How To Get Rid Of That Unwanted Holiday Gift & Earn 500 Points Or Miles In The Process

Every once in a while you’ll get that holiday gift where you wonder, “What was (s)he THINKING?” Or it’ll be from that co-worker who you know wasn’t thinking, period. But there you are, stuck with that apple shaped cigarette lighter or a green scarf with hand painted purple frogs on it. (BTW, the cigarette lighter was a 100% true story – my father [who still smoked at the time] bought my mom one of those for her birthday once. She had quit smoking 4 years previously. No lie! Boy, was she mad, LOL!)

So what can you do with it? It’s not like you can re-gift something as atrocious as that. And throwing it out makes you feel guilty. Well, what if I told you that you could trade that unwanted gift in for your choice of 500 frequent flyer miles or 500 hotel points? Because you can!

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Frontier Has A Great $20 Flash Sale Going On, AND A Triple Miles Sale, Too!

Frontier has an incredible flash same going on right now, with one-way fares as low as $20. And on top of that, you may be able to get triple miles, which is pretty awesome. Check this out…

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Why Do Loyalty Programs Act Like The Grinch?

You know the Dr. Seuss story about The Grinch Who Stole Christmas? He was the grouchy grump who lived up on a mountain and was so mad about the people below having a good time that he devised a way to take away the thing he thought was making them so happy. I think that some loyalty programs should adopt The Grinch as their unofficial mascot, cause I’m sure they’re too cheap to pay for the official rights to the character.

So what do the programs do to keep us from redeeming our points for what we really want to use them for? Here are the four things loyalty programs do that make me think the people who run them have hearts that are two sizes too small.

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I’m Letting My Miles Expire And That’s OK. Here’s Why.

UPDATE: I was able to donate my miles instead of letting them expire. Read here to find out how. 

I currently have 3,159 miles in an airline’s frequent flyer program that are going to expire in two weeks. Normally I’d be freaking out trying to figure out how to keep my account active and not lose my miles. However, I’ve decided to let the miles expire. Sometimes it’s not worth spending valuable points just to keep low-value points from expiring. Oh well.
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Here’s the reason I made this decision…

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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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