I got a great letter from Mike a couple days ago. His ingenuity and stick to it attitude proved him very well with a recent vacation for three:
“Third, you might remember I had a vacation planned for my mother. Well, thanks to you an all inclusive vacation for three adults (Round Trip Airfare, Rental Car, Food, Attractions, souvenirs etc) for 9 days and 8 nights came in at $1437.53….a WHOPPING $3000 off face value or ~67% off! You provided the foundation for the airfare, SW RR CC offers, the rental car, Hertz 40% discount code, lodging, the BRG that yielded 5 free nights, the SPG 10K x2 offer that helped get two point award nights (we actually had to pay for one night ) and the restaurant.com certificates!”
Airfare, car, food attractions and souvenirs for three people for 9 days and 8 nights for $1437? I like to think I can travel for under $100 per day all inclusive. Mike made it at under $60 per day per person.
Mike did one hell of a job.
I put the bolding in. But it just shows you these techniques can add up big time. Save a few pennies here and a couple bucks there and we are seeing the world at prices we can all afford.
Thank you again Mike for the kind words.
American Airlines Netflix Offer
I posted a Delta Netflix offer and a reader reminded me of this AA offer.
IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card
- Annual Fee: $49 fee waived for the first year
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Hotel
The IHG Rewards Club Visa is often cited as one of the most underrated hotel credit cards, with good reason. The official offer is for 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within three months, with the first year’s fee waived. The card comes with an annual free night certificate that can be used at any IHG property, including Intercontinental hotels - making this certificate worth upwards of 50,000 points. This is far more generous than some other hotel cards, which limit the categories in which free night certificates can be redeemed.
Cardholders earn 5 points per dollar at IHG hotels; 2 points per dollar at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants; 1 point per dollar everywhere else. Moreover, you’ll get a 10% rebate on award redemptions, up to 100,000 points per year. The card also comes with Platinum status, though that doesn’t get you much with IHG. Still, this is a fantastic card to have in your wallet, with benefits that far outweigh the already low $49 annual fee.
- Earn 70,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months of account opening
- Enjoy a free night of card membership at over 4,700 hotels worldwide
- Earn 5 points for each $1 spent at our hotels
- Earn 2 points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants
- Bonus points redeemable at hotels such as Intercontinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn®
- Automatic platinum elite status, as long as you remain a cardmember
- $0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $49