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Points and Miles Checklist: Things to Do in October

I’ve slacked off on writing my monthly things to do lists partly because I got lazy and partly because…there was nothing to do. That’s changed with the end of the year approaching. Lots of promotions, both targeted and public, are… Continue Reading

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Is This One of the Best or Worst Uses of Starpoints?

I was browsing through the SPG Moments website when I came across a recently ended auction that caught my attention. Someone spent 230,500 Starpoints on an AUDITION to sing the National Anthem at a Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets game. And… Continue Reading

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Points and Miles Checklist: Things to Do in May

I dropped the ball last month and didn’t put a points and miles checklist together, but to be fair, there wasn’t a whole lot happening. Things are picking up in May, with some status match opportunities, bonus point promotions, and… Continue Reading

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Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos: Tips for Saving Points and Cash

After reading great reviews about the all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, I booked a week-long stay in March. I ran into some difficulties during the booking process, including lack of award availability, but found a way around that. If you’re interested in staying… Continue Reading

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Hyatt Diamond Status for $1,250 Out of Pocket – Worth it?

Hyatt has been pretty quiet on the point promotion front, but they announced their latest Stay More Play More Promotion last week and it’s pretty much what they offered last year: A tiered bonus that amounts to an extra 1,000… Continue Reading

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Points and Miles Checklist: Things to Do in February

By now most of you have probably thrown out or forgotten your list of New Year’s Resolutions and you need something more feasible to focus on. It’s a good thing you found this hobby and can direct your energy on a… Continue Reading

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Great American Express My Offers for January

American Express My Offers is a great program that offers lots of savings on everyday spending. I personally get great value out of these targeted statement credit offers every year – enough to off-set the annual fee on my Starwood… Continue Reading

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My Week in Manufactured Spending: Branching Out Beyond Visa Gift Cards

It’s been a bad week for many folks out there who had their Serve and Bluebird accounts shut down. As I previously explained, I don’t think this news is quite as terrible as everyone is making it out to be.… Continue Reading

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Why I Finally Got Rid of My Club Carlson Credit Card

Months before the annual fee was due on my Club Carlson credit card, I was contemplating whether to keep, cancel, or even downgrade the card. When I got the card, it came with one of the best credit card benefits… Continue Reading