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6 Sep. 2019
Time for Chase to Up Its Game: Sapphire Reserve Has Become Passé
Changes to Sapphire Reserve since it launched have been modest, and negative. The arms race the card started with other issuers have caused other cards and combination of cards to catch up and surpass. It’s tough for Chase to leap frog, though, because of the economic challenges of offering what they already offer. Continue reading
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7 Sep. 2019
It Gets Worse: Hotels Now Stacking “Venue Fees” on Top of Resort Fees
“Resort fees” are extra charges, on top of a room rate, that aren’t optional. In other words they’re part of the price of a room, but the hotel advertises a lower price instead. That’s deceptive. Now some hotels that already charge resort fees have introduced venue fees. Continue reading It Gets Worse: Hotels Now Stack...
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17 Mar. 2020
Chase Ink Business Preferred: 100k Ultimate Rewards On $15k Spend In 3 Months
The standard welcome offer on the Chase Ink Business Preferred card has just been increased from 80,000 to 100,000 Ultimate Rewards, although it’s come with an increased spend requirement as you’ll now have to spend $15,000 in three months in order to receive the bonus. The Offer & Key Card Details Click the name of
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22 Mar. 2020
Personal finance during the pandemic
Become a Patron! As you may have heard, the world is in the throes of a new, as-yet-untreatable, easily-communicable, fairly-deadly virus. I’m not going to tell you to wash your hands, stay home, maintain physical distance, etc. You already know that, unless you’re a dedicated OANN viewer. Instead, I want to share a few suggestions
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6 Sep. 2019
American’s Internal Memo on the Miami Mechanic Who Sabotages a Plane
News that an American Airlines mechanic in Miami sabotaged an aircraft before it prepared to take off with passengers was truly shocking. The man admitted that he wanted to delay or cancel the flight out of frustration with union contract talks, and to force more overtime work to fix the problem he had caused. American
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2 Jun. 2017
Top Ten Hot Deals for June 2, 2017
If you’re looking for the top ten hot deals for June 1, 2017, you’re in the right place! We have searched the internet for the latest and hottest deals on TVs, laptops, computers, cell phones, household appliances, electronic accessories and so much more! We’ll continually update this throughout the day to get you the be...
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25 Oct. 2019
Double miles on everything: Capital One Spark Miles for Business credit card review
The Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business has long been a solid business credit card. It became even more competitive last December when it added the ability to transfer miles to more than a dozen airline partners. Now, an impressive sign-up bonus is on the table, so it’s a great time to consider whether the
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2 Jun. 2017
How to Fly Round-Trip to Japan in Business Class for ~$100 Round Trip: Part 5 – 3 Weeks of Lodging for Only ~$450!
Ever dreamed of visiting Japan?  Credit card rewards can help get you there for a fraction of the price! Using miles & points, I recently flew round-trip from Austin, Texas, to Japan for ~$110 in Business Class.  The retail cost was ~$11,000!  And for 3 weeks of lodging (including some fancy hot...
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19 Nov. 2019
Daytime Eastbound Transatlantic Flights: Thoughts From A First Timer
Last week I flew United’s 767-300 Polaris business class from Newark to London. I’ve flown a countless number of times between the New York area and London, but there was something that made this flight unique — this was my first time ever taking an eastbound daytime transatlantic flight. That’s to say that I left
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14 Mar. 2020
Marriott shows rates with taxes and ALL fees (price transparency checkbox)
I stumbled upon something really cool last week.  Sometime recently (I don’t know when), Marriott added a new price transparency checkbox to their web-based property search.  Checking this box changes the display to show prices with taxes and resort fees included.  This is an awesome step in the right direction. In an ideal wor...
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1 Jun. 2017
HOT! Fly US to Europe for Only $55 One-Way
Here’s a fantastic opportunity to jump on a last-minute flight to Europe for super cheap! Via Miles to Memories, WOW Air is selling deeply discounted fares to celebrate its 5th anniversary.  You can fly from Los Angeles, Miami, or San Francisco to 9 European destinations for $55 one-way! But there’s a catch.  These fares are
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7 Sep. 2019
Holy Markup: Hotel Charged a Man Nearly $70,000 for a Beer, and It’ll Take 10 Days to Get His Money Back
We all know how overpriced minibars can be. And in major cities you have to take out a second mortgage to afford a cocktail in the bar, too. In one case that turns out to be literally true. Insult to injury? The foreign transaction fees. Continue reading Holy Markup: Hotel Charged a Man Nearly $70,000
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