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Inside a Texas Snow Day

I grew up, and again live, in an area just a little north of Houston. This is an area that is known for how many days the temperature gets over the 100 degree mark in the summer much more so than for how cold it gets here in the winter. Sure, we get below freezing a few times most winters, but one cold day is about all we get before the temperatures start creeping back up to at least the…

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The Slow Goodbye to Santa

This isn’t really travel related, but it is very parent related, so if you are into that sort of thing, read on. I love Santa Claus just about as much as I love travel. I love the idea of magic, of giving, of mystery, unanswered questions, of surprise, delight, belief, happy children, anticipation and all that surrounds the legend of Santa. I loved Santa as a child, and I don’t remember a specific turning point when I went from a…

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Feedback Wanted on New Mommy Points Travel Videos!

Now that we have once again started to travel a little more, I want to tip toe back into the world of making short travel videos. A few years ago, when we were zipping around the world a bit more frequently, we made a few Mommy Points videos that mostly live here on YouTube. While none of those videos were ever box office or YouTube hits, they were at least fun to make and hopefully useful to those who wanted an…

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How to Find a Rewards Credit Card Application

As you may or may not have noticed, in the last year or so some sites, this one included, may have started writing about rewards credit cards and big rewards credit card offers without actually linking to them in posts. In most cases, it isn’t that we totally forgot or accidentally missed that step. It’s often because we sorta can’t. Trust me, we would love to make it easier for everyone involved by linking to exactly the offers we are talking…

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Few Changes for the Site and a Thank You

I’m not generally a fan of blogging about blogging since it really isn’t a super interesting or relevant topic to 99% of the people who may read it, but in the interest of transparency I’ll make one of my rare exceptions today. Feel more than free to skip this post and wait for the next deal if that suits you best! When I started MommyPoints.com almost five years ago the internet blogging world was a very different place. I started…

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Meet Our Newest Slightly Delayed Arrival!

We wanted to take a moment this afternoon to briefly introduce the newest (slightly delayed) arrival to our family! Yesterday evening we were thrilled to finally meet Baby S!  She weighed in at 8 lbs 7 ounces and has been doing great getting used to life on this big planet of ours.  For the record, Big Sister C is also pretty thrilled about about having her new little sister join our crazy crew. While I absolutely do plan to keep/resume…

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When You Can’t Afford “Almost Free” Travel

My name is Summer and I’m a travel addict. Okay, maybe addict is a bit strong of a word, but it is safe to say that I’m a travel junkie.  I love travel.  It’s my #1 hobby, my biggest passion outside of my family, and I’m so lucky to have found the world of miles and points to help fund this otherwise potentially pricey hobby. Since you are spending some of your time on this site, I’m betting many of…

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Big Changes, Big News, and Big Mileage Accounts Needed

I’ve written this blog for the last four years largely as an extension of our own real lives.  Sure I write about random travel deals and mileage opportunities that pop up that have little to nothing to do with our family, but at the heart, everything I write about relates back to my own perspective as a busy parent on a budget who loves to travel.  I wouldn’t know how to de-personalize and write a daily blog any other way. …

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Favorite Airport, Aircraft, Seat Selection, and More

Even though I write about my family’s travels pretty extensively on here, I don’t often get into topics like my favorite international city, favorite domestic airport, favorite island, favorite foods, and worst travel experience.  I don’t even know that I take the time to think about things like that with any sort of frequency, but I recently go the chance to think through and share my “Travel Style” with Travel Pro, Johnny Jet. You can check out the Travel Style…

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Welcome ABC Viewers, Start Here…

Welcome, to the world of nearly free hotel stays and airline flights!  We’re excited to share the “secrets” of what we do with you! My name is Summer Hull and I’ve written this website, Mommy Points, for the last 3.5 years.  Don’t get scared off if you aren’t a “mommy”, or even a parent, as this site is for anyone who wants to travel a little more for a lot less.  In the world of late night infomercials with “free”…

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