Points and Deals Update

1. An offer for 2,000 miles from Delta dining program. More details HERE 2. The annual 7% bonus on Chase Sapphire Preferred is officially going away after 2015 for existing cardholders. Not really big news to me, but still. There is a silver lining, though. You will now get a primary car rental coverage with…

A Sequel to My Anti-Vendoming Post

Originally, I planned to wait till Friday to publish this. But I think this needs to be said now. Over the last few days I’ve noticed a disturbing trend of negativity and fighting amongst various bloggers in the industry. I fear, I’ve unintentionally added fuel to the fire. My last Friday’s rant has reached a…

The Low Hanging Fruit of Manufactured Spending

At the moment manufactured spending is the most popular subject on Flyertalk and this blogging industry in general. I’ve said many times  that majority of my target readers probably won’t do much of it, if any at all. I do try to link to manufactured spending news and even write posts about it on occasion.…

Miles and Points, Anti-Vendoming

1) Earn up to 2,000 United Mileage Plus miles on your “back to school” shopping through United shopping mall. Not  good enough reason to buy, but may be for you if you are looking to top off an account. More info HERE (hat tip to Mommypoints) 2) A list of discounted awards available to CITI AAdvantage…

Hotel Redemptions for a Family of Five. Part Two.

This is my second part on hotel redemptions for a family of five. In my previous post I’ve considered several programs that could provide a decent value on points. Here are a few more. Hyatt Gold Passport Hyatt Regency Suites Atlanta Northwest It costs only 5,000 points and the rate starts at $93 plus tax.…

Hotel Redemptions for a Family of Five. Part One.

My husband knows all about squeezing 5 people in one hotel room. That’s how he used to travel  with his parents and two siblings while growing up. Usually, his little brother got the rollaway, which he really hated. His family of five once shared one tiny cabin on a cruise, where you had to step over…

Points and Deals Update

1) Update: The link is dead. Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Visa Plus that comes with 50,000 points sign-up bonus is still available. Check my “Best deals” page. Always look there for the updated info. 2) I’ve seen it mentioned in the comments section of this FTG post. You can buy Disney tickets for as low…