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Well, this will be short it looks like…It always starts out like this…
I have been critical of Amex’s latest moves trying to revive the Platinum card and stem the losses to the Chase Sapphire Reserve card. The latest move to add more so called benefits to the Business Platinum version card really do not mean much at all, don’t do this!
One of the all time best credit card signup bonuses is ending by this weekend. The 100k Chase Sapphire Reserve, only available at your local branch. It is only 50k online, beware!
If interested to fly economy on Qatar Airways, read this blog post.
This is a must read of one of my favorite blogs: Postcards from Kupari – Visiting Croatia’s “Bay of Abandoned Hotels”. I love me some decay and good writing. I am so exposed to crappy writing in the miles and points blogs is…not even funny! Thanks for understanding. Oh, and these abandoned hotels may soon be gone and replaced by a Marriott, sigh.
Cambodia’s hidden jungle temple. This is Beng Mealea, the Siem Reap without them
If 100 people lived on earth. This is pretty cool. No posts about livery crap around here!
Your personal finance fix: 5 Reasons Millennials Aren’t Saving For Retirement. If you are a Millennial reading this, you can be different. Start now!
The Story of David Glasheen, a Real Life Robinson Crusoe. Wow, what a story indeed. Love these wacky stories, don’t other blogs bore you to pieces or what?
This pic went viral: Crashing waves over Sydney Harbour Ferry Railings
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I haven’t been able to use the 50% points rebate of the Amex Business Platinum card pay with points feature yet. Mostly because my travel plans are mostly on hold and have loads of airline credits I need to start attacking at some point. I just hope Amex is going to keep it around as it keeps getting more play around our blog space.
Looks like One
Mile Date at a Time got some crap for promoting the match.com deal that is mostly falling apart for those who signed up. Amazing how he pleads ignorance that he may had something to do with it and then his fans jump in to support him. Hey, maybe you shouldn’t do five or six posts on the subject when so many passed on this. Expert baloney!
If you post an Amex Platium 40k link and do not inform your readers about the one time restriction on the Amex cards, I am sorry, you lose my respect. And I lose the clicks while you probably get them. And that is something that, when I think about it, pisses me off. So, I try not to think about it. And typing it out does help.
Any hotels in Ft. Lauderdale that are great deals you can recommend? Have loads of Club Carlson points by the way. I can use some sun to maintain my sexy physique. I will be there at end of April for a weekend. TBB reader meetup time?
Any other place I can go next for a TBB reader meetup? Kind of like going on tour…as I always wanted to be in a band but sucked on playing all music instruments and you really do not want to be around me singing!
So IHG Rewards added some benefit with Shell and fuel rewards. Zzzzzzzz….
I have been asked about my Blog Review lists and what is my latest thinking on any updates to them, so here is what I am considering:
Yomadic has not posted a new blog post in such a long time, will move to Like from Love at some point.
Running With Miles is being considered to be added to the Like list.
Doctor of Credit would have moved to Love from Like list but each time I am thinking to do it he links to Mr. 40k Amex Platinum affiliate lover View From The Wing.
Miles to Memories is being considered to be dropped from the Like list as it has shifted to so many deal posts lately with a staff addition. Sadly, some of them have been…see VFTW above. The match.com deal post saved it as I was about to pull the trigger!
The Free-quent Flyer is being considered to be dropped from the Like list as there appears to be a lot more focus on a new personal finance blog hosted at Saverocity.
Any thoughts? Any suggestions? Let me know in the comments. As you know I move slower than a turtle with these lists. Not sure what gets me over the edge to act….it’s a cumulative thingie. In my brain I keep score and then…BOOM! These are all MY lists and they are all subjective of course. If you hate them, let me know and, you know, you can do you own blog and do your own lists ok?
I am losing interest with blogging lately…I need my “buddies” Ingy and Rene to show up again to…motivate me lol.
6 am update: Woke up at 5 am again and went through Feedly and added several items in this post. Gary Leff wakes up at the same time and adds several credit card links in his posts and makes thousands and I make nothing. I know, I know…it just feels cathartic to whine. Better than paying a therapist, TBBing is my own therapy. I guess. Whatever. I am ready to get beat up in the comments. Maybe I like it 🙂
And I leave you with this….Video of me emerges finally, thanks Wikileaks!
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