Beginner's Guide To Points and Miles Part 5: Spending Your Rewards

In the first part of this beginner's guide, I introduced the concept of points and miles, and where they come from. In part two, I showed you how important credit cards can be to earning points and miles. In part 3, I showed you how you can use promotions and other special offers to boost your your balances of points and miles. In Part 4, I showed you ways to earn more points and miles from the travel you purchases.

This week, I want to wrap up the series with some advice on how best to spend your rewards.

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Brad's Favorite Freebies: The Cheesecake Factory, Shutterfly & Hugo Boss Samples

This week's freebies roundup includes: The Cheesecake Factory, Shutterfly & Hugo Boss Samples!

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Check Out The All-New Brad's Deals!

You may have noticed some big changes around here recently. I'm proud to announce the launch of the all-new Brad's Deals site. Our goal has always been to help consumers win by curating the best deals, exclusive offers, and coupons the web has to offer, and our redesigned site makes winning and saving money smoother than ever. We conducted tons of user polls and focus groups in order to build the best possible Brad's Deals experience. Let’s take a look over what’s new with our shiny new deal machine.

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15 States Offer Tax-Free Back-to-School Shopping Starting This Weekend

Every year, a handful of states host tax-free holidays. Sometimes they're just for the weekend. A select few will run it for an entire week. Those lucky enough to live in one of these tax-holiday states can shop for back-to-school items ranging from clothing and shoes to crayons and computers, and they won't pay a cent in sales tax.

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Where Would You Go With 70,000 Ultimate Reward Points?

With Chase’s Ultimate Rewards points being some of the most valuable points around (due to the availability of great transfer partners in their program), any way to earn more points quickly is crucial.  You can often squeeze two cents per point of value out by utilizing transfer partners in the right way.  Yesterday, we got word that Chase has raised the sign-up bonus for their Chase Ink Plus card to 70,000 miles for in-branch applications.  That's 10,000 points above the current 60,000 point offer and 20,000 above the historic 50,000 point sign-up bonus.  Let's dive into just how to take advantage of this offer!

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You can now use Citi ThankYou Points for rewards seats on 84 airlines

If you've been paying attention to credit card rewards programs, you probably think Citi ThankYou Points are kind of a joke. Once a great program, ThankYou points were devalued over and over until the same points that once could sometimes get you across an ocean were all but useless. Until today.

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29 Awesome Vacation Spots That Are Cheaper Off-Season

Off season travel can mean saving money on airfare, hotels, and even dining and entertainment. Even better, rewards seats to these destinations are a lot easier to book for off-peak travel. And with fewer people around, it means shorter lines, less crowds, and easier access to your destination.

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Flight to Israel Cancelled? Here's How to Get a Refund.

With the escalation of the fighting between Israel and Gaza, several airlines have suspended air travel to Tel Aviv. American carriers Delta, United and U.S. Airways have all cancelled  flights to Israel today.

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Beginner's Guide To Points and Miles Part 4: Earning Rewards From Travel

In the first part of this beginner's guide, I introduced the concept of points and miles, and where they come from. In part 2, I showed you how important credit cards can be to earning points and miles. In part 3, we learned you how you can use promotions and other special offers to boost your your balances of points and miles. Today, I want to show you ways to earn more points and miles from the travel you purchase.

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