Category Archives: Chase Sapphire Preferred

Book Winter Break Trips! Southwest’s Schedule Now Open Through March 7, 2018

Good news for folks with travel plans this coming winter!  Via Deals We Like, you can now book Southwest flights through March 7, 2018.

Southwest flies to lots of fun places in the US, including a number of destinations south of the border.  So you can escape the winter’s cold!

Plus, Emily and I love Southwest because of their extra friendly traveler policies, like 2 free checked bags and no change or cancellation fees.

Southwest Schedule March 2018

Picture Yourself in a Hammock on Grand Cayman Island, One of Southwest’s Recently Added Destinations!

Here are the details of Southwest’s extended schedule.  And more information about their generous refund policy!

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Top 10 Easiest Awards to Book in 2017

To get the Biggest Travel with Smallest Money, it’s worth the time and effort to learn award booking tricks.  But it takes practice!

If you’re looking for an easy way to to earn points and book cheap travel, I’ll give you a few ideas!  So even if you’re new to our hobby, you can begin your miles & points journey right away!

Easy Award Flights And Hotels To Book 2017

Here Are Hassle-Free Deals to Help You Accomplish Your Travel Goals!

I’ll share my favorite no-brainer deals that can give you your dream vacation in no time!

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Won’t Last! Fly From Multiple US Cities to Iceland for ~$300+!

Via Miles to Memories, you can fly from a number of US cities like Denver, Boston, New York, Minneapolis, Chicago, Portland, and others, to Reykjavik, Iceland, for ~$300+ round-trip in coach.  

And even better, the price includes a free checked bag!

For example, I found a flight between Boston and Reykjavik leaving August 24, 2017, and returning August 30, 2017, for ~$312.  

These sale fares are good for Icelandair flights from August 2017 through December 2017, including holidays like Thanksgiving!

Iceland Fare Sale

Visit Iceland Like I Did for ~$300 Round-Trip!

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

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A More Convenient Way to Tip Your Uber Driver

Via The Points Guy, Uber riders in the US will soon be able to tip their drivers in-app!

Depending on your views about tipping, this new feature could be good or bad.  But if you’re going to tip your Uber driver, being able to do so in-app will be much easier.

Uber In App Tipping

No More Carrying Small Bills Around to Tip Your Uber Driver!

Here’s more about this news, and what it means for you.

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Review: Capital One Quicksilver & QuicksilverOne

If you’re looking for a card with a straightforward back structure, low to no annual fees, and no foreign transaction fees, the Capital One Quicksilver cards could be worth considering.

Both cards come with unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase.  But the right card for you depends on whether you’re trying to build or improve your credit, or if you already have a good score and an established credit history.

That said, these aren’t the best cards for folks new to miles & points.  I’ll explain why.

Capital One Quicksilver Review

With Unlimited 1.5% Cash Back on Every Purchase, Your Savings Could Really Add Up!

I’ll share the details of each card.  And help you decide whether applying makes sense for you!

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New Southwest Fare Sale, One-Way Flights From $42

If you missed out on last week’s Southwest flash sale, here’s another chance to save money (or points!) on Southwest flights!

Via Miles to Memories, Southwest is running a sale with one-way flights starting at $42.  Most routes are pricier, but you could find a good deal on US and international flights!

You must book by June 29, 2017, for travel between August 22, 2017, and December 16, 2017.  Eligible travel dates vary by route.

New Southwest Fare Sale One Way Flights From 42

Fly to Havana From Fort Lauderdale or Tampa for $99 or 3,240 Southwest Points One-Way

I’ll share the details.

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How to Earn Lucrative Sign-Up Bonuses Without Paying Annual Fees Out-of-Pocket

I’ve written why even thrifty folks like me should consider annual fee cards.  Because these cards often come with big sign-up bonuses and great perks that can help you achieve your travel goals!

That said, I understand folks new to our hobby might not be comfortable paying an annual fee expense.  Team members Keith and Scott remember feeling this way when they first started out.  And now they each have 8+ cards with annual fees.  

But there’s a strategy you can use to earn valuable sign-up bonuses on certain annual fee cards without paying the fee out-of-pocket.

Ways To Offset Credit Card Annual Fee

Get Big Travel With Valuable Sign-Up Bonuses on Certain Chase Ultimate Rewards Cards Without Paying an Annual Fee Out of Your Pocket

I’ll explain how you can offset annual fees with certain credit cards!

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Targeted: 2X Airline Miles and Fast Track to Elite Status!

Here’s a nice targeted deal if you like Southwest!

Via Deals We Like, some folks are receiving emails offering 2X Southwest points on paid Southwest flights, plus a fast-track challenge to A-List elite status.

You’ll earn double Southwest points on new bookings only for travel through September 30, 2017.  And to earn A-List elite status, you must fly 6 one-way flights by the same date to earn status through December 31, 2017.  Or fly 10 one-ways to earn status until December 31, 2018!

Targeted 2X Airline Miles And Fast Track To Elite Status

Earn Double Southwest Points and Fast-Track to Elite Status on Flights Through September 30, 2017

I’ll share the details!

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Worth It? Earn Up to a 75% Bonus When You Buy United Airlines Miles

Want more United Airlines miles?  You can get up to a 75% bonus on purchased United Airlines miles through July 3, 2017.

This deal could be worth it if you have a particular trip in mind, or need a few extra United Airlines miles to top-off your account.

United Airlines Buy Miles Promotion

Earn Bonus United Airlines Miles When You Buy Miles Through July 3, 2017

I’ll explain the details of this offer.  And help you decide whether it makes sense for you!

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Good Deal! 3rd Night Free at Luxury Hilton Hotels!

Good news for folks who enjoy staying at Hilton’s luxury hotel brands!

Via Live From a Lounge, Hilton is offering Visa Signature cardholders their 3rd night free at certain luxury hotels for stays through October 31, 2017.

Visa Signature Hilton Promotion

Book a Stay of 3+ Nights and Get Your 3rd Night Free at Luxury Hotels Like the Stunning Conrad Bali

I’ll explain the details of this offer.  And help you decide whether it makes sense for you!

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