Category Archives: Travel Tips

How to Earn 136,000 Starwood Points for Big Travel!

Did you know folks who live at the same address can transfer Starwood points to each other for free?

Through September 14, 2015, the sign-up bonus on the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express (personal and small business) is 30,000 Starwood points after meeting minimum spending requirements.

How To Earn 136,000 Starwood Points For Big Travel

Need More Starwood Points to Stay at the Sheraton Kauai Resort in Hawaii? Share Points With a Friend or Partner for More Award Stays and Starwood Perks!

If yourself and a partner, friend, or spouse get both AMEX Starwood cards (and live together), together you’ll earn 136,000 Starwood points!  I’ll explain why this can be valuable for Big Travel!

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Are AMEX Starwood Cards Worth Keeping After the 1st Year?

Until September 14, 2015, you’ll earn 30,000 Starwood points on both the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express personal and small business cards after completing the minimum spending requirements.

The $95 annual fee is waived for the 1st year, but kicks in after the 12th billing cycle.  So folks are wondering whether or not this is a good card to keep past the 1st year.

Are AMEX Starwood Cards Worth Keeping After The 1st Year

To Keep or Not to Keep? I’ll Let You Know Your Options!

I’ll help you decide what’s best.  And give you options and tips for what to do!

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$536 Non-Stop New York to Brazil + All You Can Fly in Brazil for $299!

Via The Flight Deal, you can fly TAM from New York to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for ~$536 round-trip in coach.  And the flights are non-stop!

If You Want to Visit Rio de Janeiro, You Can Fly There on TAM for ~$536 Round-Trip From New York!

I’ll also share a separate deal about how to fly around Brazil with unlimited flights for $299!

You can search for this fare using ITA Matrix or Google Flights, then book it on the TAM website.

This deal won’t last long, so book now if you’re interested!

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US Mint Deal Is Back!

I’m very excited that the US Mint deal is back!

OK, it’s not really.  But I happened to find a way to help meet minimum spending requirements (sort of) buying coins with a credit card!  And with no fees!

US Mint Deal Is Back

Always Be on the Alert for New Ways to Earn Miles & Points!

For folks new to our hobby, the US Mint deal was a government program that allowed you to buy dollar coins with a credit card without a fee.

And some people would buy the coins with their credit cards, then haul these heavy coins to deposit in their bank account, earning Big Travel in the process!

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Europe on Sale! ~$600 Round-Trip, Even From the West Coast!

United Airlines has great deals on flights to Barcelona, Dublin, Helsinki, and Madrid!

The Flight Deal reports you can fly from many cities in the US to Barcelona, Helsinki, and Madrid for ~$600 round-trip in coach.  Or you can fly to Dublin for ~$520!

Europe On Sale 600 Round Trip Even From The West Coast

Visit Europe for ~$600 Round-Trip! Many Cities on the West Coast Are Included in This Deal!

You can search for this fare using ITA Matrix or Google Flights, then book it on the airline websites.

This deal will NOT last!

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