AMEX Offer: $100 off of $500 on World’s Leading Cruise Lines

American Express is back with another repeat offer, this time on the World’s Leading Cruise Lines. For a limited time, you can get $100 back on a $500 booking. Here’s the offer: This is great if you are planning a cruise anytime soon, and it’s applicable to some of the best cruise lines around including […]

Monarch Beach Resort Deal: Third Night Free + $250 Credit [Possibly Stackable]

The Monarch Beach Resort has a brand new deal for the summer. For a limited time, the resort is offering the third night free + a $250 credit. Here’s the deal from the website: Select “extra value” dates also have the added perks for waived resort charge ($105) and free valet parking ($120). Possibly Stackable? […]

AMEX Offer: $40 off of $50 at The Martha Stewart Wine Co.

There is a new American Express Offer for $40 off of $50 from Martha Stewart Wine Co.   This is a pretty good deal considering you can use it on this offer which is 6 bottles for $59.99:   The offer above comes in three types: 6 Red, 6 White, or 3 Red/3 White. Featured […]

The Citi Prestige Golf Benefit: $630 in Free Golf…

In recent years, the Citi Prestige Golf Benefit has done more for my golf game then anything else. This benefit has been incredible, perhaps too incredible – as Citi has eliminated this benefit from the Prestige Card [golf benefits end July 23, 2017].  Nevertheless, living in Southern California has allowed me to take full advantage […]

Review: Kingfisher Beer (India)

When in India, no matter where you are, you are not far from a prominent ad for the “King of Good Times”, also known as Kingfisher Beer. Kingfisher seems to be the most popular beer and the most popular alcoholic beverage in India. It is commonly available in the Lager and the Strong forms, and […]

The American Express Extended Payment Option 10,000 Point Bonus Offer

I recently received the targeted email [below] from American Express offering me 10,000 Membership Rewards Points if I enrolled my specified charge card, in this case the Personal Platinum Card, in the Extended Payment Option. Here’s the email: Bottom Line: This is a great bonus and easy way to earn an easy 10,000 with little […]

How Skiplagged saved me $381 AND got me a non-stop flight…

So there I was, falling asleep on the last night of my week-long Costa Rican adventure, when I realized I needed to get back to Los Angeles early the next day. My original Southwest Airlines Companion Pass itinerary had me leaving Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR) at 2:00 pm, making a stop in Houston (IAH), then […]

Never Let Your $15 Monthly American Express Personal Platinum Uber Credit Go to Waste…

As you know, earlier this year American Express added a new benefit to their personal Platinum Cards – the $200 Annual Uber Credit (which also increased the annual fee of this card $100 to $550 a year, but I digress): What you may not know is that if you find yourself unable to use up […]

The New #1 Airline in the World According to SKYTRAX is…

The 2017 award for the World’s Best Airline was revealed this week at the SKYTRAX 2017 World Airline Awards. This is a much coveted and prestigious award throughout the industry as it is voted upon by travelers from around the world via an annual passenger survey. Over 19 million passengers from 105 different countries participated in […]

Visa Signature Free Night At Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, and Curio Hotels and Resorts

Here’s a deal that can easily save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars if you have a Visa Signature or Visa Infinite card! Visa Signature currently has a promotion for “Third Night Free” when you stay at Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, or Curio Hotels and Resorts now through October 31, 2017. Here’s the promotional language: For […]

Staples $30 off of $60 [Possibly Targeted] Expires 7/1/2017

Last week, I made a dash to Staples to take advantage of the expiring American Express offer for $20 off of $100 (which I can confirm worked on gift cards). After completing the purchase, I saw the receipt had another coupon $30 off of $60 at! Here’s the fine print: There are some [the […]

The Best McDonald’s Burger in the World is…

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking I should be totally ashamed of myself. I know, I know, an American eating at McDonald’s for his first meal in a foreign country is a totally unforgivable faux pas. And under normal circumstances, I would wholeheartedly agree. But this is India and the meal in question involves […]

Plastiq bonuses blocked for Mortgage and Rental Payments…here’s what to do about it:

In the travel-hacking hobby, the only constant is change – and that change is usually not a good thing. Well, earlier this week we got word that Chase, Citi, and now Visa have [effectively] killed the ability to earn a lucrative profit on points by paying your monthly rental and mortgage payments on So […]

Huge Change Coming to the Citi AT&T Access and Access More Cards…

Huge Change Coming to the Citi AT&T Access and Access More Cards… It’s no secret that my secret MVP card has been the Citi AT&T Access More Card for the last couple of years. Those who have it – and were able to get it when it was still available (it’s now “unavailable” in credit […]

The 10 Commandments of Travel-Hacking (Using Credit Cards)

You should never miss a credit card payment You should never incur finance charges You should never pay with cash when you can pay with a credit card; and when you do pay with a credit card you should only use the card that will maximize your point earnings You should never spend more then […]

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