Final Days for Some Good Daily Getaways Deals

The annual Daily Getaways sale is wrapping up for 2017, but there are a few deals that are still available for sale until May 26th, or when they sell out, whichever comes first. One of these deals especially has my captured interest, but all are only good in certain situations so let me help you sort through what is left and when it may make sense. 15,000 Wyndham Reward Points for $175 Wyndham Rewards has an interesting award chart in that…

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Review of a Room and a Suite at the Andaz Papagayo in Costa Rica

Our first “no kids” trip in over two years just wrapped up, and boy was it worth the wait. Josh and I recently visited the Andaz Papagayo in Costa Rica not only with each other, but we met up with a few friends while we were there, and found the resort to be the perfect backdrop to feel calm, relaxed, rejuvenated, and maybe even a touch inspired before starting a bit of a new chapter in our day to day…

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Earn 500 Bonus United Miles Shopping Online This Week

Right now the United MilagePlus Shopping is offering 500 bonus miles if you spend a cumulative total of $200 or more from 5/16/ 17 – 5/26/17. I know lots of you are very familiar with the shopping sites, but for those who aren’t super familiar, if you first go to the United MileagePlus Shopping site before clicking through there to make your online purchases at sites such as Old Navy, Gap, Anthropolgie, Aveda, Etsy, Macy’s, Saks, Target, Walmart, J. Crew, Apple and many…

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Getting to the Andaz Papagayo in Costa Rica

I think one of the most confusing things about the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo is its name. I am no branding expert, but I think they would do much better named Andaz Costa Rica or even Andaz Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo. Outside of hearing about the hotel specifically, I had never heard of the Peninsula Papagayo and certainly couldn’t point to it on a map until recently. I mention this because before I got deeper into the research and planning phases…

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Score a Big Discount on Matilda Jane Clothes

I’m a little embarrassed to write this post, and I know many of you won’t care at all about this topic since it isn’t squarely in the travel world, but for the handful that will hopefully find it useful in saving a few dollars, I’m going to push forward anyway. First, a tiny bit of background. My first daughter can tell you every fact about foxes, wolves, dogs, and the Titanic, but she couldn’t care less what she wears, and…

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Coming Change to the Chase Sapphire Reserve Annual Travel Credit

Many of the premium rewards credit cards have a built-in annual travel credit of some sort, but they all execute it in their own quirky ways that can get a little confusing from card to card. The Chase Sapphire Reserve’s annual $300 travel credit has been one of the most generous in that it works for any travel charge and it is issued once each “calendar year” meaning in your first cardmember year you could theoretically get it twice. Note that…

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100K or 80K: Which Hilton Amex is Right for You?

The days remaining on the temporarily increased Hilton Amex card offers are quickly ticking away as these offers are set to expire on May 31, 2017. Both the Hilton Honors Surpass Card and the no-annual-fee Hilton Honors Card are currently offering sign-up bonuses that are as large, or even larger, than any I have seen in the past. Even if Hilton isn’t your primary hotel loyalty program, these deals are still worth a serious look since there are thousands of Hilton properties…

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Southwest Sale: Houston – Mexico from 6,700 Points + Taxes

As they often do, Southwest is promoting a sale right now for fall travel that absolutely has my attention. This is not one of their huge systemwide $49+ type sales (that often comes in June), but there are some really fun prices to international destinations out of Houston I wanted to point out. I know fall isn’t peak travel season for families, but if you want to have grandparents cover for you a bit while you sneak off for a few days,…

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Flash Sale: 100% Bonus on IHG Points for Four Days!

Via a four day flash sale running from today through May 19, 2017, you can scoop up some IHG points at a rate as low as .575 cents per point. This is just slightly lower than the price available via this year’s Daily Getaways sale. Since there are lots of ways to get discounted IHG points this isn’t a “must buy now sale price”, but it is a pretty solid price for purchased IHG points. As a real life example,…

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$10 Free to Spend at Nordstrom By Joining Nordstrom Rewards

If you or someone you know is a fan of Nordstrom, and the especially the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that happens each summer, then you may want to take a minute or two today to sign-up for a $10 Promotional Certificate to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (July 21-August 6, 2017) when you become a new Nordstrom Rewards Member by July 9, 2017. Your $10 Nordstrom Note will be emailed to you by July 21st so you can use it at the Anniversary…

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