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December 2016 archive

Dec 20

Hotel Promos And A Thank You

This will be the last post before the new year. I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.   We’re starting to see the early promotions for 2017’s first quarter. Here are two of them: Marriott MegaBonus Marriott is not the most creative company in the world when it comes to promotions, with the …

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Dec 19

The Best Rebate from Marriott Is from…A Search Engine?

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I’m an early booker, and starting to make vacation plans for next year. I recently switched my hotel loyalty from Starwood to Marriott, so I get a number of promotions emailed to me. As I’ve discussed before, you should be getting cash back on each and every hotel booking that you make, but I hadn’t …

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Dec 16

Delta Is Trying to Decommoditize The Industry

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Yesterday, Delta held its annual investor day and, if there is one thing that came out of it, it’s that Delta is trying to differentiate its various products. Airlines have tried this before, of course (“Song” with Delta and “Ted” at United), but have never had this many products on the same airplane. Read on …

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Dec 14

Miles Or Cash for Flowers

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A few weeks ago, I talked about the benefits of getting miles or cash for shopping online. Today, I’m going to talk about one of the items that pays the best: Buying flowers online. Note: The quality of online flowers is generally not the highest, since the companies work with partner merchants and take a …

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Dec 12

50,000 Miles from American And Citibank

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American has raised the ante on its Citibank promotion, with its standard credit card now offering a limited-time only promotion of 50,000 miles for spending $3,000 in the first three months. Citi AAdvantage Platinum This card is actually a pretty good one for those who fly American Airlines. Group 1 Boarding and first checked bag …

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Dec 10

Airlines in The News

Any press that the airlines get is generally negative, so it’s nice when there is something positive to write. Here are a couple of items: In-Flight Birth on Southwest Sounds like Southwest did everything well when a woman gave birth on one of their flights. Travel and Leisure magazine noted that the flight only got in …

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Dec 09

JetBlue: December to Adventure

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A few days ago, JetBlue announced its December to Adventure promotion. It’s kind of an interesting idea, even if all the deals aren’t great ones. Here’s the deal: Every day at 1pm, JetBlue will announce a new deal. Some of them, such as the first day’s $20 one-way sales, have been pretty good. Others, such …

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Dec 07

Five Predictions for 2017

With 2017 right around the corner, it’s time to speculate on what will happen in the next year. Here are some items to look forward to (or not look forward to): There will be a dramatic change in the way you redeem for awards: Here’s the big one, and you’re not going to like it. For …

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Dec 06

Why You Need A Discover Card

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In terms of credit cards, Discover is the little card that could. It’s not one that I write a lot about and it doesn’t get a lot of attention, but it is absolutely worth having one of their cards, and the January – March 5% bonus is just one more reason. Read on. Discover Card …

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Dec 05

Get JetBlue TrueBlue Points for Shopping at Amazon!

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A few days ago, I wrote a post about cashback shopping. You can get something back for every purchase you make, with one big exception: Amazon. Fortunately, JetBlue has fixed that problem. Get TrueBlue Points by Shopping with Amazon This deal is somewhat shocking to me. Three TrueBlue points are worth about 4.5 cents, meaning …

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