Category Archives: Bargains

Points for Your Post Pandemic Self-Indulgence Part 1: Top Laidback Hilton Luxury Resorts!

Let’s dream a little. When you’re able to travel to the places you want rather than places that allow you to come — where is it going to be? I don’t always crave luxury stays. In fact, I rarely do. My wife hates flying, so I almost always fly solo (and I can tough it outContinue Reading

Caesars Diamond Status Match revised: Vegas, Atlantic City, and the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas Reopenings

Is Caesars Diamond status match still valuable? Here are my older posts about my status-match adventures in Atlantic City. My Atlantic City Status Match Adventure — Part 1: What’s Still Working and What Is Not My Atlantic City Status Match Adventure — Part 2: Total Rewards Diamond Benefits IN DEPTH! My Atlantic City Status MatchContinue Reading

My Atlantic City Status Match Adventure — Part 2: Total Rewards Diamond Benefits IN DEPTH!

On January 31, my Total Rewards Diamond status expired and was promptly reverted to Gold – the entry level, on February 1. Later on February 1, I rematched my Wyndham Diamond back to Caesars Rewards and got my Diamond back by the end of the day. Or, as this guy would put it … UPDATE:Continue Reading

The Awesomeness and Quirks of the New ANA Fuel Surcharge and More!

  Last week, the internet rediscovered the value of ANA award tickets due to the airline’s having dropped its fuel surcharges as of June 1. I have written about ANA more than about any other airline over the years, which might seem kind of weird since I’ve never flown ANA metal. However, ANA’s  frequent flyerContinue Reading

Best Free Online Courses: COVID-19 Hands You Lemons? Make Lemonade!

  UPDATE 5/9/2020: Free Learn at Home projects with Scholastic: PreK through 9th grade. UPDATE 5/3/2020: You can get a FREE 5-Year Subscription to 200+ Microsoft Azure Courses: Pluralsight and Microsoft have partnered to help you become an expert in Azure. With skill assessments and over 200+ courses, 40+ Skill IQs and 8 Role IQs,Continue Reading

A Great Way to Benefit From the Wyndham Rewards Points Sale – and It’s Not What You Think!

  Wyndham is selling Wyndham Rewards points at a 40% discount. Found in this post via this post. Direct link This 40% off discount means you can buy points for $9.29 per 1,000 rather than $13. Still overpriced, but more decent, IMHO. UPDATED: The promo is valid until January 16, 2020. This is a veryContinue Reading

Virgin Atlantic Bargains and Current Availability: NEW Amex MR 30% Transfer Bonus: Business Class for 39K Points to Europe, 35K to South America, 97K to New Zealand, or First Class (The Suite) for 85K (RT) to Japan

    UPDATE 12.9.19: The AMEX MR 30% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic is ON again! The bonus is valid until Dec 28 2019. This post has been thoroughly revised to reflect the new options and current award space.  A lot of people don’t take Virgin Atlantic miles seriously and I used to be oneContinue Reading

Avianca LifeMiles Double-Dipping Goodness in Business Class: 21K to South America, 41K to Europe, 48K to Israel, 50K to Asia and More!

  Avianca LifeMiles is one of those programs that doesn’t look much on the outside, but rewards you plenty if you take time to know it better. 🙂 The regular award levels (they killed their own award chart, but the Star partners’ chart is still intact) are hardly generous; the search engine is clunky, theContinue Reading

Best LATAM Award Flights to Book on AA Miles or BA Avios Before It’s Too Late!

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The New 50,000 Expedia Rewards Voyager Credit Card’s Offer Review in Detail – an Unexpected Gem!

  UPDATE: Now 70,000 Points Until Today, Dec 2 (last day for up to $994 in hotel stays!) GONE! Never mind. 50,000 is still a great deal! The Link (HT: DoC) Direct Link to the Offer I don’t like Expedia. They burned me a couple of years ago, and I haven’t booked with them everContinue Reading

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