Fly Business Class to Europe from 25,500 Points + Taxes/Fees!

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Thanks to a 25th anniversary award sale by Iberia that knocks 25% off of the regular award prices, you can fly from the US to Europe in business class on Iberia from just 25,500 Avios + about $93.27! Most programs charge more than double that amount for business class awards to Europe. This 25% discount on awards is valid for Iberia operated flights purchased by April 11, 2017 for travel March 27, 2017 – June 15, 2017 and October 1, 2017 – December…

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Comparing Suites at Hyatt Regency Maui and Andaz Maui


Our most recent trip to Maui was an absolute blast, and I think it is fair to say we may even have a touch of Hawaiian fever as all we want to do is return! I’ve covered many aspects of our trip already as outlined below, but since we were lucky enough to stay in a suite at both the Hyatt Regency Maui and the Andaz Maui, I wanted to share a bit about both of those base level suites. Eating in…

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Stretching Hilton Points at 5 of The Best Family Vacation Destinations

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Hilton has close to 5,000 properties across all of their brands in over 100 countries around the world, so while Hilton Honors may not be my primary loyalty program, there is no question that their properties are nearly everywhere you will likely want to travel so their points can be insanely useful. Not only is their worldwide footprint massive, but right now they have two limited time 80,000 – 100,000 point Hilton credit card sign-up bonuses that are at the…

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500 Bonus United Miles for Online Shopping

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The United MileagePlus shopping site is offering a one time bonus of 500 miles if you spend a cumulative $200 or more at the retailers available via their site from 3/28/17 – 4/1/17. As a reminder, you can find tons of popular online retailers by first clicking through the airline shopping portals including: Gap, Saks, Walmart, Apple, Pottery Barn, and hundreds more. Of course this can also stack with being sure you got the absolute best deal on your purchases as I…

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Details on First Ever World of Hyatt Promotion!

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Great news for Hyatt fans as we (finally) have our first Hyatt bonus points promotion of 2017 and what marks the first World of Hyatt promo ever! The promotion will run from April 1 – June 30, 2017, and will award double points on eligible Hyatt stays (including at participating M life properties) beginning with your second eligible stay during those dates. This means that instead of earning 5 base points per eligible dollar spent at Hyatt, you will earn…

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Beat Amex Platinum Fee Increase By Applying Before 3/30/17

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There has been a lot happening with changing credit card benefits, fees, offers, and more recently, and we have one important date coming up this week that I want to remind you about before it is too late. March 30, 2017 is the date that several changes kick in for the host of personal American Express Platinum Cards, including the annual fees. Save $100 in Annual Fees By Getting Amex Platinum Before 3/30/17 I’ll give a reminder rundown of the…

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If You Don’t Do This, You Have Too Much Money

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It is full-on spring, which means we are cleaning up our yard, planting the garden, tackling projects that waited patiently all winter, and literally attacking the girls’ closets since at least 50% of what fit when summer ended last year does not fit now that warmer weather is again here to stay. These girls are growing faster than the flowers I can guarantee! All this seasonal change and purging means there is new yard equipment, shoes, shorts, sunglasses and more that…

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Yes, You Can Fly in Leggings


Like it, love it, or hate it, leggings are a staple of the American female wardrobe. Just as denim can vary from upscale and even office appropriate to busted out painter’s baggy cut-up style (which of course costs extra if you purchase them that way), leggings can vary from flimsy and barely pajama appropriate to thick and almost more like fitted pants than leggings. I think that thicker leggings paired with a tunic or longer top is actually a pretty fantastic travel…

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5,000 Bonus Alaska Miles for New Members Who Take a Flight!


Yesterday I posted about how to get 500 free Singapore Airlines miles just for creating a new account, and you should since you can use Singapore miles to fly Star Alliance partners like United and you can transfer miles from many credit card programs to Singapore at a 1:1 ratio. 5,000 Bonus Alaska Miles for New Members Who Take a Flight In the comments section of that post ‘Trent” pointed out that there was a similar incentive to join the…

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Get 500 Free Miles from Joining Singapore Airlines!

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Earlier this week a few changes related to using Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles kicked in. Namely, these changes included sadly discontinuing the 15% online award booking discount, eliminating fuel surcharges on Singapore and Silkair redemptions, and the mileage redemption rates of many Singapore awards went up. The Star Alliance award chart was thankfully not impacted by these changes. Get 500 Free Miles from Singapore Airlines While I was playing around with the Singapore website today to see these changes in action, I noticed…

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