We show you how you get screwed if you go for the Amex Platinum card for only 40k, get more data on the new Delta Skymiles award calendar, look at some incredible photos as always, travel to Cuba, send our own RIP wishes to Stuart Scott, and I thank you in advance for your condolences for the Detroit Lions playoff loss in the most cruel way #crying.
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Why You Shouldn’t Apply For The American Express Platinum 40,000 Point Offers – Doctor of Credit That is exactly right. So you newbie applying for the personal version for just 40k points from your favorite blogger you are a…victim no matter how cheerful you are towards your favorite blogger telling them how grateful you are for flying for free. And that is just plain sad. Put the reader FIRST, don’t screw them from 60k points because you don’t tell them how either because you think of your own pocket FIRST or you just don’t know better. Which is also sad as you are portraying yourself as some type of travel expert or guru or whatever. Ok, I better slow down, this is not the Blog Buzz 🙂
Delta SkyMiles 2015: Agonized, Tantalized and Analyzed — Part 2: Hub by Hub in Maps and Details – The Lazy Traveler’s Handbook The nice series continue, very helpful if you have Skypesos.
READER QUESTIONS: Emirates Delayed Bag, Use Of Hilton’s MVP Rate & Freeloading Wanker? – Loyalty Lobby Okay, this is here for the entertainment factor. Not many choose to respond to reader questions such as “Why are you a freeloading wanker?’ LOL. I would certainly pick a question like “Should I apply for the Amex Platinum or the Chase Sapphire card? 🙂 Anyway, it gets better in the comments when a reader also named John objects to the use of the word “wanker”. And then reader Michael responds with “Nothing wrong with being a ” Wanker”. Most men masturbate, and its safe, free and enjoyable. When I used to work in retail I had a irate customer that called me a wanker numerous times. In the end I admitted I was a Wanker and asked if he would like to know my favorite technique? He ended up apologizing to me and became a regular customer 🙂 “. TBB brings you entertainment, this made me laugh. If you are offended you are definitely reading the wrong blog right now!
My Week in Points Is Back: The Deals, The Triumphs, The Flubs from My Pursuit of This Odd Little Hobby – Rapid Travel Chai Some useful nuggets of information here.
2014: A Year In Photography – Everything, Everywhere WOOOOOOOOOOOOW! Must click. TBB says so.
15+ Breathtaking Frozen Lakes, Oceans And Ponds, That Look Like Art – Bored Panda These are just so awesome!
How to Travel to Cuba Without a License – Triphackr VERY useful info here. Did not know Cuba started stamping US passports…
How to survive a stampede Very useful article that may save your life and you will owe it all to me, you are welcome. Well, actually I saw it at the Rapid Travel Chai blog recently.
ESPN Released A Touching Tribute To Stuart Scott RIP Stuart I will miss this guy, so young to leave us! At least watch the segment starting at 11.45. If that does not inspire you well what can I say?
The Lions Got Screwed By A Disappearing Penalty Call, And No One Can Explain It – Obviously, I am still distraught how the Detroit Lions managed to find a way to lose the game. And this call was the most bizarre one and should be embarassing to the NFL! No…I am angry. Apparently, I am not the only one!
If You Missed The Rally, Then You Just Made The Most Classic Mistake In Investing Amazingly, I still see people so affected by the 2008 downturn waiting for the right time to get back in the market.
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Shawn - Miles to Memories says
Am I actually first?
William Charles says
William Charles says
Damn I suck. Second is the worst. I am really liking the Delta series by Lazy Traveler and I’m really glad to see Rapid Travel Chai becoming more active.
Shawn - Miles to Memories says
Sorry good Dr. I finally got lucky!
Spencer F says
3rd. Would’ve been first but they picked up the comment interference penalty
I am laughing at Spencer F’s comment…no, I am still crying actually….#allIeverwantedwasaplayoffwinafter24fuckingyears!
