Our Hotel Touted A Turbo Chill Fridge. WTH Is A Turbo Chill Fridge???

People often make strange requests from hotels. Heck, we have a whole article full of them. The one request Sharon and I have most often isn’t that unusual, but we’ve been known to pick one hotel over another just because of access to this single amenity.

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That’s right, a refrigerator.

Now when we’re traveling to Texas, we prefer to have a full size fridge/freezer combo to bring home all that wonderful barbecue. This trip was different. I was headed to New Jersey for one night for my grade school reunion and Sharon had two requests. Bring home pizza and bring home pierogi.

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Problems on Southwest, The New Mickey Mouse Exhibition,The Dreaded AMEX Financial Review, & More…

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Marriott CEO Makes Understatement Of The Year, Harry Potter At Disney Parks?, How To Not Waste Miles, & More

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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My Current Pet Peeve With Hotels

If you travel enough, there will always be something that bothers you. Sharon’s written about the behavior of people at airports. Personally, I’m always aggravated when hotels don’t put enough power outlets in a room but I can forgive hotels for that (well, to an extent) because maybe when the room was designed, people didn’t plug in as many things. My current pet peeve is different and something is so simple for a hotel to fix that I can’t stand when I have to deal with it.

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Marriott Broke Their Own Website When Trying To Fix Their “29 Ways to Stay” Contest

I guess I wasn’t the only one to feel that Marriott managed to create the least interesting contest ever with their 29 Ways to Stay promotion. If you remember my post from the other day, this is the 29 day promotion where once you won an instant prize, you could no longer win another instant prize for the rest of the contest. Since the chances to win were greater than 50% each day, it wouldn’t take long for you win a prize and lose interest in the contest. If you played every day, your chance of never winning an instant prize until the last day were 1 in 268,435,456. Imagine flipping a coin and calling heads 28 times and losing every time.

The rules clearly stated you could only win an instant prize once:

Limit one (1) Instant Win Prize per person

That was, until today.

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