We bring you the sad new of the IHG Rewards Pointbreaks devaluation, learn about Dining Rewards, play financial self-defense, the 14th annual Ann Arbor Art Fair DO, talk about success, getting the same cards again, more Hilton cards available here, we review blogs here deal with it, learn about loyalty fraud and more for you for freeeeeee.
TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order!
Support TBB by applying for CREDIT CARDS, shopping with our AMAZON AFFILIATE LINK & clicking our REFERRAL LINKS
The best hotel deal in this hobby, IHG Rewards Pointbreaks hotels for just 5,000 IHG Rewards points per night, is no more. When it rains it pours. Looks like the better properties will now be 10,000 and 15,000 points per night. So, to recap, staying at an Intercontinental for just 5,000 points is not in your future okay? Sad!
I have now added the Amex Hilton Honors Ascend card for 100k HH points in the list of cards available with my links. It joins the lukewarm Amex Hilton Honors Business card for 100k points. Still no signs of the Aspire card and the no annual fee card, hang in there you guys! I also added the Citi ThankYou Premier card for 30k points. The latest BestOffers are listed HERE. You know what to do, no pics and arrows are necessary. Thank you for the support. Never.Pay.Interest.To.Banks!
This is a good reference up to date post: Can you get the same credit card again? It is mind boggling how more difficult this has become, we are becoming like Europe 🙂
Three passive dining rewards programs. I only use Rewards Network…mostly to dine once somewhere where I need to have an activity so my miles/points do not expire.
Legendary ski film pioneer Warren Miller has passed away, RIP!
Good info here on Financial Self-Defense: Preventing Fraud and Mischief.
Quantifying what success means. Very interesting. Maybe someone does one for bloggers? 🙂
Best obituary ever?
December 31, 1946 – January 23, 2018
Terry Wayne Ward, age 71, of DeMotte, IN, escaped this mortal realm on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018, leaving behind 32 jars of Miracle Whip, 17 boxes of Hamburger Helper and multitudes of other random items that would prove helpful in the event of a zombie apocalypse.
Terry is survived by his overly-patient and accepting wife Kathy, who was the love of his life (a fact she gladly accepted sympathy for during their 48 years of marriage). He is also survived by daughters Rebecca (William) and Jean (Jeff); sister Linda; brother Phil; grandchildren: Alexander and Hannah Hines (The Mesopotamians), Daphne and Erin Pistello (The Daffer and Peanut), Brendan and Owen Lahm (Phineas and Ferb) and Tessa McMurry (Smiley).
He is preceded in death by his parents Paul and Bernice Ward, daughter Laura Pistello, grandson Vincent Pistello, a 1972 Rambler and a hip.
Terry graduated from Thornridge High School in South Holland, IL, where only three of his teachers took an early retirement after having had him as a student. He met the love of his life, Kathy, by telling her he was a lineman – he didn’t specify early on that he was a lineman for the phone company, not the NFL. Still, Kathy and Terry wed in the fall of 1969, perfectly between the Summer of Love and the Winter of Regret.
Terry volunteered his service in the United States Army and was an active combat Veteran in the Viet Nam War.
He retired from AT&T (formerly Ameritech, formerly formerly Indiana Bell) after 39 years of begrudging service, where he accumulated roughly 3,000 rolls of black electrical tape during the course of his career (which he used for everything from open wounds to “Don’t use this button” covers).
He enjoyed many, many things. Among those things were hunting, fishing, golfing, snorkeling, ABBA, hiking Turkey Run, chopping wood, shooting guns, Bed Bath & Beyond, starlight mints, cold beer, free beer, The History Channel, CCR, war movies, discussing who makes the best pizza, The Chicago White Sox, old Buicks, and above all, his family.
He was a renowned distributor of popsicles and ice cream sandwiches to his grandchildren. He also turned on programs such as “Phineas and Ferb” for his grand-youngins, usually when they were actually there.
He despised “uppity foods” like hummus, which his family lovingly called “bean dip” for his benefit, which he loved consequently. He couldn’t give a damn about most material things, and automobiles were never to be purchased new. He never owned a personal cell phone and he had zero working knowledge of the Kardashians.
Terry died knowing that The Blues Brothers was the best movie ever, (young) Clint Eastwood was the baddest-ass man on the planet, and hot sauce can be added to absolutely any food.
Tremendous and heartfelt thanks go to the truly exceptional nurses at Southlake Methodist Hospital Neuro-Intensive Care Unit, who provided much more than nursing care for Terry, but also provided a peaceful and compassionate environment during his transition from this life to the next.
Friends can visit with the family on Saturday, January 27, from Noon until the time of the Funeral Service at 4:00 PM, with Pastor Mark Wilkins officiating, at Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Receptions Centre, 606 E. 113th Ave., Crown Point, IN. Services will conclude at the funeral home.
Memorial donations in Terry’s name can be made to your favorite charity or your favorite watering hole, where you are instructed to tie a few on and tell a few stories of the great Terry Ward.
This section is for advanced level hobbyists and veteran blog readers & personal rants & stuff.
For Best Offers credit cards, click HERE
My friend Dave organizes the famous Ann Arbor Art Fair DO every summer in Ann Arbor. It is now the 14th annual, wow! See post #1 for details. It has become a tradition. Oh, and it is free! Many Titan bloggers got their first speaking engagement in this DO. I should be there…as long as nothing comes up in Greece with my mother.
Interesting stuff in this post: Understanding Loyalty Fraud in 2018.
Any data points on former Amex Hilton Surpass cardholders who canceled, got the Ascend card and got 100k signup bonus yet? Please let me know in the comments.
Resident troll Ingy again, what is wrong?
This is why I will never be successful (strictly commercially speaking) as a credit card sales blogger. WTF is wrong with these people, just when I thought I had seen it all #maxcheesy.
I think I have a problem with plastic salesmen you guys. Oh, hi pakalu papito!
Follow TBB on Twitter @FlyerTalkerinA2
You can subscribe to TBB below, winners only!
Opinions expressed here are author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, hotel, airline, or other entity. This content has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of the entities included within the post.