A little historyI graduated from college in 2007, and that fall decided to pursue a longtime dream of mine: teaching English in Russia, where I had studied abroad as an undergrad..
Last week Shawn at Miles to Memories wrote about his experience buying PIN-enabled, Metabak-issued, personalized Visa gift cards from GiftCardMall, after clicking through a cash ..
This seems like it’s been a week of minor updates, but during a promotion as lucrative as the one we’re currently living through I don’t consider that a vice.I ran into
PrefaceI’m not going to write about any changes to the Target Prepaid REDcard until tomorrow. For all the wailing, lamentations, and gnashing of teeth you could possibly want, go..
In my post yesterday I forgot to mention an occasional problem that arises when manufacturing spend with Vanilla-branded prepaid Visa debit cards. This oversight is especially un..
As most of my readers no doubt know, through May 16, 2015, you’ll instantly receive $20 off every $300 in Visa gift cards purchased at both Office Max and Office
I’ve written before about the lie of “no-blackout-date” policies at major hotel chains. By guaranteeing access to any standard room at a fixed redemption rate, hotel loyalty prog..
When I wrote yesterday’s post, I wasn’t planning to make this a series! But ever since a US Bank representative told me it was possible to request a product change
I currently carry all three of the US Bank-issued credit cards which I consider the most valuable for my current miles, points, and cash back strategy:Cash+. Has historically off..
Back in November I wrote about a trick I like to use now that the Barclaycard Arrival+ card allows Arrival+ miles to be redeemed against taxi purchases: buying Uber credit in
A few months back I wrote a breakdown of three cards which earn bonused flexible points currencies at gas stations: the Chase Ink Plus (and Bold), Citi ThankYou Premier (as of Ap..
A reader recently wrote to me asking if there were any super-secret hush-hush methods of manufacturing the $1,500 in 5% cash back offered by this quarter’s Chase Freedom bonus ca..
I’m enjoying lovely San Diego but wanted to share two quick hits that passed my desk yesterday.TopCashBack tracks multiple $2,000 American Express gift cards in a single orderBac..
I have raved and written extensively about this ski season ticket a lot in the past, but it really is an excellent deal and one of the few ways to
Iberia and British Airways, two of the airlines that use Avios as their rewards currency, have long had a number of differences in their award charts. British Airways charged each
I don’t really know what this thing is yet. It’s quite possible it’ll be another one of those over-technified, but functionally useless concepts we see bouncing around the Intern..
Back in January I posed the rhetorical question, “Should all manufactured spend go through American Express gift cards?” and outlined a number of practical problems with using Am..
I’m fond of saying that what travel hacking needs is more facts and less data. Much of affiliate blogging is taken up with listing transfer partners and earning rates, without co..
Plenty of digital ink has been spilled about the May 28/31 Club Carlson devaluation, including here, and there’s not too much left to be said. However, one thing has been bugging
One of the great things about Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan program is the ability to both credit paid flights operated by American Airlines and Delta Airlines, and redeem Mileag..
Before I get to the meat of my analysis of Club Carlson’s recently-announced devaluation, allow me to briefly mention my general approach when it comes to credit card rewards:I p..
I saw yesterday morning that Shawn at Miles to Memories had taken a crack at comparing the much-beloved Club Carlson rewards program with the just-announced changes to the Wyndha..
With the 2015 division of US airline loyalty programs into revenue-based (Southwest, Delta, United) and distance-based (American, Alaska) models, deciding on a primary carrier an..