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Daydreaming Weekend Trips with Southwest

Ever found yourself bidding on auction stuff just for the heck of it? Or at least getting close to bidding? There’s that thrill that maybe, just maybe you got a deal and get to play with that new toy. I think I found the equivalent in flight award booking last night.

We Made it to Barcelona!

This trip started when I asked my wife whether she’d consider a quick Thanksgiving trip abroad instead of visiting family (sorry family!). With only 10 vacation days a year, a 4-day holiday is a rare opportunity to travel further than Minneapolis, Denver, Phoenix, or New York for a weekend! ¬†Reluctantly, she said Barcelona…

Stacking Promos for Fun – Earning 116+ Hilton HHonors per Dollar

This is just an example and perhaps a quick brag for what gets me excited… Forgive me.

Chase Airtran Visa – Finer Details and Possibly Bonus Reduction

It’s been a while… I know. ¬†Firstly, New Orleans received its first 787 flight! Not by design. Anyway, I’ll dive right in though with some updates on the finer details of the Chase Airtran card I covered when it first came out about 10 weeks ago.

Deconstructing Southwest Awards to Extend Expiration

Ok, so I read obscure references to this but perhaps missed the point. Airtran and Southwest credits (NOT points) expire after 1 year. Or do they?!? Apparently small things behave very differently than anything big which is a wonderful and significant story (for frequent fliers).

What’s a Best Western Point Worth?

Not long ago, I applied for a Best Western Mastercard offering 48k points on first purchase and no annual fee, followed by a targeted offer of 16k BW on 3 months of spending $750, I found myself wondering how I would value these but assumed $.01/pt initially. Since then, I’ve meant to go back and […]

Quick Trip to Pensacola

My sister and niece are visiting at the moment and over the last few trips down they’ve done a lot of what a 4 year old can appreciate in New Orleans so it was time to venture out of the area. Over the last few years, we’ve sampled quite a few of the hotel chains […]