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Tim Steinke

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 Washington State; we own a winery, ski after work and hike as much as our elderly knees will let us.
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Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya: Bottom Line Review

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I'm not a huge fan of all-inclusive resorts. I've only been to a handful over the years, and to me they often seemed like a significant upcharge for copious amounts of mediocre food and...
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(EXPIRED) Giftcards.com: Save 5% on Mastercard gift cards

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GiftCards.com once again wants to give you free money. Currently, they're offering 5% off when buying Mastercard gift cards (both physical and virtual) and using one of three (and probably soon to be more)...
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Chase United Airlines Cards: Increased welcome offers, up to 100K

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There are improved welcome offers available on the Chase United Airlines Explorer, Quest and Club Infinite cards. The Club Infinite hass the biggest offer with 100,000 miles earned after $5,000 in spend.  If you...
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(EXPIRED) Marriott Amex Offers: $60 off $300 and $100 off of $500. (enrollment required)

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There are two new, but intertwined, Amex Offers out for Marriott Bonvoy. The first gives a $60 statement credit for a spend of $300+ on most "non-luxury" Bonvoy properties. The second offers a $100...
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(EXPIRED) Chase United Business Card: Last call for 150K welcome offer

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Update 11/7/22: It's the end of the road for the 150,000 miles United Business card offer. We've been informed that the offer will be pulled at 6pm Eastern on Wednesday, 11/9.  If you've been...
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Marriott Bonvoy ends transfer bonus for American, Delta and Avianca (Korean too)

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Update 11/7/22: Marriott has announced that it is also ending the points-to-miles transfer bonus for Korean Air SkyPass, effective December 1, 2022. American, Delta and Avianca ended on 11/1. I'm sure there will be...
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Citi Thank You Points: Up to 30% transfer bonus to Qatar Airways Avios

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The addition of Qatar Airways to Avios has made the program even more interesting by adding a fourth airline into the Avios mix (in addition to British Airways, Aer Lingus and Iberia). Qatar is...
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Alaska Airlines is making changes to partner awards (Cathay and LATAM now bookable online)

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Update 11/3/22 - ¡Olé! It is now possible to book both LATAM and Cathay Pacific (CX) awards on Alaska Airlines' website. Searches over the last month seem to show better Cathay availability on both...
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(EXPIRED) American Airlines Shopping Portal: Earn up to 4,000 AAdvantage miles with promo

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The American Airlines shopping portal launched a new promotion this week which offers up to 4000 bonus miles when spending between $200-1500. See Also: United Airlines/Southwest Airlines/Alaska/Delta shopping portal bonuses The Deal The American Airlines shopping portal...
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Best options for buying Visa and MasterCard gift cards

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Visa and Mastercard gift cards can be extremely useful tools to maximize rewards on credit card spend.  These cards are sold both in fixed denominations and in variable-load forms where you can put anywhere...
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Amex to provide earning details and points tracking for Hilton, Marriott, Delta cards

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Last week, American Express announced a significant improvement to the way that it displays points and miles details on it's co-branded credit cards (ie, Delta, Marriott, Hilton). Those cardholders who have one a personal...
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Delta Air Lines: Looks like yet another SkyMiles devaluation

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Delta SkyPesos may have hit yet another low. It seems that Delta has raised the prices on partner awards to approximately the same, stratospherically-high levels as its own flights. Over the weekend, Thrifty Traveler, reported...
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Amex NLL Offers: 160K Business Platinum and 100K Business Gold (more targeted)

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Update 10/30/22: Today, Doctor of Credit reported that that there is another fresh round of no-lifetime-language offers out for the Amex Business Platinum and Amex Business Golds. I checked my account and P2's and, sure...
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Bilt Rewards: Free United Airlines Premier Status

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Last month, Bilt Rewards announced Bilt "Rent Day" on the first of every month. This gives members access to a rotating series of promotions (like a Virgin Voyages cruise discount) and also the provides...

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