What a great 8 days we had in Hawaii. But now back to another island, Hilton Head, and time to move into our new pad. Moving day is the 15th and 16th, my buddy Jeff shows up from Michigan on the 23rd for Christmas and we head off to New Zealand on the 28th. It is a busy time around the Frugal Guy house.
Tonight’s flights are straighter lines then coming out. It is LIH-LAX-ORD-SAV leaving at 9:55 PM. With a First Class seat and an Ambien I’ll sleep until LAX, stagger to the O’hare flight and probably gain consciousness on my way to Savannah, just in time to go to sleep on Eastern time.
I don’t anticipate any bumps, in fact, other than first class, the flights are showing 9′s across the board. Tourism reports show traffic down 11% on Kauai from a year ago and every other island is down as well. Not quite as much, but still down.
BTW I picked up a rental car for two days here for $17 per day or $53 all in from Priceline. Advertised rate was $53 per day, so the car rentals are hurtin’ as well.
And Sally, Thanks again for the room upgrade. Mucho appreciated.
Howie, get ready for a refresher course on Google Docs with me, as we’ll be putting together all the travel cards and sign up bonuses on one page, along with ideas on how to move your business around and diversify, diversify, diversify.
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
- Annual Fee: $95 fee waived for the first year
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Bank
The Sapphire Preferred offers 2x points on dining and travel, and no foreign transaction fees, making this the go-to card for travelers.
This card accumulates Ultimate Rewards points, which are very valuable for transfer to United and Hyatt. Overall, this card is a great choice for maximizing earnings on dining, travel, and every day spend.
- Earn 40,000 bonus points when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $500 in travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate RewardsSM
- Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening.
- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases
- No foreign transaction fees, plus Chip and Signature enabled for international travel.
- 1:1 point transfer to leading frequent travel programs at full value — that means 1,000 Ultimate Rewards points equal 1,000 partner miles/points.
- 24/7 direct access to dedicated customer service specialists
- Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95