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Changing Up Our Short Term Credit Card Strategy

Everyone has their own approach to earning miles and points, especially when it comes to getting and using rewards earning credit cards. My own personal approach in recent years was to take it slow and steady and only pounce on the really good limited time offers. There were lots of reasons for that, including I was simply just busy with a baby and didn’t need to over-complicated my life more than necessary with lots of new cards. However, we are starting…

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Flash Sale: Head to Canada for 20,000 Miles or Less!

Yesterday was our first time attending a swim meet, and let’s just say I was woefully unprepared for the realities that a swim meet apparently entails. I showed up at the appointed time with a water bottle, a juice box, C’s swim gear, and a couple towels. I figured we would be there about two hours, watch her swim a few races from one of the countless chairs near the pool, and maybe chat with others watching the meet. Wrong.…

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How to Use Your Delta Amex Statement Credits

The limited time increased Delta sign-up bonuses are running for a few more weeks until July 5th, and while the 60,000 – 70,000 SkyMiles part of the bonuses may be the most eye-catching part, it isn’t the only component to these increased offers. These cards and bonuses also include a $50 – $100 statement credit when you make a Delta purchase on the card in the first 4 months. This is actually really easy to do even if you don’t…

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Look Inside the Beautiful Delta Sky Club in Atlanta

I recently flew Delta home from Atlanta and found myself with a few extra minutes at the airport, so I headed to the nearest Delta Sky Club to check it out and maybe grab a ‘free’ bite to eat. You can get complimentary access to Delta Sky Clubs via having a Platinum Card® from American Express when flying Delta with a same-day boarding pass, but even though I have flown Delta a couple times this year, I haven’t used that benefit since it only…

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Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Seats Again Available Without Fuel Surcharges

Over the weekend while we were ‘hard at work’ playing at the splash pad and trying to simultaneously keep the kids both properly entertained and rested, Delta was hard at work giving some frequently flyers mild heart attacks when they suddenly added hundreds of dollars in massive fuel surcharges to business class awards on Virgin Atlantic. This was already the case on awards originating in Europe, but hadn’t been the case for those originating here in the US of A. It certainly…

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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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Good Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale to the Caribbean and Florida!

It’s sometimes entertaining to make fun of Delta SkyMiles, and they absolutely can and do make no-notice changes to their non-existent award chart, but I actually kind of like them, and today I got to put the Delta miles I have earned from the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express and similar to really good use!   Delta has somewhat regular ‘flash sales’ where they discount the regular award prices for flights to certain rotating regions. If the dates and…

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The Real FAA Car Seat Rules…Not the Delta Version

I’m in the middle right now of dealing with either totally gnarly food poisoning or the plague. It’s so bad it would be almost comical if it weren’t so miserable and causing me to be a serious party pooper for Josh’s birthday. Anyway, I’m not sure if it is my actual food poisoning/plague that has me feeling sick to my stomach, or the new round of airline passengers getting the boot. Since I’m running at least a half day behind right now (thanks…

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Delta Increases Price of Several Awards Without Notice

I seriously doubt that Delta is a favorite among very many travelers today as they have had several days of very serious operational issues (aka cancellations and delays) kicked off by nasty storms in the Atlanta area earlier this week. At the same time that is/was going on they have also made some pretty big unannounced changes to their (non-published) award chart in terms of how they price awards, especially partner awards.   To give some context for these changes, just…

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Earn 1,000 Bonus SkyMiles With Each Delta Partner!

Delta has a pretty fun new promo that is available to all SkyMiles members (except those living in the APAC Region) that awards bonus miles for new partner transaction that you credit to SkyMiles! For each new participating partner you earn miles with during the promo, you’ll get 1,000 bonus miles on top of the regular miles earned for that transaction. They define “new” as a partner you have not earned Delta miles with since March 24, 2016.   You…

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