View from the Wing wrote “How to Keep Your Airline Miles from Expiring“. Good list of airline expiration policies. A rare post I did not feel #deltarage.
Food, Wine and Miles wrote “The Secret To A Truly Efficient Points Strategy Is A Good Cash Back Card“. This is excellent down to earth advice imho. Notice how we miles/points via credit card junkies are slowly and steadily moving to cash back like cards!
You can now register for the latest Hilton Honors promotion. You can earn 1,000 HH points for every night and 5,000 points for a two night weekend stay (Thursday to Sunday) for stays from February 1 to April 30, 2014. Probably one of the most boring promos offered lately! And watch out for the massive list of non-participating hotels, a major pet peeve of mine. Sure Hilton, like this is going to make me stay in your hotel this quarter!
Get 100 Free Hyatt Gold Passport points. Found at Loyalty Lobby. Probably the most copied content after Flyertalk in the blogosphere With all these “targeted” promos, if you do not get your points, don’t get angry. Move on!
Two observations: 1) How can bloggers keep trying to sell the American Express Platinum card with exactly the same arguments as before the massacre of its lounge access benefit is beyond me! 2) I have noticed much less Chase credit card related (and application links) blog posts from bloggers who (surprise?) lost their Chase credit card application links recently. Coincidence?
In case you were comatose, the new IHG Rewards Pointbreaks list is coming on Monday. Please contain your enthusiasm! It will magically appear here and there will be a frenzy of cut and paste activity on all the blogs who must be banging their heads on the wall being mad at Chase for not having as good of an affiliate credit card offer for this program!
Wyndham Rewards loyalty program sucks. Most of you hopefully knew that. This is the Cartera of loyalty programs. We are talking #deltarage like stuff. Don’t bother, life is too short to deal with it with so many others available. Please. For your sake. Yes I know about the deals and I don’t care. You need to make a stand! There. I feel better!
My Samsung Galaxy 3 just died suddenly yesterday and I immediately felt so inadequate! I ended up getting a new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phone at the Sprint store and I LOVE the screen display of it. I am almost back to normal, all apps are back already. I do not like the sound quality/reception when talking on the phone, I wonder if it is the case or I am messing with the speakers somehow. I ended up staying with Sprint which now has a new thing going on in how they charge for their offerings. Basically, the more people in the same Framily Plan (yes there is an r in there, brilliant huh?) the less we all pay per phone. I have added my own Framily ID # in the Support TBB page. If you are checking out Sprint please click to learn more, we could both save some money. Thank you!
I have been the official driver of my kids to activities. My 6th grader daughter is a talker. She goes on and on. So, in the drive from ballet class to Greek language school she told me: “Justin Bieber got arrested because he is stupid!”. I thought that was funny.
Then she continued and out of the blue she started talking about her memories from our trip to Spain. “I think this was my favorite trip….Loved the french bread from the chinese lady at the store near our hotel (Westin Palace with Starwood SPG points of course!)…the great little place we found and had breakfast every morning…and then more stories of what she remembered”. I like listening to her (most of the time). Looking back, it was a great trip. One day I will manage to put up more trip reports up here. Since I do not break them down in 35 parts….they are legendary in their length. I may just start posting some pics from past trips for your amusement in the future. Here are just a few teaser pics:
The Amazing Life of a Travel Photographer. By Bored Daddy. Some excellent photographs:
Bizarre European Men’s Runway Looks. This is messed up. WTF is wrong with you Europeans? Do you expect us to buy this crap and wear it in days other than Halloween huh?
If you are a coffee lover and want to know how the coffee travels from a bean to your cup, this is an amazingly educational infographic!
A totally awesome paragliding video. Found at The Adventure Blog. Watching this brings to my mind the song that goes “I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky”…
I am a blogger. Call me a journalist. The Ninth Circuit Court says so. Let me spell it out: “US Court: Bloggers are Journalists. Even When they are Libeling you“. And this excerpt: “they [bloggers] ’re entitled to all the protections the Constitution grants journalists.” Last time I checked expressing an opinion was allowed anywhere in this good old USA. God Bless America!
Bill Murray answers questions in reddit. Wow, how refreshingly honest and down to earth talk by Bill. Bring some pop corn, it is a long read. Go Park Hyatt Tokyo
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