Michelle Obama’s Barbecue Choice Stands in Stark Contrast to the President, and More

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Nice roundup. I do think it’s silly to mention “controversy” about the president not standing in line for hours to get food. As to the processing your own credit cards, I have to admit I’d considered doing so myself. Why can’t you?

  2. 9.99% is a great rate!
    Also, gotta love that Chipotle story. James said “he’d be willing to accept his food benefit in meal vouchers from Chipotle’s.”

  3. @steven k – i write about food, eating while traveling, traveling for food, and barbecue all the time. definitely core to my interests, hence to the blog

  4. How is that EMS offer not the best thing ever? Buy any point for a max price of 0.99 cents. Any SPG 1:1 transfer partner mile can be had for 0.80 cents. I must be missing something. Anyway, I’m off to the EMS website now!

  5. Gary has been unfairly criticized on this site for just just about everything
    but I have to say, there is NO WAY MICHELLE OBAMA PREVENTED OR INTERRUPTED YOU FROM GETTING TO THE GYM!!!!!! I wont call you a liar, but maybe an excuse generator.
    Just admit you were busy at the Wendy’s on MLK and the drag chowing on a triple cheeseburger and watching the college girls –and we’ll forgive you. This time.

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