Awesome Boxed.com Savings Return to Amex Offers!

I know it isn’t exactly travel related, super exciting, or at all fancy, but one of my favorite rewards credit card related deals of the year so far has been an Amex Offer for Boxed.com. My household has stocked up and saved a ton on forever stamps, Outback gift cards, gatorades, stoop waffles, olive oil, cereal, and so much more thanks to stacking some Amex Offers available at Boxed.com on cards like The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card, as well as…

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Last Chance for a $10 Senior America the Beautiful Pass!

For several months there have been rumbles that one of the best travel deals in the United States, the lifetime $10 Senior America the Beautiful Pass that is available to US citizens and permanent residents ages 62 and older, would be dramatically increasing in price from $10 to $80. This $10 lifetime pass is such a deal because admission to our beautiful National Parks while always worth it, usually isn’t free, and can be $20 – $30 per vehicle, depending on the park.…

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Save Money on Travel By Renting Timeshare Weeks

Occasionally I like to bring in some guest writers who can share a bit about their area of travel expertise. Today David from The Timeshare Guru has offered to share some of his words of wisdom about leveraging timeshare rentals to make traveling with children a bit more comfortable while still keeping costs as low as possible. He is a father of two little ones so he knows first hand about some of the special challenges traveling families can face!…

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Save Up to $55 on Amazon Orders With a Promo Code and Some Luck

If you haven’t already tried some recently circulating codes and offers to save pretty big on Amazon orders then today is a good day to give it a try and I’ll outline all the steps below. Honestly, even if you have tried, today may be a good day to try again. One of these offers uses a promo code and one simply requires you to click a box if you are eligible…both require a little luck. For the last couple 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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Free JetBlue Elite Status via Limited Time Status Match!

I love, love, love elite status matches and challenges as they are a way to domino the status you have into more status and perks with other programs and companies. We have benefited from this more times than I can count. Right now JetBlue has just announced a status match and challenge that will allow you to very easily get their TrueBlue Mosaic elite status if you have qualifying status with another major US carrier. Those who can show valid status with an…

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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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Temporary Bonus: Transfer ThankYou Points to Hilton at 1:2 Ratio

One of the transfer partners of the Citi ThankYou program is Hilton Honors. Normally the transfer ratio is 1,000 Citi ThankYou points = 1,500 Hilton Honors points, but through September 20, 2017, the ratio is improved temporarily to a 1:2 ratio where 1,000 ThankYou points will become 2,000 Hilton Honors points! Even at a 1:2 ratio it isn’t going to always make sense to transfer from Citi to the Hilton program since Hilton points are generally only worth about a…

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Amex Improves Transfer Ratio to British Airways!

In late 2015 American Express changed the transfer ratio from Membership Rewards to British Airways and Iberia Avios from the longstanding 1:1 ratio to an inferior 5:4 ratio. Obviously, that was bad news. Periodic transfer bonuses would nudge it back up to 1:1 or slightly better, but long gone were the days when a 50% transfer bonus would bump it up to something great like 1,000 Membership Reward points = 1,500 British Airways Avios. However, Amex has apparently had a change…

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Using Reduced Mileage Awards to Fly for 15,750 American Miles!

A very valuable discount that is available to those who hold one of the American Airlines Citi or Barclaycard co-branded credit cards is a discount of up to 7,500 miles on flights to/from select cities each month via the Reduced Mileage Awards available exclusively to American Airlines card holders. I write about these discounts a few times a year, but it is something that is worth repeating periodically because of how many miles it can save your family on AAdvantage award trips. The list…

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