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Roundup: Articles From Around the Web

Here are some posts from around the web that I thought you may find interesting.  Let me know if there is anything good I missed.  Email me anything awesome that you find, or write, at Mark@milestomemories.com.


[YMMV] American Express Platinum 100k+10x Offer Now Available Via Some Referral Links – Doctor of Credit

If you play a 2 player system for miles and points then you might find this of interest. Remember to check for the targeted 125K offer first which is better.  Also remember, do not use our or anyone’s affiliate links for this offer since it is a much worse offer.

U.S. air travel hit post-March peak on day before Thanksgiving – NBC News

Not hugely surprising since the day before Thanksgiving is always one of the biggest travel days of the year. It is still way off the mark of 2.6M people who traveled on the same day last year.

Here’s what happens to your credit card debt when you die – CNBC

Something no one wants to think about but that most people will have to do with for a parent or spouse in their lifetime.


Which article did you find most interesting?  Remember to let me know of anything you come across that you want added into the next edition at Mark@milestomemories.com.

Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann is a father, husband and miles/points fanatic. He left the corporate world after starting a family in order to be a stay at home dad. Mark is constantly looking at ways to save money and stay within budget while also taking awesome vacations with his family. When he isn't caring for his family or taking a weekend trip, Mark is working towards his goal of visiting every Major League Baseball ballpark.

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  1. There was earlier a link to the Hyatt card at the bottom when you view on the web. It gave an error “page is not available.” when I clicked on it. Now there is a link to Best Buy now that is working fine. Just trying to help 🙂

  2. Thank you, Mark!
    Actually, it is not as cut and dry from several experiences with family and acquaintances when they had sudden, unexpected deaths of a family member with a stash of miles or points. Some were able to transfer or use, some were not.
    Housekeeping comment: The link to the Hyatt card is broken…

  3. Thank you, Mark, as always. Any ideas about what might be a good reviews or a spreadsheet addressing how different miles and points programs address what happens when the person to whom the miles and points “belong” passes away?

    • I haven’t seen anything on that. I think most people will say to book travel for others, using up the miles or points, before shutting it down. I think even the program reps have told people to do that. Pretty sure they are just lost otherwise most of the time.


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