Increased Cash Back on Amex Gift Cards Monday Only

BigCrumbs sent out an announcement a few days ago that it will be running a 24 hour promotion on American Express Gift cards where it will be offering a higher cash back rate through its portal. Currently, BigCrumbs is only offering 1.2% cash back on the American Express Gift cards whereas the highest rate on any portal is just 1.5% from TopCashBack. I don't know what the rate will be, but I personally am ready to order some gift cards with my new Amex Plum card that is offering 3.5% cash back for the first three moths.  I'll have to wait and see what the cash back rate will be. It could be … [Read more...]

Which Hotel in Santiago, Chile Should I Choose?

Santiago, Chile

One of my favorite aspects of writing a blog is the community and advice that I can usually get! When I travel, I usually do quite a bit of research on hotels. I want to make sure I am getting a great deal whether it be with cash or points and that I’m staying in a nice location. This year, I spent five nights at the Park Hyatt Vienna in a suite and could not ask for anything better. On my upcoming trip to Argentina, we're going to be staying at the Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, again in a suite. I always enjoy a luxurious high end hotel in the center of the city, but if I'm going to … [Read more...]

News Updates: 7,500 AA Miles For Test Drive, Free Money at Staples and Amazon

A few quick news updates so no one is missing any great deals to earn miles or save money! 7,500 American Airlines Miles for Test Driving a Cadillac Cadillac is currently running a promotion where you will receive 7,500 American Airlines miles for test driving one of their new cars. You can call to schedule an appointment or, as Gary from View from the Wing points out in his post, this can even be done online via a chat function. The actual test drive lasts about 10 minutes and the promotion is scheduled to run a total of 6-8 weeks, though can end at any time. $20 Off Amazon Purchases with … [Read more...]

[Expired] Chase Ink Plus 70,000 Point Offer Ends October 19

Chase Ink Plus Limited Time Offer

Update: This Offer is now expired. The Chase Ink Plus® Business Card is currently running a 70,000 points sign-up bonus after spending $5,000 within 3 months and this is currently scheduled to end on Sunday, October 19.  The $95 annual fee is not waived. This is far better than the usual best publicly available internet offer that offers 50,000 points for the same spending requirement and a waived annual fee. Among the two Chase Ink cards, there are two credit cards: Chase Ink Bold® and Chase Ink Plus®.These two cards are exactly the same except that Chase Ink Plus is a credit card … [Read more...]

Southwest Winter Sale – $49/$99/$129/$149

Southwest Airlines Sale

Southwest Airlines has launched a sale for winter travel. Many fares are a considerable savings over the usual rates and you can get a pretty good deal booking in the next few days.  To travel, you must book by October 16 for  travel December 3 through February 11. The way the sale works is that fares are as low as $49 and are based on the route you fly. Travel on Fridays and Sundays is, unfortunately, excluded so you can't really fly for a quick weekend. There's also a blackout period over New Years and Christmas periods from December 18 to January 5, 2014. As an example, flights from … [Read more...]

Four Lyft Rides in One Day and My Experience

I was visiting Svetlana in Los Angeles over the weekend and needed to run a few errands while she was at work. Given Los Angeles doesn’t really have an efficient public transportation system and I didn't , I took her advice and gave Lyft a try. Lyft is a driving network that lets people bring their own cars and charge fares to give others rides. It works through an app on the smartphone and you just press a button to request a ride and a driver shows up. It’s connected to your credit card and just automatically pays when the ride is over. Over the course of the day, I had four different Lyft … [Read more...]

A Vacation to Hawaii With No Ticket Back. Crazy or Brilliant?


Svetlana is headed to Hawaii for Thanksgiving and has a non-stop flight booked from Los Angeles to Honolulu. The catch: She doesn’t have a ticket back! Here's how it happened. I knew she’s been wanting to visit her friend in Hawaii for a while. When Citi ThankYou points became transferable to Singapore Airlines, I really wanted to try out the whole booking process and happened to find a non-stop flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu with low level award availability on United. This cost 17,500 Singapore Airlines miles + around $8 in taxes so I went ahead and booked... she's quite easy going … [Read more...]

Deal on Delta: Newark to Honolulu for $573

I follow The Flight Deal and they have confirmed an excellent fare to Hawaii from Newark that was available recently is still available. Living in New York, I know tickets to Hawaii are always expensive and tickets to Hawaii for under $600 are very rarely available. For certain dates through May 2015, there are tickets from Newark to Honolulu for $573 including all taxes and this is valid for Monday-Thursday departures. You do have to connect in Atlanta, which is slightly inconvenient, but if a trip to Honolulu works with your travel plans, it could be work taking advantage of. Visit The … [Read more...]