Welcome to our Weekly Summary where we bring out the posts from the past week. This way, you can catch up on any of the posts that were written throughout the week that you may have missed.
Amazon has a new deal of the day every day. I certainly do not post every one of them as I do not feel they are all relevant in our space here. But, when something travel or running related comes around (and the occasional tech deal), I always post it so you can take advantage. Many people got in on this deal and, if you missed it, make sure you check each morning as that is when I post the relevant Deal of the Day!
Hyatt has instituted some new benefits for Diamond members, including the ability to “share” some of the perks of Diamond status with family and friends.
The current round of promo awards from the Air France/KLM program (Flying Blue) is out with some options for getting to Europe (and Israel) for fewer points.
The Amazon Kindle is an amazing device and one of those tech deals that you will find here when it goes on sale. For $59, it is a great, inexpensive way to pass several hours.
Barclaycard is running a nice promo to allow you to earn 50% more on your spending with these cards. It can be a great way to pad your US Airways account before the final merger of the AA and US programs.
Thanks to the introduction of the new Samsung Galaxy S6 phones (and the accompanying Samsung Pay), maximizing your credit card spending and bonus categories is about to get much easier.
This action camera has received some excellent reviews and was a fantastic deal. I did pick one up to do some testing of my own for running and to compare it against the vaunted GoPro Hero 4. Hopefully, it will give some great footage!
Unfortunately, some people did just that while one person hung up after waiting 6 hours to fix a problem that the airline and weather had called. Would you do the same?
The Etihad Airways A380’s first class Apartments are incredible hard products for an airplane. I could not believe how spacious they were and comfortable. And now that fantastic cabin will be flying to/from New York! Plus, they have just started opening award space for booking with AA miles (though on a limited basis).
Hyatt is running a great promo to encourage the use of points for stay. In exchange, you will receive a 20% rebate (if you are a Hyatt cardholder). To make it even better, the points are posting much faster than they were supposed to!
This incident, which is now under review, closed down New York’s LaGuardia airport for a while. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported but it certainly had to be a harrowing experience.
For some reason, North Korea has again agreed to open their country to visitors that were planning on participating in the Pyongyang Marathon. There is still time to sign up, if you wanted to.
Back to Etihad’s First Apartment! Even though it is the best first class cabin in the sky, there are still ways to enjoy it for a relatively cheap price. Imagine if they were able to fly these around the US up against domestic airline prices!
Chase has a lot of great credit cards and bonuses. Here is an overview of the hotel cards and which ones are good options to apply for right now.
A new partnership has been formed between BoardingArea and GoGo and to celebrate that, their is an amazing price package being given away!
While certainly not the best way to extract maximum value from Southwest points (1 cent each), it is possible to use them for international travel on other carriers. But, what happens when the foreign airline makes a change to the flight? A big headache that is still not resolved!
If you found out last week that you are in the starting list for this year’s New York City Marathon, congratulations on being selected! Now, how about that travel? Today or tomorrow, I will put out a comprehensive guide on how you can get your travel to New York for almost free.
While there are times that we may feel that credit cards and their bonuses are somewhat anemic, at least we do not have to make a certain amount of money to take advantage of mediocre credit card offers! This particular card requires that you make at least $120,000 per year!