Don’t Forget to Check Your Email!

It’s easy to get behind or miss things in your email. I always start by scanning sender and subject to identify the uninteresting and deleting it outright.  I have learned to keep an eye out for certain combinations. Hilton Honors takes great care of me.  They send messages almost daily, and sometimes it feel like […]

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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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Missed my target

A Lesson Learned with my Delta SkyMiles Status

As you know, my primary goal with my method is to achieve the best status I can with the Delta SkyMiles program.  I use the American Express Delta Reserve card to do this.  Each year, it’s the first card out of my wallet whether I’m doing a business expense, or a personal one.  Throughout the […]

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BOA Travel Rewards Visa Card

Why am I adding another travel rewards card to my wallet? With $0 annual fee and 1.5% cash back on purchases, getting the Bank of America Travel Rewards Visa is a no brainer. Why wouldn’t you get this card that gives you: 25,000 Bonus points (after spending $1000 in first 90 days (this equates to […]

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How I bypass the lines

I’m hesitant to share this one.  The more people that know this one, the more I’m going to have to wait.  When I head to the MSP airport, I know I can breeze through any crowd. I’ve got a one two punch that I’ve practiced til it’s almost perfect. We’ve all seen the lines for […]

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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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