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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Monthly Points Update June 2017

June! Can’t believe we’re half way through the year.  It’s flown by…even though I (sadly) haven’t done that much flying.  Luckily, the summer has a lot of travel coming up:  Austin this month, Denver/South Dakota the next, and Nashville in August.  Meanwhile, I’ve been socking away points and waiting for…

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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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