A bank that offers rewards credit card, but sometimes get left out of the big sign-up bonus discussions is Bank of America.  They don’t have as many travel rewards credit cards as they used to, but they still have a few that can be pretty useful.  The Alaska Airlines card might be my favorite that they offer, but the Virgin Atlantic card is in the spotlight today thanks to a… Read the Rest.

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I learn something new every time we travel, often times the hard way, but it is good to learn none the less.  On our most recent trip to two lovely resorts in Hawaii (more to come on that soon), I became astutely aware of a hidden danger to staying in full service resorts in amazing destinations.  I’m certain some of you will be able to relate to this danger. The… Read the Rest.

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After a great week in Hawaii and flying through the night, we are home.  Tired, dirty, and a little disoriented, but home.  Now that we have landed, here is a summary of some miles and points news that has been going on.  Never too early to start earning points and planning for the next adventure! United improving meal options: If you fly United flights in a premium cabin and like… Read the Rest.

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National Car Rental’s Emerald Club has brought back their popular “One Two Free” promotion where you can one free rental day after every two qualifying rentals of two or more days on midsize cars or better from today, August 20, 2014 – January 31, 2015, at participating National Car Rental locations in the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia.  You will earn your standard Emerald Club reward benefits… Read the Rest.

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This offer has expired.  Congrats to those who got in on time! There are lots of limited time increased credit card sign-up bonuses right now, and it looks like the time is winding down very, very quickly (as in today) for the temporarily increased offer of 70,000 Marriott Reward points after $2,000 on the card in the first three months.  This is clearly better than the common public offer we… Read the Rest.

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The sun is setting on summer 2014 as many kids are already back in school, with the rest to follow in the coming weeks.  As we squeeze the last days out of our final summer 2014 trip, my mind immediately jumps to planning out getaways for next summer.  For us, it makes it more tolerable to end our current vacation knowing more are on the horizon, but for a family… Read the Rest.

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To celebrate their 200th location, Hyatt Place is giving away “200 nights in 200 hours” via contest on social media.  I know, I know, I roll my eyes at some contests too, but I actually entered this one since it was quick and painless.  From August 18th – August 26th if you share a photo of or at a Hyatt Place via Twitter, Instagram, or Foursquare/Swarm then you can win… Read the Rest.

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The good news is that there are some Hyatt Gold Passport fall promotions out today, but the bad news is that they are targeted.  I don’t know for sure how many different versions of the promos are out there, but the ones I have read about thus far. Earn up to 50,000 bonus points for 20 eligible nights between September 1 through November 30, 2014.  Mlife stays do not count… Read the Rest.

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JetBlue is offering 25% off TrueBlue award redemptions when you book today or tomorrow (August 18th and 19th) for an award flight that takes places between September 2 – November 20, 2014.  This is not valid for award redemptions on Fridays and Sundays. This timing stacks perfectly with the current Membership Rewards transfer bonus to JetBlue that also offers a 25% bonus on top of the regular transfer rate.  The… Read the Rest.

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We travel for lots of different reasons. To see different places and different cultures, to try somewhere new, to getaway, to find ourselves, to lose ourselves, to just have fun. I believe the benefits of family travel are virtually infinite, but on our current trip I noticed a benefit that I hadn’t in a while.  Getting away from home and out of our routine allowed me to see how grown… Read the Rest.

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This is a very popular time of the year for shopping thanks to back to school needs, as well as stocking up on summer clearance items for next year. Or at least that is what I like to buy in August… Anyway, if you have some online shopping to do then you might as well earn bonus miles for it.  I recently did a post that listed lots of different… Read the Rest.

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