When it comes to airlines, there are so many things that are out of your control. Most notably, if things go wrong, there is no way of knowing how far they will be willing to go to help you and make things right. Some of you might recall PMM’s client “Mike.” Back in February, I wrote about Read full post »
We re on a roll here with new offers and increased sign-up bonuses. Chase has just issued a 50% increase on the sign up for their no annual fee Ink Cash Business Card. The offer will supposedly end on May 25, and to the best of my knowledge I have never talked about this card in the Read full post »
With my husband’s birthday coming up this summer, I knew I had to plan something special. And let me tell ya, he’s spoiled. Last year, I took him on a cruise to the Bahamas for his birthday weekend! Anyway, my spoiled husband is apparently “beached out” at the moment, considering our most recent trips were Read full post »
Key players in the cash back game are at it again! Today only, May 5, TopCashBack is paying 2.25% on American Express Business gift cards. And tomorrow, May 6, Simply Best Coupons is offering 2% back on the purchase of American Express Business gift cards for one day only. Note the offer is for the business version of Read full post »
In my opinion, one of the tenets of frugal travel is the ability to maximize travel at the lowest possible cost. Airlines, on the other hand, are less interested in this tenet and more interested in attracting more customers. Between program devaluations (like British Airways) and disappearing award charts (in the case of Delta Air Lines), optimizing Read full post »
I don’t have a single Capital One credit card listed on my credit report. If I remember correctly, I closed the only Capital One card I had back in 1999. It was my first credit card and it had a whopping $250 credit limit. Thinking back, I probably should have kept it open to help Read full post »
If you’ve ever had a conversation with Rick about Hawaii, he’s probably made reference to “FrugalTravelGuy West” — if there is a home away from home for him, it is the Grand Hyatt in Kauai. The beaches are beautiful and the resort is fantastic. With lounge access, there is plenty of free Wi-Fi and food Read full post »
Weather influences our lives considerably and it obviously influences our travel decisions. Having knowledge of the upcoming weather prevents us from booking a trip to Southeast Asia during monsoon season, the Caribbean during hurricane season, or Egypt in the hundred degree heat of summer. When we know the weather, we also know how to pack Read full post »
Last month, Club Carlson announced that they would be eliminating the last-award-night-free benefit effective for reservations made on or after June 1, 2015. At the time, the biggest question was whether the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature and its business version were worth keeping. A strong argument could be made either way. However, effective June Read full post »
For the last three to five years, we have been in a credit card environment dominated by Chase and their Ultimate Rewards credit cards and rewards program. I have stated publically many times that I think they captured the largest share of new credit card applications over that time frame. American Express ran a distant Read full post »
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