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MVP POST OF THE DAY
Mile Nerd: “Why Everyone Sucks”
Drop everything and go read it. Right. Now. Ok?
We all suck:-)
Then Do It for The Points had a response to it: “I agree and disagree with Mile Nerd’s Rant“
I do not have time to elaborate on this tonight as I am going to finally catch a movie! I must say I absolutely loved them both as I find a lot of truth in them! I will try to find some time to post my thoughts about them over the weekend.
Never forget, we all suck anyway. Tell it Mile Nerd:”The majority of these bloggers sold out their content long ago so they could make a buck.”
ON MY MIND
Screw FTU and Chicago Seminars! Fiji anyone? 🙂
This section is about what is on my mind and it purely reflects the numerous deficiencies in it. Yes, I did inhale in college…a lot! Legally speaking, it reflects my own opinions only!
There was a post about Quebec City in the Frugal Travel Guy blog by an “Andy Shuman”. It led with a fantastic picture of the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac hotel which we have stayed in and really enjoyed it! Some decently helpful information about the city and how to get there. I was thinking all along “ok, where are the credit card links, could this be the one post without them?”. Well, near the end we get the links for the Sapphire Preferred, Ink Plus and Ink Bold ONLY! NO links for the others mentioned (including the, drumroll please, FAIRMONT Visa, US Airways and others!).WHY? Who inserts these links anyway? Is it Andy, or an Internet Brands staff member who does what they are told. For crying out loud, if you speak so highly of the Fairmont in Quebec (I agree!) why not help your readers apply for the Fairmont Card and instead serve the other three links???
Oh First2Board why?
Ok, I must admit, Mile Nerd inspired me. He sucks too!
I finally received the Club Carlson Business Visa! I called to confirm the promo bonus and switch my address from my office to home only to be told by a US Bank rep that the signing bonus is 10k CC pts instead of 50k. I was furious! The only way to resolve it was….to snail mail or fax proof of the offer to the US Bank compliance department & wait up to 14 business days for a reply! In the meantime three weeks have passed since applying for the card. After blowing off steam on twitter and Flyertalk I…called back and talked with another rep who confirmed the original promo, hooray! I have been waiting for this before I book my award nights in Norway so I can take advantage of the one free award night! Just fyi, my own Club Carslon account number was correctly linked to my account (no new CC account number was opened by US Bank as it has been reported).
Maybe next week wife can go for a set…postponed again!
The Quebec City Fairmont Chateau Frontenac was great. It helps a lot if you get a suite!For the record, the Quebec City Hilton is great too but may be too much as Category 8 (get used to this now); Hilton’s lounge view and staff are fantastic! Update: Category 6, not 8…Much better value!
Is it possible to make a full time living from travel blogging? At Grumpy Traveller. Very interesting article! Guess these bloggers never discovered credit card affiliate links, oh wait, the site is based in the UK.
ODDZ & ENDZ
“Stunning Underwater Photos of People Fighting Against the Ocean“. From Bored Panda.
An In-Depth Inside Look at the New Facebook Excellent Review of the changes!
Another WTF moment from North Korea, they never end! Look at their faces, were they looking to get the last FTU ticket or something:-)