End of Year Cash Grab

Getting into rewards, I learned about “Mileage Runs” that people do to achieve particular statuses on airlines.  But I hadn’t heard of this until the notion popped into my head.  As you’ve seen, I’ve added a number of new cards to my wallet in the last couple of months. I noticed that there was an […]

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The Trip that Points Made

It all started with the unused companion ticket that we get each year with our American Express Delta Reserve card. All we would have to figure out where and when to go? When we looked at where our Hilton Honors Aspire card points could take us, the choice was obvious.  This year, my wife and […]

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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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Michael Kors sport coat

Sometimes the moons align…

The other day I got an email from Delta Shopping.  Macy’s was earning 13 miles per dollar spent. Another email that day mentioned their latest sale with a 30% off coupon code. And EBates, well that was sitting at 10% cash back for Macy’s. I immediately thought of this Michael Kors sport coat I had […]

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Marriott Rewards Premier vs Chase Sapphire Reserve

  VS  My friend Doug and I were talking about points, our strategies, and our preference.  While I prefer Delta & Hilton for my travel, Doug prefers American and Marriott.  Somehow, we’re able to see past our differences and remain friends. He asked me about the Chase Sapphire Reserve, and what I thought of it.  It’s […]

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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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Understanding the Numbers – A Use Case

Let me tell you about my coworker Tim.  Tim was using the corporate card for all of his expenses, and I would give him a hard time every time he pulled it out.  Then one day, he smiled and pulls out a brand new shiney Capital One Venture card. “How about that?” he asked. “What […]

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