Discounted Miles and Points Available for Black Friday and Beyond

If you don’t want to spend money on “things” this shopping season, but would rather help yourself or a loved one get ready for a miles and points fueled travel adventure, then you could consider buying them (or yourself) miles or points at a discounted rate. All of the programs listed below have a limited time discount or bonus available on purchased miles, though note that some of the exact bonus amounts may be slightly targeted, so be sure to log in…

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New Black Friday Deals at Amazon.com!

I have a post up on some of my favorite non-travel Black Friday deals here, but since Amazon has released a number of their own new Black Friday deals today, here is a post specifically for Amazon-related offers. If you find a good one not mentioned, please feel free to let me know in the comments and I’ll try to get it added! Save up to 20% on Retailer Gift Cards at Amazon.com You gotta move on this one ASAP, but…

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Mommy Points Favorite Black Friday Deals

While watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade this morning I knocked out some of our holiday shopping online, and I thought I would share with you some of my favorite Black Friday deals that I came across outside of the travel world that are available now. Of course, with almost all of these offers, you can still stack these savings with going through an airline shopping portal to earn miles and also use an Amex Offer if you happen to have…

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Earn 10x Chase Points at Walmart.com and Best Buy!

We have been traveling the last five days, so now that we are home, I am playing catch-up on the Black Friday deals as they relate to miles, points, and travel. I think a good place to start is on the new big bonuses you can get shopping at Walmart or Best Buy with a few different Chase credit cards via Chase Pay. Earn 10x Points at Walmart.com Via Chase Freedom Offers The Chase Freedom already awarded 5x points at…

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Is United’s Secret Classified Restaurant Worthy of the Hype?

For the last six months, my husband has become a bit of a road warrior and is actually now flying a good bit more than me. As such, he has had the chance to become an airport lounge regular, earn airline elite status, and pick up his own business travel rituals. One of his rituals, shared by many other business travelers, is to visit a lounge to get work done and maybe even relax a bit before a flight. When…

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Important Thing for Families to Check Before Flying for Thanksgiving

The day before Thanksgiving is actually not one of the absolute busiest flying days of the year, though it is certainly busy and potentially stressful. The busiest air travel dates in this country are traditionally in the summer, but Thanksgiving travel can be more complicated than summer travel with winter weather in play and more leisure travelers and families hitting the skies than on some other dates. If you are flying this week with your family, the number one most…

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Enjoying the Gaylord Texan Resort for Less

Since my first daughter was born, most years we head to New York City in late November or early December to see the real Santa at Macy’s on 34th Street and partake in other holiday offerings such as ice skating in Bryant Park, seeing the over-the-top window displays, viewing the Rockefeller tree, watching the Rockettes, and visiting cousins from Connecticut. While the city is always a little nuts around the holidays, it is also a ton of fun for a…

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Black Friday Starts Now With $99 Flights to Iceland and Beyond

Purple Friday is the new Black Friday if you ask WOW air, and it starts today, on a Monday. To celebrate “Purple Friday”, Wow air says that they have made $99 tickets available from Boston, Pittsburgh, and Chicago to Reykjavik, Amsterdam, London, and Dublin from December 2017 – May 2018. They are also reportedly offering $129.99 tickets from Miami, Los Angeles, and San Francisco to those same European destinations. I am a couple hours behind the curve here so perhaps they…

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Early Black Friday Deal: Silvercar Promo Code Saves 40% for All Customers

The rental car process can be one of the worst parts of family travel if you aren’t careful. There can be long lines, nowhere to safely contain tired and cranky children while you wait at the check-in desk, old cars that have seen better days, nasty and over-priced rental car safety seats, and even sneaky surprise fees and charges. Sure your rental may have only cost you $9.99 per day at first, but in the end, you may owe a…

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Tales From Flying Solo With Two Children

Unless I am forgetting a flight somewhere along the line, I think yesterday was my first time flying with both of my little kids at the same time without any other adults along for the ride. I’ve flown solo with each child individually a number of times, but never both at the same time. The journey started out a little rocky but ended with smiles and smooth sailing thanks to luck, airline lounges, and some toddler travel training along the…

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