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Tim Steinke

Tim Steinke
My wife Erin and my first big journey together went around the world in 100 days for our honeymoon, a trip in which I had one car accident and got one speeding ticket in every country that we visited (I think that I may still have an arrest warrant in New Zealand for an unpaid ticket, but we’ll keep that between us). We currently live in Washington State; we own a winery, ski after work and hike as much as our elderly knees will let us.
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More easy rewards: Staples fee-free $200 Mastercard gift cards (now live)

Staples is once again be offering $200 Mastercard Gift Cards with no purchase fee through Saturday, 6/22/24. Note that the new limit of eight per customer per day is listed, but some may be...

A Turkish Miles & Smiles sweet spot, using LifeMiles for Thai Airways business class...

We're doing something a little different for the Saturday Selection this week. As regular readers will know, we've just returned from our "Flying by the Seat of our Points" last minute travel challenge. So,...
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Get Top Tier Preferred Hotels status with just an Aeroplan credit card

Preferred Hotels and Resorts is yet another marketing group and booking channel that represents more than 650 independent hotels and resorts across 85 countries (similar to Small Luxury Hotels or Mr & Mrs Smith)....
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Air France/KLM Flying Blue adds the “world’s best first class” as a partner: Oman...

This belongs in the "things we've been meaning to write about since the start of the challenge." Last week, Prince of Travel discovered that it was now possible to book Oman Air flights using...

AAdvantage Aviator Red Mastercard: 70K Miles Welcome Offer

The Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Red MasterCard has is back with a very solid welcome offer of 70,000 miles after making only one purchase, 20K better than what was previously available (without going through a...
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Hyatt Brand Explorer: Now with 30 brands, earn up to 6 free nights

Hyatt's Category 1-4 free night certificates can be earned in several ways, most commonly as an anniversary perk of the Chase World of Hyatt Card, as a 30-night Milestone perk or by spending $15,000/year...

Chase Sapphire Preferred and Reserve: Increased 75K offers available (still available via referral)

Update 6/14/24: As often happens with Chase, while the public links for these 75K offers are now dead, referrals are still showing them. We have referral links that go to the 75K offers on...
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Southwest Award Sale: Get 25% Off Points Bookings

Southwest launched an award sale today which saves you 25% on flights within the continental U.S. when using the promo code SAVE25. The Deal Save 25% when booking Southwest award flights and using promo code...
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Earn $100 travel credit with CLEAR enrollment

In the past, CLEAR has occasionally offered bonuses for enrolling in the service. These can be very valuable for folks that have CLEAR credits on one or more Amex Platinum cards, as it makes...

Hilton starts “test phase” with SLH partnership, adds three hotels

Hilton has begun a "test phase" of its partnership with Small Luxury Hotels (SLH) by adding three properties that are now available for booking and that will offer Hilton Honors elite benefits. The newly-added hotels...
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Buy Air Canada Aeroplan points with up to a 100% bonus (1.27c each)

Air Canada Aeroplan is out with another version of its regular points sale, again labeled as a "Mystery Bonus." There are several different targeted offers, I have an 75% bonus showing once I log...
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World of Hyatt credit card now earns 4x at Mr & Mrs Smith properties

In April, when Mr & Mrs Smith properties went live within World of Hyatt, the details didn't exactly impress us. There's not much in the way of guaranteed benefits and the properties (overall) are...
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Chase United Airlines Cards: Increased welcome offers of up to 90K miles

There are improved, limited-time welcome offers available on the Chase United Airlines Explorer Gateway, Quest and Club Infinite cards. The Club Infinite has the biggest offer with 90,000 miles earned after $5,000 in spend. ...

World of Hyatt: Double Elite Nights at Thompson and Dream Hotels (extended)

Update 6/13/24: Hyatt has extended this promotion another month and it now includes stays completed by July 15th, 2024. ~~~ World of Hyatt has launched a new promotion for Thompson and Dream Hotels called "Be More Extra."...

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