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Why $400 Economy Fares to Asia Don’t Excite Me

Cheap $400 flights to Hong Kong Asia

Over the past couple of months, we’ve seen some incredibly fares between the West Coast and Asia. Back in July, The Flight Deal shared a $330 roundtrip fare between San Francisco and Hong Kong. Since then, lots of other fares… Continue Reading

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Save on Beauty Box Subscriptions (and Earn Lots of Points and Miles!)

Earn Points and Miles on Beauty Box Subscriptions

Beauty box subscriptions like Birchbox and Glossybox are very popular these days. For $10 – $39.95 per month, subscribers get a box of premium beauty product samples shipped to their doorstep. If you’ve ever been subject to a hard-sell at… Continue Reading

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3 Positive Developments in the Marriott-Starwood Merger

Starwood Marriott Merger Reciprocal Benefits

Remember when the Marriott-Ritz Carlton takeover of Starwood hotels was announced last year and I wrote about how the news wasn’t so bad? Well, my point of view has been validated today, because all three programs have taken the first… Continue Reading

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AMAZING Virgin America Fare: West Coast to Chicago for 8,200 Points RT!

Virgin America Main Cabin Economy Class

Are you headed to the Chicago Seminars in October? Do you have the same fear of booking things in advance that I do and are just now getting around to making travel reservations? You’re in luck because there are some… Continue Reading

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Meeting Large Spending Requirements Without Manufactured Spending

Rewards credit Cards in a wallet

A 100,000 point sign-up bonus isn’t rare for the American Express Platinum Card. In fact, there have been bonuses out there for up to 250,000 Membership Rewards points after a total of $55,000 worth of spending over six months. A… Continue Reading

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How Much I’m Paying in Credit Card Annual Fees

I do a great deal of manufactured spending, which requires me to use multiple credit cards. After all, putting $100,000 worth of spending on a single credit card every month would be insane, not to mention, I’d get shut down… Continue Reading

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How I Saved Over $90 On Online Shopping via Amex Offers

American Express Offers is one of the best credit card perks out there and a major reason to keep paying the annual fee on credit cards like the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card. For those who are unfamiliar with Amex Offers,… Continue Reading

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Earn up to 15% Cash Back for Buying Points

For a while, there was a huge influx of blog posts out there about buying points. Whether it was airline miles or hotel points, bloggers kept writing about what a good deal buying these points was. When Alaska Airlines made… Continue Reading

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Points and Miles Checklist: Things to Do in June

June was off to a slow start, which is why I didn’t even bother putting a points and miles checklist together. Things began piling on and now here we are in mid-June, with the AAdvantage program changes coming up along… Continue Reading

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How NOT to Spend 65,000 Club Carlson Points

Club Carlson is one of the best hotel rewards programs when it comes to earning free nights and I’ve written extensively about their huge portfolio of amazing properties worldwide. While it’s easy to earn club Carlson Gold points, between the… Continue Reading