Book Flying Blue Promo Awards To Europe For Up To 50% Off

Flying Blue (the frequent flyer program of KLM and Air France) runs a program they call Promo Awards. I have discussed these awards before, but here is an overview. These promo awards are award routes that offer a 25% – 50% discount off of normal award mileage requirements for certain city pairs. The promo awards come out on a regular basis and are applicable for certain cities in the US to Europe. These awards must be redeemed on the Flying Blue airlines (such as Air France, KLM, etc). As a result, these awards come with large fuel surcharges/taxes. However, in 2013, Flying Blue announced a devaluation of their award program. With that devaluation came them dropping that fuel surcharge on economy award tickets (not everything in a devaluation is bad!). Now, these economy awards come with a flat 50 euro surcharge each way (plus any taxes). This makes the economy promo awards a lot more enticing if you live in or near the targeted cities. Business class awards, however, have retained the... ...

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New Hyatt Diamond Benefits Live

Last month, Hyatt announced some new benefits for their top-tier Diamond members. With these benefits, not only Diamond members benefit from them. New Hyatt Diamond Benefits Live Guest of Honor Probably one of the biggest benefits that has arrived is the fact that Diamond benefits are now transferrable to the stays of friends and family. When you book an award stay for your friends or family out of your Diamond account, it allows them to receive all of your Diamond benefits. This was technically allowed before as long as your name was on the reservation, but now that it not necessary. The new program is called “Guest of Honor” and it is a nice perk to be sure. Here is what your guest of honor will receive: The best room available upon arrival, excluding suites A special welcome amenity Exclusive access to the Regency Club® or Grand Club® lounge, including complimentary breakfast An upgrade to premium Wi-Fi where available 4 p.m. late checkout Complimentary food and beverage amenity To make... ...

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Deal of the Day: 40% Off Saucony Kinvara Running Shoes

Amazon has again brought out a Gold Box Deal of the Day for runners and this time the deal is available for men, women, boys, and girls. Whether you are a Kinvara wearer or not, the cheaper price may be enough to get you to try them for a while to see if they will work out. 40% Off Saucony Kinvara 5 Running Shoes - Amazon Purchase Link Saucony Kinvara The Saucony Kinvara shoes get great reviews and their regular price of $100 is about mid-tier for running shoes. The sale price for the men’s and women’s shoes is at $59.99 for today only while the girls’ and boys’ shoes cost $35.97. The shoes are available in a variety of colors for each type of shoe so you can really take your pick. The shoes are designed for the neutral runner so more on the cushioning than support. If you are a pronator or supinator, these shoes are not for you. If you are a neutral runner, I would consider giving them a... ...

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Weekly Summary: SPG and Uber Unite, A Carryon That Will Carry You, Cheaper Fees For Singapore Awards, Discount Transferring US/AA Miles, and More!

Good morning and thank you for following along last week! This is the Weekly Summary that will sum up the posts from throughout the week. Save Thousands Of United Miles With Their Promo – Ends This Week United’s fare sale on award tickets expired yesterday and it was a pretty good one. I was able to take advantage of it in ways that saved me tens of thousands of United miles and hopefully you did as well. New Samsung Phones May Let Your Use Your Credit Cards Everywhere Samsung revealed their latest cell phones this weekend and the reveal comes with some very promising news for credit card users. Make sure you check back here tomorrow to find out what that news is. DOT Says No Super Cheap United Premium Cabin Tickets United had a problem with their currency conversion (we can at least put the blame on United for that instead of following United’s lead of blaming a third-party – their site, their problem) that saw thousands of business and first class... ...

