IHG Big Win that I Almost Didn’t Win

This is the email I got last September: It’s so great to see members like you win. With your first completed offer, you earn a “win”—1,000 points. Complete all of them, and you could earn 143,900 points, good toward that overnight trip or weekend getaway. The offers below are tailored just for you.Your available offers: Stay…

Miles and points, Florence, Sarcasm

1) US Airways will exit Star Alliance on March 31st. Make sure to book awards on United and other Star partners with your Dividend miles before that date. 2) Don’t forget to redeem your Southwest Rapid Rewards points before April 1st, to beat devaluation. 3) There is an offer for Amex Platinum card that comes…

Jamaica me crazy!

1) Our cruise saga. The cost breakdown. 2) No, I don’t want to buy a drink! 3) Jamaica me crazy! 4)  Stingrays can ruin a honeymoon This was the first stop on our 5-day cruise to the Western Caribbean. I booked an excursion on the internet from the company called Jaital. Usually, it’s cheaper to do…

Points and deals update, Rants

1) Earn free AAdvantage miles via Facebook promotion HERE 2) As most of you know, Barclaycard Arrival offers a sign-up bonus of $400 off travel expenses. However, how do you know which expense qualifies? Yes, direct charges from hotels, cruise lines and car rental companies will work, but what about some other obscure charges?  Check…

I am raising the value of SPG point to 1.5 cents

Once again, this is only my personal opinion. Your value may be lower or higher, and that’s perfectly fine. However, in this post, I wanted to explain my reasons for this change. You may have heard about adjustments in SPG categories. A lot of people felt it was a relatively mild devaluation, with  some properties,…

Miles and points, Fort Myers beach, Thank You

1) Marriott announces changes in hotel categories. You have to book by April 8th. Read more HERE  2) Join Delta Skymiles program and get free 1000 miles (sky pesos)  HERE ( H/T View from the wing) 3) Via Big Habitat, buy $300 in MasterCards this week, get $20 Staples gift card. YMMV, so check your local…

I have published an e-book on Amazon!

I am so excited, guys! For the last few weeks, I have been working on an e-book. As I mentioned many times, my goal is to reach people completely unfamiliar with this hobby. Granted, there are many good “miles and points” books out there already. However, just as with this blogging industry, I couldn’t find…