My Favorite Deal

Get 5,000 IHG Points Back When You Book Using Points & Cash

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IHG just released a new promotion where you can get 5,000 IHG points back when you book a Points & Cash award night. This means when you book using Points & Cash at the 5,000 points for $40 option you are essentially buying 10,000 points for $40. You can book now through July 15th, 2014. This works out to ...

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You Can Still Get Stopovers on AA Off-peak Awards – 40k Round Trip to Europe (hint: Alaska Airlines miles)

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American Airlines recently made huge changes to its award chart and award rules. In short, AAnytime Award prices are increasing, stopovers at North American gateway cities are no longer allowed, and Explorer Awards are no longer available. Luckily they did not increase the prices of MileSAAver awards, however the off-peak and peak awards are now ...

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My 3 Go-to Bags for Any Type of Travel

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I’m particular when it comes to buying gear, especially luggage. I’d rather spend a little extra and buy a piece of luggage that will last and not break at the most inopportune moment on a trip. With that in mind there are several bags that I have found work perfectly for almost all travel occasions–from ...

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New Changes to Amex Sign-up Bonus Rules

I wrote about the upcoming changes to Amex’s bonus offers rules awhile back. It looks like these new rules have updated within the terms and conditions. Basically Amex is now making it so you can only earn the bonus once per lifetime on each of its cards. If you have received a sign-up bonus on ...

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What Are the Best Credit Cards for Domestic Flights?

A crux to my mile and point earning strategy is to earn miles specifically for domestic travel within the US and to reserve more valuable miles for international flights. I consider miles that can be used for valuable international awards (United, AA, etc) to be much more valuable than miles that can be solely used ...

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$45 Free in Uber Credits for New Users

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If you don’t yet have an account with Uber you can get $45 in free Uber credit. Since I am already an Uber member I couldn’t try out the code to confirm it works (let me know!), but as always there are mixed reports of the promos being stackable, so YMMV. You’ll receive $20 in ...

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What’s Your Favorite Hotel Perk or Amenity?


There are a handful of hotel perks that make us choose to book one hotel over the other. According to a survey, the most important hotel amenity travelers want is free breakfast. I would have to agree on this, but breakfast can also differ greatly from hotel to hotel and country to country. I ...

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