Tenacity has it’s benefits

I was excited when I got the notice that Tenacious D was coming to the Twin Cities! I took a screenshot of the email and posted it on Facebook right away, reaching out to my friends that I knew that would be interested in a great concert. As often happens, I slept through the presale, […]

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How I spent my points, Part 2: Our family’s trip to Los Angeles

It started when Katie found round trip tickets from Minneapolis to Los Angeles for only 18,000 Delta miles a piece.  It was October, and we were looking at a trip in July. I guess it pays to book early! We locked in the dates and BAM! Our family vacation was planned.  6 tickets for 108,000 […]

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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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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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American Express Hilton Aspire

Hold the phone. What’s this? A new American Express Hilton card?  I already have and love my Hilton Ascend card, do I need to upgrade to this??? Here’s the details on this new offering: $450 annual fee 14 PPD on spend at Hilton 7 PPD on Flights, Car rentals, and Restaurants 3 PPD on everything […]

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Hilton Ascend by American Express

It has been a fun ride with earning my Hilton HHonors points the last year.  This is my favorite credit card! Although I use this as my secondary credit card.  This card helps me rack up Hilton Honors points by the thousands!!!  At around $100 annual fee, this card pays for itself quickly.  And is […]

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Go Green, Get Points

Checking in today at the Embassy Suites, I found this door tag propped up on a pillow. “Go Green and receive 500 HHonors Points For every night you decline housekeeping services except for day of departure, you will receive 500 HHonors Points which will be awarded at check out. To participate, just hand this card […]

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