Some things are not sustainable. Like all deals that get out to the masses eventually always come to a crashing halt, the frequency of daily updates of this blog is in danger. Why? It is Thanksgiving and our time will be spent with family and friends eating turkey, trying to avoid eating more than one piece of pie and watching the Lions on TV. As a Detroit Lions fan I still believe my team can make the playoffs by winning all six final games. Yes, insanity rules around here! In addition, we are traveling to the Westin Trillium House at Blue Mountain ski resort near Toronto Canada for the weekend. So expect some light updates over the weekend. We have a few cousins staying behind to watch our house and they are armed and dangerous and have orders to shoot to kill:-)
PointsEnvy is having the “First Annual if Christopher Elliott Can do it Anyone Can Travel Blog” Contest. At TBB we appreciate the humor at PE a lot. This title had us rolling on the floor laughing! The different categories and participants are a riot. For example: “Best Partnership with a Major Bank:
Since we are talking about “best credit card pusher” category, I will tell you my experience. Apparently, there were three new offers from Citiblank coming with new affiliate credit card app links. Guess which bloggers were out first with them links? Maybe I should add a ridiculous prize to anyone who needs, say 6 Southwest drink coupons, to the first commenter who identifies the two fast guns. Ok, this is not a joke actually! I rarely fly Southwest and I usually do not drink on board (unless I am sitting in First Class and served champagne). I am sensing the biggest card referrers get the aff links first? And then they go out to all others? Or they are just the ones hungriest for the $$ referral money? I don’t know and I don’t care at this point. I am trying to control myself around issues that set me off ranting. Getting blasted repeatedly with new cc offers just gets to me. Don’t read those blogs then?? NO,this is what we do here at TBB ALL FREAKING DAY LONG, it’s the reason we exist! Did I mention it is therapeutic? We feel so much better after each and every rant. You don’t like it, YOU don’t read TBB! It’s not like we will lose your cc app referral money you know [MEGA LOL].
This type of post drives TBB totally nuts! How to get a business credit card: your questions answered. Not even ONE reference to use credit wisely, pay off balance. I can’t believe I am even adding a link here, I feel so dirty:-) A few references from his post to show you what we are dealing with:
I’ve gotten flooded with emails over the last week about people interested in getting the Chase Ink Bold or Chase Ink Plus now that the minimum spend requirement has dropped to $5,000 in 3 months. Everyone wants the cards, and for good reason. They absolutely rock! [Note: the two cc references were actual aff app links of course, they were edited out! Are you kidding me? So convenient you got flooded with emails for just these two cards that happen to have the highest commissions! “I want cards that absolutely rock”: LOL. Unbelievable! Near the end both same links are served again. I understand the guy put a lot of work into this. This is another example of a blog that would not be in existence if the lure of the easy affiliate credti card referral money was not present. There are MANY out there now!
I really hope your mother is well. I am sorry you misunderstood my well meaning message!
The Points Guy has a very useful list of the airline fees for last minute award ticketing. I reproduce the table below:
Air Canada: $0
American: $75 for tickets booked within 21 days of departure: waived for all AA elites)
British Airways: $0 (BA is partners with American, so it may make sense to use Avios for last minute AA awards- especially for short and mid-haul flights which may require less miles).
United: $75 for non-elites, $50 for Silver, $25 for Gold, $0 for 1k, Global Services, Platinum
US Airways: $75, waived for Gold, Platinum and Chairman’s Preferred members.
Virgin America: $0
If you have a Starwood AMEXBusiness credit card you should take a closer look at your “Supplement to the Card Member Agreement” and especially under “Eligibile Purchases do NOT include” [thanks to alert twitter follower @JeffTheWanderer who brought this to my attention!]
I would like to thank all at the crazy people participating in the “Blogs killing deals” in Flyetalk thread for providing me with such great material again!
AlohaDaveKennedy:The deals die because inadequate attention has been placed toward internal controls. The institutions have yet to have one of us become one of them to keep all of us in check. They still don’t get the fact that feeding a school of hungry pirahna (440,000+) is done differently than feeding your pet goldfish (15,000). When diving we never feed sharks without the chain mail, but we have certainly seen Ms. Cartera wade into the water in just a Bikini carrying a tray of raw meat.
amolkold: Okay, which blogger killed the Hawaiian redemption on Virgin Atlantic deal?
At the end of the day, all we are talking about here is really not important! I hope you are enjoying my blog. I hope you are managing to laugh a little with my stupid quirky sense of humor and you are learning somehing in the process too. I wanted to do something original because I always thought of myself as a rebel [ lol]. I hope bloggers do not take me seriously, I certainly do not! Rest assured I will always write what’s on my mind. Please let me know what’s on your mind by emailing me at:
firstname.lastname@example.org I am always looking for feedback! I also take constructive criticism (including insults) very well. Just the fact you are taking the time to insult me speaks volumes of how much you care and want me to improve. And remember, I do love everybody:-)
Happy Thanskgiving. It is my favorite holiday. So many things to be thankful for.