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..
Every travel hacker knows that interest charges (and annual fees) are the flip side of credit card rewards. You may earn 2% on the front end when paying with a
As teased in yesterday’s housekeeping post, I’m headed to New Orleans for a week! Here’s the scoop:Getting there: a family bedroom on Amtrak’s City of New OrleansAmtrak operates ..
A few quick notes on the site, feel free to skip if this stuff bores you.WELCOME SAVEROCITY READERS!Matt, the benevolent dictator/head honcho over at Saverocity, recently reconfi..
Last week I wrote about the three transatlantic British Airways partners that, due to the distances involved and the fact that taxes and fees are low on these routes, make
The private ride-coordinating app Uber exists for a single reason. It’s not the ubiquity of smartphones and it’s not the rise of the freelance economy. It’s the fact that taking
Clearly, this topic isn’t covered enough since my feed is overwhelmed with people tweeting for free crap via #hashtag promotions. Amex Sync is likely the overall winner in most ..
There’s a certain level of absurdest humor to the following story, and I’m posting it publicly in case anyone else is in the same boat. Also, I’m fairly certain I’m
I’d like to start this post by saying the following:
Softcard, your business model is crazy. There is no way your service can catch on given the hoops that users have
Three things to know before you go to Switzerland.
1) Start saving up your sheckles the second you decide to travel there.
2) Simultaneously start hoarding your calories, as you ..
With miles to spend and free nights to burn, we opted for a long weekend of two quick trips- from Panama City, Panama to San Juan, Puerto Rico, with two
This evening I spent over $14,000 in less than an hour on credit cards that earned me points. I didn’t buy a car, or a diamond ring, or a bunch