Last week was a good one for finding some travel deals for our family! We were able to get some very cheap flights for our time in the US – on dates and times that worked for us! To make it even better, it is the day before my status with AA ends so we all get to reap a bit from my elite benefits – though that means I will fly with my family 5 hours and then turn around to fly back and then drive 16 hours. 🙂 But, it means more time with family so I am ok with that!
For Apple fans, last Friday was preorder time for the new iPhone X. Anyone else grab a device for launch day? I was able to meet some spending thresholds, help out a friend, and get a phone to flip. Not bad!
Miles, Points, and Deals
- New Amex Offer for Undercover Tourist (Great for Disney and More) [Targeted] – This is a great deal if you have any travel coming up that includes amusement parks like Disney and others. It is a nice way to get money back on what are some pretty expensive tickets!
- Kindle 10th Anniversary Deals – Free $5 Credit, Kindle Deals, Huge Kindle Unlimited Discounts and More! – This is now expired but it was a nice deal while it lasted! Fun fact, though I have given away probably 25-30 Kindles on this site, I have actually never won anything like that myself. Until last week! I found out that I won a Kindle Paperwhite without the ads – price $139! Not bad and I was pretty excited about it!
- How’s This for a Dream Job? Travel to the NY Times’ 52 Places to Go in the World – And Get Paid – This is definitely a dream job for those of us who look at travel as an exciting venture! But, if you want it, you will be going up against some stiff competition!
- Great New Amex Offer for 20% Off Athletic Gear (Including Garmin Devices) – This Amex Offer is still available and is a great example of turning a small-ish deal into something of great savings!
- Finding the Award Sweet Spots in the Southwest Sale – While Southwest points are somewhat fixed in redemption value, they can move around quite a bit! Find out which fares you should look at to get around 2 cents per point in redemption value!
- The 2018 Chicago Marathon Registration Opened Today – For Qualified Registrants – Last Tuesday, the Chicago Marathon for 2018 opened for those that ran a qualifying time. Tomorrow, the lottery opens for everyone else!
- Two Cool Business Class Awards for 40K SPG Points Each – If You Can Book Them – These are some pretty cool awards that give you a lot of time in business class cabins for relatively little in mileage requirements. But, it can take some work to book them!
- Great New Amex Offer: 10% Back on Hertz Rentals – No Cap! [Targeted] – If you got this Hertz offer, it is a good one to stack with other savings and earn a nice 10% cash back through the end of the year!
- Last Week to Book This Amazing 40K Mile First Class Award! – This one is very important as the last day to book this is now tomorrow! This is an incredible award to take you on a great first class journey, but that all ends on Wednesday so book today!
- Delta Coach Review: New York to Venice [JFK to VCE] – Dustin reviews Delta’s coach product between JFK and Venice. Sure, there are a lot of business/first class reviews but the truth is that many times are travel (and millions of others) takes place in coach. With all the options out there, it is nice to see which airlines step it up a bit to deliver a good product for their customers.
- This is When AA Basic Economy Fares Are a REALLY Bad Deal! – Basic economy fares are pretty bad with what they limit you with but this is definitely the worst kind of basic economy fare!
- My Favorite Hotel Award Program for “Average” Hotel Stays – We have a lot of hotel award programs to choose from and this one is my favorite for those average stays around the world.
- 5 New Airlines With TSA PreCheck, Bringing the Total to 42 Airlines – We now have 42 airlines in the TSA PreCheck program and that is great news to help speed us along our way at security!
- Mixups In Two Marathons Cost a Victory in One and Bonus Cash in Another – Talk about a couple of rough situations! For both, it ended well for someone but the first marathon mishap cost others the victory.
- 4 Surprising Things About the New Uber Credit Card – This is the latest credit card to launch and there are a few surprising things about this new Uber credit card.
- Rent the Luxurious Gulfstream 650 For $250 For 2 Hours – For Photos – This can actually be under $200 if you don’t want the photographer! If you ever wanted to try out the Gulfstream 650, this could be a cool way to do it. But, you will be on the ground for those 2 hours. 🙂
And that is it for this past week! I was doing some race research and going through the e-mails I get from marathons and found a race I may just sign up for this week! I will be running my first marathon in almost two years (yeah, I can’t believe that!) next February in Arizona and now may do another race the next month that is one of the most beautiful races in the world! Stay tuned for some details on that one!