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 one of the few corners of Washington State where you can still MS Staples Gift Cards at Safeway; we own a winery, ski after work and hike as much as our elderly knees will let us.
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5% or 10% back at OfficeMax / Office Depot with Chase Offer

There's another Chase Offer out that's good for 5% or 10% back at Office Max or Office Depot up to either $5.50, $8 or $11 back depending on your offer. Chase Offers are targeted,...
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(New links needed) Amex Business Gold Card: 130k referral offer is back again

Update 2/20/24: Similar to the 150k Business Platinum offer, referral links to the 130k Membership Rewards points welcome offer on the Amex Business Gold card expired about a week ago. It seems like different people...
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Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card Review (2024)

If there is such a thing as a "classic" credit card, the Chase Sapphire Preferred (CSP) is it and it's not hyperbole to say that it changed the world of credit card rewards when...

US cities with the worst bedbugs, world’s largest Centurion Lounge opens in Atlanta and...

The worst US cities for bedbugs, American Express opens up the world's largest Centurion Lounge in Atlanta and are credit card rewards taxable? All that and more in this week's Saturday Selection, our weekly...

MGM Rewards Status Matching to Marriott is Live

Last month, Marriott and MGM released the extremely underwhelming details of their new partnership. Coming on the heels of Hyatt's longstanding relationship with MGM, which included reciprocal status-matching and reasonably good benefits, the Marriott...
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Save up to 20% at Hilton Resorts with new Amex Offer (targeted)

There's a new, targeted Amex Offer that can save you up to 20% back on stays when you spend at least $1000 at Hilton Resort properties in the US, Mexico, Canada, Caribbean, Belize, Peru,...

Marriott Bonvoy Chase Offers: Get 10% back on $100-$750 of spend

There's a plethora of new, targeted Marriott Chase Offers available that give 10% back as a statement credit. Most of these are specific to one of Marriott's many brands, but there's also one that's...
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Get an extra 2% cashback at Starbucks with Bank of America cards

Bank of America (BOA) has announced a partnership with Starbucks that could be pretty rewarding for the coffee-addicted (like me). Once you add your Bank of America card to the Starbucks app and then...

Hyatt Regency Aqaba, Jordan: Bottom Line Review

Last year, during a trip to Jordan, my wife and I had planned an overnight stay in a Bedouin camp in the famous Wadi Rum Protected Area. However, the Spring weather threw us a...

Qatar Qsuites Open From US – Doha during Fall 2024.

Qatar Airways has opened quite a bit of open Qsuites availability this Fall on its newly-added second flight between Miami and Doha. Award space is available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between September through...
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Hyatt Spring Promo: Earn 3k points every 3 nights

Hyatt is about to launch a new promotion which, as per usual, they're calling Bonus Journeys. Unfortunately, like Hyatt's most recent seasonal promotions, it manages to straddle that hard-to-define line between "meh" and "lame."...

Amex Marriott Bonvoy Business Card: New 5x50K Free Night Certificates Offer

Amex has launched a terrific, limited-time welcome offer for the Bonvoy Business card that offers five Marriott 50K free night certificates after $8,000 in purchases within the first 6 months. In our most recent...

(More links needed) Amex Platinum 150K referral offer is back again and we need...

Update 2/13/24: At some point in the last week or so, referral links generated before that date have expired. The good news (for some) is that other people are now targeted for the ability...
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Citi Premier Credit Card Review (2024)

During our most recent series of "What's in our Wallet" posts, I was the only person on the FM team who had the Citi Premier occupying a significant place in my household's credit card...

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