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Tim Steinke

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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.

(EXPIRED) Best Buy: Get up to $145 in free Best Buy gift cards with...

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Best Buy has an offer that potentially stacks quite nicely with a Chase offer that some have found on their cards. When you buy a $100 or $500 Delta Gift Card, you get a...

It’s time for a new IHG credit card strategy

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IHG has been in the news over the last week, incredibly making Rewards Club seem almost...exciting? First, they announced revamped perks on the Chase IHG Traveler Card and the Chase IHG Premier that make...

(EXPIRED) Radisson Rewards Americas: Stay 3 nights, Earn 30,000 points

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Update 1/30/22 - The landing page is showing new terms for this promotion that specifically exclude award nights:  "Award Nights and Points + Cash redemption nights are not eligible to receive bonus points." Radisson Rewards Americas...

(EXPIRED) [YMMV-call to get 35K as a new sign-up] IHG offering up to 35,000...

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Update 1/30/22 - I’ve now spoken with two different Intercontinental CSR’s and both said that the 15,000 point bonus on paying in cash is only valid towards renewals. That said, both then offered to match...

American Airlines Loyalty Points: Winning by Wine-ing

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"It's because of American Airlines.  They have a promotion for Loyalty Points." The UPS driver stood there looking at me.  Well, looking at me and at the five boxes of wine on my front porch...

Bilt Mastercard greatly expands ability to pay rent with no fees and earn rewards

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A primary focus of Bilt Mastercard's launch last year was its novel ability to earn rewards by paying rent, a welcome addition to the points and miles universe.  Today, Bilt announced that it's greatly...

(EXPIRED) US Bank Offering Increased Bonuses on Altitude Connect and Business Leverage

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US Bank is offering increased bonuses on both the Altitude Connect and Business Leverage  cards based on Team USA's medal count at the Winter Olympics.  The Altitude Connect is offering 50,000 points after $2,000...

Japan Airlines: Wide Open Business Class Availability throughout Asia till the end of 2022

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Japan Airlines has an incredible amount of Sky Suite Business Class Saver Award availability through the end of 2022.  Flights are available out of Seattle, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Boston and New York to...

(EXPIRED) 20% Transfer Bonus from AMEX Membership Rewards to AeroMexico Club Premier

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American Express is offering a limited-time 20% bonus when transferring Membership Rewards to Aeromexico. With the bonus, the transfer rate is 1 MR - 1.92 CP, which looks good on paper, but isn't terribly...
Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale Bottom Line Review

Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale: Bottom Line Review

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Recently, I decided to check out the Hyatt Centric Las Olas, a Category 4 Hyatt in Fort Lauderdale that I had never been to before. I had a Hyatt Category 1-4 Free Night Certificate...

(EXPIRED) Huge Delta Award Sale from Seattle: Roundtrip fares starting at 4,000 SkyMiles

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Update: It looks like more cities have been added.  Also note that all fare classes appear to on sale on most flights.  Seattle seems to have the lion's share, but it's worth checking to see...
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AAdvantage Loyalty Games Fail: There’s just no Future here.

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It's been an exhilirating first month of the AA Loyalty Point Games.  We've seen great opportunities with offers like Winc, Spot/Tango and Verizon that have given us plenty to be happy about.  But the...

Great availability to the Middle East on Virgin Atlantic from US airports for 85,000...

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Virgin Atlantic has wide-open Business Class availability to many airports in the Middle East from multiple airports throughout the US, including the flights to Tel Aviv that Thrifty Traveler Premium reported on. Flights are...

(EXPIRED) Buy Avios (British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia) with a 50% bonus

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British Airways is back with its regular Avios sale that has a 50% bonus on purchased points.  This can bring the cost down to 1.84 cents for accounts registered in the US.  Accounts registered...

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