For those of you that don’t know him, Mr Pickles was written up in the Wall Street Journal for his successes with the US Mint Program. He will be sharing his story at the sold out Chicago Seminar DO in October with 500 frugal travel nuts. Can’t wait to meet him.
MrPickles note to me reminded me that there are free applications for the Kindle reader available for your Iphone, Ipad, PC and who knows what other gadget you are carrying. He is reading the Frugal Travel Guy Handbook on his Iphone.
Here is the link for getting your free Kindle applications and MrPickles is the Frugal Travel Guy of the Day
If you have purchased a copy already, or do in the near future, I’m running a contest for those that find grammatical, spelling, typing errors that need correcting. I’ll throw the names of all those that find an error in a hat, and we’ll draw for a nice thank you prize. Send me the errors at.
And lastly, if you purchase a copy of the paperback directly from the book manufacturer’s link (same price), I will send a free copy of the Frugal Travel Guy Handbook to a Wounded Warrior or Disabled Vet.
One of our readers, Colonel Wes, is helping spread the word to those guys and gals that sacrificed so much for us, and may need a few tips on cutting their future travel costs. I’m honored to help them any way I can.
If you’d like a copy of the handbook, and to help one of our finest at the same time, use this link to buy your copy of the Frugal Travel Guy Handbook.
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