YMMV Travel Deals: Fri., April 27, 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’e 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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Changes To IHG Rewards Club Card Free Night Certificate (And What They Mean)

The IHG Rewards Club Select credit card from Chase was one of the first hotel credit cards I applied for. The reason I got it was to get the sign up bonus, which paid for several nights in a London hotel. I’ve kept the card ever since because of the primary benefit the card offered – a free night at any IHG hotel issued on your account anniversary when you pay the $49 annual fee. It was almost impossible not to get your money’s worth with this certificate, unless you forgot to use it. Even a stay at any Holiday Inn Express will cost you more than that. (Note: This card is no longer open for applications and has been replaced by the IHG Rewards Club Premier Card)

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So it was with much dread when I saw headlines come across my news feeds with rumors that a major devaluation to the IHG free night certificate was imminent.

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Have To Pay To Bring Your Carry-On Bag Onto The Plane? Try This Instead! Or Not.

With how everyone and everything is jam packed into planes nowadays, it’s almost a given that sometimes you’re going to be told your carry-on bad is too big, won’t fit, there’s no room for it, etc. Heaven knows it has happened to me…

Click here to read about when the gate agent said my bag was too big and I fought her on it (and won!).
Click here for the story of when they told me there was no room for my carry-on bag, so I checked it and they wound up breaking something in the bag.

And then you’ve got the airlines who charge you for nearly every bag you want to bring, regardless if it’s checked or a carry-on. When you get into a situation like that, if you ask me, this woman has it ALL figured out…

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YMMV Travel Deals: Thur., April 26, 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’e 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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Attn: Introverts! You Can Now Fly And Never Even SEE Another Human Being!

in·tro·vert

/ˈintrəˌvərt/
noun: Introvert comes from Latin intro-, “inward,” and vertere, “turning.” An introvert generally prefers solitary activities to interacting with large groups of people. If you would rather work through your feelings in your diary than have a conversation, then you are an introvert.

I will be the first to admit that I’m an introvert. As early as my mid-teen years, I was labeled a “snob” by the mother of a friend of mine, because I barely talked to her when I was at their house. But nope, I wasn’t a snob…I was just uncomfortable in making small talk with someone I barely knew.

My introverted personality has continued to this very day, so when I heard about the possibility of flying without really having to interact with – or even see – another person (sorry Joe, I love you, but…), I was 100% sold! Well, that is until

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