[Note: I have no idea what credit cards you as individuals are applying for unless you, as an individual, tell me by email or in a comment about your personal experiences. And what we can glean from your comments, emails and general statistics paint a pretty clear picture of what readers are looking for in credit Read full post »
IHG Rewards Club is one of the largest hotel rewards programs, with over 4,500 properties worldwide. IHG has nine hotel categories, with free nights ranging from 10,000 – 50,000 points per night. The best redemption value are Pointbreaks awards, a quarterly list of hotels that require just 5,000 points per night. These are definitely worth Read full post »
Our little birds tell us that the IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card increased sign-up offer will expire on May 31, 2015. How will you cross the Narrow Sea to meet the Queen of Dragons without those 70,000 bonus points? [Image via Westeros.org]
If you’re new to the world of credit and credit cards or have previously had bad experiences with credit in the past, getting approved for a top travel rewards card simply isn’t easy. There is no way to fix your credit overnight. Before you can build a healthy credit report and have excellent credit scores, Read full post »
The Flight Deal is a website that publishes many of the best deals available for air travel. I subscribe to their daily newsletter and recommend every traveler do the same in order to make sure you do not miss out on potential relevant deals. The deals they have been publishing over the last month or Read full post »
We all know how lucrative points and miles can be for family travel, but there is one other huge perk that I love about this hobby: random free nights. You know, the free nights certain cards offer each year upon card renewal, or after your first purchase. I love racking up hotel loyalty points, but Read full post »
Good news: Hilton has decided to extend the Double Your HHonors promotion through August 31. Earn Double Points or Double Miles with any of their 60+ airline partners when you stay at Hilton hotels or resorts from June 1 through August 31, 2015. Better news: All 4,300+ hotels will be participating in this promotion! Those who have already registered Read full post »
You can, you can, you can! You just need to understand what the credit card application is asking and you’ll see that you very well could qualify. If you want to know who has the final say in the wording on credit card applications you can look no further than a lawyer. Banks don’t want Read full post »
As one of the cogs that turns the engine of the American economy (read: small business), it has become apparent to me that I finally need to break down and open a business credit card. Aside from the normal advantages (keeping spending cleaner, separating personal and business expenses, etc.), a good business card can open up Read full post »
The Club Carlson rewards program we have all learned to love over the last couple of years (thanks mainly to a very generous credit card) will be significantly devaluated on June 1, 2015. Most of Carlson Rezidor’s best properties will be moving to Club Carlson’s Category 7, which means that 70,000 points instead of 50,000 points Read full post »
With a 16-month old at home, I have gotten pretty familiar with lap infant fares and rules. For those that are not aware, when you travel internationally with an infant under the age of two, you have to pay a lap-infant fee, even on awards (more on that below). I have reluctantly paid my share Read full post »
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