|Battle of the Oranges, Ivrea, Italy as seen at Gadling|
There were a lot of blogs posts thrown at me today, it was hard keeping up! I thought it may be my longest post ever but, as it turned out, it may be the shortest as so much of what I reviewed did not pass the amazingly tough TBB screens!
So, here we go…
THE END OF THE CVS/VANILLA ICE CREAM RUNS…
I was alerted on Twitter of the consumer press getting a hold of the CVS/VR/BB “hack” and I think the end is near. Food, Wine and Miles has the short right on target post. Can you believe the author recommends to call the store, WTF!!! In the preblog days this could last…oh, never mind. Thank God I did not get in the AMEX 75k card with $10k minimum spend, phew! Well, as they say…game is not over until it’s over!
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BEST OF MILES/POINTS
The new Priority Club Pointbreaks list is out! It’s good for stays through May 31, 2013. Priority Club Insider nails it when he says: “Is it possible to have a list of properties that’s even worse than last time?“
Million Miles Secrets wrote “Using Paypal “My Cash” Reloads to Earn Miles & Points, Fund Bluebird, Pay Taxes & More“. As always, brilliantly explained even a Caveman can do it:-)
Gary of View from View from the Wing had a brilliantly simple blog post titled “Monday Open Thread” What’s on your mind? Share it in the comments. That’s it. I prefer this than yet another filler post as most other bloggers do! I think bloggers can get a feel of what their readers think by giving them the floor and perhaps they can answer some of the questions…which is providing real value…assuming the questions are answered!
NOT SO BEST OF
Delta Points again manages to find a way to embed 11 affiliate links in the body of the post telling readers how he pays his bills. I wish all bloggers disclosed on the top of each post which are affiliate links! You know, FULL disclosure! If you had avoided so many affiliate links this could have been a candidate for the “Best Of” category…maybe. I absolutely despise Ameriprise, I am shocked you can not do better shopping around! Ameriprise employees sued their own company because the 401k is filled with crappy…Ameriprise funds, lol.
Million Mile Secrets, in a first at TBB, makes both categories here for the same blog post! Why, how come is this possible? Well, here is my take on it. I do not think readers should mess with Paypal, the company is ruthless to deal with. I really appreciate the warnings all over the post but….some knucklehead will go ahead and test Paypal and likely get burned. Peace of mind to me is priceless…Paypal is the Cartera of online payments:-)
BEST OF TRAVEL
“How to Protect Yourself from Antiquated Airline Computers That Could Ruin Your Trip” From PT Money. Some pretty good info here.
“The Secret Lives of North Korea“. From the former UK Ambassador there.
Chicago’s Freezing Fire. AMAZING pictures!
tnooz reports that “Trip Advisor launches system for hotels faced with blackmail from guests“. WOW! Probably overdue…
Gadling has an awesome HD video from “Italy’s Biggest Food Fight“.
Sea Foam Blankets Australian Beach Town video. This is so bizarre!
ODDZ & ENDZ
“Crazy video of a truck in China tipping over and nearly flattening a guy“. Please hold all the Asians can’t drive jokes:-)
Ok, I first thought this was a joke…but it appears it is not! “BangWithFriends” HT to Jetset Farryn.
She writes “It was only a matter of time until social and sex joined forces. Enter Bang With Friends, a bloody brilliant and ballsy first step towards socially driven sex. Connect, click your catch, and hope for a response.” I am still shaking my head…