Quickly Earn Top Tier Kimpton Status and Two Free Nights in Just Seven Stays?!

A very intriguing and rewarding program with which I have virtually no personal experience is the Kimpton Inner Circle program. I’ve stayed at a couple of really swanky Kimpton properties, but I haven’t even come close to having any sort of Kimpton status with my very infrequent visits. But, maybe that will change. Before I get to how that can change much faster than you might guess, let me spend a minute on what the official perks are for a…

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Earn 2x on Everyday Spending with New Blue Business Plus Amex Card!

Amex just launched a brand new credit card, and with it we have a new front-runner in the “which card is best for everyday spending” competition. The brand spanking new Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express is a card you absolutely want to know about as is raises the stakes in terms of everyday spending. The new Blue Business Plus Credit Card offers 2X Membership Rewards points per dollar on the first $50,000 in eligible purchases each calendar year, then 1X…

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Earn Up to 70,000 Miles With Limited Time Delta Amex Sign-Up Bonuses!

Holy smokes, the best keeps getting better! As they have done the last several summers, the family of Delta Amex credit cards has increased their sign-up bonuses for a limited time. The only difference is, now they have gone even higher with the bonus than they have in the past! On to the really important details about the limited time offers that are scheduled to run through July 5, 2017… Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express: Earn 60,000 bonus…

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What I Learned from a Room Full of Banks and Loyalty Programs

I live, breathe, and occasionally eat miles, points, loyalty programs, and credit card rewards, but usually from the perspective either as a consumer myself, or from the perspective of sharing information about those programs with other consumers…i.e. all of you nice enough to stop by this site. However, I spent the last couple of days at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead at the Co-brand Card Partnerships Conference, and boy was it interesting. Very rarely am I in a room full of those…

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Earn Triple British Airways Points Shopping: Up To 24x Points Per Dollar!

Right now you can earn an unusually high number of British Airways Avios per dollar spent via their online shopping site at selected retailers via a 3x bonus that runs from May 25 – May 31, 2017! These are seriously high totals at some retailers that rarely go above 1x point per dollar such as Apple, Walmart, and Pottery Barn. Some of the 3x offers include: Apple 6x Bed, Bath, and Beyond 12x Blue Nile 15x eBags 24x Home Depot…

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Use SPG Points for Amazing Major League Baseball Experiences

If you like to use your points from the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card or Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card for experiences, then hopefully the SPG Moments program is on your radar as they offer some truly unique experiences that can be very worth it if you have some SPG points to spend. Right now they have “restocked” many different MLB experiences that you couldn’t necessarily buy with cash even if you wanted to. Some of these available experiences include having your…

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How We Pick Our Travel Destinations

School is now wrapping up for the year, and that means a few months of summer freedom are upon us. Of course for working parents (and perhaps all parents), summer freedom is met at least with an equal mix of excitement and dread since trying to fill the kids’ days with activities consisting more than using an iPad or eating crackers in the backyard without going broke in the process can be a challenge. Still, the upside of summer is that you…

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Popular Lounge Reportedly Leaving the Priority Pass Network

The family of Escape Lounges within the United States got some extra attention last week when they joined the list of airport lounges you could access with your American Express Platinum Cards such as the The Platinum Card® from American Express and Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN. These lounges are located in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Bradley International Airport (BDL) near Hartford. However, even before that announcement some savvy travelers had already been visiting the Escape Lounge in Minneapolis…

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New Promo: 10% Points Rebate for Hyatt Credit Cardholders!

One of the biggest reasons I got the Hyatt credit card back when I did back in 2015 was to take advantage of a cardholder only program that awarded a percentage of redeemed Hyatt points back for a number of months. They ran a similar promo again last summer, and this morning’s great news is that they are brining that promotion back again this summer for Hyatt credit cardholders! From June 1 – September 5, 2017, registered Hyatt Credit Cardmembers will…

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Discounted LifeMiles Star Alliance Redemptions from 10,000 Miles Each Way!

A pretty handy, albeit very imperfect, Star Alliance frequent flyer program is LifeMiles. I have used them on occasion to fly for far less than retail price on Star Alliance airlines such as United, Lufthansa, ANA, and many more. What makes them popular in some frequent flyer circles is that they sell miles at relatively inexpensive rates on occasion, and allow you to use a combination of miles and cash to lock in flights. In fact, they are currently offering…

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