Category Archives: Starwood (SPG)

Your Fairytale Trip to Walt Disney World Doesn’t Have to Cost a Fortune!

The weather’s warming up, cities are beginning to thaw out, and many kids (and grown-up kids!) are dreaming of taking a trip to Walt Disney World this summer.

But tickets to the park alone can cost ~$100 per person per day!  So how can a family make it more affordable?

Your Fairytale Trip To Walt Disney World Doesn't Have To Cost A Fortune

You Don’t Have to Wish Upon a Star to Get to Disney World!

I’ll show you how you make your kid’s dreams come true for less!

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News You Can Use – 2 Free Uber Rides (New Users), Link Your American Airlines & US Airways Accounts, 2 for 1 Flights on Virgin America (Dallas), & More!

1.   2 Free Uber Rides (New Members Only)

Have you tried Uber yet?

If not, Frequent Miler reports new users can get 2 free rides (up to $15 each) through May 1, 2015.  Just enter promotional code “LUCKY15″ to get your credits.

Or if you only plan on taking 1 more ride, you can get a $20 credit towards your 1st ride using my link.

Taking a free ride with Uber is a great way to get home safely on St. Patrick’s Day!

News You Can Use 2 Free Uber Rides New Users Link Your American Airlines US Airways Accounts 2 For 1 Flights On Virgin America Dallas More

Please Don’t Drive!

Because Uber is considered travel, you get 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points when you use your Chase Sapphire Preferred card.

Or you can get 2.2% back when you use your Barclay Arrival Plus card ($25 minimum travel redemption).

And paying with your eligible AMEX earns you 2X American Express Membership Rewards points per $1.

2.   Remember to Link Your American Airlines & US Airways Accounts!

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Find Small Town Charm & Romance with ($50 Gift Card!)

Emily and I usually travel to larger cities with a Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, or Starwood hotel and stay with points.  But some folks like to travel to towns without hotel chains.  Or they want a cozy and romantic experience!

So they can use to find a place to stay.

And you can get a $50 gift card when you buy a $200 gift card by March 11, 2015!

Find Small Town Charm Romance With 50 Gift Card Helps You Can Find Places to Stay in Cities Without Large Hotels, Like Eureka Springs, Arkansas is NOT for everyone.  But it could work for you!

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Double Points on Amtrak!

Never taken the train?  Now might be the time!

Deals We Like reports that you can get 2X points on qualifying Amtrak rides between March 16, 2015, and May 16, 2015.

You can get expensive train tickets for relatively few Amtrak points, and that can get you Big Travel with Small Money!  

Remember, you can collect Amtrak points WITHOUT riding the train by transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points. 

For example, a family of 4 can book an Amtrak Family Bedroom from the East Coast to the West Coast, including meals, for 60,000 Amtrak points!

Shorter trips like Boston to New York, New York to Washington, DC, and scenic trains rides along the California coast are also good values. 

Double Points On Amtrak

Leave the Driving to Amtrak and Get Double Points From March 16, 2015, to May 16, 2015

Keep reading to learn how you can use Amtrak points.

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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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