Buying Membership Rewards at Saks Fifth Avenue

While you might not think of credit card points as something you “buy,” there is certainly a value to them, and if you can find a good deal, you should go for it!  The trouble is sometimes in finding the deal. In this case, it all began with an AmEx…

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Mattress Running at the Holiday Inn Express Brockton

No, I didn’t check in to a 5 star resort, and I didn’t sip champagne from a room service flute.  I did, however, get 6,566 IHG points (worth somewhere around $45.96) on a $130.19 stay.  Still not impressed? That’s ok, I don’t blame you. But there is more to the story….

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Flexible Points for the Win!

I keep meaning to diversify my points. I have a whole pile of American Airlines miles (thanks Citi), plenty of American Express Membership Rewards, United MileagePlus miles, and a smattering of points with Alaska and Virgin America (soon to be combined anyway).  I had a healthy balance of Southwest Rapid Rewards,…

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Investing with Rewards

Hey everyone! You know what I find really interesting? All the stats on this blog, any blog, really.  Come to think of it, I guess I just like statistics!  (Hey, anyone that tells you travel hacking doesn’t attract folks with a geek side…is lying.) It’s not a big blog over…

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Thoughts on the Airline Reimbursement Perk from American Express

American Express just isn’t what it used to be.  (Ask your grandfather.)  Sure, there’s this lingering air of prestige* when you pull out the Platinum card, but there are plenty of cards licking at its’ heels.  You can make (and probably win) the case that a card like the Citi Prestige…

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Just another ride home from the airport: Triple stacking an Uber promotion

No, unfortunately, it wasn’t me heading home from the airport.  Full disclosure…I haven’t gotten time to travel since exploring Chicago this past October. I know!  I’m getting restless, but don’t worry.  I do have a few travel ideas coming up in the next couple of months. I happened to have friend…

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Earning Virgin America Miles with AirBnB

I love new partnerships between companies I use! And although this one isn’t new, it’s great.  AirBnB is a fantastic option for lodging while you’re travelling.  Usually the cost comes in low, and it offers a bit more local flair to your journey.  We’ve used AirBnB in Peru, and then…

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World Elite MasterCard Benefits: Wings

We’ve looked at all the ways a World Elite MasterCard will put you behind the wheel. We’ve analyzed some of the benefits for riding the waves. But what if the World Elite MasterCard in your wallet could give you wings too? I know, I know.  Very dramatic intro.  There was…

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