We learn all about United Airlines Upgrades, refresh our memories with hotel award best uses, get an update on Hotel Hustle, marvel at scenes with a drone over Pripyat Chernobyl, totally feel how it is leaving Earth, check out some awesome National Geographic photographers. We end with the best personal finance articles on the web and the one and only Blog Buzz which never stops entertaining…me primarily.
About to start my trip to Hong Kong. I have scheduled some posts for your daily entertainment, not sure if I can do every day but I am trying! I don’t like to mail in posts 🙂 Follow me on Twitter for frequent updates on my trip, TBB Style!
TBB Blog Mission: To Entertain. Educate. Inspire. In That Order!
Getting upgrades on United. Everything you need to know from GPUs to miles and co-pays. – MileCards Excellent guide on all things UA upgrades.
Hotel Award Best Uses (or “Sweet Spots”) – Travel Is Free Great reminder of the best bang for your hotel
Hotel Hustle gets updated – The Wandering Aramean I think the improvements in searching are paramount. I am not into valuations and “hotness” indicators; award valuations are always so subjective. Hilton and Hyatt are paramount to add next. You make the searching work and this becomes a killer app. Never praised a blogger so much and always got dirt in return. Oh well, so be it, the life of a critic! 🙂 One more thing: I LOVE the name “Hotel Hustle“!
Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl – Stunning video from a drone. First saw this at 60 Minutes a few weeks ago. Amazing!
Leaving Earth – Commander Chris Hadfield Amazing account of what it feels like to leave earth on a space ship! This is very emotional. You are welcome.
10 National Geographic Photographers Give Thanks for the Photos That Changed Them – National Geographic Must click. No words to describe.
Your 2014 taxes: Here’s how to get ahead – Fortune Good timely article.
How To Win Any Argument About the Markets – A Wealth of Common Sense Lots of common sense here.
Blog Buzz territory, where we shake our heads repeatedly and relentlessly. This section is intended to be satire and is mainly targeted to long time miles/points hobbyists. New readers of my blog may not “get” the jokes and digs, etc.
Club Carlson Cyber Monday Points Sale Live – One Mile at a Time First, it was a blog post about the coming sale pumping the Club Carlson cards. Now we have “it is live” news and pumping the Club Carlson cards. Mind you this program was not even in the radar until the cards started paying the sellers…
What’s the Best Travel Rewards Card to Get Right Now? – World Wanderlusting Where we sell the US Airways card again and again and again…
Limited-time Offer: Earn $200 Cash Back With the Chase Freedom Card – Johnny Jet Hey cash running low?
Reviews: Singapore Airlines Suite Class A380 New York to Frankfurt One Dozen Credit Cards at a Time Remember when these reviews did not have any credit card links? I do. Remember when we were all anticipating the pic of the wet towel and the diet coke? Well I guess some did. Anyways, after so many reviews I never bother anymore. I bet you the next review will look…similar! I made a mistake to click on this just to see Dad. But instead I got a dump of all the credit cards you can get to do this. If this is not a prime example of what our hobby has become I don’t know what is! Kind of sad. Not angry, just sad.
Reader Request: Get My Family of Four to Hawaii – Frugal Travel Guy Just when you think this site can’t get more pumpy…it does! Another lame request resulting in 15 different credit card links. Going for the jugular. Not even a peep about the challenge of booking such an award. Or maybe the dude pushing his award consulting service will email them for more “help”. At least no Avios were abused in this post…
When To Meet Minimum Spend for the Southwest Airlines Credit Card? – Deals We Like Does this blog ever shut up about this card? This must be post #1,456,969 on it!
Last Call: 50,000+ Southwest Points – One More Credit Card One More Time Wow, sounding desparate here or what. Dear readers, NO NEED TO RUSH….I bet my Amazon link revenue the offer is COMING BACK like it did so many times before! “Now it is a great time to get the card”….Pathetic! These super salesy ridiculous pumping ways just drive me nuts. Come on you guys, if you don’t have it check out BOP (Best Offers Patrol) on where to find it 🙂
Thank you to all who took advantage of the free $100 from Capital One 360’s Black Friday sale. I may not pimp much but when I do I make sure it is worth it primarily for YOU! Okay, I come second. Thank you again!
I leave you with the one and only…Chris Farley…What a Stud!