Shopping online? Do it through the American Express Member Rewards portal and start earning free rewards points! I really don’t get why people buy directly from a retailer when they could earn points just by clicking through a rewards portal like the AMEX portal. American Express has hundreds of opportunities to earn bonus points just by clicking through their offers. ... Read More »
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Earn Airline Miles For Buying Flowers
Its not too late to load up on air miles from buying flowers for Mothers Day! 1800Flowers and FTD both offer deals for buying flowers. Valentines day and Mothers Day, both tend to offer some amazing deals. A simple bouquet from either of these places will cost about $60, adding that to the 35+ miles you can earn per dollar, ... Read More »
Travel Egypt – The Most Amazing Vacation Ever!
Part One One year ago yesterday I married my amazing wife! One year ago today my wife and I left for what would become the most amazing travel experience we have ever had. Both of us grew up traveling, we have both been to all 50 US States, and multiple countries but neither of us had ever been to Egypt. ... Read More »
Buying Airline Miles For An Awards Ticket? Is It Worth It?
I got this email from US Airways giving me the option to buy miles with a 90% bonus. I already have 142k miles in my account because of the AMEX/SPG/US Airways transfer bonus I took advantage of in March. Is it ever beneficial to buy miles? Yes and No… it depends and here is why. If you already have miles ... Read More »
How To Book A Flight And Know You Are Getting The Best Value
Booking A Flight Is All About The Math Cost Per Mile (CPM) – 25 cents Cost Per Ticket – $595 Airline Miles Gained – 2,400 Miles Cost Per Ticket – 35k economy or 45k First Class So what does all of this mean? Who really cares how much a flight cost per mile? If you are like me then getting ... Read More »
5 Reasons You Should Never Go On A Cruise
Can’t believe its been 3 weeks since my last post! So where have I been? On vacation with my wife! For our first wedding anniversary we decided to try a cruise. We have friends who have gone and loved their cruise and swear they will go again. Besides, it sounded fun .. right? Who wouldn’t want to just sit back ... Read More »
3 Reasons Why You Need A Delta SkyMiles Credit Card
We all know that traveling can be expensive, whether you are traveling for pleasure or for business. Whenever I tell my friends or family that having a specific credit card is worth the annual fee, they just laugh and say “Why would I pay a yearly fee for a credit card when I can use my (blank) card for free”. ... Read More »
Fast Delta Miles With SkyMiles Dining
My wife and I took advantage of the 1,200 bonus Delta SkyMiles by eating out at a participating SkyMiles restaurant this past weekend. All major airlines seem to have their own miles for dining programs and while they all offer bonuses when you first sign up, Delta currently offers the highest bonus of 1,200 SkyMiles. This is an addition to ... Read More »
Should You Get The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card Now?
I’ve been in this game of cat and mouse with credit card companies for many years now. They change their offers, I ran after new ones. They increase their bonuses, I get a new card, they increase their fees, I cancel my cards. And with any business, change is the only constant. Offers come and go and credit card companies ... Read More »
Today I Diversify My Miles Portfolio And Add US Airways
Today I decided to diversify my points and miles portfolio and added about 140k miles to my US Airways account. I first talked about taking advantage of the 50% transfer bonus with US Airways the other day and today I finally took the leap. Some may say it was a dumb move, but honestly I looked at every single scenario ... Read More »