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US Airways Grand Slam Liquidation: Part 1 (Hotel Points)

Fact: I fell madly in love with the fun and lucrative nature of the 2011 US Airways Grand Slam. Fact: I planned to go in even bigger and badder this year with all my family members’ accounts. Fact: To get the best value from the Grand Slam you need to be prepared with some miles and points in various accounts (namely hotel accounts, eMiles, and eRewards). Fact: I not only prepared my own accounts, but wrote a series of preparation…

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It’s September – Where is the US Airways Grand Slam?

School has started, college football has begun, Labor Day has passed, so the big question is, where is the US Airways Grand Slam?  Last year it was first announced via Twitter in mid-August, and then the Grand Slam officially started in mid-September.  The Grand Slam promotion has run every year since 2008, and has become a progressively larger and more lucrative promotion each year.  Last year was my first year to play, and I blogged about my adventures in the…

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US Airways Grand Slam Preparations Part 5: Is There a 2012 Grand Slam?

For my next post in the series on preparing for the US Airways Grand Slam I want to focus on if there is even a Grand Slam this year.  I originally had another topic in mind for the next post in the preparation series, but it feels a little silly doing that when it is now August and there has not been a peep from US Airways officially hinting that there is a Grand Slam 2012.  So instead of doing…

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2012 US Airways Grand Slam Preparations Part 4: e-Rewards

If there was an audio introduction to this blog, it would go something like this: e-Rewards, dun dun dun (you know, in an overly dramatic, suspenseful, and ominous sort of way).  e-Rewards is the US Airways Grand Slam hit that I love, and I hate.  Before I get into how it works, and why it holds such a special place in my heart, I want to cover a few basics since these posts can be confusing if there is no…

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2012 US Airways Grand Slam Preparations Part 3: Join e-Miles Now!

In case you somehow have not noticed, it is already summer, and we are well into June already!  That means we are coming up on a potential US Airways Grand Slam in a hurry.  Last year, the Grand Slam was announced in August and began in September.  I think the Grand Slam is the very best way (outside of credit card sign-ups) to rack-up large numbers of airline miles in a hurry.  My goal is to help make sure that…

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2012 Grand Slam Preparations Part 2: Cancel 2011 Subscriptions Now

Time for Part 2 in my series about preparing for a potential 2012 US Airways Grand Slam.  I did not prepare in advance  for last year’s Grand Slam and still earned about 120,000 miles from the promo (and that was just counting my account), so while preparation isn’t necessary, it can make the Grand Slam a bit less expensive and a bit easier.  To learn more about the Grand Slam, or to catch up on Part 1 about hotel point…

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Daily Getaways Day 19 (Thursday): Choice Privileges Points – Huge Value for Southwest Rapid Rewards

Tomorrow (Thursday), Day 19 of the Daily Getaways brings us Choice Privileges points.  These packages are promoted as two or three nights in various types of Choice hotels, but what really matters is the number of points that come with the package.  You can redeem those points however you wish once they are deposited in your account.  The points range from 32,000 to 40,000 per package.  My parents frequent hotels in the Choice Privileges program on their road trips, and…

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