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7+ Bonus Nights for New Radisson Rewards Program?
6 Mar. 2018
7+ Bonus Nights for New Radisson Rewards Program?
Pig and Lipstick? Over the past few years there hasn’t been much to get excited about concerning the Club Carlson rewards program.  I’m one of the few people that still values the program, because I travel to Europe fairly regularly and the Radisson Blu hotels there are usually centrally located, come with free breakfast, and
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New Music Added:  March 2018 Playlist
4 Mar. 2018
New Music Added: March 2018 Playlist
March 2018 Playlist A playlist that includes music from Brazil, Jamaica, Italy, Nigeria, Sweden, England, and U.S.A.  I’m a big fan of classic Brazilian and Reggae music so those songs often make it into my playlists.  Tallest Man on Earth (Sweden) was my favorite band/musician a few years ago.  I saw him in concert at
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Manufactured Spending Changes at Walmart
2 Mar. 2018
Manufactured Spending Changes at Walmart
Recent Changes Most people who frequent Walmart using debit (gift) cards purchased with miles earning credit cards have noticed that money order (MO) fees (per $1,000) have increased from $0.70 to $0.88.  PointsChaser blogged about this change a few days ago, but that intel was pretty known by some before the post aired.  The money
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New Cheap Flight App:  I Know the Pilot
2 Mar. 2018
New Cheap Flight App: I Know the Pilot
Evolution The evolution of cheap fares through phone apps is underway.  Recently Jetto launched from ExtraPackofPeanuts, and now I know the Pilot.  Jetto is an interesting app, as I’m familiar with Travis Sherry’s website (EPoP) and selling prowess.  The problem I have with Jetto, and it’s a pretty big problem, is that the flight ...
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Aspiration Travel and Credit Card Applications
27 Feb. 2018
Aspiration Travel and Credit Card Applications
Bling & Splash Splashy and bling filled redemptions are popular in the points hobby.  People seem to love spending large chunks of points on airline first class suites, and apartments topped off with shower’s at 40,000 feet, high end champagne, and intimate service. In accordance with FIDA (Fairness in Disclosure Act), I like to get
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The Opposite of Travel Hacking
26 Feb. 2018
The Opposite of Travel Hacking
Distorted Morality When I describe the points hobby with people I know and meet, a common response often arises. “Oh, so you’re scamming the system!” When I initially heard that, I was confused and maybe even a little insulted.  However, after some thought, I realized that the people making those remarks didn’t understand th...
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Not Sure I’m Going To Publish My Points Book
21 Feb. 2018
Not Sure I’m Going To Publish My Points Book
Just Not Sure I’ve been working on a travel hacking book for the better part of a year now.  It’s my first book, although I’ve done some independent writing at various times in my life, and it’s been a personal goal of mine to accomplish.  The book has taken many hours to write and research,
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US Bank Flexperks vs. Chase Sapphire Reserve?
17 Feb. 2018
US Bank Flexperks vs. Chase Sapphire Reserve?
Say What? For some comparing the FlexPerks Travel Rewards Visa Signature to the Chase Sapphire Reserve is blasphomy.  In many ways it is for me too.  They are totally separate products with different benefits, earn rates, and annual fees.  The Flexperks has an annual fee of $49, while the much publicized Sapphire Reserve has a
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