Remember August 28th, 2013 !

I don’t want to say that  Wednesday August 28th was an equivalent of an apocalypse in a miles and points world, but it’s pretty darn close.  I wanted to wait to write a post, till the dust settled a bit. So here is the deal. Apparently, it was reported that American Airlines has decided to…

Please forgive me if I act a little strange…

Full disclosure: the following post is a rant. I get satisfaction, if you read it. You don’t have to read it, but your support is greatly appreciated. The title of the post is the first line in my favorite song by David Gray ( who incidentally looks like Brian Kelly from “The points guy”), called…

Why I don’t follow a 91 day churn schedule

  Like most stay-at-home moms, I make my own butter. In fact,  sometimes I do it while blogging!  Someone suggested I start including pics of myself in the posts, so I just might show one doing my  butter churn. That should get male readers clicking my affiliate links like crazy! The idea behind the “churn”…

60 % of the time it works every time !

Update: the Marriott status challenge is apparently no longer available. In one of my earlier posts  I mentioned , that on August 1st I was supposed to receive a free category 1-5 certificate from my Marriott Chase Visa. . It was earmarked for our short wedding anniversary getaway, the only thing we do without the…

Trip report alert! You like, you like!

 Sorry, I couldn’t help myself, it’s a play on my Russian background!  Well, readers, today you are in for a rare treat! I have a trip report!  About a month and a half ago IHG program came out with their new PointBreaks list, where specific hotels are discounted to only 5000  points per night. I…

Why I value SPG point at 1.3 cents

Update: this offer is currently 25000 points, which is why its not on my Best Deals page. Also, I have increased the value of SPG point to 1.5 cents due to some adjustments in the hotels categories. Currently there is an increased offer for Amex Starwood Preferred guest credit card, available through September 3rd. It…