Up to 15 Nights with Marriott and a Single Credit Card The Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card just boosted the signup bonus to an impressive 80,000 points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. The standard offer for this card is 50,000 points, which itself is respectable, but Read full post »
I accept the fact that I might be an anomaly among my peer group of frugal travelers. While my friends and counterparts are flying in the front of the cabin and staying in nothing but the finest hotels, I am just as satisfied flying in economy and staying at a mid-range hotel. After all, the Read full post »
There are plenty of credit myths and credit misconceptions that perpetuate bad or poorly worded information about the impact of credit cards on your credit score — especially when it comes to opening a new credit card. To fully understand the impact of new credit cards on your credit score lets go over what happens Read full post »
If you have a top rewards card like the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, you already know how lucrative Chase Ultimate Rewards points can be. Not only can you redeem them for cash back or high-value gift cards at a rate of one cent per point, but you can book travel at a 20 percent discount Read full post »
We all love our reward credit cards, but many of the best ones come with annual fees that can add up and put a dent in our travel budget. That’s where $0 annual fee credit cards come in. They may not be as generous in terms of sign-up and category bonuses, but they’re a great Read full post »
My friends and I have enjoyed traveling on Amtrak trains. I’ve traveled many times from mid-Michigan to Chicago which is a very fun route that takes you right to the heart of the city. I missed out, however, on the opportunity to transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points at a very good rate and score sleeping Read full post »
In October of 2012, my wife and I each picked up the Hilton HHonors Card from American Express. I forget what the bonus was at the time, but we were looking to easily pick up some Hilton points and with no annual fee, this card was a perfect fit. Fast forward to the summer of Read full post »
It’s been a long time since I’ve been on a cruise but as a kid it was the preferred vacation method of my parents (mainly because of the kid’s clubs) and they definitely have some other great benefits. Since I’ve never been on a cruise as an adult, I have been considering going on one Read full post »
A few months back, I discussed the merits of the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, a staple in many people’s wallets. The card has been downgraded in several ways, but I argued that it’s still a valuable card with many positive attributes. Whether you already have the card or you need some convincing about whether it’s Read full post »
As I have argued in the past, one of the tenets of frugal travel is not only the ability to save money but to ultimately enjoy our travels. It is simply not enough that we go somewhere for the sake of going – rather, it is important that we actually savor the trip and enjoy Read full post »
In the last year, a lot of fuss has been made about the European low-cost carriers operating from the United States to destinations overseas. Both Norwegian Air and WOW Air have offered travelers an alternative method to travel across the Atlantic at a seemingly affordable price. Instead of waiting for an incredible sale fare or collecting Read full post »
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