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What Qualifies as a Starwood Stay to Earn Points With Uber?

You can earn Starwood points when you use Uber if you have 1 completed Starwood stay in the current year.

So many folks were curious if the 2 stays and 5 nights that you earn from the Starwood (personal) or (business) card counted towards the stay requirement.

What Qualifies As A Starwood Stay To Earn Points With Uber

You Can Stay at Any Starwood Hotel Like the W New Orleans French Quarter in the Current Year to Earn Starwood Points When Using Uber

View From the Wing reports that the credit for 2 stays you get by having the Starwood AMEX card will NOT count towards the requirement to earn points with Uber.

What Qualifies as a Starwood Stay to Earn Points With Uber?

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10 Places to Easily Save 20%: LEGOLAND, SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, & More!

You can save 20% at LEGOLAND, SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, and more with your Visa card.

10 Places To Easily Save 20 LEGOLAND SEA LIFE Madame Tussauds More

Visa Cardholders Can Save 20% at LEGOLAND

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News You Can Use – Virgin America Sale (Ends Today!), Frontier $49 Sale, Discounted Stay Near Disney World, & More!

1.   Virgin America Fare Sale (Ends Today!)

Virgin America is back with another sale!  So, if you missed out on their last sale, you may still be able to get a good deal!

You can book select 1-way coach flights starting at $39 through March 4, 2015, (today!) at 11:59 pm Central Time.  According to the terms this sale is for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday only, but I found sale fares on other days of the week too!

To get the sale prices, book 14 or 21 days (depending on the route) in advance.  Check the terms & conditions for more details.

Here’s a look at some of 1-way coach sale fares:

  • Dallas to Austin -$39
  • Las Vegas to San Francisco – $39 (the sale page says $59 but I found $39 fares!)
  • Dallas to Washington, DC (DCA) – $59
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Fly From Las Vegas to San Francisco for Just $39 Each Way!

Blackout dates include:

  • March 26, 2015, to March 29, 2015
  • April 3, 2015, to April 6, 2015
  • May 22, 2015
  • May 25, 2015

2.   Frontier Airlines Sale $49

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Income Taxes: When You Should (and Should NOT) Use a Credit Card!

It’s that time of year again!  April 15, 2015, is the IRS tax filing deadline, and readers often ask if it’s worth paying taxes with a credit card to earn miles and points.

I’ve written about paying income taxes with a credit card, and whether doing so will code as a cash advance (it won’t).

But because you’ll pay processing fees of up to 2.35%, it’s generally not worth it except under specific circumstances.

Income Taxes When You Should And Should NOT Use A Credit Card

Paying Taxes With a Credit Card Might Make Sense in Certain Situations

Here’s how to pay taxes with a credit card and when it might make sense for you.

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New IHG Rewards Club Dining Members Can Get Up to 5,000 IHG Points

Some folks are getting offers of 80,000 IHG points on the IHG card.  However, Emily and I weren’t 1 of them. :(.

For folks who weren’t targeted or who aren’t eligible for the 70,000 IHG point offer but want to earn IHG points quickly, there’s another way.

If you haven’t signed-up for IHG’s Rewards Club dining program, you can get up to 5,000 IHG points.

New IHG Rewards Club Dining Members Can Get Up To 5,000 IHG Points

You Can Earn Up to 5,000 IHG Points When You Enroll in IHG Rewards Dining

The points are easy to get but is it worth it?

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