Rakuten Dining? 5% Back at Participating Restaurants!

If you follow this blog, then you know that I am a fan of Rakuten (formerly Ebates). When it comes to online shopping, in store, or travel purchases I maximize my rewards by taking advantage of the available offers. But now, you can add restaurants to that list thanks to Rakuten Dining. By adding the […]

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Yelp Cash Back, earn back from what you spend

Yelp has been around for years.  It’s well known for their amateur reviews of pretty much everything that shows up on a map;  restaurants, stores, services, etc.  They have introduced a Cash Back program that can help you make money on the money you spend where you like to shop. Or if you are looking […]

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What’s in my wallet?

I figured it’d be a good idea to have a central spot to keep track of what all I’ve got going on.  There’s a lot of details behind it all, but we’ll keep it at a high level here. Card Annual Fee Reward Reward Rate Delta Reserve 450 Delta Miles 1 PPD Hilton Aspire 450 […]

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Priority Pass, ensure that your journey always begins stress-free

I was introduced to Priority Pass with my old American Exprees Hilton Ascend card.  With my American Express Delta Reserve card, I usually just hit up the Delta SkyClub when I travel.  That’s one of the benefits of my Delta Reserve AMEX.  That’s great when I’m travelling alone or with my wife, but when we […]

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Door Dash, not because I’m lazy, but because I’m anti-social

On a business trip, I’m staying at a Home2 Suites by Hilton.  They’ve got a breakfast service, but I got on the plane at 12:30pm (skipped lunch) and landed at 3:30pm. I’m Starvin Marvin, but I’ve got a call at 4:30pm. I get unpacked, and settled in. As soon as I’m on the wifi, I […]

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Priority Pass – Dinner for Five for a Penny? Don’t mind if I do!

My Hilton Aspire card from American Express comes with a free Priority Pass membership.  On our trip to LA, we made the most of our points with free airfare and lodging.  The icing on the cake had to be this treat on the way home. I had been reading about Priority Pass adding restaurants to […]

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Landry’s Select Club – Now that’s a discount!

No, your eyes are not deceiving you.  Dinner for two at McCormick & Schmick’s for $1.11. Here’s how that happened.  I got an email from Landry’s saying “Hey! You have $25 in rewards (out of $150) that are going to expire.  Use them or lose them!!!” (OK, so I am paraphrasing. So I turn to my […]

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Parasole Dining Club – timing is everything…

I joined this club years ago (I seem to say that for each dining club, don’t I).   Unfortunately, they aren’t taking new members at this time. But in case they change that. You can go to the Club’s website through this link.   Here’s the long and the short of it.  Parasole is a restaurant […]

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App Review – The Points Guy To Go

If you are not familiar with The Points Guy, go ahead and check out the site. It is a great resource for understanding how to maximize your travel rewards.  It is VERY helpful. I’ll wait. Go check it out. I’ll be here. Pretty cool site, eh?  I think so too.  If I’m looking for details […]

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