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Mileage To The Max

Fly high.

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This story appears in the September 1999 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

Decades ago, it was green stamps. Customers got them with groceries, gasoline, sometimes from plumbers. Once pasted into books, green stamps could be redeemed for toasters, glassware, cigarette lighters and all the other stuff folks coveted in the Eisenhower and Kennedy eras.

Today, just about nobody collects green stamps, but most of us have piles of frequent flier miles, earned at airlines, hotels, rental car companies and sometimes for using certain credit cards. To maximize your mileage and get the biggest bang out of your accumulated totals, read on.

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