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Monthly Archive: November 2016

Nov 30

Is The “New” Marriott Credit Card Really The Highest Reward Offered?

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One site that keeps me up to date in the credit card world is Doctor of Credit. A few days ago, the site mentioned a new version of the Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card, which some people labeled a “150,000 bonus points” card. Not quite. The Bonus Card That Isn’t  It’s not a bad deal, …

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Nov 29

JetBlue Flash Sale: 20% off Base Fares

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Short and sweet: JetBlue announced a sale for 20% off all base fares. Here’s the scoop. JetBlue Discount JetBlue recently announced its 100th city and is using that as an excuse to offer a fare sale. Hey, don’t have to ask me twice. Bookings should be made at the promo site and use code CELEBRATE. The code …

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Nov 28

Cyber Monday Sale: Club Carlson, JetBlue

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No doubt your inbox is getting pounded by all kinds of Cyber Monday deals and offers. Here are a couple that might get overlooked. Club Carlson: 15-30% off Let’s start with Club Carlson, the little program that could. Club Carlson, owner of the  Country Inn & Suites and Radisson hotel chain (among others), offers bonuses …

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Nov 27

500 Free United Miles from MyPoints

Welcome back, and I hope that everyone had a happy and safe Thanksgiving. MyPoints And United I love free points, no matter how I get them or who they are for. In this case, they are United miles from MyPoints, an online shopping site. Simply sign up for the site and they will give you …

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Nov 24

Holiday Shopping: Remember, Double Amex Points at Small Businesses

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One of my resolutions this year was to shop at more small and local businesses. American Express is making this a bit easier, with its “Shop Small” offer. Make sure to check that your card is eligible and then enroll here to get your card registered. Once you’ve done so, you’ll earn double Membership Rewards …

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Nov 23

The CVS Black Friday Game

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Every year on Black Friday, the drugstore chain CVS gives out a lot of good stuff for free. Well, almost free. But you have to know where to look. The freebies come in the form of “extrabucks (EB),” a form of CVS currency usable only at the store. You’ll often see those coupons printed out …

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Nov 22

Southwest Airlines Offering Big Points for Hotel Bookings

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I’ve often felt that hotel points are undervalued. Everyone knows what frequent flyer miles are, but fewer people use hotel points to pay for their stay. Having said that, if all you want is miles, there are a few different ways to do it. Some hotel programs offer you miles instead of points. That’s okay, …

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Nov 20

Mr. Buffett Goes to Airlines

Well, wasn’t expecting that one. Last week, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway announced that it was a major holder of airline stocks. The filing, which showed holdings as of September 30, indicated that the holding company owned shares in American Airlines, United and Delta. The Oracle of Omaha also indicated that he bought shares of Southwest …

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Nov 18

Remember That The Holidays Are Coming…

It’s around this time of year that I get emails from every airline and hotel telling me to use their shopping portals to generate miles for my purchases. If you’ve never used a rebate site when making online purchases, check out my page here about getting miles, points or cash for buying items online. If …

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Nov 16

United Rolls Out Basic Economy

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Want to get the Spirit Airways experience without flying Spirit? Welcome to Basic Economy at United. United Airlines Basic Economy First of all, good for them. And I’m absolutely serious when I say that. More seating choices is simply better than fewer seat choices. Basic Economy is a take on the Delta version of a cut-rate, …

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