YMMV Travel Deals: Tue., July 3, 2018

When we see travel deals, we always want to spread the word. So as we see them, we make sure to let you know. They run the gamut from hotels to flights to points to miles to car rentals and even stuff you need while you’ll traveling, like equipment, Uber discounts, theme park tickets, food for when you’re on the road, etc.

Heads up that some of these deals might be really limited in time or amount, or some could go on for days or longer. Some deals might be good for some people and not so much for others. There may be better deals out there and we just don’t know about them. We take no responsibility for any transaction you may or may not do; we’re just telling you what’s we’ve seen that’s out there at that very moment and it’s up to you to decide if it’s something useful, beneficial and worth it for you, and if you can take advantage of it before it’s too late.

Here’s what’s out there today:

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The Easiest Way You’ll Ever Earn 1,500 Points

Joe is really the points and miles person in our family. He’s the one who will research credit cards, apply for them, and figure out which ones I need to use for which purchases so we can maximize how many hotel points or frequent flyer we’ll get. Personally, I’d rather just use my green Amex (that I’ve had for 25 and have the number memorized) for everything…but apparently that card is worth diddlysquat in the points & miles world, so I know if I want the occasional free flight or hotel room, I have to play by the rules of my beloved Points and Miles Guru.

Sometime though, I’M the one who find the points or miles deals. Like this one…

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The AMEX Platinum Is Giving Me $50 From Saks Fifth Avenue. What Should I Buy?

In an unexpected move, American Express announced this week that Platinum cardholders will get a $100 credit on purchases from Saks Fifth Avenue each year. The catch for this offer is that the credit is offered as a $50 statement credit twice a year (once from July to December and another $50 from January to June). I thought the American Express Platinum card was worth the $550 annual fee with the travel credit, Global Entry credit, Uber credits and lounge access so an additional $100 credit per year is a welcome benefit. I still wanted to see how useful it was for me.

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Ever Notice There Are Hardly Any Mosquitoes At WDW? Here’s Why

Mosquitoes are nasty little bugs that latch onto you, suck your blood and leave you with an itchy welt for days on end. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), they’re also one of the deadliest animals in the world and can potentially spread a wide variety of diseases that can run the gamut from hurting you to causing birth defects to killing you.

Mosquitoes like to breed in stagnant water and Florida has a whole, WHOLE lot of swampland so the mosquito issue is pretty bad here in the Sunshine State. Walt Disney World (WDW) is, of course, in the business of guest experience so it’s to their advantage to minimize the amount of mosquitoes that are on their nearly 25,000 acres of property, much of which is, of course, swampland. And they proactively do a really good job of it. Here’s how:

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YMMV Travel Deals: Mon., July 2, 2018

When we see travel deals, we always want to spread the word. So as we see them, we make sure to let you know. They run the gamut from hotels to flights to points to miles to car rentals and even stuff you need while you’ll traveling, like equipment, Uber discounts, theme park tickets, food for when you’re on the road, etc.

Heads up that some of these deals might be really limited in time or amount, or some could go on for days or longer. Some deals might be good for some people and not so much for others. There may be better deals out there and we just don’t know about them. We take no responsibility for any transaction you may or may not do; we’re just telling you what’s we’ve seen that’s out there at that very moment and it’s up to you to decide if it’s something useful, beneficial and worth it for you, and if you can take advantage of it before it’s too late.

Here’s what’s out there today:

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