There are several you can not miss.

Most Popular Pages

The Award Booking Service continued to thrive. If you are looking to burn miles before devaluations kick in, contact us before the rush of people looking to redeem miles in January.

My Free Credit Card Consultations continued to offer personalized answers to which card is best for a particular trip.

Most Popular Posts

Big Credit Card News

This month, I covered the New, Improved Citi ThankYou Premier Card Offer:

  • Earn up to 50,000 bonus ThankYou® Points. Bonus points are redeemable for up to $500 in gift cards, up to $625 for airfare or other great rewards
  • Earn 20,000 points after $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn an additional 30,000 points after another $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of your second year of being a cardmember
  • Earn 3 ThankYou Points for every $1 spent on purchases for dining at restaurants and entertainment
  • Earn 2 ThankYou Points for every $1 spent on purchases for airfare and hotels
  • Earn 1 ThankYou Point per $1 spent on other purchases
  • Points do not expire and earn unlimited Thank You Points
  • Travel with ease and enjoy chip based technology

Application Link: Citi ThankYou® Premier Rewards Card

I compared the top cards for economy travel along several dimensions like sign up bonus and annual fee in Comparison Table of Fixed-Value Bank-Point Cards.

I counted down the Top Ten Rewards Card Offers That Are About to Disappear.

I broke the news that the American Express Platinum Card Now Comes with One Year of Amazon Prime for New Cardmembers.

I shared news of Up to 55,000 Bonus Ultimate Rewards for Opening a Sapphire Preferred and Adding an Authorized User

I rejoiced that Barclaycard is Now Offering Cardmembers Their FICO Credit Scores for Free.

Last month I covered the other big, current, limited-time offer: The 50k Lufthansa Mile Offer is Back for a Limited Time!

Promo News

I explained how a Huge SPG to Aeroplan Transfer Bonus Means Roundtrip To Europe Year Round for 40k Points or 80k Points in First Class.

I shared a great portal bonus: 60 Miles per Dollar at magazines.com: How to Buy American Airlines Miles for 1.43 Cents or Less Until 11/30/13.

I shared the latest list of cheap hotels: New IHG Rewards PointBreaks List Means $35 Luxury Hotels through January 31, 2014

Miles News

United Massively Devalues Its Award Chart Starting February 1, 2014, but see:

Delta’s Double Devaluation (Devalues its Devaluation) with No Notice

Yes, The American Airlines/US Airways Merger Will Happen–Your Best Play

How United is Cheating Its Frequent Flyers (No, It’s Not the Devaluation)

Award Booking Tips

The Eight Habits of Highly Effective Award Bookers

How to Get to Europe for 25k Points Roundtrip Through March 31, 2014

Incredible Trick: Flying Blue Promo Awards with No Fuel Surcharges

Anatomy of an Award: Booking Incredible Singapore Business Class to Europe with Lufthansa Miles

Anatomy of an Award: Get a Roundtrip Business Class Award to Europe with Three Stopovers for 90k American Airlines Miles

Award Booking Pro Tip: Start Your American Airlines Explorer Award Outside the US

Excellent Award Space in 2014 on Transcontinental Flat Bed Flights for Only 17k Miles

Hurry! Deal Will Die in Hours! Lufthansa Award Space is Bookable on Two Flights From April 2014 to October 2014

Best Program to Redeem Miles for Emirates First Class



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