When a Schedule Change Happens to Your Award Flights


Even though my own travel is winding down for a bit, many of my family members are just starting some pretty big summer trips that are funded largely by miles and points.  I try to help them to maximize their trips for savings and comfort as much as possible, so when my mom told me the other day that she had received an email that their flights to Alaska has been changed a week before departure I was happy to…

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New IHG PointBreaks List Coming Tomorrow!


It’s almost time for a brand new IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks list!  That is exciting (at least to me) because it means new opportunities to stay at hotels around the world for just 5,000 IHG points per night instead of the regular points prices that can go as high as 50,000 points per night. The next round of PointBreaks will be posted on Tuesday May 26th for bookings and stays from May 26 – July 31, 2015.  A preview list…

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Six Club Carlson Properties in the United States to Book in the Next 10 Days

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As you (hopefully) know, Club Carlson is handing out a double whammy effective June 1st.  They are not only taking away the “Last Award Night Free” benefit that has come with the co-branded Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature, but they are also “blowing up their award chart” beginning on June 1st by increasing the number of points required for many properties.  A two-night stay that might cost you 50,000 points if you book before June 1st can easily potentially…

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Fly Singapore Airlines for 50% Fewer Miles on Some Routes!

Singapore 50 Off

Via a traditional airline saver award you can often fly in economy within the United States on exciting routes like Houston to Kansas City for 12,500 miles each way.  Logic then would dictate that if you wanted to fly from say Houston to Singapore it would cost many times that amount, and often your logic would be correct. However, right now you can fly from Houston to Singapore on Singapore Airlines for just 6,250 miles more than you can fly…

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Free $15 Amazon Gift Card With Eligible Diaper Purchase

Free Amazonn Gift Card Diapers

So this deal is much more “Mommy” than “Points”, so skip it if you are passed the diaper phase, but since we are about to be squarely back in it I had to share.  Through tonight (5/20/15) Amazon is offering a $15 Amazon Gift Card with Pampers Purchase to Amazon Mom members who purchase eligible Pampers diapers using code PAMPERS15.  I didn’t even know I had an Amazon Mom membership, so maybe this works for you even if you don’t…

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Houston – Auckland Air New Zealand Flights Now on Sale

Air New Zealand

A quick update to let you know that the brand new Air New Zealand Houston – Auckland route that starts December 15th is now on sale.  I don’t normally post about new routes going on sale, but this is one I am just particularly excited about so wanted to share. The introductory fares reportedly start at $1,298 round trip for economy (though I couldn’t personally find that price available via a quick search).  The route will operate five days a…

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SPG Amex: New Lower Spending Requirement!

SPG Amex Offer

I have great news if you like SPG points and lower minimum spending requirements as the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express just released a new sign-up offer that provides the same number of total points as before, but via a lower total spending requirement. The new offer awards 25,000 SPG points after $3,000 in spending on the card in the first three months instead of the old offer that required a combined total of $5,000 in spending…

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Today’s Travel Deals: Cheap Flights, Coupon Codes, and More!

Frontier $20 Off

Here are a few of today’s miles, points, and travel deals that you might be able to use to take your family further for less! Save $20 on Frontier Airlines Flights Using Coupon Code SAVE20: You can save $20 on Frontier Airlines flights this summer if you purchase by 11:59PM Eastern on 5/21 for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, May 27, 2015 through Aug. 15, 2015 Fares are one way and do not require roundtrip purchase.  The $20 round trip…

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Grounded from Flight


Getting ready to travel, or actually being on a trip feels normal for us.  We have decreased the frequency of travel for our family by a pretty hefty margin in the last several months, but it still feels totally normal to have something planned for the near or at least medium term horizon.  In fact, it feels so normal that I often don’t ever put my suitcase fully away since it is usually a pretty short period of time until…

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More Family Friendly Freebies from Amex!

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For a very tiny amount of work you can save some real money thanks to your Amex credit cards.  If you aren’t taking advantage of Amex Offers you are literally throwing money in the garbage (or at least, that’s how I think about it).  I loved the recent Amex Sam’s Club offers that resulted in my family getting many very, very discounted restaurant gift cards from the Sam’s Club website.  If you haven’t taken advantage of that offer yet –…

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