We ponder about the Chase Sapphire Reserve bonus future, review FlexPerks, visit Marshall Islands, marvel at homemade Thai rockets, talk non sense about 5/24 rule something, tourism’s golden age, giant motherfracker scammers, awesome wildlife photographs, awesome TBB dog and more for YOU!
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I am back from Chicago after spending a few days there with three teenagers. Obviously, I am beat up and have lots to catch up on. And oh, taking off again for a weekend in Traverse City where I finally managed to use my two Club Carlson free night e-certs!
Not much eclectic stuff to share with you in this post…so, here we go:
Starting with something positive lol: The Future Already Looks Bleak for The Chase Sapphire Reserve. I agree with the Devil, errrr, meant to say Devil’s Advocate. This is the best card on the market and it is a ridiculously screaming deal in its first year. Get it while it’s hot, use the $300 credit, transfer out the 104k Ultimate Rewards points and BURN. The bonus is not going to last long and the miles/points only get devalued so GO! Again, support bloggers you appreciate, keep them going.
The “elusive” 5/24 rule is now official. Oh wait, it disappeared shortly after. And on and on and on, blah blah blah. I guess The Points Guy Inc. execs could pick up the phone and save us all the aggravating hassle but…cough, that will not help conversions—->sales——>PROFITS!
A decent review of the FlexPerks rewards program. I don’t think US Bank will do the Olympics promo again 🙂
This article makes a good case for tourism undergoing a golden age these days. And the rise of Airbnb in general. And more. And some astonishing numbers:
In China alone, spending on international travel and tourism was an astonishing $215 billion in 2015, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. That’s up more than 50% from $143 billion in 2014, and represents an elevenfold increase from the $19 billion total in 2007. It’s also well above the $149 billion that Americans spent on international travel in 2015 – itself an all-time high, even after accounting for inflation.
…we’re seeing an explosion in options, in a diverse world where people have countless different preferences and priorities when it comes to travel.
Homemade rockets at a Thai Rocket Festival. WOW. Must be seen to believe, future NASA rocket scientists!
Personal Finance post of the day: Why They Did It: Madoff and Enron’s Fastow Explain the Biggest Frauds in U.S. History
You may have seen this story. I love stories like this, it gives me hope for humanity! Florida State player’s incredible gesture will bring you to tears.
Stop the presses! Mike, a loyal blog readers, has recorded a song, here is the VIDEO of it. You guys are awesome and some are really talented too!
22 Things to Know Before you Go to the Marshall Islands. Love places with no Hyatt in sight! Means no obnoxious bloggers typing in their laptops bitching about the local culture. And stuff like that.
And I leave you with this…The TBB Dog!
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