Get $10 Amazon Credit By Switching to a Citi Card (Targeted)

This has been the summer of Amazon promos (seriously, check them out here!), but I never get tired of basically free Amazon credit, so here is another promo to add to your list to try. This is one that I have personally used to get an easy $10 in Amazon credit. As with most of the Amazon promos, it probably won’t work for all accounts, but for some accounts if you change your one-click default payment option to an eligible…

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New Disney World Minnie Vans Perfect for Families with Small Kids

I know that many of you share my desire to streamline travel logistics as much as reasonably possible, especially when young children are involved. We did that on a recent trip to Disney World by staying on the monorail at the Polynesian to really make transitions to and from the resort for naptimes as easy as possible, but a new option is coming to Disney World that will sometimes be even better than the monorail! At the recent D23 EXPO, Disney…

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Details on the New IHG PointsBreaks List!

I have been getting lots of questions in the last few weeks about when the new IHG PointBreaks list would be out, and I am thrilled to share that tomorrow is the big day! I just got word from IHG that on Friday, July 28, at 12PM EST, they will announce the new IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks list for bookings and stays from July 31 – October 31, 2017. This will give you the weekend to plot out your plans and identify your desired bookings for…

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The Included Roadside Assistance Coverage You Need to Remember

Yesterday I did something I rarely do, well, other than the whole flying in a private jet thing. The other very unusual thing I did was driving from our house north of Houston all the way to Hobby Airport in South Houston. I get some flak on the blog from time to time when I talk about how I just almost won’t go to Hobby. It’s not the airport itself I have an issue with, I just really hate driving through…

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What It Was Like Flying in a Private Plane Today (for free)!

I’ve had a few wild and crazy travel dreams in my 36.5 years on earth. Some have actually happened and some haven’t happened quite yet. However, I don’t really remember ever having “fly on a private jet with friends” on my list of travel dreams. I mean, who really gets to do that? Well, apparently I do. At least I did today, and most shockingly of all…it was free. How I Flew a Private Plane for Free First things first, I…

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Limited Time: Get a 100% Bonus on Purchased United Miles

Buying miles and points is never as good as getting them ‘for free’ or just earning them as you go about your daily life, but it can still sometimes be a good idea. It can be a good option to consider if you just need a few more to get you to that award booking you want, or you do the math and determine that buying the miles is actually cheaper than outright buying a ticket with cash. With that in mind, United…

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Surviving the Heat on a Summer Trip to Disney World

What do you think of when you think of Walt Disney World in the middle of the summer? Frequent rain showers. Temperatures close to 100 degrees plus humidity. Melting Mickey ice cream. Crying kids. Overheated adults. Long lines. Short tempers. Sound fun? When I first thought about taking my girls to Disney World in July, I thought through some of those potential realities myself. Obviously summer is a popular time of the year to visit Disney because school is out, but summer is…

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Fly From Just $20 on Frontier!

I haven’t posted about Frontier Airlines and their occasional crazy fare sales in a while, so when I saw their $20 flights in my inbox this morning, I decided it was time to remind anyone interested how you can fly for literally less than the cost of a bus ticket or even a tank of gas. Yes, it is on Frontier and pretty much everything costs extra on that low cost airline, but either pack in a backpack and call…

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Earn Starbucks Gold Status With One Cup of Coffee

If you sometimes visit Starbucks, even if only on your trips, then know that right now you can shoot all the way from a ‘Starbucks Nobody’ to a Starbucks Gold member complete with a fancy personalized card with the purchase of just one cup of coffee. From now until July 31, 2017, Green members (aka Nobodies) can make just one eligible purchase via the Starbucks app or a registered Starbucks card and receive one year of Gold status. Normally Starbucks…

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Why We Turned Citi ThankYou Points Into Hilton Honors Points

Remember that time I transferred Amex Membership Reward points to Delta SkyMiles? A couple years ago I would have taken odds against me ever doing that since SkyMiles wasn’t generally thought to be a great frequent flyer program, and I had more lofty goals for my Membership Reward points than transferring to Delta for an economy domestic saver award. But, it made financial sense at the time, and I don’t regret it one bit. Now I am in the same situation with Citi…

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