Big Twice a Year Southwest $49+ Sale Runs Until Thursday

I wasn’t online much yesterday while we were traveling, so I missed Day One of the three-day big Southwest sale, but luckily it is still going on today and tomorrow. This is not your run-of-the-mill weekly “sale”, but this is one of their big twice per year sales where Southwest puts seats on sale from just $49 each way. In my experience, they usually do these sales once in June and October. The price you paid used to be directly tied to…

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What Six Hundred Million Hyatt Points Will Get You Via New Experiences Partner

I’m a fan of investing in travel experiences and over the years I have found that Hyatt and their loyalty program often strike the right balance of value and luxury at a reasonable points price for my family. That’s why I have been quite interested when they have been talking about how you will be able to use your Hyatt points for experiences beyond just the traditional hotel award stay. We got a peek at what this might look like…

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Save $60 on Starwood Stays and More With New Amex Offers

Amex Offers are a really great way to save money or earn extra points on the purchases you make with your Amex cards. You never know when good Amex Offers will pop up on one of your Amex accounts. The only sure-fire way to know exactly what offers are available to you is to log-in to your online account and take a look (process outlined below), but to save you a little time I want to highlight a few new Amex Offers…

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Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale: Fly to or From NYC Starting at 5,500 Miles

We just got back last night from an amazing trip to the Bahamas (more on that soon!), and all four of our flights on this trip were paid for using Delta SkyMiles booked during one of their monthly flash sales. We got a tremendous deal for our Delta miles when we booked that trip and honestly, I think that was the moment when I adjusted my perspective on Delta SkyMiles. Ignore the noise that they aren’t that valuable because they can be…

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Make One Purchase Get a Southwest Companion Pass – Targeted

I have seen some pretty outstanding credit card sign-up bonuses in my time in this hobby, but this one that @DaiCa2011 just shared with me on Twitter has to be one of the coolest. While the sign-up bonus points you get from the Southwest credit cards have historically counted towards the 110,000 Rapid Reward points you need to earn in a calendar year to secure the Southwest Companion Pass, it always takes at least two credit card sign-up bonuses to get the 110,000…

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Hotel Sleeping Arrangements With a Family of Four

One of the most important things to me whether we are at home or on the road is sleep. I don’t know if it is because I never really recovered from having two very poorly sleeping infants where I almost lost my mind from sleep deprivation, or whether I was just born this way, but a good chunk of my decisions revolves around getting enough sleep. I’ve missed out on numerous fun nighttime outings that were passed my bedtime, left…

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MLB Playoff Games From 5,000 Points Each With SPG Moments!

I recently shared that you could use your SPG points to score post-season MLB tickets, but the tough part of that offering was the points price per ticket pair was on the high side. For the current play-off round, the League Division Series, a pair of tickets was going for 35,000 SPG points. However, when I checked back today, they were now as low as 10,000 SPG points for a pair of play-off tickets! At that price, that is just…

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Earn Lots of British Airways Avios Shopping Online This Weekend!

This weekend the British Airways Avios eStore is offering double Avios at many retailers, and this takes the point totals up to some pretty noteworthy amounts at some popular retailers. Note that the US and UK British Airways shopping sites have different payouts, though of course most of the time you will probably want to order from the site for your country otherwise you may get into currency and shipping issues, though that may not always be a barrier. You can…

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Chase Offering Some Sapphire Reserve Customers Bonus Points to Open More Accounts

It was not cheap for Chase to acquire all of their shiny new (often Millennial) Sapphire Reserve cardmembers, especially back when they were handing out 100,000 points worth $1,500 in travel booked through Chase to everyone who was approved and hit the spending requirement. I’ve numbers like 5 – 7 years, on average, for the bank to make that acquisition cost back, assuming that folks even keep the card for that long. However, an interesting trend I have seen with this card is…

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How to Update a Global Entry Account With Login.gov

Several months ago we renewed my oldest daughter’s passport as its five-year shelf life was already up, but I put off updating her Global Entry account with her new passport number until yesterday…mostly because my luck with messing with the old GOES website is abysmal. However, with an impending international trip, I had to move that task to the top of the to-do list. As I learned yesterday, and you will quickly learn when you go to apply for or update…

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