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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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Get Amex Statement Credits for Eating Out at NYC Restaurant Week

Restaurant Weeks provide great opportunities to sample a city’s nicer restaurants at a more palatable price tag via some fixed price and menu offerings that run for a week or two. New York City typically has “restaurant week” twice a year, and the summer version of their promotion is kicking off later this month on 7/24/17 and will run until 8/18/17. At participating restaurants, lunches are a set three-course prix-fixe menu for $29 and dinner is $42. Given the normal…

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5 Easy Ways We Saved Money + Earned Bonus Miles This Weekend

I love the big scores and huge bonuses as much (or more) than anyone else, but I also have nothing against some of the smaller savings and bonuses you can rack up travel or everyday expenses. Those savings can really add up over time and sometimes they are more sustainable routes to stretching your miles and dollars than the big scores. While none of this is likely to blow your socks off, I still want to share some of the five small…

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Earn 5x Points for Eating Out and Seeing Movies!

Happy July 1st! Happy Canada Day! Happy T-3 to the 4th of July! Happy only month of the year not at all impacted by school (for most)! Happy Saturday! Happy Birthday Month to Toddler S! Etc….   It’s a great day, weekend, and month for many, so I’ll keep this short and sweet. Since it is the start of a new quarter, remember to shelve the Chase Freedom for grocery stores and drug stores purchases and instead be sure to put…

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The Coolest McDonald’s Menu Item Ever!

One of my favorite parts of travel is eating local food. I mean, one of my favorite things in general is eating, so this really is no surprise. Once kids came along, some meals on the road (and at home) become just fuel instead of a fun experience, and our first meal in Rhode Island held true to that pattern. However, just when I thought I was doomed to McDonald’s nuggets, there was a fun surprise waiting on the menu.…

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