As a current Bengals fan (and childhood Lions fan when I lived in MI during the Monte Clark era with Gary Danielson, Billy Sims, etc. playing in the Silverdome), I feel your pain. I thought the officiating today in both games wasn’t up to playoff-caliber. It’s almost like the NFL wanted to see Colts vs. Broncos and Cowboys vs. Packers which probably have more national interest (and thus $$$).
Yeah…still hurts. Amazing that Wayne Fontes is the last Lions coach to experience a playoff victory. Calvin Johnson was wrapped/hugged/molested in the last play of the game, how can you not throw a flag. I am still disgusted….
Sorry about your Lions, tough loss.
There is always 2015 season — as a Vikings fan, that’s what I tell myself every year, right around this time of year. 🙁
Last playoff win I tasted was 24 years ago…so you got nothing on me PerdoNY Viking fan 🙂
This just in:
US Air moved Mommy Points’ seat and she can’t sit with her husband and daughter on their trip to Aruba unless she pays another $44:
Comments of support against this grievious act stand at 29 and counting.
I wonder if Little C can say “Do you know who I am?”.
Why do I even read this dribble? Is there a doctor in the house? If so, maybe the exam will be covered by my credit card-I’ll have to ask the expert.
Nick @ Personal Finance Digest says
I’ll support MP on this one. If you have young children on a plane, you really want two parents around if at all possible.
Click on my Chase Freedom and my SPG cards. Stacking for free 🙂
Roger Goodell says
HOW BOUT THEM COWBOYS!!!!! ……………………………………… 10 YARD PUNT, WTF!
Yeah that was horrible…all around. Hey, NFL just admitted its mistake, sure does not make us feel any better, thanks Roger!
There is no way I can compete with Everything, Everywhere, this guy is doing it full time!
Good pictures, not artistic enough for me maybe, but high quality and great locations.
Anyway Lenticular Travel will not be a blog anymore, it won’t touch any miles and points
subjects neither. Pure photography, photo locations and my gallery. Thanks for your constant
support George, it was an experiment for me, but I simply have no time. It takes 4-6 hours
at least for me to post an interesting thing full of my photographs. Each picture needs to keep
my personal standards and takes lots of time to work on.
When I started it in summer ’13, I had some spare time and it was super successful very quickly.
But I will never do it full time + I lost interest for both miles and points and mostly
for blogging – that’s of course because of all the douchebags out there which you cover here.
I will redesign my site to be a gallery with some space for the photo articles, but no blog at all.
Thanks! – Andrew
Yeah, it makes sense and I empathize. It takes a very special insane/moron to keep a blog like mine going…Can’t believe I am still doing it!
One day I need to revisit the Like links, don’t be mad 🙂
BOP (Best Offers Patrol) says
Everyone is pushing the CardMatch Tool for possible 100k Amex Platinum and 50k Premier Rewards Gold card offers (and possibly many others). TBB has it too!
Click on Credit Cards tab on top of the page
Click on the CreditCards.com link or banner
Click on “Offers Matched For You” on top left corner
Fill in your info (no credit pulls)
Sit back & see what offers you get
Go for the best ones you get. If you pay a penny of interest TBB will send a swat team to set you straight I am sure.
P.S. If you applied for a 40k Amex Platinum card recently from a blog in the Ignore list let them know how you feel and ask for a refund. See today’s blog post by Doctor of Credit for the details.
Horrible call TBB, just horrible!
Getting my ass kicked at work TBB, sorry can’t help out more. Thanks for all you do. Go Packers #hint
BOP (Best Offers Patrol) says
Oops, the Amex Everyday Preferred card could be had for 30k Membership Reward points if you are lucky to qualify, see instructions in comment above!
Top 10 reasons to support TBB is coming when my boss allows it!
I appreciate the support. Nobody is clicking on it. Maybe after tomorrows blog post. Made much more from a trip to WalMart (sent wife to the mall first).
“I’ll support MP on this one. If you have young children on a plane, you really want two parents around if at all possible.”
Nice, sure but important? Why? In this case, the child flew more miles last year than I did, so that aspect can’t be that significant.
Once DL tried to make us put our small dog in cargo. Now that was a real crisis (averted).
No children or animals were harmed in posting these thoughts. At least not by me.