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This 30 Minute Flight Took 9 Hours and 30 Minutes

In what had to be an incredibly difficult day for many flyers, American Airlines had a flight yesterday that had a 9 hour delay before taking the 30 minute flight from Dallas to Oklahoma City. Because the plane was not delayed on the tarmac, passengers were allowed two opportunities to get off – once for good and once for food. Passengers were saying that it appeared the crew as not around at various times during the delay and passengers actually helped themselves to the onboard drinks. The delay started out as a weather-based delay and continued on because of a mechanical problem. After 8 hours, the crew timed out and they had to be replaced by another crew. As we can all imagine, the travelers were extremely agitated and frustrated with the delay. The flight was scheduled to take-off at 1:45PM (CT) and did not take-off until 10:48PM (CT). After take-off, the flight lasted 30 minutes and that incredible long day was over. As of a few hours ago, at least one... ...

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One Feature That Could Make Me Want An Apple Watch

Apple is having an event next week that should shed more light on the Apple Watch. Besides the unveiling last September, there has not be a lot of information regarding what the watch will be totally capable of. We do know that companies like SPG and American Airlines were featured as having apps aboard the new watch – the SPG app to unlock doors at your hotel and American Airlines to have your boarding pass on your wrist for easier boarding. As for the fitness aspects of the watch, that is really one of the core features of the watch. However, the lack of GPS (it uses the iPhone’s GPS for GPS functions) makes it not as promising for me. That means I would still need my trusty Garmin. See More: Manufactured Spending With Apple Watch On the payment front, it will have Apple Pay onboard to really streamline your payment options and cards while out. Being able to just have the watch or phone on me when out is a huge... ...

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Last Day For 60,000 Point Chase Ink Plus Offer Or Match To It

The best offer around for earning Ultimate Reward points via a credit card bonus is the Chase Ink Plus which has been at 60,000 points for a few weeks. Today is the last day to receive that increased bonus (up from the normal 50,000 point offer). If you have forgotten about it or put it off, today is the day to take advantage of it! The Chase Ink Plus Offer – chase ink plus application link Today is the last day to receive 60,000 Ultimate Reward points after spending $5,000 in 3 months. The card comes with an annual fee of $95 if you apply online. This offer may continue through branches after today and, if it does, it normally is presented as having the fee waived the first year. Chase Ink Plus Details 5x points per dollar spent at office supply stores, and cable, internet, landline, and wireless bills (up to the first $50,000 per year) 2x points per dollar spent on gas and hotel accommodations (up to the first $50,000 per... ...

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Weekend Magazine Giveaway – Several Winners And Many Choices!

The giveaway has ended and all winners have been contacted. Thank you so much for playing along this weekend! (5:15PM) It has been a little while since we had a magazine giveaway so this weekend, I will be giving away 5 magazine subscriptions to 5 lucky readers. Here is the selection the 5 winners will be able to choose from. I know that we have tablets and e-readers now but there is still something special about grabbing a magazine for your travels and reading from it. I know I still enjoy doing it and some of the ones on this list are my favorites. However, for those of you that like getting them digitally, there are some with a digital subscription included (I will mark which ones) as well as regular mailings. Runner’s World (1 year/12 issues) Running Times (1 year/10 issues) Popular Science (1 year/12 issues) ESPN (1 year/26 issues) (digital download included) Canoe and Kayak (1 year/5 issues) Vacations (1 year/6 issues) Backpacker (1 year/9 issues) Outdoor Photographer (1 year/10 issues) Popular Photography (1... ...

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Great Deal: Garmin Forerunner 310XT w/HRM For $139

BuyDig has a nice sale going on right now for this very popular GPS watch. This is actually the triathlete line of Garmin watches so it works for bicycling and swimming as well as running. These pop up from time to time around this price but that is normally for refurbished models (which I never have a problem endorsing), but I know some people would prefer new so this is your chance to jump on it! Garmin Forerunner 310XT w/HRM for $139 – NEW! – BuyDig Garmin Link BuyDig has this on sale for $169 and then you get another $30 off that price by using code SPRINGRUN at checkout for a total of $139. That is a great deal on a great watch. This watch has some impressive battery life so you will not have to charge it for quite some time on your runs. Here is the review from dc rainmaker Here is my post about gps watches  Here is the information from Garmin: Multisport GPS for Land and Water GPS-enabled training... ...

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