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…

Miles and points, Forbes, Belize

  In the world of travel blogging, it’s very much affiliate bloggers vs. non-affiliate ones. It’s war!!! And the most hated of all are the top bloggers, who make a nice living doing it. No doubt, part of it is jealousy. The truth is, most small bloggers would give their right arm to be one…

Our Crowne Plaza motel suite

 This stay was part of our 2013 IHG Big Win. If you haven’t registered for the 2014 promotion, you can do it HERE. It’s not a request, but an order!   At least check and see the amount of points at stake, OK? We rarely travel without kids, but I was 1 night short of getting…

Could this card be a keeper?

I am referring to US Bank FlexPerks card. It has a unique earning structure, like no other card out there. Right now it comes with a 20000-point sign-up bonus, though personally, I would wait and see if they increase it in connection with the Olympic games. Also, be aware, you could be approved for a lower…

Miles and points, tea-cher, San Francisco

  The other day I was reading  “Islands”, my favorite magazine. I mentioned before that it has substance and not just the pretty photos and ads. Anyway, they had an interview with a guy who moved from US to Taiwan and became  a tea monk (yes, it’s a real thing), or tea-cher, as he calls himself.…

Redeeming Rapid Rewards for family and friends

Actually, this particular redemption qualifies as both, since I’m friends with  my in-laws. One of my readers had requested that I cover Southwest and it’s frequent flyer program. I consider Rapid Rewards points to be some of the most valuable currency in this hobby, specifically for a family of 4 or 5. While other programs…

The best 0 % balance transfer card choices

This is an extra post for the week because some of my relatives have asked about cards with a 0 % balance transfer offer. Ideally, this is not something most of my readers would be interested in, but deserves a mention. I have narrowed it down to cards that provide some perks such as cash…