Two Increased Sign-Up Bonuses End Today!

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Two of my favorite rewards credit cards, the Ink Plus and the Ink Cash business cards from Chase, both have increased sign-up bonuses that are advertized to end today, Monday May 25th.  Getting the largest sign-up bonus for the card you want is a key part of any good miles and points strategy, so I highly recommend applying for cards you want when bonuses are higher than normal, like now. What is particularly good about these two cards is that…

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Opening Date Pushed Back for New Hyatt in the Caribbean

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One of the new Hyatt Hotels I was most excited about for 2015 was the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in the Bahamas.  In fact, when it was first available for award reservations is was a Category 4 at just 15,000 points per night!  It is now increased to a Category 5 hotel at 20,000 points per night even though it has not yet opened, but many were still looking forward to the June 1st opening even at that rate. As…

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Increased $500 Cash Back Sign-Up Bonuses Available

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I don’t write a whole lot about Capital One credit cards for a number of reasons, mainly being that their points are fixed value points which aren’t usually my favorite, they are known for pulling your credit from all three credit bureaus when you apply for a card (most just pull from one), and their sign-up bonuses aren’t always that exciting. Well, I can’t do much about the first two points, but right now they do have some increased sign-up…

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Quickly Get 1,500 Free Spirit Airlines Miles

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Oh Spirit Airlines, you are never boring.  They are currently giving away 1,500 free miles if you take three quizzes and get all the answers correct.  The whole process should take you less than 10 minutes and 1,500 miles isn’t bad – especially if you can add it to the 8,000 “Hate Miles” that are still available.  Spirit Airlines award flights start at 2,500 miles each way for their cardholders and 10,000 miles each way for non-Spirit Airlines card holders.…

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Enjoying Wonders in Your Own Backyard

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To start this long Memorial Day Weekend off I’m going to not share a travel deal (just yet), but instead share some images that symbolize the transition from spring to summer, at least around here.  My dad, Grandpa Points, is a photographer by trade, and a nature lover by blood, so he and my mom spent some time a few weeks ago driving around Texas enjoying some of the natural beauty that flocked the fields.  I love traveling to experience…

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Good Deal to Stay at One of My Favorite SPG Resorts!

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As I’ve mentioned a couple of times already, we just got back from a quick family getaway at The Phoenician, an SPG Luxury Hotel Collection Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona.  This resort was exactly what we were looking for since it had fun things for kids and adults that made just enjoying our time together pretty easy, so when I saw it available via a special SPG “Desert Summer Sale” I had to share. When we booked The Phoenician it was…

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Bonus Cash Back from Ebates and BOGO Movie Tickets!

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Memorial Day is obviously most importantly supposed to be a chance to take time to remember those died while serving in the military, but it has taken on additional meanings in this country over the years.  It now also signifies the beginning of summer, time to jump in the pool, fire up the grill, etc.  In addition, many, many retailers also use it as an opportunity to bring out some pretty decent sales and discounts.  I’m not saying Memorial Day…

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New PointBreaks List of Hotels for 5,000 Points Per Night!

Holiday Inn Carlsbad in San Diego

Happy Friday – the new IHG Rewards PointBreaks preview list is out and I actually think this list has real potential for some summer family trips even if it is light on “high end” properties.  As you may already know, IHG PointsBreaks are hotels that are available for just 5,000 IHG points per night instead of the regular points prices that can go as high as 50,000 points per night. The next round of PointBreaks will actually go live on…

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When a Schedule Change Happens to Your Award Flights

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Even though my own travel is winding down for a bit, many of my family members are just starting some pretty big summer trips that are funded largely by miles and points.  I try to help them to maximize their trips for savings and comfort as much as possible, so when my mom told me the other day that she had received an email that their flights to Alaska has been changed a week before departure I was happy to…

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New IHG PointBreaks List Coming Tomorrow!

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It’s almost time for a brand new IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks list!  That is exciting (at least to me) because it means new opportunities to stay at hotels around the world for just 5,000 IHG points per night instead of the regular points prices that can go as high as 50,000 points per night. The next round of PointBreaks will be posted on Tuesday May 26th for bookings and stays from May 26 – July 31, 2015.  A preview list…

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