We bring you several websites about status matches, visit airport hotels for plane spotters, warn you about a gonorrhea epidemic, look at some crazy sinkholes, warn you about the infamous AMEX RAT that strikes back again and again after reading the blogs which is sad, an amazing infographic about mortality numbers, more airline routes to Europe coming, some Marriott hotels that went down in points, visit Petra, escape Venezuela, we reveal how many people work at the biggest “hobby” blog and much more for you for free for another month it appears.
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Here is a link all about elite status matches via Mile Nerd. The StatusMatcher website belongs in my Blogs I Like list, which I will update one day when I get around to it. My blog has no staff and interns to take care of stuff like that!
Maybe we can find some award seats to Europe much easier as another US airline is expanding there it appears: United to Launch Non-Stop Service to Amsterdam, Naples, and Prague.
I like free travel. But if you can not get free travel, saving on points is the next big thing 🙂 So here are some Marriott hotels that went down in points via Loyalty Traveler:
I have never stayed in a Sonesta Hotels property. But if you join their loyalty program you could win 1,000,000 points. Hope one of you wins!
There is a new Radisson Blu in Larnaca, Cyprus. I was in that island in…1986. You couldn’t believe what happened back then lol.
Interesting list for the TBB aviation geek crowd: A Room With a Runway View: Airport Hotels for Plane Spotters.
Good advice if you head there: What you need to know before visiting Petra, Jordan’s Lost City. Beware of them Jack Sparrow types!
My heart aches about Venezuela. The Bridge of Desperation. And that scum Maduro taunts them to “stop scrubbing toilets, come back home to your country”. Mother fracker!
This is a warning, sorry no shocking videos to go with it, sad! America Has Gonorrhea. TBB recommends condoms. Maybe Trojan can sponsor my blog lol.
Psychopaths are bad, right? Well, maybe you will change your mind after you read an interview with one of them. My Life As a Psychopath.
There is so much going on in the car industry. What will be the future of transportation with autonomous vehicles, AI, car sharing and stuff like that. Here is one way it may all go: The Future of Cars Is Electric, Autonomous, and Shared—Here’s How We’ll Get There.
You may cry a little after watching this: Twins reunited after 70 years.
For your personal finance fix of the day, this is great! Hubris Always Seems Ridiculous – Until It’s Our Own. This is actually a gem of a post that it probably belonged on a Sunday Best of Web post but it has been a while since my last personal finance fix of the day so here you go. Must read and right on! Be careful out there.
Hope this does not happen to any of us. But when it does…here are some amazing pictures of Sinkholes: When the Earth Opens Up.
Fascinating: Crunching the Numbers on Mortality. Click on the link to get a better view of this. Mt. Everest will have to wait until I get reincarnated and I am so fine about that 🙂
Life is hard for the card churner crowd these days. Just a few days ago Chase sent us a shot that made it very clear what is ahead. So, some good advice here: New Chase 48 Month Sapphire Rule: What to do now and going forward. Guys, one word of always constructive advice. Cut down on the verbiage a bit and be more specific/concise.
The main goal of blogs is to grow. At least the ones who do this for a living now. So, when they keep writing about deals, sweet spots and other ways to hack around what we do…well, guess what? They are not doing this for YOU first, they are doing it first for THEM so they can attract clicks. Which leads to more $$$ eventually. And there is no secret anymore that this “hobby” is now on the radar of the banks that just sit back and read the blogs every morning and then just fix what they read. So thanks bloggers. I gave them some grief how the recent Amex Offers multiple tab “trick” will not last and BOOM: AMEX Clawing Back AMEX Offers Credits Earned On Multiple Cards! May I have a sad LOL please! Smh…No worries, this leads the bloggers to do yet another blog post faking their surprise and disgust with these banks. Yeah, I am angry %&^$#@.
I am scraping the barrel here and barely doing ten card conversions per month to justify keeping my baby going. And then you find out that The Points Guy Inc has 40 staff in payroll, wow! You think these guys write for the hackers? Bwahahahahaha!
This screen shot explains the difference in bloggers making money selling credit cards from ones who don’t!
This hobby (whatever is left of it now) thrived mostly because of too many people who just can not handle their money well end up paying punitive interest rates to the banks on credit card debt, sad. NEVER become one of them!
I think this blog will continue for another month it appears…
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