So Joe and Trevor from Tagging Miles and I have combined forces to create a hot new podcast – the Saverocity Observation Deck. We had a great time – we’d
I’ve written before about “odd” pricing of Hilton premium room awards. Based on my research, I concluded that irregular pricing occurred when a hotel has a high enough fixed valu..
Wherein we discuss feet and feet of snow, the United Mistake fare, flying Southwest, and…Atlanta? Fung Wah 4life.
In this episode we discuss th..
I often highlight a concept I like to call “imputed redemption values:” the dollar cost of a hotel night (after taxes and fees) that makes it worth redeeming that hotel’s
Barclaycard is the undisputed master in my mind of the marketing technique of “underpromise and overdeliver.” It seems like every month they’re making small, positive changes and..
There have been a couple developments around gift cards percolating around the travel hacking community for the last week or so. Here’s a quick roundup, so readers can use this p..
I spoke earlier today of abundance. I’ve also talked a lot about how I don’t want to ‘own’ the content on the Forum, and that my big picture goal of Saverocity is to help people ..
Firstly, I have to confess most books on this topic turn me off in a heartbeat and i’ve not read more than 3 pages of any… so I can understand if this post does the same to you..
I periodically write about AAA Visa gift cards: they’re cheap (or free); they’re PIN-enabled and thus easily liquidated; and they’re available in many, though not all, parts of t..
Travel hacking means never paying full price, whether it’s for flights, hotels, rental cars, or any of the other travel expenses we develop techniques to minimize, evade or compl..
I haven’t written much about American Express for Target cards since they’ve been thoroughly treated elsewhere in the blogosphere. I do, however, love them.In general, each card ..
I try to be as transparent as possible about my own mile and point redemptions because I’m absolutely atypical compared to most travel hackers: I don’t have a family so
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So Joe and Trevor from Tagging Miles and I have combined forces to create a hot new podcast
If you’re like me you couldn’t resist playing with Google Wallet. If you’re also like me, your Google Wallet account was shut down. Unfortunately there are no clearly defined li..
While PHX was a success, I feel that we delivered a Beginners format of presentations to an overall more experienced group, and that is why it perhaps fell a little short of my e..
I was excited when I found out that Hyatt was breaking into the all-inclusive market. I tend to like Hyatt hotels (especially when we have Diamond status), and using points
Well, I still don’t pay for flights. But I’ve made a massive change to my frequent flyer miles bank, and joined 3 new programs. Amusingly, I think most, if not
A common question among the masses is, how can American Express pay you to buy gift cards? There are rebates that vary between 1-2.25% currently, and 4% or so have
There’s a lot to be said for keeping things simple. Sure there is an argument for having complex systems and running around like a demented squirrel in order to squeeze
I seem to be catching myself making a series of stupid decisions recently, so I thought it might make a good series for the blog: Stupid Stuff I did this
Last night I picked up two copies of the Ritz Carlton with 140K bonus, for $395 a pop, and I was pretty excited about it too.
Today Josh over at the Forum
I’ve pondered this post for a long time. And as I finally sat to write it I quickly ran the math. With an average heartbeat of 60-100 bpm, 500 million
I just had an interesting chat with a new bank application specialist. I was in the process of opening up and funding the account with a reasonable, $15K deposit from