All About Your Unused Rewards Points

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  1. sobore
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    http://bucks.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/19/all-about-your-unused-rewards-points/?partner=rss&emc=rss

    Pop quiz time.
    First of all, guess the value of the frequent-flier miles, hotel rewards, credit card points and other loyalty program currency that Americans earned in 2010.
    The answer? About $48 billion, according to a new joint study from Colloquy, a loyalty marketing research company, and Swift Exchange, a new company aiming to make it easier to blend and spend points from various programs. And that doesn’t include cash discounts that grocers and other retailers often offer.
     
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    That is quite amazing. I suspect there is a gigantic piece of that among mpers and FTers. My own is becoming a bit too large.
     
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    Any info on this new program Swift Exchange?
     
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    I'm looking into it, but I suspect it's a points.com sort of program. I would guess exchange rates are heavily weighted in the exchange's favor.
     
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