Ending This Week: 10x at Restaurants, 2x Elsewhere, and More!


Earlier this month a pretty under-rated credit card sign-up bonus was scheduled to end, but it then got a last minute extension through this coming Wednesday, February 22nd. The new expiration date is coming this week, so if you missed it on the first pass and are looking for a card that won’t impact your Chase 5/24 status due to being a small business card, this may be worth a look. The Blue for Business® Credit Card from American Express awards…

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Panera Coupon Code for 50% Off Online Delivery Order in Houston


Like most people, I have a couple vices or indulgences that cause me to spend a little more money than I probably should. None of my vices are particularly exciting or seedy, in fact they are generally almost embarrassingly boring. One of my quite boring vices is ordering Panera salads for lunch delivery. They may taste good and be pretty good for you, but especially when ordered for delivery with the added fees and tip, they are really not great for…

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Why You Should Link Hyatt Status to M life Now!


One cool perk of having some level of Hyatt Gold Passport status is that you can match it to M life status for some perks and savings in Las Vegas and casinos such as MGM, Mandalay Bay, Bellagio, Aria, Luxor, Mirage, and beyond. This relationship has been in place for a few years now, but it is about to undergo a pretty big change when the new World of Hyatt program takes over in a little over a week. The Hyatt…

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Discounted Hawaii Round Trips from Houston for $478!


Yesterday a little fare war to Hawaii started off with a few carriers and cities, and while I shared some of that on social media, I didn’t get a chance to do a post on it before many of the fares died. However, my friends in the Houston area can still score some Hawaii round trips on American to Honolulu for about $478 round trip! That is several hundred dollars lower than the norm on this route. It is entirely…

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Final Day for 100% Bonus on Purchased IHG Points

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Happy Friday! Because this seems to be a pretty popular offer, I wanted to offer a quick reminder that today is the last day to get a 100% bonus on purchased IHG points. You can purchase up to 60,000 IHG points in a calendar year – for a total of 120,000 points deposited in your account with this 100% bonus! With this 100% bonus the per point price drops to between $0.00575 – $0.00675 each, depending on how many points…

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How to Earn a Category 1-4 Hyatt Award Night

The Driskill's in Austin is part of the Unbound Collection

We are less than two weeks away from March 1st and the launch of the new World of Hyatt program. I know many of you are hopping from Hyatt to Hyatt each night on the quest to quickly qualify for Diamond status under the current rules that award top status in as few as 25 stays, and others are just sitting back and waiting for the new World of Hyatt top tier Globalist perks like space available suite upgrades, waived…

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5 Reasons To Apply for the Increased SPG Amex Offer

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Yesterday the sign-up bonus from both the SPG Amex and the Business SPG Amex jumped from 25,000 points to 35,000 total points! This is only the second time the bonus has gone up to 35,000 points, and the last time was about a year ago. In other words, this is a true increase to this sign-up bonus that does not come around frequently. There are some very real reasons to seriously consider pulling the trigger on one or both of…

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Stretch Value From United Awards By Filtering Via Airport


Last year United changed up the award routing rules and it became a bit harder to create some more interesting award itineraries. More or less, the computer now does the thinking instead of allowing you to piece together your preferred routings complete with free one-ways and all. There is still some room for maximizing awards, with the Excursionist Perk, but just not nearly as much as their used to be. There is, however, some pretty nifty functionality that I have…

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Trouble Getting United to Charge the Correct Award Change Fees

Boston United Club Plane Spotting

Last year United changed up their award fees for changes, mileage redeposits, and more. In some cases the fees got a bit worse, and in other cases the fees actually went down. One piece of “good news” from when those changes were announced was that it was expressly called out that if your status changes between the time of ticketing and time of the change, the lowest fee based on your different status levels would apply. Since this was very clearly…

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Save 5,000 United Miles on Round Trips Awards to Mexico

Keeping my "I dream of beach week" theme going with a look back at @hyattzivacancun! #beach #sunset #familytravel #instatravel

If you love Mexico as much as we do and want to book an economy saver award trip to head there using United miles then you can do it for 5,000 fewer miles if you want to travel from April 29, 2017 – May 26, 2017. To celebrate United’s 50th anniversary of flying between the US and Mexico, they are knocking 5,000 miles off round trip saver awards to Mexico when departing from the US (other than Hawaii) and Canada. This means you can…

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