The Deal Trifecta – 15X Miles, $20 Off Discount, & Amex Offer With eBags!

If you are shopping for pieces of luggage or travel accessories, then you should always be on the lookout for the somewhat frequent deals on eBags. Not only are they pretty much a staple of the Amex Offer library of deals, but they also see nice bumps in portal payouts. When those come together, along with the very common discount code, that is the time to jump for some luggage deals. Here is how we put it together. The Deal Trifecta – 15X Miles, $20 Off Discount, & Amex Offer Amex Offer: $10 Back on $50 eBags Purchase Note: I do not know if this is still available to save to your account as I already saved it to my accounts. Check in the Amex Offers part of your Amex page to see if it is there. If you have already saved it, you are good to go. Accessing the Amex Offer Log in to your American Express account and click on any of the cards you have in the account.... ...

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The Winners Of The Big Blog Milestone Giveaway!

On Monday, I hit a pretty big milestone for me – 2,000 blog posts. I have been blogging here now for 4 years at the end of this December so that comes to about 1.5 posts per day. However, the first couple of years were slower so it is more like an average of 2.5 posts per day over the last couple of years. Since this is far from a full-time job, that is a lot for me! But, I really enjoy doing it, especially when I find out that it has helped some people along the way. So, thank you all for reading! Winners of the Big Blog Milestone Giveaway! For the giveaway, I said that I was giving away the following items: Alaska Airlines upgrade certificate (1) Alaska Airlines upgrade certificate (1) Alaska Airlines upgrade certificate (1) Alaska Airlines upgrade certificate (1) $50 Amazon Gift Card (1) $50 Amazon Gift Card (1) $15 iTunes Gift Card (1) $15 iTunes Gift Card (1) United Club Passes (2) United Club... ...

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The Quandary Of Applying For The 80,000 Point Marriott Offer

With the end of August coming rapidly (and with it the start of school and the beautiful fall season) also comes the end of some increased offers and bonuses. Is this particular offer worth applying for right now? The Quandary Of Applying For The 80,000 Point Marriott Offer The Old vs New One of those offers is the Marriott Rewards Premier card at 80,000 points. That is the highest it has been but it does come with some downsides. The previous high that had been around for quite was 70,000 points. So this is giving customers an extra 10,000 points – how can that be bad?! The Bad Part About The Current Offer The bad part is that the 80,000 point offer has eliminated the free Category 1-4 night upon account approval (no spending necessary). A category 4 hotel costs 20,000 points so that is like losing another 20,000 points. The current offer also eliminated the waiver on the annual fee for the first year. The annual fee is $85 so you... ...

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How To Find & Book Award Tickets On These Very Desolate Routes – Australia / South America

As part of my upcoming 6 marathons on 6 continents in under 5 days, I had selected my cities and routes in a way that I would be able to hit all of the cities in a short time span while still ending in Washington, DC. Since I am running to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project and my runs were ending the day before 9/11, I really wanted to finish in the US. How To Find & Book Award Tickets Between Australia & South America That meant going for one of the emptiest routes in the sky – the Australia <-> South America route. If you look at a flight map of all flights at any given time, you will see that flights across the Southern Hemisphere are indeed sparse (the map below is from 2009 data). Read more: Booking one of the most elusive routes in the sky If you plan on traveling this route, which would be a nice way to squeeze in a different country... ...

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Priceline Can Still Trump Discounts And Elite Status With Big Savings – Sometimes

Since I have maintained some form of elite status with hotels and car rental companies for several years, I find that I never use sites like Hotwire or Priceline for those reservations any more. But, there are sometimes that using Priceline can still trump your discounts and elite status with hotel and car reservations. Reasons To NOT Book With Priceline For Hotels And Cars Elite Status/Upgrades Since hotel nights and car rentals booked through oblique sites like those do not count for elite status or upgrades (most of the time), it is often worth the few dollars more per reservation to just book with the hotel/car rental location. Flexibility Not only that but I enjoy the freedom and flexibility that I have when booking car rentals with no-worry cancellations. Since you do not provide your credit card for booking rental cars (unless it is for pre-pay), you do not have to worry about forgetting to cancel a car and then getting charged for it (though it is always the courteous... ...

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Great Deal: NYC – Dublin From $335 Roundtrip

UPDATE: This fare offer is dead. There have been some good deals popping up today for travel to Europe but this has to be the best one so far! Not sure how long it will last so get moving on it if it sounds of interest to you! Great Deal: NYC – Dublin From $335 Roundtrip! Finding the Fare To find the best range of dates with the price, start your search at Google Flights. They will allow you to use flexible dates in searching and show you the options available to you before giving you the places to book the tickets. The Price It works for leaving from NYC airports (JFK/EWR/LGA) and heading to DUB (Dublin, Ireland) and returning to one of the NYC airports. The roundtrip price is an awesome $335! The one below is $340 but I was also able to get a $335 one at AA.com It is available with US Airways/American Airline flights (including the non-stop out of NY). The fare is bookable on Priceline and possibly other OTAs.... ...

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