It’s been a while since our last meet-up, which had a surprisingly strong turnout despite the Great Blizzard of 2016. Anybody up for another one? I’ll throw out June 18 and June 25 as possible dates. If you’re interested, leave a comment below so I can add you to the email list. Feel free to suggest a venue as well. If you’ve never been to one of these before, it’s just a bunch of like-minded folks talking about points, miles, credit card deals, and the like. Nothing fancy, so don’t be shy.Who’s interested?
There has been a fair-amount of hand-wringing in the points & miles world, some of it from me, about how things aren’t as good as they used to be. I know that it’s still possible to generate obtain enough points and miles to satisfy any reasonable person, but it’s not as easy as it used to be and the 5/24 rule is only the latest in a string of setbacks. Andy at Lazy Travelers had a good post on this recently: [Continue reading]
The big news in the points & miles world today is that Bankrate has acquired Million Mile Secrets. I'm glad MMS made a public announcement; that's more than we got from The Points Guy. As Skift wrote in 2014: In 2012, Mr. Kelly sold The Points … [Continue reading]
Goldman Sachs recently opened an internet savings bank called GS Bank (clarification from reader rrgg in the comments: they bought a bank from GE Capital and rebranded it). I don't have much use for them at the moment, but if you're in the market for … [Continue reading]