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Credit card offering 0.5 miles for every cent rounded up. Too good to be true?

I just received an offer on my credit card (Barclays Aviator, if needed to verify). The offer (Flight Cents) is as follows: I can choose a limit every month ($1 to $500) Every transaction during a ...
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Why didn't I get avios for every pound I spent using Amex British Airways

I've been using an American Express British Airways credit card. As it is advertised, it gives you one avios per pound you spend. However, I only got 29 avios after spending more than 100 pounds. ...
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What potential downsides are there to high-fee-but-get-a-travel-credit credit cards?

Some credit cards offer a deal like: Annual fee of around $450 100,000 frequent flier points (worth $1000) if you spend $3-4k in the first three months Get an annual travel credit worth about the ...
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How does the math work when buying airline miles?

Signing up for credit cards to get airline bonuses and flying more are good options to earn miles. With an average redemption/valuation of 1 cent/mile or maybe 1.2 cents/mile why would it make sense ...
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Can a business reimburse travel booked with award miles?

We have an employee who booked business travel using a combination of credit card (cash) and his award miles (Chase points). He is now requesting a reimbursement of the full cash value of the tickets (...
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Using Miles for hotels [closed]

I am using my united miles for hotels. Is it worth to use $45k united miles on $149 hotel per night. 45k is for 2 nights. Thanks.
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How to use a companion fare if the total fare cost is more than the companion fare limit

I am looking at the Alaska Airlines Master Card And I see: An annual coach Companion Fare every year from $118 (USD)($99 base fare, plus taxes and fees from $19) Now let us say I purchase a full ...
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Do points and miles acquired through signup bonuses ever expire

Many credit cards offer sign up bonuses in the form of points or miles. Now, unless stated explicitly, is there an expiry date for this sign up miles/points?
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Can I earn Frequent Flier miles on a flight using FF miles and effectively get them back?

Let us say I have accumulated 50,000 air miles and use it on a flight on Alaska Air from Vancouver to Anchorage. Now , is it correct that just by taking the flight itself, I will earn back 'all' ...