Our Weekly Recap: 9/17/17 – 9/23/17

Another week has come and gone and woohoo, it’s the weekend! Here’s a quick recap of our posts from the past week:

Joe wrote about:

Sharon wrote about:

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The One Credit Card I Want….. Just Because

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I have many travel credit cards to my name (even more if you count the ones that Sharon has). I keep some of them because they earn a lot of points like the American Express Everyday Preferred. I have other cards because of the travel benefits they offer like the Citi Prestige and the Chase Sapphire Reserve. I keep even others because of the very specific perks I get, like the Chase Disney Visa.

It’s rare that I come across a credit card that I’ve never heard about and even rarer that I find a card I want to have for no rational reason at all. But leave it to me…I found one.

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How To Avoid Extra Credit Card Fees During International Travel

Going on an international trip is very exciting but it can also be very expensive. Using a credit card to pay for purchases when traveling internationally is often the best way to get a good exchange rate and the rate your bank gets will be better than the one you’ll get on your own if you exchange cash. Using a card also means that you don’t have to carry around a bunch of cash with you. However, many cards will add on a “foreign transaction fee” to any transactions made with anything except your home currency. Here’s an easy way to keep from paying that extra 2-3 percent on all of your purchases while away.

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Our Weekly Recap: 7/23/17 – 7/29/17

Hi everyone! It’s the weekend! Woo HOO! Here’s a quick recap of our posts this week:

Joe wrote about:

Sharon wrote about:

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How To Get the Most Reward Points When Buying Amusement Park Tickets

It’s well into summer vacation season and that may mean it’s time to make a trip to your local amusement or water park, or it may be the time of year you pack up the family and head to Walt Disney World for the week. Finding discounts for some places can be easy, such as saving on admission for Six Flags parks by bringing a Coke can (They’ve been doing this promotion since I was a kid). Finding discounts for the Disney parks can be much more difficult and here are some hints of where to look (and where not to).

Wherever you decide to go, you can also maximize the points you earn for the tickets by paying with the right credit card. Here’s how:

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Great Deal! Stay 3 Nights For The Price of 2 at Hilton’s Waldorf-Astoria, Conrad & Curio Brands

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Lobby of Waldorf=Astoria in NYC

Ah, the Waldorf Astoria. The name alone conjures up thoughts of exquisite accommodations, unparalleled service and high end everything. Joe and I were lucky enough to stay at the original Waldorf=Astoria in NYC earlier this year, just before it closed for a 3-year renovation, thanks to what was, essentially, an offer that we think never should have been approved (from a business standpoint) before it was published. That was when they advertised “Stay two or more nights and get one night free, AND receive a $75 Visa gift card” and we grabbed the offer before it was pulled :-). So we stayed at the Waldorf=Astoria for 2 nights, got one of the nights for free AND got a $75 Visa gift card, because yup, that’s how the ad could be interpreted. WINNING!

Almost unbelievably, the offer has been introduced again, and
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