Inside a Texas Snow Day

I grew up, and again live, in an area just a little north of Houston. This is an area that is known for how many days the temperature gets over the 100 degree mark in the summer much more so than for how cold it gets here in the winter. Sure, we get below freezing a few times most winters, but one cold day is about all we get before the temperatures start creeping back up to at least the…

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Flash Sale: JetBlue Flights from 400 Points or $20!

Right now you can take advantage of some fun JetBlue Flash Sale fares to fly from $20 or 400 JetBlue points each way to and from varies cities around the country. These flash sales are only valid on very specific flights/dates, mostly in late January or February early in the morning or late at night, so they won’t work for everyone, but they are pretty fantastic if you can make them work for you. You should go check out some of the specific discounted flights and…

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New Promo: 10x Points Per Dollar in Best Buy Stores With Chase Pay

Earning one mile per dollar spent on your rewards earning credit cards will usually get you nowhere fast, but if you start increasing that rate to 2x, 3x, 5x, or even 10x points per dollar spent, then award trips obviously come into view much, much faster. This can be done by utilizing built-in bonus categories that come with certain rewards credit cards and by using lucrative temporary offers that pop up from time to time. We have recently started to…

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Details on the New Amex Centurion Lounge Coming to JFK in 2019

Airport and air travel can be stressful, especially when delays happen, young children are involved, etc. One way to reduce the stress level a bit is to retreat to an airport lounge between flights. In the traditional US airline lounge model, this used to get you some WiFi, cheese and crackers, a free glass of cheap wine, and a nicer bathroom than the terminal can offer. It was better than nothing, but it wasn’t as exciting or relaxing as it…

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Celebrating a Third Birthday at Disney World for Free

These days throwing kid birthday parties often costs hundreds of dollars even if you don’t go overboard. However, did you know that as long as the trip starts while your little one is still two years old, you can celebrate a third birthday at Disney for free? Imagine rides, princesses, characters, and more instead of ordering invitations, coming up with themes, and cleaning up after countless preschoolers at home…

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Mission Complete: Save Money for 120 Days with Price Protection from Aviator Red MasterCard

I love my rewards credit cards for many reasons, and one of those reasons has nothing to do with the miles and points they earn me, but rather the price protections they provide. Stuff goes on sale all the time, and it can be massively annoying when something you bought today shows up for half price the next time you notice it online or in the store. Sometimes retailers give you a price protection guarantee for a week or two,…

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American Airlines Sending Out Free Elite Status Trials

Today lots of lucky folks received free American Airlines elite status trials in their inboxes. The free American Airlines elite status is good for five months and there is a way to extend it by flying American Airlines enough during that time frame. While there is no way to know exactly what triggered the targeted offers, perhaps it was related to the relationship with Alaska Airlines changing effective January 1st…

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Why Someone in Your Family Needs to Have a United Credit Card

Today my mom and I were putting together the final touches of our big trip to Vienna and the Christmas Markets that is scheduled to happen in late 2018. Specifically, we needed to book her flight from Houston to New York City where we are spending a few days with the whole family doing fun NYC Christmas activities before my mom and I head on to Europe and the rest of my crew heads back to Texas. When booking a 12,500…

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