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Plenty of Trouble With Redeeming Plenti Points

I’m all for miles, points, and loyalty programs, but there is one point program that I will readily admit to never really figuring out, and that is the Plenti program. When this American Express linked program was first announced it sounded like it had some potential as a loyalty program that crossed retail programs, but now over two years later, I’m still left wondering how to use the Plenti points I have randomly picked up along the way before they start…

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Singapore Airlines Star Alliance Award Chart Changes You Need to Know

This morning I received an email from Singapore Airlines that contained both great and not-so-great news. The great news is that they state that as of December 7, 2017, you will be able to redeem miles for Star Alliance and other partner airlines such as Alaska Airlines, Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and more online on their website or via their app as opposed to having to call to book as you do now. They will also be introducing…

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5 Ways to Spend 100,000 Bonus Hilton Points Without Staying at a Hilton

Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express  Is No Longer Available. For just a little while longer through October 4, 2017, you can earn 100,000 Hilton Honors bonus points from the increased offer on the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express after you spend $3,000 on the card in the first 3 months. During this limited time offer, the card also awards a very, very valuable weekend night award on your first cardmember anniversary. I’ve written a bunch about this offer and how…

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Earn 4,000 Bonus Amex Points at Universal Studios Hollywood!

Millions of people visit the World of Harry Potter, ride thrill rides, watch shows, and take the tours at the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park in California every year. The great news for those millions planning a visit is that there is a new Amex Offer on lucky targeted Amex accounts that will give you 4,000 bonus Membership Reward points after you spend $200+ in one or more transactions at universalstudioshollywood.com by November 17, 2017! If you would like a step-by-step guide on…

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Getting Flights Out of Florida Before Irma Arrives

There are millions of people that live in South Florida, so even in a mandatory evacuation situation, airlines will only be able to fly out a very small percentage of residents in a short timeframe. However, every person that can get on a plane is one less that is on the highway for hours, or has to cross their fingers and stay put. I loved what JetBlue did yesterday in making evacuation by airline a realistic option by capping the…

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How to See Unlimited Movies in the Theater for $9.95 Per Month

One thing we do much less frequently since having kids, but still really enjoy when we find a way, is heading to the movie theater to watch a movie. The movie theater we prefer near us has those fancy recliner seats, serves real food and drinks to your seat, and really makes for a fun, though often expensive, evening. Even if you skipped the food and drinks, movie tickets alone are approaching $20 in pricey cities and theaters, and are…

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Back to School, Back to the Points

Right now my house is totally quiet. There is no background noise of the Baby Shark song humming on the iPad, Liv and Maddie talking on the Disney Channel, no sound of a million plastic toys getting dumped out of a basket, nobody chasing the dog around in circles, there isn’t anyone asking for snacks or drinks, or even the sound of a little sweet snoring toddler under my desk. Those days are gone, at least for now. This level of…

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35% Discount on Purchased SPG Points Ends Today

A limited time 35% discount on purchased SPG points was set to end in late June, but got a last minute extension through today, July 14th. There aren’t any indications right now it is getting extended further, so I would assume that today is your last chance (for now) to score a 35% discount on purchased SPG points. Purchasing points is not for everyone, but it can absolutely make sense in some situations both for low and high end hotel…

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Comparing Disney’s Polynesian Standard Rooms and Deluxe Studios

After decades of dreaming of staying right on the monorail at Disney, we finally pulled the trigger and made that travel dream come true. I’ve already warned you against staying there….not because it isn’t awesome, but because it might be too awesome. In other words, once you have stayed so close to the parks at a true Disney Resort, you may not want to save by staying elsewhere. When we decided to stay at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort it was already…

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Amazon Prime Day Gift Card Discounts and More

Amazon Prime Day is kicking off for Amazon Prime members in a couple hours, and while I am sure some of the ‘deals’ will be more humorous than really worthy of your time or dollars, I am a fan of discounted gift cards, and those will be available beginning tonight (Monday) at 9PM Eastern. Some examples of Amazon Prime Day Discounted Gift Cards that will be available at various times throughout the day include: Gap Outback Panera Uber JCPenney Petsmart Hotels.com…

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