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Frequent Miler on the Air

Apr 9, 2022

Can a coupon book really be worth $695? This week we run the numbers and see if it all adds up to make the Platinum card worthwhile.

00:43 Giant Mailbag double header. First up: Booking Air France intra-European flights via Virgin Atlantic and getting Caesars Diamond back again

4:27 Giant Mailbag: Confession time: Caesars Diamond once again

11:45 What craazy thing . . . did Capital One do this week?

19:10 Mattress, Airport Lounge Running the Numbers: ANA elite status match to Star Alliance Gold

29:21: Main Event: The Amex Platinum coupon book: Is it worth the annual fee?

Wide appeal coupons:
32:04 $240 Digital Entertainment Credit

37:24 $200 Fine Hotels & Resorts credit

40:06 $200 Airline fee credits

42:00 $200 in Uber credits

44:22 $179 CLEAR credit

48:28 $100 Saks credit

51:21 Walmart+ credit

55:56 Other perks (Airport lounge access, elite status, emergency evacuation coverage, etc).

1:09:42 Post Roast: Are IHG credit card free night certificates "kind of like" paying for points?

1:13:13 Question of the Week: Is it safe to pay my taxes with a new Chase card?

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Music credit: Annie Yoder