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20 Feb. 2018
I’m Finally Getting The Amex Blue Business Plus Card!
At the beginning of the year I wrote about the four credit cards that I want but don’t have, and among those is The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express. Amex introduced this no annual fee card last year, and it offers 2x Membership Rewards points on the first $50,000 spent each calendar
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13 Dec. 2017
Were you targeted for United Mile Play Bonus Miles?
Seemingly completely out of nowhere, I saw an e-mail this afternoon stating “Your exclusive Mile Play offer is waiting” United Mile Play Invitation Here I am thinking its going to be some game, or convoluted multi-tier promotion like American AAdvantage put out last month. What I was instead met with was surprisingly simple!  Book ...
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11 May. 2017
Comment on Book an Overwater Bungalow Starting at 31,200 Starpoints per Night by Daily Points: Amazing SPG Promo, Alaska Mileage Plan Introduces “Elite Leave”, Air Canada Launching New Loyalty Program and More! – Travel Miles 101
[…] SPG Promo for Top Resorts:  Currently there is a discount on award stays at some of Starwood’s best properties.  You can get 35% off nightly award stays at Le Meridien Bora Bora, St. Regis Maldives and the W Retreat & Spa Maldives.  You cannot book these awards online.  You must call into book these
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5 Feb. 2018
Flying the United Island Hopper with United Miles
The United Island Hopper is a well-known AvGeek bucket list item. For those unfamiliar, it’s a flight between Honolulu and Guam that stops at several destinations in the Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia, including Majuro, Kwajalein, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Chuuk, with additional tag flights from Guam to other destinations in t...
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13 Feb. 2018
Review: Hilton Garden Inn San Bernardino, California
Our recent trip to California came with a late arrival.  So rather than bugging my mother-in-law at midnight, we decided to hotel it.  The HGI in San Bernardino is a short 5-10 minute drive away, and with a reasonable last minute AAA rate of $122, it made sense for this stay. Hilton Garden Inn San
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21 Feb. 2018
How to Ski Switzerland With the Slopes to Yourself
No one’s knocking St. Moritz, Gstaad, Zermatt, or Saas-Fee. Hey, if you’re looking for spectacular, pricey, high-mountain skiing and huge, international apres-ski parties, these are your go-to places. The problem is that they’ve become everyone’s go-to places, and the lift lines can be long, the ski runs crowded, the tab hef...
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22 Feb. 2018
The Pitfalls of Applying Upgrades to Flights Purchased With Points
While many points and miles enthusiasts opt to book premium award flights using airline miles, there are others who derive benefit out of booking “paid” travel with flexible currencies like American Express Membership Rewards points, Chase Ultimate Rewards points or Citi ThankYou points. As TPG has discussed before, a helpful benefit to...
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20 Feb. 2018
Air Italy Plans Crazy Expansion, Including Leasing 30 Boeing 787s
Over two years ago Qatar Airways announced their intentions to invest in Meridiana, Italy’s second largest airline (which isn’t saying a whole lot). The airline has a fleet of just 12 planes, consisting of 737s and 767s. It’s an outdated fleet, to put it mildly. Meridiana’s outdated 767 business class It ...
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21 Feb. 2018
How I Used Points to Help Pay for an 8 Month Trip Around the World
Last year, my fiancée and I left the corporate hamster wheel, put our stuff in storage and went traveling around the world for eight months. The question we got asked the most was how we were able to fly in premium cabins and stay at luxury hotels so often. The truth is, points helped a
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18 Feb. 2018
LifeMiles subscription: buy monthly miles from 1.39c each (or maybe 1.41)
Avianca LifeMiles is offering a way to purchase a lot of miles at a steep discount without a large cash outlay up front: you can now subscribe to buy miles on a monthly plan, which looks like it can bring your cost as low as 1.39 cents per mile if you continue your subscription for an
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2 Jun. 2017
US Bank Apple Pay Promotion: $10 Statement Credit (Targeted)
This is a targeted offer so make sure to check out your emails to see if you have been chosen! Right now, US Bank is offering people rewards when they use Apple Pay. If you make a $10 net purchase with your US Bank credit card and Apple Pay from now through June 30, 2017
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2 Jun. 2017
Corner Bakery Birthday Freebie Review: Free Birthday Sweet
Get a free birthday sweet, which can be a cookie, pastry, or desert bar for your birthday at Corner Bakery! Sign up now and you’ll receive a complimentary free cookie. It only takes less than 2 minutes to sign up. Corner Bakery offers delicious food that you do not want to miss as well. Don’t miss out on
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