Review of WDW Event, Update on Real ID Deadline, What To Do With Pets While Traveling & More…

Woo hoo, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:

This week Joe wrote about:

And Sharon wrote about:

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Why Do Banks Make Everything So Difficult?

Over the past week, I’ve had to deal with issues from three different banks. Needless to say, it’s been a long week. I don’t understand why, when dealing with a bank, every transaction must be difficult. It’s like pulling teeth to get anything accomplished. When everything is difficult, I tend to get introspective and think, “Maybe I’m the one that’s difficult to deal with.” I’m looking for some objective opinions, is it me or is it the bank?

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You Can Now Use IHG Points At Kimpton Hotels, But For How Much?

Kimpton is a boutique hotel chain made up of 65 distinct properties in 34 cities. Each of their hotels have a distinct design style and offer an original experience different from most other hotels. In December of 2014, IHG (the parent company of Holiday Inn and InterContinental Hotels, amongst others) entered an agreement to buy Kimpton. A collective sigh could be heard in the miles and points world. It was as if the voices of Kimpton loyalists suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. Sorry, too obscure of a Obi Wan Kenobi reference? Back to Kimpton.

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Dear American Airlines: Thanks For the Platinum Pro Status

As a rule (or mantra, or life principle), status with airline and hotels isn’t something I care about. I have most of the same benefits through the perks of credit cards we have, so devoting time and money to the quest just isn’t worthwhile to me. However, if you’re going to drop some sort of elite benefit into my lap, you bet I’m going to accept it. I was able to match my IHG platinum status to Hilton Diamond, as well as Hyatt Platinum status (I was too slow and missed out on getting Hyatt Diamond status). Considering that I get IHG platinum status solely by having the IHG Credit Card, this was an amazing deal.

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Good News From A Car Rental Company, Bad News From A Hotel Chain &, of course, “Naked Guy”

Happy Saturday friends and welcome to the weekend! Here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:

This week Joe wrote about:

And Sharon wrote about:

Like this post? We have plenty more just like it and would love if you decided to hang around and clicked the button on the top of this page to follow our blog and get emailed notifications of when we post (it’s usually just once or twice a day). Whether you’ve read our posts before or this is the first time you’re stopping by, we’re really glad you’re here and hope you come back to visit again!

The Delta Credit Card That’s So Nice I’ve Had It Twice

I’m not someone who tends to churn credit cards. If you’re not familiar with the term ‘churning,’ it means applying for a card for the sign up bonus and cancelling it before the annual fee hits. Then you wait a while and apply for the same card again so you can earn the sign up bonus again. Rinse, repeat, spend miles, cancel card, apply……. and so on, and so on.

To fight against this practice, American Express has a policy of only offering one sign up bonus on each of their cards per “lifetime.” Since Sharon and I have both previously earned a sign up bonus for this card, we figured that we’d never be able to get one again. That was until Sharon received a mailer offering the card with a sign up bonus and there was no wording on the application saying it was limited to once in a lifetime. So she applied for the card and now we’re once again cardholders of the: Continue reading “The Delta Credit Card That’s So Nice I’ve Had It Twice”

A Beginner’s Guide To Airline Alliances

Understanding what airline alliances are and which airlines are in each alliance is a key that unlocks the door to the next level of miles and points earning and usage. The basics of airline alliances is not that difficult to understand and that knowledge will allow you to use your miles in ways you never thought were possible.

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