Category Archives: Airline Award Booking

News You Can Use – Save at Starwood Hotels, $20 Off Visa Gift Cards, $5 Off Uber, & More!

1.   Buy 2 Nights, Get the 3rd Night Free With Starwood Hotels in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

You’ll get the 3rd night free when you use your MasterCard to book participating Starwood hotels in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.  There’s no end date listed for this promotion, so I’m NOT sure how long it will last.

This also works for longer stays:

  • Buy 3 nights, get 1 night free (valid for 4-night stays only)
  • Buy 4 nights, get 2 nights free (valid for 6-night stays only)
News You Can Use Save At Starwood Hotels 20 Off Visa Gift Cards 5 Off Uber More

Get Your 3rd Night Free When You Use Your MasterCard to Book Certain Starwood Hotels!

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The Trick to Travel Flexibility: Transferable Points

One of the best tricks miles and points enthusiasts use is concentrating their efforts on collecting transferable points to use on award tickets, hotel stays, and more!

Instead of focusing on earning points in a specific frequent flyer or hotel guest program, folks who collect transferable points have many more options for how they use them!

That’s because you can choose to transfer your points to dozens of different programs.

The Trick To Travel Flexibility Transferable Points

The World Awaits: Transferable Points Give You Many More Options for Big Travel With Small Money

Let’s look at why transferable points are a great deal along with some of the best ways to use them!

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5 Fun Places to Get Big Travel With Small Money This Summer in Canada

If you’re looking for a frugal destination for your summer travels, you could stretch your vacation budget further by traveling to Canada!

That’s because the exchange rate between the US and Canadian dollar is very good right now.

It’s like saving ~20% everywhere!  And you could get there cheaply if you can drive, take the train, or fly from cities near the US / Canada border.

5 Fun Places To Get Big Travel With Small Money This Summer In Canada

Instant Discount! You’ll Get ~1.22 Canadian Dollars for Every US Dollar

There are lots of Canadian destinations Emily and I would love to visit but haven’t seen yet.  Here are 5 on our wish list.

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How I Was Approved for 2 Citi Prestige Cards!

As part of my most recent credit card applications, I wanted to see how many of the same card I could get from different banks.

For example, I was approved for 5 Bank of America Alaska Airlines cards in 1 day!  And I was able to get a 3rd US Bank Club Carlson Premier Rewards card by freezing my ARS and IDA credit reports.

So I applied for 2 Citi Prestige personal cards (NOT on the same day) to see if they would be approved.  Because Citi will NOT allow 2 personal card applications in 1 day.

My experiment was a success! 

How I Was Approved For 2 Citi Prestige Cards

The Citi Prestige Card Gets You Lots of Big Travel – but Can You Get Approved for More Than One?

But I had to call reconsideration for the 2nd card.  I’ll explain how I did it.

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Better Offer for Alaska Airlines Card: 25,000 Miles & $100 Statement Credit!

Update:  Maximizing Money reports a direct link to the improved offer.  So if you’re not able to get it by making a test booking, there’s another option!

Via PointsCentric, there’s a better offer available for the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card!

You’ll earn 25,000 Alaska Airlines miles plus a $100 statement credit after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the 1st 3 months of opening your account.

The regular offer for this card does NOT include the statement credit!

Emily and I don’t earn a commission for either offer, but we’ll always share the best deals with our readers!

Better Offer For Alaska Airlines Card 25,000 Miles 100 Statement Credit

The Better Offer for the Alaska Airlines Card Includes a $100 Statement Credit!

I’ll show you how to get the better offer!

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