The Expensive Disney Hotel I Really Want to Visit

Thanks to miles, points, and travel deals, we have been fortunate enough to visit Disney World a number of times both before, during, and after we had kids join the crew. All of those trips have been very different, but all have been great. I even found out I was pregnant with my first daughter just days before one of our Disney trips, so even though I was relegated to morning sickness and “exciting” rides like It’s a Small World for that…

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Favorite Things to Do at the Andaz Papagayo Costa Rica

Our much anticipated “no kids” trip to the Andaz Papagayo in Costa Rica couldn’t have come at a better time, and frankly, between the secluded but not-too-remote location, the points-friendlyslotting on the Hyatt award chart, and the reality that Costa Rica still gives a pretty good return for your dollar even at resorts, it offered us a superb value. I not only want to return to the Andaz Costa Rica at some point, but I actually already have some award nights…

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Turn United and Hertz Promo Into Buying United Miles at 1 Cent Each (Targeted)

Airlines are more than happy to sell you miles directly for a usually pretty high fixed price that will sometimes dip a bit during promos and sales. However, you can also effectively “buy miles” for even less by strategically participating in some of their promotions and calculating how much it will cost you to earn the bonus miles. This isn’t always worth it, but if you would ever even consider buying miles via the regular prices, then it is absolutely worth at…

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Quickly Earn Top Tier Kimpton Status and Two Free Nights in Just Seven Stays?!

A very intriguing and rewarding program with which I have virtually no personal experience is the Kimpton Inner Circle program. I’ve stayed at a couple of really swanky Kimpton properties, but I haven’t even come close to having any sort of Kimpton status with my very infrequent visits. But, maybe that will change. Before I get to how that can change much faster than you might guess, let me spend a minute on what the official perks are for a…

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Earn 2x on Everyday Spending with New Blue Business Plus Amex Card!

Amex just launched a brand new credit card, and with it we have a new front-runner in the “which card is best for everyday spending” competition. The brand spanking new Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express is a card you absolutely want to know about as is raises the stakes in terms of everyday spending. The new Blue Business Plus Credit Card offers 2X Membership Rewards points per dollar on the first $50,000 in eligible purchases each calendar year, then 1X…

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Earn Up to 70,000 Miles With Limited Time Delta Amex Sign-Up Bonuses!

Holy smokes, the best keeps getting better! As they have done the last several summers, the family of Delta Amex credit cards has increased their sign-up bonuses for a limited time. The only difference is, now they have gone even higher with the bonus than they have in the past! On to the really important details about the limited time offers that are scheduled to run through July 5, 2017… Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express: Earn 60,000 bonus…

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What I Learned from a Room Full of Banks and Loyalty Programs

I live, breathe, and occasionally eat miles, points, loyalty programs, and credit card rewards, but usually from the perspective either as a consumer myself, or from the perspective of sharing information about those programs with other consumers…i.e. all of you nice enough to stop by this site. However, I spent the last couple of days at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead at the Co-brand Card Partnerships Conference, and boy was it interesting. Very rarely am I in a room full of those…

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Earn Triple British Airways Points Shopping: Up To 24x Points Per Dollar!

Right now you can earn an unusually high number of British Airways Avios per dollar spent via their online shopping site at selected retailers via a 3x bonus that runs from May 25 – May 31, 2017! These are seriously high totals at some retailers that rarely go above 1x point per dollar such as Apple, Walmart, and Pottery Barn. Some of the 3x offers include: Apple 6x Bed, Bath, and Beyond 12x Blue Nile 15x eBags 24x Home Depot…

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Use SPG Points for Amazing Major League Baseball Experiences

If you like to use your points from the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card or Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card for experiences, then hopefully the SPG Moments program is on your radar as they offer some truly unique experiences that can be very worth it if you have some SPG points to spend. Right now they have “restocked” many different MLB experiences that you couldn’t necessarily buy with cash even if you wanted to. Some of these available experiences include having your…

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How We Pick Our Travel Destinations

School is now wrapping up for the year, and that means a few months of summer freedom are upon us. Of course for working parents (and perhaps all parents), summer freedom is met at least with an equal mix of excitement and dread since trying to fill the kids’ days with activities consisting more than using an iPad or eating crackers in the backyard without going broke in the process can be a challenge. Still, the upside of summer is that you…

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