Category Archives: Save Money

Won’t Last: Save $25 Off $100+ at Best Buy!

Planning a purchase at Best Buy?  Good news!

Via Points, Miles & Martinis, you can save $25 off a Best Buy purchase of $100+ with Visa Checkout, through February 22, 2017, or while supplies last!

Deals like this usually sell out fast, so I wouldn’t hesitate if you have a purchase to make!

Best Buy Visa Checkout Promotion

Spend $100+ at Best Buy and Pay With Visa Checkout to Save $25

I’ll give you the details of the offer, so you can take advantage of the savings before it’s gone!

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7 Reasons Why Credit Cards Are Safer Than Debit Cards

Considering diving in to the miles & points hobby, but aren’t sure about the risks of credit cards?

Lots of folks who could qualify for valuable rewards credit cards use debit cards instead.  Because they feel more comfortable with a debit card.

But it’s important to remember that debit cards do NOT offer the same protection as credit cards, like fraud protection or extended warranties & returns.  And they aren’t as safe to use.

Are Credit Cards Safer Than Debit Card

Credit Cards Offer More Protection Than Debit Cards Against Things Like Unauthorized Charges

I’ll explain why!

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Targeted: Earn Bonuses (Like Points and Elite Credits!) With Starwood’s Latest Promotion

Via Rapid Travel Chai, you should check here or here to see if you qualify for Starwood’s current “SPG Select Member Exclusive” promotion.  It’s valid for stays between February 15, 2017, and May 15, 2017, when you register by April 15, 2017.

For example, folks have reported being targeted for bonuses like 2,000 Starwood points for 1 stay and 2,500 bonus Starwood points for a 2nd stay.  Or double elite qualifying credits towards elite status for all stays.

Starwood Member Exclusive Promotion

Check to See If You Were Targeted for Starwood’s Latest Promotion

Here’s more about this deal.

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Limited Time: Buy IHG Points With 100% Bonus

If you’ve been considering buying IHG points for an award stay, here’s a terrific deal!

Via One Mile at a Time, IHG is selling points with a 100% bonus through February 17, 2017.

You can buy up to 60,000 IHG points (the maximum allowed per calendar year) with this offer.  And with the bonus, you’ll save even more than you would using the Points & Cash trick!

If you have a paid IHG stay coming up, and award rooms are available, you might save Big Money with this deal.

IHG Points 100 Bonus

Shh! You Could Pay Less Buying IHG Points for an Award Stay Instead of Paying Cash for the Room

I’ll fill you in on the details!

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Hot! One-Way Flights From Certain US Cities to Europe for $70!

Fare deal alert!

Via Pizza in Motion, you can fly one-way from cities like Miami and San Francisco, to spots in Europe like Berlin, London, and Frankfurt, from ~$70 one-way on WOW Air!

I found flights from San Francisco to Frankfurt for ~$70 on March 7, 2017.  This sale is valid for several days between January and early June 2017.

WOW Air Sale February 2017

Fly to Frankfurt, Germany, From San Francisco for ~$70 One-Way With This Sale From WOW Air

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

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Bigger Bonus: 75,000 Hilton Points With the No-Annual-Fee Citi Hilton Visa!

Good news for folks who collect Hilton points!

Via Reddit, the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature card has an increased sign-up bonus of 75,000 Hilton points after meeting minimum spending requirements.

This is the best offer that’s been available on this card!  And it’s a terrific deal for a card with no annual fee.

We don’t earn a commission from this offer, but we’ll always tell you the best deals.

Increased Bonus Citi Hilton Visa

With the Increased Sign-Up Bonus From the Citi Hilton Visa, You’ll Have Nearly Enough Points for a Stay at the Luxurious Conrad Hong Kong!

I’ll share the details of this offer and help you decide whether it’s worth applying for!

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Pay Fewer United Airlines Miles for Certain Flights to Hawaii and Visit More Islands for Less!

Dreaming of a trip to Hawaii?  Good news!  United Airlines has stopped charging extra for inter-island flights on award tickets from the mainland US.

It will now only cost you 45,000 United Airlines miles to fly round-trip from the mainland US to Hawaii in coach, even if you have to transfer between 2 different Hawaiian islands.

Before, you’d pay 57,000 United Airlines miles for a round-trip coach award ticket that included an inter-island leg.

United Airlines Miles To Hawaii

You Can Relax Knowing You’ll Spend Fewer United Airlines Miles on Your Trip to Paradise

I’ll explain what this means for you.  And remind you of other ways to fly to Hawaii with miles & points!

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2 Days Only: JetBlue Fare Sale, One-Way Flights From $39

If you’re planning a getaway this spring, JetBlue is having a 2-day fare sale!  One-way flights cost as little as ~$39.  But you must book by tomorrow, February 15, 2017.

Travel dates are March 1, 2017, to May 24, 2017.  There are blackout dates depending on the destination.

US and international flights are included.  And when JetBlue paid fares drop, award ticket prices go down, too!

Most flights cost more than $39.  But you can find some very cheap deals, like New York (JFK) to Daytona Beach for ~$104.  Or Chicago to Fort Lauderdale for ~$59.

JetBlue Fare Sale February 2017

Escape the Cold Weather for Cheap With JetBlue’s 2-Day Fare Sale

I’ll share the details!

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I Found My New Best Friend Traveling to London: Part 12 – Return Business Class Flight to US

Emily:   I love to travel, and my mom does, too!

When I was growing up in Ohio, we could only afford road trips to local amusement parks.  But collecting miles and points has opened up a whole new world of travel neither of us thought possible!

She and I decided to go to London and Paris for a mother-daughter getaway.  We flew Business Class and stayed in 5-star hotels.  I paid for this trip for a fraction of the retail cost by using airline miles and hotel points.

I’ve never traveled so long with my mom before, and at the end of the trip, I felt like I had a new best friend!  Without the miles & points hobby, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to experience the joy of traveling with my mom.

I Found My New Best Friend Traveling To London Part 12 Return Business Class Flight To US

Headed Back Home – I Was Missing Mom Already

In this series, I’ll show you how you can get to Europe, too!

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Anticipate Your Next Destination’s Expenses With Numbeo

When you’re traveling to a different country (or even a different city!) it’s easy to be blindsided by steep prices!

That’s why it’s helpful to look at a cost of living calculator, rather than just the currency conversion rate when you travel.  Things like restaurant and transportation prices vary depending on the place you’re visiting.  That’s where Numbeo comes in!

Cost Of Living Calculator

Use a Cost of Living Calculator to Research Prices for Restaurants, Groceries, and Transportation at Your Destination, So You’ll Know What to Expect When You Arrive

I’ll show you how to use Numbeo.  And tell you why it can be helpful when planning your next trip!

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