Video Sneak Peek Inside the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in the Bahamas

My daughters, my mom, and I recently visited the beautiful Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in the Bahamas and overall had an absolutely fantastic time. I already shared our Bahamas trip planning process but promised to delve into more details in subsequent posts. I still have detailed posts coming soon on the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar rooms, amenities and activities, Club Lounge, food, pools, beach, and the process of heading to Atlantis for the day, however for those of you that…

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United One Time Club Passes Changing Soon

For years I have been able to share United Club access with others by giving away the one-time passes that come with things like many United co-branded credit cards or even with Hyatt Globalist status. I know that many others also like to share and receive these easy-to-pass-along paper passes. However, as shown below, it looks like that process is going to be changing somewhat as the co-branded United cards that issue these annual passes will reportedly begin issuing the passes electronically…

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Get 1,000 Free Marriott Points by 8PM Eastern Today (Sunday)!

Today (Sunday) you have another chance to get 1,000 free Marriott Rewards points by tweeting one easy answer to their Sunday NFL question of the day if you have your Marriott Rewards account linked to Twitter! I’ve gotten thousands of free Marriott points already this football season just by taking the few seconds to answer these 1,000 point questions that appear on most Sunday afternoons. If you are reading this via email subscription on Monday, please don’t get mad you missed…

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How to Save $60 or More at Aspen Snowmass This Year

I have already shared how you can ski or board at Snowmass for just $6.50 on one special day this year to celebrate their 50th anniversary, but there is now another deal available to save you money at all of the Aspen Snowmass Mountains. On several of my Amex cards there is an offer to either get a $60 statement credit or 6,000 bonus Amex Membership Reward points when you spend $300 in one or more Aspen Snowmass transactions by January 12, 2018. This…

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Save up to $50 on Amazon Order Using 1 Membership Reward Points (Probably Targeted)

I’ve saved a ton of money on Amazon over the past few years thanks to various promotions and offers they have run where using as few as one Amex Membership Reward point resulted in saving money on the Amazon order. This morning as I was ordering us some very important things from Amazon like paper towels and coffee, I saw a banner ad that awarded 20% off my Amazon order if I used as few as one Membership Reward point after activating the…

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Five Reasons Our Family Likes Flying Delta Air Lines

By my mental count, I have flown on nine Delta flights this year, four of which were in the last week to get to the Bahamas and back. In addition to those most recent flights to Atlanta and onto Nassau, I have also flown Delta this year from Houston to Salt Lake City, LaGuardia, and another trip to Atlanta. All of these trips were done in economy, most using SkyMiles miles, and frequently with one or two kids along for the…

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Help Get Supplies Directly to Puerto Rico

The number of recent hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, and more is simply hard to comprehend. It can feel overwhelming. It is overwhelming. However, people can overcome almost anything if they work together and look for solutions, and that is exactly what is happening with a group of AV Geeks turned relief workers in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Right after the storm, a small group of folks in the US “chartered a small, elderly prop plane with a goal of raising $10,000 and…

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Planning a Quick Trip to The Bahamas on Miles and Points

For the first time in my memory, our local school district added a fall break this year in early October that consisted of an early release day on Friday as well as a holiday on Monday. This seemed to be the perfect opportunity for a short getaway, but I wasn’t sure what the perfect destination would be until a Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale dropped the price for awards to Nassau in the Bahamas to 27,500 miles per round trip on…

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Act Fast: Use Miles or Points to See the Baseball Championship Series Games

Well sports fans, it looks like our hometown Houston Astros will be taking on the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series beginning tomorrow. I think there is also a National League Championship Series that is probably also going on, but let’s focus on what really matters…the Astros. Seriously though, we are pretty excited around here and I’m sure at least a handful of Yankee folks are excited, too. If you don’t want to shell out the cash…

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Use Your Companion Pass to Fly Southwest to Hawaii!

The most anticipated aviation announcement in years took a couple of ticks longer than we thought it might to be announced, but that’s okay because Southwest Airlines is officially officially going to be selling tickets to Hawaii in 2018! They didn’t say passengers flights will actually take off next year, but my money is on passengers being in the air at some point in 2018. Yesterday evening at their employee Spirit Party in California, they announced that they intend to fly to Southwest…

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