200K Amex on Black Friday
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In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we recap Black Friday and Cyber Monday including which deals we pursued and which we didn’t. Shawn earned over 200K Membership Rewards while shopping, but was this year as good as the past?
We also update you on a Capital One/Spirit customer service surprise and Mark talks about the final itinerary for his upcoming European Christmas Markets trip. We also dive into how to get ready for the end of the year in the hobby and which deals died this year that will be sorely missed.
- 1:09 Black Friday/Cyber Monday recap
- 5:55 Chrome extensions we use to earn & save
- 13:27 Spirit/Capital One customer service surprise
- 18:22 Frontier eliminates phone customer service
- 21:36 Mark’s final Europe itinerary
- 25:30 Things to do in Europe in the Winter
- 27:11 Miles & points end of year checklist
- 34:20 Our long strategy on Saks credits
- 27:23 Maximizing holiday card spending offers
- 39:11 Deals we lost this year that hurt
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