Let’s go on a wild ride and learn about Hotel reward programs, the new Curio Collection, the Top 5 Hotel Offers, Visa prepaid card standard, Walmart messing with us again, Saverocity pump for more blogs, and then travel to Sri Lanka, Ecuador, remembering Tiananmen Square, KKR buying Internet Brands, and watch how bloggers started suddenly pumping the “new” Hilton credit card. And lots more! Your mother in law should read TBB. If not her, your mother instead! Spread the word, so many Amazon clicks to capture, I want them all #shameless #greedy #blogger 🙂
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Did you miss reading my epic rant? Here it is again: The “Travel” Miles/Points Blogosphere Has Turned Into a Giant Credit Card Pumpization Scheme! I think you will enjoy it. Will go better if you drink some beverages with it. Or eat some popcorn. Enjoy!
Best Hotel Rewards Program. Interesting huge infographic by Travel is Free. Go check it out.
Hilton has a new brand out. Curio Collection. Luxury. Coming to you soon. This is brand number 11. Umm, how about cutting a few brands, getting pretty hard to remember them all! Inside sources say that to get a free night will cost anywhere from 459,00 points to 945,678 points (for Suites ummm, forgetabout it, might as well start a kickstarter LOL). I don’t like the name, how do they come up with this stuff? Reminds me of Coolio (the rapper)!
Saverocity has a “Join Us” post. I would highly suggest bloggers to check them out.
Top 5 Hotel Stay Bonus Point offers for June. By Frequent Flyer Bonuses. BW, Hilton IHG, Marriott, Starwood promotions and links to register for them in case you have not done so yet.
Visa is Preparing a Standard for Prepaid Cards. Sounds pretty good and looks like prepaid cards are here to stay. The CFPB will be releasing new proposed rules about them in the near future as it has been studying them for a while.
New(est) changes to Walmart point-of-sale systems. By The Free-quent Flyer. What, more changes? Oh Lord. Going to Wal Mart is turning into visits for a root canal!
Yomadic goes to Sri Lanka. Great pics and stories again. I am not that rushed to visit there after reading his report. A few non credit card affiliate links with disclosures were inserted which is fine. At the end of the day, this online stuff is about trust. I read that somewhere. It sounded good. So I copied it 🙂
Hard to believe it has been 25 years since the Tiananmen square massacre. Graphic account of what happened, we need to educate the youngsters. Looking at you Grant and Jeff 🙂
Well Traveled Mile quit school and joins the growing crowd of full time bloggers. Umm, expect more credit card affiliate links coming to you. At least he is honest and concedes that they are the “bread and butter as far as income goes”. I think we have all noticed something like that 🙂
Internet Brands to Be Acquired by KKR. At The Gate. Internet Brands owns both Flyertalk and Frugal Travel Guy. These KKR guys are ruthless. I am worried about the future of Flyertalk and I expect even more credit card pumping at Frugal Travel Guy, brace yourselves! I have no idea on the terms of the sale. If the world was right there should be some bonuses paid out to all the volunteers at Flyertalk. Haha, right…like that is going to happen! Elaborate in the comments if you know more.
Wallet Slot forgives me for calling him a slut. I do not remember doing that, it is probably because I got very angry after drinking and ranting late at night. Thanks for forgiving me. I apologize. Never forget I do not mean things personally, TBB is all about the blogs. I am the blog reviewer. Been around the block, follow almost 500 blogs. I blog what’s on my mind primarily to entertain, sometimes educate, rarely inspire. My blog is not sponsored by anyone and has no ads. We starve with just Amazon links lol. I advise you to ignore me, almost everyone in the Ignore list does! Best to you and your family.
View from the Wing and One Mile at a Time, after their amazingly insightful commentary on poverty in places such as India and UAE, now go on and offer us their true expertise on “Burgers in First Class”. Discuss. Here is a tip from TBB staff: Don’t eat them. Go to the gym! You are welcome.
It didn’t take that long for Delta Points to…sell the Barclay Arrival card again. The affiliate link expertly inserted into a post about…another domestic mileage run. Expertly again inserted a link about the Delta Amex Reserve card but, somehow the link leads to the Credit Cards page where you need to scroll through all the crappy affiliate credit cards the site sells to finally find the Amex card links. Great! You click on the link and it takes you to….Delta.com WTF!!!! Is it really so hard to help your readers to at least land on the Amex site?? Of course I am angry…smh.
If you are afraid of heights please do not watch this video! Urban Climber Goes To Insane Heights On London’s South Bank Tower Crane. Found at The Adventure Blog
Personal Finance: “When assessing investment advice, consider the source”
Of course you all saw the usual pumpers pumping that Hilton card all of a sudden. The sudden appearance of an affiliate link for it had absolutely nothing to do with it! This was the litmus test for View from the Wing and One Mile at a Time, they both jumped at it! This was not like this prior to 2014. Welcome to the Ignore List! I will edit the page when I get around to it but you are both in, congrats! Oh crap, looks like I will never be invited to Boarding Area again so I can see Delta Points leave it as he promised, rats!
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