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Christmas Shopping: Travel Hacking Edition

Ready for Christmas??  If you celebrate this particular holiday, you can often feel like it’s all about buying presents, and has very little to do with the actual ‘spirit’ of Christmas.

I’m all for the spirit, it’s about giving, right?  Now, I try to ensure the gifts I give are actually useful for the recipients.  Or something thoughtful and sentimental.  If I can hit both targets, even better!  I just don’t believe in giving useless gifts.  And I can’t stand getting something that I’ll never use.  I just hate to see people lose out on their money for something I won’t use, you know?

Christmas is such a corporate holiday, anyway.  It’s just as bad as Black Friday, but hidden under a cloak of candy canes and hot chocolate.  At least we see Black Friday for what it is when people are fighting in the aisles over a new TV.

Takes a deep breath…

Ok, sorry about that.  Rant over.  No matter how you feel about Christmas, make sure you’re getting yourself a little something too!  For me, that means the kickbacks from shopping portals!

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Discover it Credit Line Increase

I’ve had a Discover it card since August 2013.  It was my second card, after a $500 limit credit card from my local bank, but that was a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away from my travel hacking life.

Anyway, when I first opened my it card, I was approved for a credit line of $2850.  I thought “Great!  Now I can put all my spending on here, and earn cash back for it!”  Well, this is exactly what happened, and my master plan worked great for a while.

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