Updates To Amex Blue Cash Preferred

Updates To Amex Blue Cash Preferred

Saving Money
224/365 Today, American Express wrote to existing cardholders to update them on changes to the American Express Blue Cash Preferred. While changes to credit card benefits tend to be dreaded, American Express has really hit it with these new cash back categories! Cash Back on Streaming Services Joining supermarkets in giving 6% cash back is a great 21st century category:…
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Trip Report: Universal Orlando, (Part 2) Day 5

Trip Report: Universal Orlando, (Part 2) Day 5

Disney, Travel
153/365 In yesterday's post, we finished up our stay at Universal Orlando, but I had a small surprise for the kids: We're going to Disney! We stayed our last night at Pop Century to explore the Walt Disney Resort and have a character breakfast at BoardWalk Inn. You can read Part 1 about our budget and planning here, Day 1…
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Trip Report: Universal Orlando, (Part 2) Day 3

Trip Report: Universal Orlando, (Part 2) Day 3

Travel
151/365 Our second day in the parks gets a little more interesting since we move over to the Royal Pacific Resort and pick up our Express Passes. You can read about our budget and deals in this post here, Day 1 here, and Day 2 here. Packing and Moving After having gotten myself to bed after 11:00pm the night before,…
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Trip Report: Universal Orlando, (Part 2) Day 1

Trip Report: Universal Orlando, (Part 2) Day 1

Travel
149/365 I usually don't break my trip reports into more than two posts. Most times, Part 1 is all about the deal and the budget, and Part 2 is all about the itinerary. However, this trip is more complicated to write about than I anticipated, so I'm going to break the itinerary portion of my report into daily segments, starting…
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Trip Report: Universal Orlando (Part 1)

Trip Report: Universal Orlando (Part 1)

Saving Money, Travel
148/365 My kids LOVE Harry Potter. I read all of the books to them a few years ago. Now, the audio books are playing on our Echo device most days, and the movies are frequently chosen for family movie night. They both have wizard robes and wands, and know their Hogwarts House and Patronus. In 2017, we bought cheap annual…
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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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Top 10 Gadgets for Travel

Top 10 Gadgets for Travel

Disney, Travel
105/365 Over the years, we've accumulated a selection of things to help make traveling, especially with kids, a lot easier. Here are our top ten. If you'd like to take a gander at the full list of our tried and true, check out my Amazon Recommendations page. Otherwise, if you see a product you'd like to purchase, the titles are…
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