Category Archives: Bargains

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

Iberia Business Class Service Has Gotten Better and a Short Review of Iberia T4S Lounge in Madrid

  I’ve been a huge fan of Iberia Business Class since the airline completely revamped its Business Class seats a few years ago. Iberia now sports a staggered Solstis 1-2-1 configuration with an excellent footwell that really allows you to sleep in whatever position you want without your feet fighting each other for a tinyContinue Reading

Our Airbnb Problems in Spain: We “Got Got” (Well, a Little) and What Else You Need to Ask to Avoid Unpleasant Surprises

  About a month ago I wrote a mammoth piece on how to incorporate Airbnb rentals into your vacation plans. I offered a few tips about questions you have to ask to ensure that you get a really good bang for your buck while cutting down on unpleasant surprises. Vacation rentals aren’t everyone’s cup ofContinue Reading

Why You Shouldn’t Trust Amex’s Transfer Time Frame to Iberia, and My First Ever Hi-Speed Rail Travel in Europe

  I came back home from Spain last week. This was my fourth trip to Spain and the first one to Andalusia. My cousin Timmy and I covered Seville, Malaga, Ronda, and Cadiz on a 12-day adventure. We traveled by trains and buses, stayed exclusively at Airbnbs, and enjoyed our trip immensely. There was oneContinue Reading

This New/Old Credit Card Bonus Can Fly You in Business All Over the World

  UPDATE: South African has suspended flights between Washington DC and Dakar. Another Unicorn redemption has bitten the dust! 🙁 (Thanks: TimmyD). Important Update: Virgin Atlantic added more airports to its online booking system. For example, you had to call to book an award flight to Latin America (ex Rio and São Paulo) — notContinue Reading

This Delta Vacations Deal Gets You a MUCH Better Value at Hyatt Zilara Cancun Than Hyatt Points, But You Must Move Quickly!

  The latest Delta Vacations deal, which allows you to redeem Delta miles at 2x, has been extended until September 6. I booked a flight from New York and 5 nights at the famed Hyatt Zilara Cancun for 109,000 Delta miles and $1.93 in taxes. The cash cost is $2181.93. I could’ve paid less, butContinue Reading

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