Ultimate Rewards and Membership Rewards SPG and Citi Thank You Program When it comes to flexible points, there were once the big three. And now we have the big three plus medium size fourth participant created by brilliant minds at Citi. You can see overview of Chase Ultimate Rewards program here, Amex Membership Rewards here, […]
What Are Your Travel Packing Essentials? Plus Rant
Wow, what a crazy few weeks we have had in our house. My son’s pre-school got shut down for operating without a license. Lovely. I keep waiting for someone to come in and shut down my blog for that reason, but so far so good. We finally found a place that would take him, but […]
How Hard Is It to Cancel a Credit Card, and Will You Lose Your Points?
The reason I wanted to write this post was due to something a new reader said in an email. That person mentioned that he doesn’t want to sign up for cards just for bonus’ sake. Why? Because it’s too much hassle to cancel them later on. So, recently, I’ve had to put one of my […]
Dumping My Kids On In-Laws: Holiday Inn Orange Lake Resort Getaway
Last month, my husband and I were fortunate enough to have a 2-night anniversary getaway. While we were gone, my in-laws took our kids to Orlando in order to have a getaway of their own. I can’t call it a vacation because with two small kids in tow, even the suggestion would be laughable. That […]
Should You Stop Applying for Credit Cards 2 Years Before Taking Out a New Mortgage?
Last week my readers and I had an interesting discussion in the comments section of the post Using Credit Cards Does NOT Equal Being in Debt One of them had this question: “Nice post. I’m interesting in learning how Cheap Black Dad did with closing on a new house. We’re thinking about getting a better […]
Dear Future Miles and Points Blogger…
Full disclosure: This is a “monster rant” type post, we will be back to regular programming tomorrow. Lately, I’ve seen some advice and feedback from fellow miles and points bloggers on what it’s like to be one of us. So, I figured I’d chime in. I tend to do that. First, let’s be clear, I’m […]
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