If you entered the travel hacking game through the big credit card affiliate bloggers, you probably know that folks who rely on credit card signup bonuses to build their points
First, I’ll give my list of hotel deal ideas, and then my thoughts on each one.
List of hotel deal ideas:
Cap1 10x on hotels.com + Hotels.com Rewards 10% back = 20%
0:37 Chase Hyatt Offer: 2 Free Nights + $50 Statement Credit (link) Unclear whether this is limited to Category 1-7 (30,000 category) -or- 1-8 (40,000 category) Alternate offer o..
Since I first made this list of Best Rate Guarantees in Sept 2013 a lot has changed! Orbitz and Expedia dropped their $50 coupons (which many of us probably abused) and IHG
Aparna Mathur is a Resident Scholar, Economic Policy, at the American Enterprise Institute, a libertarian think tank with an excellent kitchen that I periodically visit when I wa..
Hainan is a recent transfer partner of Capital One – which is extra awesome because many people got in on the 200,000 sign up bonus! The Cap1 transfer rate to Hainan is
Earlier this month I’d started to notice that some of the promotions that had popped up fairly regularly in the past hadn’t shown up recently. No sooner did I wonder
We’re back this week with another extended episode where we cover: News: 0:45 Southwest announces flights to Hawaii (link) Flying as soon as March 17th (wow, that’s quick) When I’m
The recent debacle in New York over Amazon’s plan to open an office there under the hilarious marketing slogan of “HQ2” (or maybe HQ1.5, or maybe HQ2.14159?) gave finance journal..
In a previous post, I posted the revelation that the uncapped anniversary free night from the Chase IHG card finds a lot more availability at Intercontinental Bora Bora Thalasso ..
Over at Running with Miles, Charlie Barkowski has been doing yeoman’s work tracking the “Small Luxury Hotels” eligible for Hyatt Category 1-4 free night certificates, meaning pro..
If you know me or read this blog or listen to any of my podcasts regularly, you know that when I get into something I really get into it. While my
There’s no cliche more beloved by the financial press than the “changing American retirement model.”The beauty of the changing American retirement model is that you can use it to..
We’re back with another jam-packed “free” episode this week… 0:40 $600 Citizen’s Bank Checking Bonus (link) Requires recurring/single (?) $2,000 Direct Deposit Expires May 16th, ..
I have written a lot about 529 college savings plans, the grotesque transfer of millions of dollars of additional wealth to the richest people in the country, which were expanded
When Ronald Reagan needed to explain to the American people the outlandish claims of his voodoo economists, he would often reach back into his remaining intact memories of his fi..
I got to thinking the other day, as I so often do, after seeing somebody toss off a joke on Twitter. The gag is an asset manager being told by
Lately I’ve been mulling a series of posts by Nick Reyes over at Frequent Miler about the relative value of earning Hilton Honors points directly through credit card spend, versus
We’re back with a Jam Packed show this week. New Ebates/MR partnership, Negative changes from AA/Amex, and A new reader question. 0:40 Ebates Membership Rewards partnership (lin..
So last month I ended up planning a last minute Disney World trip with my son which you can hear about on the Disney Deciphered podcast here and here. The
I recently wrote about transferring bank points to Amtrak for 1.5 cents per point+ of value. See: Redeem Bank Points For Amtrak In that post
Long-time readers know that the way to tell if a financier is lying about stock buybacks is to check if their mouth is moving.But since buybacks are back in the
On this week’s show we discuss: 0:35 Juicy Miles Award Search Tool (link) Performs award searches across bank point and frequent flyer programs Some glitches, but tons of potenti..