Category Archives: Shopping

News You Can Use – Discover’s New 5X Categories, New Citi Prestige Restaurant Perk, Costco Visa Update, & More

1.   Earn 5% Cash Back on Dining and Movies With Discover it

Link:   Discover it

Link:   Activate the Discover it Bonus

Folks with the Discover it card who activate the bonus (after March 1, 2016) will earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 spent on restaurants and movies from April 1, 2016, through June 30, 2016.

News You Can Use Discovers New 5X Categories New Citi Prestige Restaurant Perk Costco Visa Update More

You’ll Save 5% on Meals or at the Movies When You Activate the Discover it Bonus Categories

If you spend the maximum amount, you’ll earn $75 cash back!

And don’t forget, new Discover it cardholders (or folks who previously registered) can have their cash back doubled at the end of their 1st 12 billing cycles.  So you can effectively earn 10% cash back on this and other rotating bonus categories!

Quarterly credit card bonus categories are an excellent and easy way to rack up extra miles, points, or cash bonuses!

2.   Get Dining Perks With Citi Prestige

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“If You’re a Skeptic Like I Was, You’ll Change Your Mind When You Book Your 1st Award Trip”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where travel bloggers share their insights on having Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   Out and Out

Harlan writes Out and Out to share his thoughts on miles and points, personal finance, financial independence, and more.

You can connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Out And Out - Interview With Harlan

Harlan Pretending to Be a Moai on Easter Island!  He Flew Down in LAN Business Class!

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Highest Offer: 85,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus on AMEX Hilton HHonors Surpass Card

Via Doctor of Credit, there’s a better offer for the Hilton HHonors Surpass Credit Card From American Express.

You’ll earn 85,000 Hilton points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the 1st 3 months of opening your account.  This matches the highest offer I’ve seen for this card.

Usually, the sign-up bonus is 60,000 Hilton points after meeting minimum spending requirements.

Emily and I don’t earn a commission from this offer, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

Highest Offer 85,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus On AMEX Hilton HHonors Surpass Card

Use Your Hilton Points to Stay at the Beautiful Top-Tier Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton

I’ll share the details!

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Valentine’s Day Gifts That Will Make Them Smile and Earn You Miles!

Valentine’s Day is just 13 days away!  Do you know what you’re getting for that special someone?

Valentines Day Gifts That Will Make Them Smile And Earn You Miles

On the Lookout for the Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift for Your Love? I’ve Got Ideas That Will Save You Money and Make Your Valentine’s Heart Melt!

Here are a few gift ideas for your Valentine and ways you can save!

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Jet Set to Jaipur: Part 7 – Shopping in Jaipur and the Hunt for Lacquer Jewelry

Back in March 2014 when we were a couple, Daraius and I flew to India as part of an around-the-world trip for my parents.  During our journey, we visited India, the Maldives, and Hong Kong.

We took a 4-day trip to Jaipur, a city in the Northern part of India called Rajasthan.  I really like Rajasthan for its historic palaces, extraordinary forts, and excellent shopping.  And we even took a picturesque elephant ride!  It’s different than anywhere else I’ve traveled, and that’s why I liked it so much!

Shopping In Jaipur And The Hunt For Lacquer Jewelry

Daraius Putting on His “Shopping Face” During Our Trip to Jaipur ;)

This series of posts will cover the logistics of getting to Jaipur, the hotel we stayed in, the activities we did, and restaurants we visited.

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“I Only Started Building a Credit History 2 Years Ago…and I Already Have 20 Credit Cards!”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:  US Credit Card Guide

Physixfan, ThunderFat, and skysniper write US Credit Card Guide to help folks choose credit cards and use miles and points like a pro.

US Credit Card Guide - Interview With Physixfan, ThunderFat And Skysniper

Physixfan in Paris, the Most Romantic City in the World!

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News You Can Use – $100 Off $600 Hotel, 3,000 Delicious Delta Miles, Cheap Business Class to Paris, and More!

1.   Save $100 Off a $600+ Hotel Booking

If you have a hefty paid hotel stay coming up, check out this AMEX Offer to save $100 off a $600+ prepaid hotel booking at!

Check your AMEX account for the offer.  Or tweet “AMEXTravel100” @AmexOffers with your synced Twitter account.  See this post if you’re new to AMEX Offers for more details.

AMEX is adding a lot of hotel deals lately!  Some folks might still see offers for $25 off $100+ (or $50 off $250+) at any hotel in their account.

News You Can Use 100 Off 600 Hotel 3,000 Delicious Delta Miles Cheap Business Class To Paris And More

Booking a Pricey Hotel? Save $100 on a $600+ Prepaid Booking Through AMEX Offers and

To earn the statement credit, book a prepaid stay at by March 15, 2016.  There are exclusions (for example, Fine Hotels & Resorts, or the flight portion when booking air and hotel together).  So read the fine print!

Always compare prices before you book.  That said, AMEX Travel usually has competitive prices.

2.   Dine 3X and Earn 3,000 Delta Miles

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