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Stack Deals: Two Tickets to Hawaii From $363 Each!

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One of the coolest airline credit card perks out there is the Alaska Airlines credit card’s annual companion fare certificate that allows you to bring along a companion on a purchased Alaska Airlines flight in economy for just $99 base fare + taxes and fees that start at $22. If you can put that certificate to good use each year, then that alone makes the card’s $75 annual fee worth it in my view.   The real play to me…

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Earn Bonus Airline Miles While Back to School Shopping

Alaska Airlines Shopping

This is my first year as a parent really dealing with school supplies and very long and detailed school supply lists. For whatever strange reason, the deadline for ordering all the supplies in bulk from my daughter’s elementary school was in June. We clearly missed that. This means piecing together purchases for manilla folders, left handed scissors, construction paper, glue, markers, crayons, binders, spirals, a new larger industrial sized back pack and much, much more from many stores. Hurray to my…

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Up to 40% Bonus on Purchased Miles and Points

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Buying miles and points is pretty much never as good of a deal as getting them for “free” via sign-up bonuses, or earning them just through the course of everyday life by utilizing shopping portals, rewards earning credit cards, etc. That said, there is a strong argument that you are actually always “buying” points because of the opportunity cost of not using a cash back credit card that offers 2% back or similar on your daily transactions, but that still…

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Alaska Glacier Cruises and More H2O 101

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My dad, Buddy, AKA “Grandpa Points” has a love for travel as fierce as mine, yet our travel patterns are distinctly different. He and my mom are now in their mid-60’s, are (mostly) retired, and are ticking off “bucket list” destinations quicker than they ever thought possible thanks to miles, points, and travel deals.  They have an intense love of this country, of its National Parks and treasures, and have no problem with a clean budget hotel room and an…

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Shedding Some Light On The Midnight Sun

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My dad, Buddy, AKA “Grandpa Points” has a love for travel as fierce as mine, yet our travel patterns are distinctly different. He and my mom are now in their mid-60’s, are (mostly) retired, and are ticking off “bucket list” destinations quicker than they ever thought possible thanks to miles, points, and travel deals.  They have an intense love of this country, of its National Parks and treasures, and have no problem with a clean budget hotel room and an…

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Ultimate Rewards Transfer to Korean Air Active Again!

Chase Ultimate Rewards Korean Air

Great news, Chase Ultimate Rewards point transfers to Korean Air are back up again as of today!  This means that those of us here in the US who have cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card or Ink Plus Business Card, or even the Chase Freedom® (if you or your partner have one of the other previously mentioned cards), can again take advantage of some very nice Korean Air award charts and rules using your Ultimate Reward points. Korean Air…

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Easy 750 Bonus Alaska Airlines Miles with Purchase

750 bonus Alaska Miles

While doing my regular visits to various shopping portals today, I found a bonus in the Alaska Airlines MileagePlan Shopping Portal that should help several folks get some pretty easy Alaska Airlines miles.  The bonus awards 750 bonus miles with $50 in cumulative purchases in the Alaska Airlines shopping portal between December 8th – December 22nd. Even if you aren’t a big holiday shopper this should be a super easy one to get since you could simply order soaps, toothpaste,…

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Save a Dog’s Life While on Vacation in Kauai

Kauai Humane Society

Outside of travel, one of my personal passions is dog rescue.  These days I don’t get to support the rescue effort as a foster home near as much as I used to thanks to having a young kid and a 14+ year old rescued grumpy husky in the house, but I try to use my wallet to support the efforts as much as I can. I also love to look for unique ways to combine travel and dog rescue, and…

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Cyber Monday Flights Discounts via Southwest, Frontier, Alaska, and JetBlue

Here are five different Cyber Monday flights sales that are currently available.  Some are better than others, but thought I would give these four a mention.  Stay tuned for more Cyber Monday posts today as I come across things that seem interesting – feel free to share if you find anything as well! Southwest Flights $100 or Less on December 24, 25, 31, and January 1 (select markets): If you haven’t yet booked a flight for the holidays, you can…

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Family Trip to Kauai: Alaska Airlines First Class Trip Review

I can’t even think about my recent trip to the Hawaiian island of Kauai without smiling, so I am skipping ahead in my trip reviews and doing this one before some of the others. It was just too much fun to not share it now. If you don’t want to read anything else, then just read this…Hawaii is far, but Hawaii is worth it. Even my three year old daughter asked me why we were leaving on the day of…

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