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Oct 10

Bits And Pieces…

I’m out of the office and on the west coast, so I have no idea what time it is, which is kind of a nice feeling. Here are a few bits and pieces from the last few days… Las Vegas Is Back (Hint: It Never Left) We arrived in Las Vegas Sunday night and life …

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Oct 07

Subtotal: Instant Payments Add Another “Stack” To Rewards

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Save Money Or Get Miles Instantly Occasionally, I’ll run across a tip (well-known or not; this one is) that I want to post but can’t think of a way to do it without making a simple concept seem complicated (For further reference, see: Rebates, Shopping & Travel.). So bear with me, because it’s actually pretty …

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Oct 02

Las Vegas

By now, you’ve heard about what happened last night in Las Vegas. If you’re anything like me, you’re sickened by how many times you’ve read stories like these over the past few years and gotten tired of listening to government officials send their thoughts and prayers, and then doing nothing else. So today, we’re going …

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Sep 29

American Airlines: “We’ll Never Lose Money Again”

It’s been a quiet week around here, so a lot of my recent posts have been around the airline industry itself. Today is no different. Can American Be Profitable Forever? Yesterday, American Airlines held its first investor day in I don’t know how many years. And while there were a lot of tidbits for Wall …

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Sep 28

WestJet Launches Swoop (There It Is)

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If you’re not from Canada, you may never have heard of WestJet. And that’s too bad, since WestJet is not only Canada’s second largest domestic carrier but it also has a number of really cheap fares in and out of the US and Mexico, as well as over the Atlantic. WestJet is a traditional low-cost …

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Sep 26

It’s Time To Consider A Cruise…

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Most of my writing is about points and miles, but that doesn’t mean that airplanes and hotels are the only way to take a vacation. Consider A Cruise If you’ve never taken a cruise, now is the time. You’ve heard it all before. You’ve seen those Lust for Life” Royal Caribbean commercials. You even watched …

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Sep 01

Seated: Generous Bonuses For Eating Out

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We’ve got frequent flyer programs. We’ve got hotel points. Heck, we’ve even got rental car loyalty plans. Until recently, though, we had very little in the way of dining programs (at least ones that paid decently). Seated – $15 Back Per Reservation Here’s where it gets interesting. Seated (Download it in your favorite app store.) …

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Aug 21

Thanks Again: Yet Another Rewards Program

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While I thank you all for reading and taking advantage of the blog, in this case, the title refers to something different. That “something different” is Thanks Again, a credit card linked rewards program. Thanks Again Thanks Again is a partner-based program linked to your credit card. Spend money at their partners and you will …

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Aug 14

Hotel Commonwealth: The Best Hotel In Boston

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I’ve decided to do something a little different today, and that’s do a hotel review. This one is an update of one that I did last year, but the hotel deserves it. Hotel Commonwealth may be the best hotel in Boston and you’ve likely never heard of it. Enjoy. For years, I drove by the …

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Aug 10

Seniors, Get Your National Parks Lifetime Pass Now

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They tell me that there’s no inflation these days, but that’s not going to be true for much longer as the National Park Service increases the price of its senior lifetime pass from $10 to $80 on August 28. If you don’t have one, now’s the time. See The Country for $10 The National Park …

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