I was reading a guest post on Doctor of Credit this morning regarding Master Lists of Gas Station rewards, written by Josh over at Frugal Hack Me. Both are very good sites, but I’ve been thinking about something to write today, and this one irked me. Before I go on, there’s a ton of work here, […]
Archives for January 2015
Having finally watched Interstellar I can call myself something of an expert on the space time continuum. Today i’d like to share some of this high brow stuff with you in order to help improve your quality of life.The notion in the movie that stuck out was how to fold time using a wormhole to […]
Are you a Travelist?
I’m not sure I should be allowed to continue to blog as I make up words far too much. The word ‘Travelist’ as far as I am aware has no definition until now. I’m using it in the same relationship that Racist has to Race, because I can, and because I don’t know the real […]
Up to 10,000 AAdvantage or MileagePlus miles with Kaligo
Kaligo is a hotel booking site that has just landed in the US, and to kick things off they are offering a bonus to new customers. Here’s the schedule of the bonus:To celebrate our touch-down in the US, first-time bookings by new customers made until February 28th, 2015 will receive: 1,000 Bonus miles if the booking is […]
Risks and Rewards of dummy bookings
I procrastinated so much on my recent award booking. My heart said JFK-LAX on a fancy plane, my head said take the crappy plane and waste less time. I found myself going through the booking process online and getting to check out, then bailing out as this conflict ensued. After my final ‘checkout page’ bailout I realized […]
Saverocity Charity Update – get involved
Last year I reinstated Credit Card affiliate links in order to help support charity. It’s a simple way to turn affiliate revenue, which can cause conflicts of interest, into a good cause. We pick a charity each quarter. Last quarter we selected Stop Hunger Now. I then kick in the money I would have earned […]
Do you go for the free lapchild seat?
I know, I’m a boring bastard – but you just bookmark this stuff now for when you grow up and have kids m’kay…. I spoke yesterday about how I had shifted my strategy towards frequent flyer programs by adding in Delta, SouthWest and JetBlue. I transferred enough Amex Membership Rewards for 3 JetBlue seats, even […]
I just changed my entire Frequent Flyer strategy
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 all 3 are frequently disparaged by the ‘points experts’, so maybe I’m just going doolally due to lack of sleep around these here parts.The programs […]
Gift Card Economics – Everyone’s a winner!
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 been seen in the recent past. That’s on top of Credit Card rebates. Let’s dive into some economics and see why they would do it, […]
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 the last penny out of a coupon. But there is also a case for simplicity. Somewhere….I’m close to making that change myself, and have been moving […]