Sometimes I think that if I had a superpower, it would be procrastination. I was the one pulling an all-nighter to write a term paper I had months to prepare. Even today, I sat in front of the computer for hours before I finally pulled myself together and started to write this post. It drives Sharon crazy (Note from Sharon: Mmmm hmmm…), but I just can’t help it.
Unfortunately, putting things off, even if only for minutes, can cause you to miss out on the travel deal of the year. I’ve learned to deal with the fact I’ll never be able to pull the trigger on the spur of the moment trip to New Zealand, even if the price is one that I’ll never see again.
Some travel deals last for longer amounts of time, like days or weeks and I’ll go back and forth about whether I want to participate.
I love to use AMEX Offers. They’re a super-easy way to earn money back from your American Express credit cards. If used often enough, you’re easily able to negate most or all of the annual fees that their cards charge.
IHG, the parent company of hotels such as the Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Kimpton and Intercontinental, among others, recently launched their end of year promotion. You can register as of September 24th and the offer runs until January 31, 2020. You have to register and book all eligible stays before December 15, 2019, and it’s necessary to register before your stay to receive any bonus points.
So what’s the promotion, and how does it stack up to other IHG offerings?
Nearly 30 (Thirty? UGH!) years ago, comedian Jeff Foxworthy released a comedy album called, “You Might Be A Redneck If…” It peaked at #38 on Billboard. The album included a segment of examples of how you might be a redneck if you do these things. Here’s a TV spot with the routine from 1989:
Allegiant, easyJet Frontier, Interjet, Ryanair, Sun Country, Swoop, Viva Aerobus, Wizz Air and all the rest of the ultra low cost airlines out there all make their money by charging you for just about everything. In fact, wasn’t Ryanair considering charging to use the lavatory at one point?
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