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Simon Mall Increases Gift Card Limits to $25,000
16 Feb. 2019
Simon Mall Increases Gift Card Limits to $25,000
Rumor Was True Rumors have circulated for weeks now that Simon corporate was going to increase the daily debit/gift card purchase limits from $10,000 to $25,000.  I’m still in India traveling, but browsed my email and noticed an email yesterday from one of my local Simon Mall managers that confirmed the information that had been
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Latest Round of Credit Card Applications?
21 Jan. 2019
Latest Round of Credit Card Applications?
One Foot Out, Two Back In I tried to hold out, but just couldn’t help myself.  After my last round of credit card applications, I figured I was (largely) done applying for rewards cards for the next two years.  During that 2 year wait, I thought I could sneak in a few business rewards card
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Just booked, Quebec City!
1 Jan. 2019
Just booked, Quebec City!
Cheap While working on my book today, I saw an email from Thrifty Traveler about a cheap flight from MSP to Quebec City (YUL).  What I didn’t realize is that less than 24 hours ago, Delta had lowered its prices to Quebec City out of MSP, which seemed to prompt United into doing the same.
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2018 Points & Miles & Beyond
31 Dec. 2018
2018 Points & Miles & Beyond
Roller Coaster This past year was a big one in the travel rewards/points and miles scene.  Much of the news was surprising too, which was kind of fun for the most part, although some of the news wasn’t good at all.  Here’s a rundown of my thoughts on 2018 in the points and miles world:
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Hilton Honors Transfers to Airbnb?
26 Dec. 2018
Hilton Honors Transfers to Airbnb?
Skeptic A few months ago, Hilton allowed its members the option of cashing out points at half a cent ($0.05) for credit with Amazon.  December’s points valuation from The Points Guy (TPG), put Hilton Honors points at $0.06 A few recent posts including one from from Doctorofcredit speculated that Hilton may offer customers the opportunity to
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After A Year of Blogging
23 Nov. 2018
After A Year of Blogging
A Decent First Date I’ve been blogging for over a year now.  During the development of my website, the main launch goal I had was to have the website ready for the Frequent Traveler University (FTU) event in Minneapolis last summer.  My blog went “live” the day before FTU began, but unfortunately my website domain
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The Capital One News Is A Big Deal
13 Nov. 2018
The Capital One News Is A Big Deal
Numero Uno I haven’t posted in a while because I was in Montreal enjoying some northern exposure last week.  I arrived back in Minneapolis to even worse weather than in Montreal (which is saying something), and also some interesting and massively positive news from Capital One.  I’ll write about my Montreal experience soon, but in
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Walmart’s New Money Order Limits Enforced
1 Nov. 2018
Walmart’s New Money Order Limits Enforced
1K Over the past month or so, I’ve written in detail about changes to Walmart’s money order policies.  The latest news that was sent from Walmart corporate to individual stores over the last few weeks was pretty horrible, and it’s finally undergoing complete adoption.  As a quick refresh, Walmart’s current money order polici...
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