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New Priority Pass Select Airport Restaurants and Lounges

One of the perks of several premium rewards credit cards including The Platinum Card® from American Express and Chase Sapphire Reserve is included membership in the Priority Pass Select lounge network. You need to activate this membership once you get those credit cards, but then you can access over 1,000 lounges around the world. Some of these lounges are good and some aren’t really worth getting excited over, but the new trend to include airport restaurants in the Priority Pass Select network is…

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How to Earn 300 Bonus Starbucks Stars With Chase Pay

On weeks when Josh is traveling, the girls and I are Starbucks drive-thru regulars in the mornings, and I’ve really started to enjoy not only the ease of ordering and paying in their app but also the ability to rack up stars pretty quickly thanks to their fun and frequent promotions. I could write a whole article on what Starbucks is doing right in the loyalty world, but for today let’s talk about how you can rack up a quick…

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Easy Halloween Dinner: $3 Chipotle Burritos Tonight!

As I’m sure you know, today is Halloween and that means costumes, school parties, trick-or-treating, and absolutely no time whatsoever to even think about cooking dinner. Our Halloween dinner of choice for many years running is take-out pizza, but in part because we are on Day 10 of a Whole 30-ish self-induced torture where pizza is not even close to permitted, and in part because the girls have already had pizza parties at school, you will probably find us at…

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Try Again to Make Reservations at United’s Classified Restaurant

A couple months ago United opened up an exclusive invitation-only 36 seat restaurant called Classified in Newark’s Terminal C. The sent out invitations to a “classified” list of United flyers informing them of the new restaurant and inviting them to make a reservation. I was not on that list. Of course not being invited only makes you want to go more, so I was at least a little bummed when I tried to make a reservation on their website on a…

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Pay 1/2 the Cost of Room Service and Eat in Your Hotel Room

Like most parents of young kids, we live life on the edge of red level exhaustion pretty much every single day. While it is a million times better than it was when she was younger, we still don’t have the best sleeping arrangements with our toddler, and on a good day we are all just okay in the sleep department. On a day where you throw in early wake-up times to catch flights, later bedtimes, time zone issues, or just…

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Save $10 Off a $50 Panera Gift Card + Earn 5x Points!

I eat way more Panera than my wallet probably wishes that I did, but at least it is a restaurant where it is pretty easy to maximize the rewards and sometimes even score gift cards at a discount. If you are also a fan of their muffins, salads, soups, and more (try the watermelon feta salad!), then know that right now you can get a $50 Panera e-gift card for $40 from Staples.com and potentially earn 5x points in the…

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3,000 Bonus United Miles for $28 in Spending When Joining United Dining

One of the ways I periodically earn airline miles is via the various airline dining programs. All you have to do to use the dining programs is sign up, link your credit card number, and then eat out as normal to potentially earn bonus miles every time you visit a participating restaurant with your registered credit card. I don’t earn as many miles this way as I used to since the restaurants I seem to frequent seem to less frequently be program participants than…

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Starbucks BOGO Macchiatos Available Today Through Monday

I don’t know about you, but as summer break starts to accelerate towards a close here in Texas, things are getting a little nuts. We have one last quick trip to get ready for (hurray!), the girls’ camps and day programs are wrapping up, meet the teacher and school preparations are starting up, and I’m just kind of holding on trying to enjoy the few day of summer we have while not losing my mind in the process. So you know, normal family…

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Earn Starbucks Gold Status With One Cup of Coffee

If you sometimes visit Starbucks, even if only on your trips, then know that right now you can shoot all the way from a ‘Starbucks Nobody’ to a Starbucks Gold member complete with a fancy personalized card with the purchase of just one cup of coffee.   From now until July 31, 2017, Green members (aka Nobodies) can make just one eligible purchase via the Starbucks app or a registered Starbucks card and receive one year of Gold status. Normally…

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New Chipotle Buy One, Get One Free Coupon Available!

I’m not entirely sure what this says about my site, but believe it or not one of the top ten most popular posts I ever wrote was about a Chipotle Buy One, Get One Free Coupon. I guess the market for discounted burritos is quite strong, and I am in the camp of those who appreciate a cheap take-out lunch for two so I totally get it. Anyway, Chipotle Buy One, Get One Free coupons actually don’t come along that frequently,…

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