If you’re a planner and can coordinate trips 10 – 12 months in advance, you’ll get ideal flights and rooms in the hotel of your choosing by using miles and points for the very best redemptions. Sometimes though, last-minute trips or trips with very little notice come up. Do you know how to keep your out-of-pocket costs Read full post »
I really, really enjoyed my time with the Delta Suntrust debit card. On July 25, the party that has been the Suntrust debit card and its earning of one Delta mile per dollar spent came to an end: debit card holders are now limited to $2,000 per month in miles and earn only 1 mile per $2 Read full post »
The Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express is a must for anyone who is a Starwood loyalist, but even if you’re not a top-tier elite in the SPG program, the card deserves a spot in your wallet. New benefits that took effect on August 11, 2015 reestablish this card as a top-tier card. Read full post »
The Citi ThankYou and American Express Membership Rewards program are becoming more and more similar, with competing sign-up bonuses, many of the same transfer partners, and even in the way they’re being valued by points and miles bloggers. So which program is the best? I’m breaking it down based on some of the most important Read full post »
When you begin planning a trip, there are several questions to answer. What is there to do at my destination? How do I get around? Are there ways I can save on lodging, food and activities? This post, the first in a series, is designed to help answer these destination questions. Let’s go to Honolulu — for cheap! Read full post »
If you’re a loyal United flyer, you probably have the Chase Sapphire Preferred or United MileagePlus Explorer Card in your wallet — both earn valuable travel rewards currency to help you get the most from your redemptions with United and their partners. Those cards aren’t the only things that can help you redeem awards with United, Read full post »
As you may have read, I booked a spring break for six people on points for my kid’s 2015 school break. Using a combination of points from our IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Cards and Southwest Rapid Rewards points, my family of four plus my parents spent six nights at the Holiday Inn Sunspree All-Inclusive Resort in Read full post »
American Airlines has many partners. In fact, Citibank is the issuer of the Citi Platinum Select/AAdvantage World MasterCard and the Executive World Elite MasterCard, however, the points earned on the Citi ThankYou Premier or Citi Prestige card (ThankYou Points) don’t transfer to American Airlines. That doesn’t mean you can’t use your Citi ThankYou Points to Read full post »
In the last six months, a monster offer existed for the American Express Business Platinum card. At 150,000 Membership Rewards points upon meeting the required minimum spend, it was the largest sign-up bonus I remember in my 14 years in the hobby. The offer first appeared in March 2015 when a member of the DansDeals Read full post »
Hot concert tickets, seats at the best sporting events, and meet-and-greets with celebrities are experiences that never come with easy access or cheap price tags. However, just because you aren’t an insider or independently wealthy doesn’t mean you’re shut out from the best events. Through the specialized programs that credit card companies have established with event Read full post »
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