UPDATE, UPDATE, UPDATE Tomorrow’s blog post will give the info and links for 50,000 Continental miles with the two new offers, one for personal and one for business. Thank an Eric when you see one. The US Mint and Tips It seems as word spreads about the effort to help the US Mint distribute their Read full post »
Here is an email Derek sent me regarding a recent post I did on Airmilesmart.com Hey Rick – Have a great time reading your blog. I saw your post the other day about drugstore.com and got to thinking about evreward.com. Have you profiled this and/or ever used it ? You plug in a website and it Read full post »
Here is the first lowdown on the new Diamond Status. More information and speculation to follow. Diamond Status Highlights: 125,000 Miles 140 Segments Upgrade Window: 5 Days with Priority 125% Mileage Bonus Waived Direct Ticketing Fees Waived Redemption Fees Waived Redeposit Fees Premium Sales & Service Phone Line VIP Line (Higher than Plat) Both Diamond and Plat Read full post »
Compliments of the boys at Fatwallet.com comes the coupon code 2000IHG, good at participating Intercontinetals, and the rest of the Holiday Inn Group. The information is provided by CalItalian who is a member of both Flyertalk and Fatwallet. Here is his post and all credit goes to him for this one. Expedia/IHG Promo $200 off Read full post »
For the first time that I can remember, an airline has really helped themselves retain their frequent fliers after they reach top tier status. Here is what Delta has done. If you reach any status level during a calendar year, but not quite enough miles to reach the next tier, the excess elite qualifying miles Read full post »
Finally a fee reduction. Here is the letter I got today from United Airlines. Dear Mr. Frugal Travel Guy, Beginning July 30, 2009, all members can book a Mileage Plus® Award ticket less than 21 days in advance, and pay no close-in processing fees. Of course, as a United Global Services® or 1K® member you Read full post »
The article today is not travel related, although for a while, we thought Mom was going on the longest journey, these last few days. At times writing this blog is therapeutic. It times I get to help out in some small way. Maybe this will be one of those days. I hope so. My Mom Read full post »
This website has always intrigued me with the availability of Starwood Preferred Guest points as a redemption possibility. You can also redeem for US Airways or Delta miles, but SPG offers a better value.The system is simple: before buying online go to airmilesmart.com, login and shop through their shopping portal. They have reasonable array of Read full post »
The deal is now dead for all practical purposes, but the original 20 GBP voucher Katy or I sent you is still good, at least for now. If you have a hotel booking to make and want to use your voucher, I would suggest doing it in the near future as they have closed down Read full post »
I always come home better at my hobby than before I go to a Flyertalk event. I had a list of things to accomplish that will increase my returns and thereby lower my travel costs. Use them for your advantage as well. I re-signed Katy up for another Citicard American Express card with Thank You Read full post »
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