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Free First Class Next Month: Using United.com for Award Bookings

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the eighteenth post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and…

Free First Class Next Month: Seatguru

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the seventeenth post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and…

Free Giveaway Winner

Congrats to my twitter follower @fdmerrill for being selected as the winner of the $66 AA gift card. Thanks to everyone who entered in one or several ways. The good news for those who didn't win this…

Anatomy of an Award: Southwest Airlines. Using Orphaned Rapid Rewards Credits

You might have hundreds of dollars in free Southwest credits that are about to expire! If you have any old Rapid Rewards credits sitting around, you might be able to exploit them to save $158 like I…

Free First Class Next Month: Learn Airline Alliances, Codes, and Hubs

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the sixteenth post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and…

Free Giveaway Friday- $66 American Airlines Gift Card

If you're new to milevalue, welcome! If you're a newbie in the points game, you may want to catch up with my in-progress series for beginners called Free First Class Next Month. It is a series of…

How Much is an AAdvantage Mile Worth? The Value of American Airlines Miles Part 4

This post is part of a four-part series. In Part 1, we looked at the mechanics of the AAdvantage program. In Part 2, we looked at the mechanics of a stopover, including how to use them to get free…

Free First Class Next Month: Using Flyertalk’s Mileage Run Forum

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the fifteenth post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and…

Free First Class Next Month: Using kayak.com

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the fourteenth post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and…

Free First Class Next Month: Dining Programs

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the thirteenth post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and…

How Much is an AAdvantage Mile Worth? The Value of American Airlines Miles Part 3

This post is part of a four-part series. In Part 1, we looked at the mechanics of the AAdvantage program. In Part 2, we looked at the mechanics of a stopover, including how to use them to get free…

Free First Class Next Month: Credit Card Cancellation Negotiations

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the twelfth post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may…

How Much is an AAdvantage Mile Worth? The Value of American Airlines Miles Part 2

This post is part of a four-part series. In Part 1, we looked at the mechanics of the AAdvantage program. In Part 2, we’ll look at the mechanics of a stopover, including how to use them to get free…

Free First Class Next Month: Other Credit Card Benefits

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. Some of the card benefits below are also outdated. Click here for the top current credit card sign up…

Free First Class Next Month: Transferable Points Programs

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the tenth post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may…

Free First Class Next Month: Category Bonuses

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the ninth post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may…

Free First Class Next Month: Meeting Multiple Minimum Spends At Once

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the eighth post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may…

Free First Class Next Month: Credit Card Application Reconsideration

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the seventh post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may…

How Much is an AAdvantage Mile Worth? The Value of American Airlines Miles Part 1

This post is part of a four-part series. In Part 1, we will look at the mechanics of the AAdvantage program. In Part 2, we’ll look at the mechanics of a stopover, including how to use them to get…

Free First Class Next Month: Signing up for Award Wallet

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the sixth post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may…

Free First Class Next Month: Your First Cards

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the fifth post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may…

Bad Advice from Good Bloggers

The offers listed below have expired. Click here for the top current credit card sign up bonuses. Which is a better use of a five dollar bill: burning it or cutting it into confetti? Between burning…

Free First Class Next Month: How Many Cards Can You Personally Apply For?

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the fourth post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may…

Email List and United Club Pass Winner

By popular demand, I've started an email list. You can sign up on the right side bar. Hopefully soon, I'll start a daily email of the posts to those on the email list. And I'll use the list in case…

Free First Class Next Month: Checking Your Credit Score

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the third post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may…