Family travel challenge

 I said before that most families will not be getting card after card after card all year long, like I do. Everyone needs to find their own comfort level and stick to it. I wanted to put together a 2-card combo that would take care of a summer vacation for a family of four. I…

Yes, Chase Sapphire Preferred can be a keeper

My main quest (obsession) with this blog is to put together the best list of “keeper” credit cards for a family like mine.  The truth is, most ordinary families I know will not be getting more than a few sign-up bonuses per year at most. The quest will evolve as things change. So, what I…

New IHG PointBreaks list

Just a quick heads up on the new IHG PointBreaks list that will go live on January 27th. Nice properties usually go fast, so this will give you an idea on what to book for only 5000 points per night. You can preview it HERE  The list will be valid for stays from January 27th…

Miles and points, Search Terms, Cozumel

One of the fun things about the WordPress blogging platform is seeing the search terms by which the readers on the internet find my blog. Here are some of the best ones: “Rhyme about being in debt”. No need to explain if you have been reading my blog for even a week! The most disturbing…

VRBO is like a box of chocolates

I am a huge fan of sites like VRBO and Greatrentals and consider them superior alternatives to a hotel for family travel. Let’s face it, it’s way better to have a house with separate bedrooms than squeeze 4 to 5 people into one  room. Other advantages are: kitchen and usually washer and dryer. But there are some…

Few worthwhile deals

Via Big Habitat blog, there is a promo at OfficeMax starting this Sunday, where you get $20 off $300 in Mastercard gift cards. You would have to purchase two $200 cards to qualify. You could also buy 3 cards and get $40 off.  If you have Chase Ink or Chase Bold, you would get 5…