We bring you a primer on teenager credit, Necker Island Irma aftermath, more blog dogs, learn about lost penis work comp, more Avios Bookings and more Chase Ultimate Rewards points for the TBB team, visit Belarus and abandoned hotels in Japan, go to North Korea where they can certainly use some sex robots and tacos, a reference post on how to use Alaska Airline miles, the latest hotel promos and much more. Always freeeeee!
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My wife applied for the Chase Ink Business Preferred card last night, the day after she came off the now dreaded 5/24 restriction. Got a 30 day notice online. Called reconsideration line, answered a few questions and bang, approved. Just in time to pay several insurance policies that come due this month (home, auto, umbrella).
She has also become an expert award booker. Actually, only one currency: British Airways Avios. And only one route: Detroit – New York City La Guardia. Another 3 RT tickets booked over Christmas at 15k each. I am so glad to see AA availability again in this route. Even after award price moved up to 15k from 9k…still a workhorse redemption in our household!
Newbies: Nothing is free. Even these “free” tickets cost $5.60 per each leg for fees. We do this to save money first and foremost.
Year to date miles/points burned: 601,500.
Latest miles/points balance: 3,369,401 Trying really hard to get it under 3 million you guys…
Apparently, the 50k Barclaycard Arrival offer will not be around for long. [Note to intern: Draw big red arrow to the site’s plastic links. And make it snappy, gracias!]
Great reference post: Alaska MileagePlan Cheat Sheet – How to Use Your Miles for Flights.
Updated list of major hotel chain promotions. Before you go, check it so you don’t leave any points behind!
Building (and viewing) teenage credit. Well, my son is now 19 and I have gotten him some cards. But he shows no interest in travel hacking at all but keeps asking for a free ticket to South Korea! I have offered to show him how to use his AA miles and Chase Ultimate Rewards points….still waiting. Most people are not cut out for this hobby. Well, with this attitude you know I am not suited to selling credit cards here like the plastic pumping boys and girls…
Screw the Amazon retail apocalypse. Retail in airports is booming! Blame your misery flying…sigh.
…revenues from U.S. and Canadian airport retailing should rise from about $4.2 billion in 2015 to nearly $10 billion by 2020—an impressive compound annual growth rate of nearly 20 percent.
Frequent Miler‘s favorite place in the world, Necker Island, was devastated by hurricane Irma. Richard Branson stayed (what an idiot) and here he shows the damage. Thankfully, it was not as bad as predicted in Florida. Here are all the meteorological records Irma has broken so far.
If your blog does not have a troll or two, it doesn’t really exist. Somebody told me that a few years ago, I forgot who. Very true. And now this about trolls: Internet trolls are often psychopaths and narcissists — here’s one reason they choose to insult others anonymously. I actually enjoy dealing with trolls, I find it fun shaking my head saying WTF!
This is serious. There are established ways to value losing an arm or a leg or both while at the job. But what happens if you lose your penis at work? Of course, hope it does not happen to you! Even to you trolls…hmmm.
When I go I want to go softly this way…by sex robots!
The Norwegian dude Gunnar Garfors goes back to North Korea 8 years later. At last, some honest commentary! And I like his suggestions for Doritos fan Kim dude too.
I like ruins, it fits my personality. That was an attempt at a joke. Whatever. Japan’s Abandoned Hotels Are Being Reclaimed by Nature.
I like posts like this instead of 346 reasons I love the Chase Sapphire Preferred card (I don’t, but if I did number one reason nobody admits is the fat sales commission!). To each his own I guess. It may explain why this site has sold two (maybe it is three) CSP cards here lol. Capturing the forgotten communities of Belarus.
This section is for advanced level hobbyists and veteran blog readers & personal rants & stuff
Is it just me or is the credit card shilling has gone off the scales lately? With the continued restrictions by the banks it is getting really hard to sell credit cards to the hacking crowd. Therefore, the continued change of direction of the big commercial blogs to rope in more newbies who never had a Chase credit card before or Amex cards on sale, sad!
I did get Equifax credit reports for the three adult family members in my household and placed calendar item to remind me to get Experian ones 122 days later. And so forth…They all looked fine, phew! So many closed ones and then a huge drop off about two years ago. Oh, the good old days….Will they ever return? Nope….But you never know with them US banks you guys #hopeneverdies
I am trying not to comment on these blogs but…let me just say that I wasted 47 seconds of my life watching this video at MMS that “will change everything”. This is 47 seconds I will never ever get back. Do NOT do the same mistake. You have been warned!
If you applied for the Hilton Surpass credit card with my links on September 7th, you were approved. Thanks for being FIRST this month dear reader! And thanks for the Amazon clicks this month as well.
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