Welcome to a special free edition of BigHabitat.
First up: Free Water at Staples.
Free water! Yes, it’s true, just drop in and pick up a case of free water. Today
I recently wrote that Chase devalued their Amazon credit card. It turns out the changes are not over, very minor this time around. I recently received this secured message:
Robinhood is another stock trading startup backed with heavy venture money. CNN Money states “Robinhood wants to eliminate those commissions and make trading as easy as ordering..
In the last several weeks, manufactured spending has become a little more difficult than it was in the past. We have either lost or will be losing:
Chase’s dividend for both
First and foremost, this is a travel blog. Primarily a family travel blog. Our family consists of two adults and two children. It is about our personal experiences and goals
To my legions of loyal readers, I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted, and I apologize, but I’ve been dealing with some illness in my family. Thanks
Going into this trip, we’d heard some horror stories about connecting through Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport. While it’s not the world’s most convenient airport to have a..
I love the last half of every year, especially the last quarter of the year. Why? Every year it seems some portal will give you a spend bonus whether it is
I hate packing. I have traveled a lot. More times than I can count or remember. And I still hate packing. I could probably blame it on the kids because
I’m late on this, but Kohl’s Friends and Family sale is on now through October 13. Use coupon code FRIENDS20 or YES2FAM to save 20% off of your order. In
Our hobby keeps showing up in political news! Today’s points-n-miles update comes to us from a Washington Post story about the Secret Service scandal:
IG investigators reviewed i..
A couple weeks ago I wrote about our plans to get a companion pass to replace Bonnie’s current pass which expires at the end of this year.
Several readers have contacted
With our luggage swapped for boarding passes, we were ready for departure. I consider us seasoned travelers, my daughter included, but there’s still something exciting for us ab..
We spent 8 wonderful nights on the Big Island of Hawaii in the summer of 2014. There is so much to do on the Big Island, and the beaches were
It’s not 1998, but $50 off $200 at Staples is alive and well until October 31 (2014). From now until then, use Visa Checkout to get $50 off $200 at
Over at CreditCards.com there’s an interesting interview with Representative Alan Grayson (D-FL). Grayson, like most members of Congress, is a frequent flyer, and he’s not too pl..
A few weeks ago I realized I hadn’t opened a new card for almost two months, so I decided to do something about it. Chase business had denied me for
Florence is well-served by both Star Alliance and SkyTeam. This opens up some options on the miles and points front for getting there. As promised, this will be the only
Bank Of America sent me a targeted offer today for using my Alaska Airlines credit card:
Spend $2,500 in select categories: book, toy, electronic, sporting goods and department ..
Everglades National Park with Kids
We visited Everglades National Park in South Florida in December of 2013 during our Christmas/New Years/Winter break from school. It was the p..
8% IS THE NEW 5%?: I received this notification from Toys R Us in my inbox a few days ago:
This is apparently the new standard, not just a one-off promotion.
I got to wondering how good people are at redeeming their points and miles, and a bit of googling returned this article about a study which claimed that one third
In August I thought I had finished up putting together all the British Airways Avios sweet spot posts and maps (for the U.S., anyways) with this post on Avios sweet