New Offer: 80,000+ Points From One Hotel Card

Marriott Harbor Resort

If you wish to support the site while adding a credit card to your wallet, you can view available offers by issuing banks by heading here. Your support is greatly appreciated. When you sign-up for a rewards credit card you want the sign-up bonus to be as high as possible since you can usually only get the bonus once, or once every so often. This means often pulling the trigger (only) when the bonus is increased above the normal level. Right…

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When Your Partner Does Not Want to Travel

Europe Trip

Rewind 10 years ago and I was a single 25-year-old freshly off finishing grad school at NYU who was moving to start a new chapter and a new job in Austin. I loved snowboarding, my friends, my dogs, and of course, travel. I shortly thereafter met Josh (he was actually my roommate!) and we started dating. Well, it didn’t take long before I had another trip coming up, and that presented a challenge. We were in that stage of “dating” where…

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This 100,000 Point Offer Still Available for Some!

Miami Centurion Lounge Entrance

Earlier today (February 10th) I was exchanging messages on Facebook with a Mommy Points reader, and they let me know that they had used this Card Match Tool which had presented them with a targeted sign-up bonus offer for 100,000 Amex Membership Reward points after meeting the spending requirement for the American Express Platinum Card. They wanted to know if this was a good offer despite the $450 annual fee that the card carries. As you can see, my answer was YES,…

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Last Week to Book These IHG Properties at Current Rates

Bora Bora Overwater Villa

As I shared a week ago, IHG Rewards has released new award rates for their properties that kick in for reservations made beginning in one week, on February 17, 2016. You can make reservations at the current points prices through the end of the booking schedule – currently into late January 2017, so it pays to plan ahead to avoid spending more points than you have to by booking within the next week. As you may know, it is very common…

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The Post You Have to Read


The post you have to read isn’t this one. I mean, I’m glad you are reading this one, and I hope to make it worth your time, but the one you have to read is this one. There are many reasons I think you should take the time to read it, but the point I am going to emphasize is focusing, or re-focusing. I’m not going to tell the exact story of the linked post above by Scott at Travel Codex because it…

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Houston – Miami Area for $85+ Round Trip

Little C Beach

I love when low cost carriers drive down the price that other airlines charge in various markets, and there is one example I wanted to share that really has my attention (given my constant beach-filled daydreams). There are many dates where you can now fly nonstop on United from Houston to Miami or Ft. Lauderdale for around $100 round trip. You can very much thank Spirit Airlines for prices being in that realm. Yesterday I found the price as low as…

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Act Fast: Free Chipotle Burrito With Text!


Update: Deal now dead – congrats to those who got in on the freebie. I had seen that Chipotle was closing their stores today for several hours in order to have a company-wide training in response to several cases of E. Coli tied to food served in their stores around the country, and as soon as I heard that I wondered if they would be giving away free burritos since they have done via various promos in the past. Of course,…

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United Introduces New Perk for Flying Kids!

Front Cover

My six-month-old just completed her 10th United Airlines flight yesterday, and my six-year-old has had her own United elite status and has logged more United flights than I can count. They both have received their United (and for Little C, even her Continental) complimentary wings from flight attendants on various flights, but starting later this month United will be adding another very family friendly perk for the little ones. United Introduces New Passport Activity Books for Kids: Starting later this…

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New Discount Gift Cards Available via Amazon!


In December we saw discount gift card opportunities via pretty much every day. Some of them were awesome across the board, some were pretty good, and some were helpful if you happened to have some expenses coming up at that specific store/restaurant anyway. However, when January rolled around the discount gift cards disappeared from Amazon faster than my Christmas tree did from my living room, and based on some pretty frequent spot checks they didn’t reappear until now. Now Amazon…

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Four Discount Gift Card Opportunities

heb gift card

In the last couple of weeks I have seen tons of discounted gift card purchase opportunities for various retailers including the discount retailer gift cards at I wrote about last week that have now ended, but there are other similar offers that are still available. 4x Fuel Points on Gift Cards at Kroger’s  The Kroger’s family of grocery stores has brought back their 4x fuel points bonus on select gift card purchases including restaurant, movie theater, gaming, and music gift cards. By earning…

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