Abroaders Podcast
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In the last two years, there has been fierce competition between banks to earn your business with their rewards-card products. As a result, we've seen a huge increase in the number of cards that offer additional points for purchases you make with specific types of merchants. These spending categories can mean a lot of extra points if you have the right strategy, but for some, it only makes earning rewards more complicated. In today's episode, we'll cover the top cards for spending on Travel, Dining & Restaurants, Groceries & Supermarkets, and Gas & Fuel. www.abroaders.com/236

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IberiaPlus is back with a new flash sale offering 50% off award travel between now and April 15th. The deadline to book is Sunday February 10th, but those who can act quick could score business-class awards from North America to Europe for as little as 17,000 points each way. In today's episode, we'll cover all the promo details and dive into the IberiaPlus program. This week is the last chance to score the Southwest Companion Pass with a limited-time offer from Chase, the Citi Prestige card makes it's long-awaited comeback, and we say goodbye to the Amex SPG card forever. In program news, Citi launches a 25% bonus to Turkish Miles and Smiles, Lufthansa raises award prices, and everyone seems to have a new sale on buying points. www.abroaders.com/235

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Singapore KrisFlyer has long been one of the favorite programs of miles enthusiasts, so the recent devaluation announcement is a big disappointment. Singapore is a member of StarAlliance, which makes it possible to use their miles to book on 27 different airlines within the alliance. The program also offers some unique features, like additional award availability for KrisFlyer members when booking Singapore or SilkAir-operated flights. It's easy to accumulate these miles quickly because the program is a transfer partner with Chase, Citi, Amex, Marriott, and Capital One. Although it's never good to see prices go up, this announcement could certainly have been worse. www.abroaders.com/233

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