Get $250 in Gift Cards with a $400 Travel Booking

Sometimes in this hobby there are offers that we don’t quite understand in terms of how they work out for the company offering the deal, but we jump on them anyway because they are awesome for us. One such offer from Upside is wrapping up tomorrow, and it is really an outstanding offer if you have $400 worth of travel to book in the next 24 hours or so. If you are a new Upside customer who is referred by a…

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How to See Unlimited Movies in the Theater for $9.95 Per Month

One thing we do much less frequently since having kids, but still really enjoy when we find a way, is heading to the movie theater to watch a movie. The movie theater we prefer near us has those fancy recliner seats, serves real food and drinks to your seat, and really makes for a fun, though often expensive, evening. Even if you skipped the food and drinks, movie tickets alone are approaching $20 in pricey cities and theaters, and are…

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Thinking Back to Barcelona

When I was pregnant with my now two year old daughter, my mom, my five year old, and I traveled together to Spain. This was a Christmas gift to my mom as she was a Spanish teacher who had a map of Spain on her classroom wall for decades, but hadn’t yet gotten a chance to visit. We started our time in Spain in Madrid, but within a few days we took a train over to Barcelona. The two cities…

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Flying in a Private Plane With a Two Year Old

I think it is pretty clear at this point that the coolest airline miles related promotion I have ever participated in (and potentially will ever participate in) came thanks to JetSmarter earlier this summer. They offered three months of free Simple membership to anyone who could prove they had either top tier airline elite status or a million airline miles. Simple membership gets you a free seat on their scheduled shuttle flights of three in length hours or less and…

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Big Mileage Payouts on Apple Purchases Today

Some retailers historically don’t offer very many miles per dollar when shopping via online sites, and Apple is one of them. Normally the online shopping sites just offer 1 mile per dollar on Apple purchases, but today you can earn 7 American AAdvantage miles per dollar spent at Apple + this will stack with the site-wide Back to School bonuses of up to 2,000 miles that run through tomorrow (August 18th). I’m not typically one to buy things just because…

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One-Way Car Rentals to Florida for $4.99 Per Day!

Each fall we see rental car companies offer some crazy deals to get renters to help them move cars from the Northeast where temperatures are cooling down to Florida where tourism is heating up. It’s no surprise that as the temperatures drop in the northern half of the country, folks flock south and need cars to rent. In fact, Hertz wants you to help move cars down to Florida so badly that they are offering one-way rentals to eligible Florida destinations…

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Last Minute Great Eclipse Travel Tips

The Great American Eclipse is in just five days, so that means that this is really your last call to decide you if you want to be a part of it, and it also means that the weather forecasts are coming into clearer view. There aren’t many events where weather plays quite as dominate of a player as this since storms or even signifiant clouds, fog, or haze, or smoke can block your view of what truly sounds like a…

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Back to School, Back to the Points

Right now my house is totally quiet. There is no background noise of the Baby Shark song humming on the iPad, Liv and Maddie talking on the Disney Channel, no sound of a million plastic toys getting dumped out of a basket, nobody chasing the dog around in circles, there isn’t anyone asking for snacks or drinks, or even the sound of a little sweet snoring toddler under my desk. Those days are gone, at least for now. This level of…

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Saving $1,000 Thanks to Wyndham Rewards

I’m kind of crushing on Wyndham Rewards more and more these days since their flat 15,000 points per award night rewards system is simple, their award availability is good, their Go Fast cash + points award options can be really useful, and their new promo makes it possible to earn a totally free night in just two paid stays. The promo is absolutely mattress run worthy if you live somewhere with cheap Wyndham properties and think you will redeem your points in…

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Easy Starbucks Promo: Get $20 Starbucks Credit for Just $10

Update: This promo hit maximum use and has now ended. Congrats to those who got in! Right now you can instantly turn a $10 online Starbucks e-gift card purchase into a $20 Starbucks e-gift card by just checking out using Visa Checkout! This is as simple and straight-forward of a Starbucks promo as you can get. To take advantage of this offer head here, purchase a $10 Starbucks e-gift card and you should see a $20 value given in exchange for…

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