Over the years, we’ve had many readers share their success stories with us. Folks for whom traveling domestically once a year was a luxury are now traveling the world with just a few credit card sign-up bonuses. And the best part? They are sharing their stories with us and others who benefit from knowing that Read full post »
I picked up this tip from FrequentMiler about the big referral program Ebates is running through the end of the year. It made sense to spread the word and do something for the Wounded Warrior Project, who are always in need of our help. The Ebates referral program states if I can get three new members Read full post »
Booking award flights can be a slightly stressful experience. You’re monitoring award space on multiple airline websites, searching alternate dates and routes, and before you have a chance to book the one that works best, award space disappears. This is where being able to put a ticket on hold is invaluable — especially if you’re booking Read full post »
In preparation for the holiday shopping season, IHG just announced several exciting offers for new IHG members and existing ones. Remember, you join the IHG Rewards Club automatically when you sign up for the IHG Rewards Club Select credit card. And the points you earn are good for free hotel stays at any one of Read full post »
In my semi-retirement, I missed the opportunity to thank all our veterans for their service two weeks ago on a Wednesday, November 11, Veterans Day. Believe me, veterans, you were in our thoughts and prayers on your special day, just as we try to be mindful of your sacrifices every day of the year. We Read full post »
Being able to plan your vacations far in advance provides you the best opportunity to get the most value from your hard-earned points and miles. Most airlines allow you to book about 11 months in advance of your travel and with hotels you can expect almost a year (or more) in all cases. I’ve identified Read full post »
In this hobby, we frequently hear travel being described as “free,” followed by protests over the use of that word. Award travel isn’t completely free unless annual fees are waived and you use flexible rewards points to off-set award redemption fees. However, there is a way to travel free and it doesn’t involve points and Read full post »
As I wrote about recently, the travel industry is full of myths. If you choose to believe some of these myths, you might end up losing out on some amazing opportunities. You might also be greatly disappointed when things do not go as planned, which brings us to this Fox News article about the five Read full post »
When we booked our weekend trip to Japan, the agenda was pretty much wide open. We knew our base was going to be near Narita Airport, as hotels there are quite cheap and come with a lot of amenities including free transportation throughout the area and a shuttle from the airport. My friend was also Read full post »
If you are anything like me, you may elect to save your holiday shopping for the closing days of the year. My personal rationale is simple: with a rather short list, I have the luxury of waiting for the right sales to complete my holiday shopping. In addition, I’m also in the process of saving Read full post »
If you have a Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, Chase Ink Plus Business Card or the Chase Ink Bold Business Card, you’re earning one of the most valuable flexible travel rewards currencies available. When teamed with one of these cards, Ultimate Rewards allow you to redeem for travel in one of two mechanisms. You can: Book Read full post »
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