Tag: Travel

One man’s strategy to getting targeted for promotions

I think the points and miles gods are finally beginning to hear my prayers. For a while now I have always wondered what the secret ingredient was to getting targeted for an airline or hotel promotion. I’ve traveled a lot, I’m active across different programs, but for some reason I haven’t done enough to be ...

Review: Hotel Lincoln (Chicago, IL, USA)

I want to begin this post by saying — bare with me. As this blog grows (I hope), the content will continue to grow and evolve. With that being said, I am learning myself the best ways to convey information to the [millions of] of readers that come across the site. After visiting, and deciding ...

Is Virgin Atlantic Upper Class worth 85,000 SkyMiles

I recently wrote about planning a trip to Europe, in which I outlined a sort of┬átrick I’ve found in booking award tickets. While I mentioned in that article that I was focused on using my Chase Ultimate Rewards points, I have also considered using Delta miles for one leg as I have quite a bit ...

Trick to finding the cheapest award redemption to Europe

Don't book your next award ticket until you try this!

The one site you must visit when booking an award flight

There are many “tricks” to booking award flights — and flights in general. Whether it is transferring to certain partners, or booking over the phone to find “hidden” fares, there are tons of different avenues you can go down to land that perfect deal. Fortunately, as technology increases, and the knowledge around points and miles ...

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Should I get the Chase Freedom or Chase Freedom Unlimited?

I was recently approved for the Chase Ink Business Preferred card, which for now is the credit card that I am focused on. The minimum spend to get the 80,000 point sign up bonus is $5,000 in 3 months, so I don’t want to add any more spending on top of that. But as any ...

I’m considering giving some of my business to United

Disclaimer: I began this post the night before my fiasco with United and Marriott started. The issue was never resolved, so I ended up flying without my status, but I will be following up on the issue directly with United. For the purposes of this post, I am removing that hiccup from my memory. I ...