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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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Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya: Bottom Line Review

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

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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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