There are many online shopping portals offering increased mileage bonuses at popular retailers today – several of which are higher than I have seen in a long, long time.  10x for J Crew anyone?  I suspect these will be very short lived, and in some cases “today only”. I personally just use stuff like this if I have something I have been meaning to buy anyway, but there are those that take this further than me to effectively buy miles at discounted prices.  For that, head here or here. Remember… Read the Rest.

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Bright Light City, can you still set my soul on fire now that the Jell-o shot days and voluntarily sleepless nights of my 20’s are firmly in the rear-view mirror? Las Vegas is a city on which most travelers have strong opinions. Either you find the excess revolting on all levels, or you revel in the belief that the city makes anything possible, at least for a couple of nights, and with the right amount of cash. I’ve always had strong opinions on Vegas, but now in my mid-30’s I… Read the Rest.

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Today only if you buy tickets before 11:59 PM Eastern you can fly from Houston to/from San Francisco for as low as $13.49 each way on Frontier!  That is insane. This is a new route for Frontier and this super low price is a great way to celebrate.  Tickets are $14.99 (really $13.49) for select dates from November 20th – December 17th.  Round trip purchase is not required.  If you are willing to pay $39 each way you can travel additional dates from December 4 – January 29th.  The dates… Read the Rest.

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Spirit Airlines miles expire faster than any other type of airline mile I am familiar with.  They expire after three months of no mileage earning.  That is much faster than the average of most programs, and as a result the Spirit Airlines frequent flyer program clearly isn’t a program to hoard miles in…well, because of that and other reasons.  Check out my post on the Ten Best Things About Flying Spirit Airlines.  Despite all of that, you may have some Spirit miles you want to keep alive. If you earned… Read the Rest.

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This weekend I am at a blogging conference at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, and thanks to attending a Hyatt/Mlife event last summer I have Noir Mlife status which is normally reserved for folks who gamble more in a day than I make in years.  I’m pretty sure my status expires at the end of the month, but I will still have decent Mlife status after that thanks to matching my Hyatt elite status to Mlife, which you should absolutely do as well! The perks of Noir over the Platinum… Read the Rest.

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I’m not sure it gets more beautiful, and at the same time laid back, than on the North Shore of Kauai.  I was in love from the moment we got there until the moment we sadly had to leave the green covered mountains behind.  So far I have focused on the flight and hotel aspects of our trip, but all of that plays second fiddle to the North Shore itself. United 777-200 Business Class to Hawaii St. Regis Princeville Overview and Junior Suite Review St. Regis Princeville Pools, Beach, and… Read the Rest.

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This morning I tweeted out my shock and excitement that my United operated flight had not just DIRECTV, but also WiFi.  Having both options is a first for me on United since that airline has lagged behind the pack when it comes to inflight internet, especially on their Boeing aircraft.  The real kicker was that both the TV and the internet worked.  I’m either going to win big in Vegas this weekend with all this luck, or I just used it all up before we even touched down. In my… Read the Rest.

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A couple weeks ago I was invited to attend the US Open in New York City as a guest of American Express as part of the ‘SPG Amex Stars’ program.  This was the second of three “SPG Stars” events for the year, and one of my favorites as it doesn’t get much better than tennis at the US Open! Thankfully, attending something like this doesn’t require an invitation from Amex since Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express cardmembers are eligible to buy US Open tickets that include exclusive… Read the Rest.

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Time for some quick miles, points, and travel catch-up…. Buy IHG Points for Less: Buying miles or points can be a good deal if you have a pretty immediate plan for redeeming the points or the price is just so insanely low that you know you will get more than that value back out of them eventually.  Right now IHG points are for sale for as low as $0.00575 each, which is the lowest we see IHG points get these days.  Of course that doesn’t mean you should buy if… Read the Rest.

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Yesterday I shared one of the strategies we use to get good deals on airfare, so I thought that today I should share one of the tips we use to get good deals on hotel reservations. Just like with our post on airfare, there are situations when using points for hotel stays doesn’t make sense either because you don’t have enough points, the return per point wouldn’t be very good thanks to low(ish) rates, or you need the stay to count toward a promotion or for elite status. One of… Read the Rest.

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Via a new promo from Radisson, from September 15 – December 15th you can earn 7,500 bonus American Airlines miles if you have two eligible stays at participating Radisson hotels via their Take Off with More Miles promo.  That is a pretty nice chunk of airline miles for two hotel stays!  You will earn the regular Club Carlson points on top of this bonus. Key details: Register by October 15, 2014 Complete two Eligible Stays by December 15, 2014 Present your Club Carlson member number at check-in for each stay… Read the Rest.

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