Beijing Market with Snake, Scorpion, Beetles, You Name it Hi Rick, Kind of boring but here goes: We started avidly following The Frugal Travel Guy in March of last year. At that time, we had one frequent flier mile account and no hotel points accounts. Now, 17 months later we (wife and I) have 24 Read full post »
Last Friday while I was waiting in Traverse City for my flights to Reno, I ran into Christine, aka TC Fly Girl. We ended up talking about Katy’s experience with the Chinese lavatories in public tourist areas. Christine reminded me of a magazine piece she did previously, re: her experiences with something we take for Read full post »
SW Drink Coupons for Our Servicemen and Women Karen R. C. L. from the city of Brotherly Love has donated 20 Southwest drink coupons for our military service members. I have divided them into five envelopes so drop me a line at. Thanks, Karen, for your donation. And thank you for your service to our Read full post »
Rick, I recently made a few charges on my Sapphire card for travel (purchases made in June and July). After finding out that Chase Sapphire℠ Preferred Card is now offering two points per one dollar spend on travel, I emailed Chase through the secure messaging system, asking them to consider awarding me the extra points Read full post »
Kaikoura, New Zealand photo by Andrew Ingersoll Wednesday Morning Updates The SPG card links are now working for both the personal and business card.. I have provided an ad for each at the bottom of the post and in the right hand blog column. I highly recommend this limted time offer. The comments section of the blog Read full post »
Our flights last Friday were to be TVC-ORD-SFO-RNO. Unfortunately, while I was waiting waiting for flight #1, I got the dreaded “flight cancellation” call on my phone. The cancellation was for “air traffic control.” I immediately called the 1K United phone line and explained what had happened. The 1K agent was polite, but did not deliver good Read full post »
There is a very interesting thread on Flyertalk where people weigh in on their favorite travel blogs. I’m glad to take the positives offered about my blog and I have big enough shoulders to take the negatives as well. Instead of posting to the thread, I’ll chime in with my own favorites here. #1 The Read full post »
Rick:Because I started reading your blog – and can’t remember how I even stumbled on it – I did my first application day ever at the age of 53 because of you. This is what I did, and these are my results:Citi Visa and Citi Amex for both my husband and me — 300,000 AA Read full post »
Hi Rick, A customer service representative at the Chase Sapphire Desk mentioned to me yesterday that they’ve upped the point earning potential on the Chase Sapphire℠ Preferred Card to two points per dollar spent on dining and travel (plus one additional point if the travel is booked on the Ultimate Rewards website). According to him, Read full post »
Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship Rolls The United States Mint has eliminated the credit and debit card purchase of $1 Coins through its Direct Ship Program effective July 22, 2011. Customers who wish to purchase $1 coins through the Direct Ship Program can still do so by wire transfer, check, or money order. Customers who Read full post »
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