Ride Sharing: Lyft

Ride Sharing: Lyft

Saving Money, Travel
133/365 Yesterday, I laid out all of the details on Uber. Today, I'm going to walk through using Lyft. I started using Lyft in 2017, two years after I signed up for Uber. Looking at my account history, I've ridden with Uber 13 times and Lyft 18 times. Lyft is definitely my favorite of the two! Download the Lyft App…
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Ride Sharing: Uber

Ride Sharing: Uber

Saving Money, Travel
132/365 While we were on our trip this week, I knew we would be doing a fair amount of ride sharing. We didn't get a rental car because between figuring out how to drive around a new place, tolls, and parking fees, ride sharing is the way to go. I'm going to break down the two most popular types of…
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Staying Flexible When Traveling

Staying Flexible When Traveling

Travel
128/365 We arrived at the airport this morning at 8:30am for a 10:20 flight, checked our bags, breezed through security since we have TSA PreCheck (courtesy of our Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card), and settled into the Priority Pass Lounge, the Club at PHX, (another perk of our Chase Sapphire Reserve). We were all set to fly to MCO for…
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Fee-Free Visa Gift Cards at Staples

Fee-Free Visa Gift Cards at Staples

Earning Money, Travel
107/365 Starting tomorrow, you can pick up some fee-free Visa gift cards at Staples. I use my Chase Ink Business Plus to get 5x Ultimate Rewards at office supply stores. While Chase no longer offers this card, you could use my referral to get the Business Preferred (which does not get 5x at office supply stores), and then downgrade to…
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30% Back at Staples with Chase Offers

30% Back at Staples with Chase Offers

Disney, Saving Money
90/365 If you download the Chase app (or the Chase Pay app), you can browse offers that you can load to your card just like Amex Offers. Right now, there are several good ones available for 5, 10, 15, and even 30% back! Unfortunately, they are highly targeted, so you have to check your accounts to see which offers you…
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Visa Gift Cards on Sale at OfficeMax (Dead)

Visa Gift Cards on Sale at OfficeMax (Dead)

Earning Money
82/365 This sale is over. You can pick up some fee-free Visa gift cards at OfficeMax/Depot through December 22. Buy at least $300 in Visa gift cards, and you'll get an instant $15 discount at the register. This is basically free money since two $200 cards cost $6.95 each, so you'll even net a profit of $1.10. Earning Rewards Sweeten this…
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Ultimate Rewards

Ultimate Rewards

Feature Articles, Saving Money, Travel
33/365 Chase Ultimate Rewards are the gold standard in any travel hacker's arsenal. Some might say it's American Express Membership Rewards, but I haven't dabbled in those yet, and I think Ultimate Rewards is the best program to get your feet wet. Chase has made it a bit harder to do what's called "churning" of their cards, where you get…
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