How Our Friends Flew From The US To All 3 Disney Parks In Asia Without Winning The Lottery

Going to see the Disney Theme Parks in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo are bucket list trips for many Disney fans. However most people never try to make the trip because it seems out of reach to them. The excuses that people most often give is that the flights are too long or the airfare is too expensive.

When I saw a post on Facebook from one of my friends saying that he and his wife just returned from Japan, I commented that I was so happy for them. I know they’re big Disney fans and I was thrilled they got to see Tokyo Disney. We talked a bit and I discovered that, in fact, they just returned from an epic 10 day trip where they visited all three of the Disney theme parks in Asia. On top of that, all their flights were booked with miles and they flew exclusively in business and first class the whole way. #FTW

It’s with his permission that I’m now going to share how they were able to go on this trip and pay almost nothing out of pocket for airfare. I’m quiet jealous of some of the flights they took, and am remembering that Sharon and I still haven’t been to Hong Kong or Shanghai.

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Save $50 On Two Night (Or Longer) Stays When Booking With Citi

Here’s an offer for everyone who has a card that earns ThankYou Points from Citi. It doesn’t require you even having a Citi credit card. If you’re staying at any hotel for two days, or more, you can save $50 off your bill. Depending on your situation, this can save you some serious money.

I (along with many others) received an email from Citi ThankYou Rewards this morning with the subject line:

Get $50 off any hotel stay when you book via the ThankYou(R) Travel Center.

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I just used the ThankYou Travel Center to book a hotel for us in Knoxville so I’m somewhat familiar with how it works. Most people use it as the way to make a reservation for hotels, airlines and rental cars using ThankYou Points for payment. What most people don’t know is you don’t even need to use a single ThankYou point to make a booking.

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Credit Card Review: Costco Anywhere Visa Card by Citi

All the credit cards I’ve reviewed until now have focused on earning airline miles, hotel points or some form of transferable points (Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi ThankYou Points or AMEX Membership rewards). However when I talked about the differences in reward credit card there was another category I mentioned – the cash back card. This type of card won’tt get you to overseas in a fancy cabin, but it may help you pay the taxes on the ticket you’re purchasing with miles you’re earned in a different program. Taking into consideration that many cards today offer business and first class tickets at large discounts, it may be a better value to buy a ticket with cash instead of redeeming miles. A cash back card can help to offset those out of pocket expenses.

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Getting Past TSA More Easily, Delta/American Joining Forces, Timeshares Aren’t So Bad, & More!

Woop woop, it’s the weekend! Happy Saturday, everyone! 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 (if you’re on your computer) or the bottom (if you’re on your phone/tablet) 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!

Credit Card Review: Citi ThankYou Premier

The Citi ThankYou Premier is the mid-level card in the Citi ThankYou family, fitting between the ThankYou Prestige and the ThankYou Preferred cards. This was the first of the ThankYou cards either Sharon or I signed up for and I still have it. Here’s the details of the Premier card:

Citi ThankYou® Premier Card

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A Not-Seen-In-25-Years Walt Disney World Video, How to Get Global Entry for Free + More!

Happy Saturday, y’all! 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 (if you’re on your computer) or the bottom (if you’re on your phone/tablet) 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!

How To Avoid Pitfalls When You Need To Book With The Citi Travel Portal

Remember Pitfall? It was that seemingly simple game for Atari that ended up being incredibly difficult because if you jumped at the wrong time or was a pixel to the left, you were dead, video game speaking. You then had to start all over to get to the same place and try not to make the same mistake again.

My dealing with Citi’s websites, trying to redeem Thank You points for an upcoming hotel stay, has felt much like this process over the last several days. Every time I got past one obstacle, another one appeared that was just as difficult to accomplish as the last one.

I offer my guidance, much like a cheat guide, to let you know where the traps lie and how to avoid them or what to do if you get caught by one.

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