Weekly Summary

Sunday Summary

Welcome back to our Sunday Summary Series where we review the posts that were covered throughout the past week.

Credit Card Currency Mismatches Online

Even in this modern era, there are still times that payment processing systems do not work like they are supposed to. When it comes to currency conversion, it can either benefit the purchaser or cheat the purchaser. In this case, it really helped me.

IHG PointBreaks For Travel Through November 30 Now Live

The best deal in hotel awards has a new list of hotels available. While it might not be the most exciting list, it still may have many options for your travels in the next couple of months.

Delays Continue In Chicago – Could Last Until The Chicago Marathon?

With the Chicago Marathon coming up this weekend, most people would like there travel there to go smoothly. Unfortunately, because of the fire incident, it is possible that there may be continued delays this weekend in the Chicago area. Check out this post for how to know.

Chase Ink Plus Now Up To 70,000 Points!

One of the best business credit cards, the Chase Ink Plus, is running on a limited-time bonus increase. Instead of the usual 50,000 points, it is now at 70,000 points. That means at least $875 in value for travel. This offer may expire this week, so don’t delay if you are interested in it.

Did You Win the Canon Camera?

Last weekend, I switched things up a bit and had a giveaway for a camera. We had a lot of great entries but this is the one that ended up winning it.

Start Planning Your 2015 Boston Marathon Trip – Hyatt Edition

The Boston Marathon is a great time to look forward to. By taking the trip planning part early, you may be able to lock in some great travel options for next to nothing. This post looks at the Hyatt hotel options in the Boston Marathon area.

The Pain Of Qualifying For Free Status

Qualifying for status can help in many ways, but what about qualifying for status that you already have for free? It can be a pain!

The Next Great Watch: The Garmin 920XT

The watch that I have been waiting for has now been announced and it looks like it has all the right features in it! Check out some places that you can purchase this from and what the deals may be.

Delta Limiting Mileage Transfers

With the new year coming and with that Delta’s hammering of mileage earning, Delta is now going after how you can actually transfer miles into your account. Not a very pretty picture as Delta is really squeezing their customers into an area that means spending a lot of money on flights or spending a lot of money on your Delta credit cards.

Alaska Airlines, You Can Delay My Bags Anytime!

Alaska Airlines has a really great baggage policy that may encourage you to check a bag next time you fly with them. They offer a great guarantee about the delivery time on your bags or else you get some nice options.

Netflix Will Pay You To Travel And Take Pics

How would you like to travel for a couple of weeks and be paid several thousands of dollars? Netflix is willing to do that for you if you are selected for a special project.

The Chase Ink Plus 70,000 Point Offer for Beginners

There are many people who may be unsure about the Chase Ink card, what it is, how the points are earned, and what they are valued at. This post gives you the answer to all of those questions and more.

Award Redemptions To Europe 25% Off With Flying Blue

One of the best promos for airlines is out now and that is the decreased award offerings to Europe with Flying Blue miles. This is a chance to get to some interesting places for less.

Great Deal: Select Saucony Running Shoes 50% Off

I love it when Amazon offers running products as Gold Box Deals of the Day and this week, they had a great offering of Saucony running shoes. This deal is now expired – if you missed it, be sure to check back more often!

Earn 1,000 Hyatt Bonus Points For Booking With the App

Hyatt is giving a bonus of 1,000 points for bookings you make through their app. This could be very helpful for some of your upcoming reservations!

Last Minute Chicago Marathon Hotels And Why You May Want To Change

The Chicago Marathon is one week away. While I would hope everyone has their travel reservations locked in, there may be some who are still searching. Well, good news as there are some great hotel options available on points. In fact, some of them are so good, you may want to switch from your current reservation to one of these options!

Hotel Staff Walking In The Room – Without Knocking

This was a recent instance that happened to me and it certainly wasn’t pleasant. Has something like this ever happened to you?

Could This Make Economy Seats Better?

Many people complain about economy seats on airplanes. Maybe we are just looking at it wrong or we are looking at the view wrong! Check out this comparison to other seats that are less comfortable.


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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.