Booking Hyatt Award Stays

Booking Hyatt Award Stays

Saving Money, Travel
176/365 Hyatt is my favorite hotel brand to book award rooms, just like Southwest is my favorite airline for booking award airfare. Rooms start at just 5,000 points for a category 1 hotel and top out at 40,000 points for the high end category 8 properties. (Let's face it—I have absolutely no interest in those hotels!) Exploring Hotel Charts Comparable…
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Update on Birthday Swago

Update on Birthday Swago

Earning Money
147/365 I've been hard at work on my Swago this morning, so I thought I'd give a quick update for those of you confused by the new board this month. New Center Activity: SB Local The center activity is no longer the MyGiftCardsPlus square. Swagbucks has replaced it with Earn SB from SB Local. This is an app that you…
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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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Trip Report: Flagstaff

Trip Report: Flagstaff

Travel
104/365 When I say we rarely get snow in Phoenix, I mean it. The only time I remember snow on the ground in Phoenix was when I was in high school. I took the day off, it was such a momentous occasion. (I probably would have had more fun if I'd gone to school that day, but hey, that's what…
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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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Disney Premier Passports: Goal Update

Disney Premier Passports: Goal Update

Disney, Feature Articles
61/365 'tis the season for deals, and we ended up making some that affected our goal progress toward our Disney Premier Passports this past week. However, between Best Buy Rewards, Swagbucks, and shopDisney, we came out slightly ahead. Best Buy on Black Friday On Black Friday, Best Buy had a great deal on Amazon Echo Dots. The price for 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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