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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.
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(Update: awards on Alaska metal devalued as well) Alaska Mileage Plan: AA awards to...

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Update: Loyalty Lobby reports that Alaska has now posted notice of increased top-end prices for awards on Alaska metal as well.  The increases affect flights that are longer than 1400 miles and will be...

(EXPIRED) United Mileage Plus 30x at Teleflora, stack with Amex Offer for up to...

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Valentine's Day is coming soon and so it's time for the annual floral offers to bloom. United Mileage Plus has a new offer of 30x United Miles on all Teleflora purchases through the UMP...

(EXPIRED) More Delta SkyMiles awards on sale: US to Spain/UK from 32k RT, Northeast...

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Delta continues their recent series of unadvertised flash-sale award drops.  This time, we're seeing prices from US to both the UK and Spain from 32,000-38,000 SkyMiles roundtrip in Main Cabin.  Additionally, there is drastically...

(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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