Fly This Week for Just $15!

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Bored?  Need a change of scenery?  Want a last minute adventure?  Want to brag about flying for $1 + taxes/fees? Frontier has you covered with $15 all-in flights for travel this week and next starting today through September 16, 2015 on select dates.  If I wasn’t basically home-bound taking care of a little one right now I would very seriously consider a last minute $30 round trip trip from Houston to Denver or Philadelphia! I’m not going to list all…

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Earn Bonus Points on Groceries (Targeted Offer)

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A necessary expense in pretty much every family’s life is groceries, so it is an expense category where it makes sense to strategize so you can earn as many miles as possible for something you are going to do anyway. Click here to learn more about which rewards credit cards I recommend for grocery purchases.  I wrote yesterday about how I will 5x points for my family’s grocery purchases by buying gift cards to my current grocery store of choice,…

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Back to School, Back to Earning Points

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My oldest daughter has been back in school for a week now, and even though things are still a wee bit crazy around here, it is time to also get back to integrating some additional points earning strategies into our routine. Of course even over the crazy summer we had continued to use our rewards credit cards for everyday purchases and even got a couple new cards a few months ago to cash in on some good sign-up bonuses.  I…

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$25 Flights, Discounted Flight Awards, and More!

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Here are a few quick miles and points updates and opportunities to keep you up-to-date in a hurry… Frontier Flights from $25 with Coupon Code 5OFF: This sale is not as good as last week’s $19 Frontier sale, but you may find some deals that work for you starting at $25 each way.  Head here for a full listing of routes and dates. Discount Alaska Airlines Flights from 5,000 Miles: I love it when airlines discount their award flights, and…

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Enter to Win Free SPG Nights, Points, and More!

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The Starwood Preferred Guest program sometimes has free online games you can play to try your hand at winning free nights, SPG points, and more.  My luck at these sort of things ranks about as high as Clark Griswold’s luck in Vegas Vacation, but I know tons of Mommy Points readers who do come out of these games with some pretty cool prizes so I wanted to share the new opportunity! Right now through September 30th you can enter to…

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How Travel Changes When a Kid Joins the Family

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A question I get very frequently centers around how travel changes when a baby joins the family.  The answer is more complicated than it seems because that baby then grows into a toddler, kid, etc. so travel changes not only with the baby, but really for the next 18 years…or longer.  The good news is that many of the changes are actually for the better in many ways.  I’ve written a very similar post before, but I wanted to update…

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How to Find SPG Award Availability Online

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Some hotel award programs make it easier than others to find days with hotel points award availability.  On one extreme some programs make you call in and ask days to be checked one by one, and then on the other end of the spectrum many programs have the availability viewable and bookable online.  In many cases the hotel award programs actually utilize a combo of those two approaches with having most standard rooms bookable online with special rooms and suites…

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Last Call for 80,000 Point Marriott Offer!

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This offer is no longer available. I hope you are having a great weekend – before Monday rolls around I wanted to offer a final reminder that the temporarily increased 80,000 point Marriott Rewards credit card sign-up bonus is scheduled to end tomorrow, August 31, 2015. Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card: 80,000 points after spending $3,000 in purchases in first 3 months, $85 annual fee For those who might have had this card in the past, the terms indicate the…

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A Trip as a Light at the End of the Tunnel

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When we had our first daughter 5 1/2 years ago our world flipped upside down somewhat unexpectedly.  In addition to the trial-by-fire welcome to parenthood initiation we had with her life flight and NICU stay, even after all of the dust settled, life was hard for months.  Much harder than we expected with a newborn, even though we certainly did expect it to have plenty of challenges and limited sleep.  Her fairly constant crying, and our feelings of helplessness, frustration,…

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IHG Beach Hotels From 7,500 Points – 50% Points Discount!

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One of the best ways to stretch your miles and points is to take advantage of opportunities to transfer from one program to another when there is a transfer bonus and to redeem when there are discounted redemption opportunities.  Right now through September 9th you can redeem your IHG points at participating beach hotels in Latin America with a 50% discount off the regular points rate.  This promo is valid from now until October 31, 2015. 50% off Points Reservations…

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