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Weekly Recap July 22/29

I’m sorry, this is again a bi-weekly recap.  Recently I just seem to crash right after work so it’s hard to schedule posts or stay ontop of things. July 22: Flew direct CLT-SYR on US Airways.  I was upgraded on this route, probably because I flew in the afternoon instead of the morning.  Then we…

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Marriott Fall MegaBonus

Thanks to a call to Marriott I finally get the Mega Bonus deals. The upcoming MegaBonus runs Sept 15, 2013 -Jan 15, 2014: Boost your earning power with MegaBonus as you experience the benefits that come with 14 distinctive brands, 3,700+ hotels and a program now celebrating 30 years of rewarding opportunities. To earn your…

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Marriott and United Team Up

After an ominous tweet last week that got many bloggers worried it seems that United announced something that isn’t entirely bad news: USA Today: Marriott and United will announce today a partnership that will give their most loyal customers reciprocal VIP perks in their hotels and on flights. The new “RewardsPlus” program, which begins today,…

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Weekly Recap: Week of June 24

Monday: I thought this week was finally going to be the week I visit Maine to knock my states unvisited down to 24, but oh well.  I’ll make it there one of these days.  I flew into Boston and drove over to Springfield, MA.  I stayed at the Residence Inn West Springfield.  Dinner was down…

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Catch Up Post

Where did we leave off?  So, I ended up deciding to migrate from United to US Airways.  I got a silver challenge from a coworker and completed the 10 segments for that so I finished the year Gold with Delta, Silver Preferred with US Airways, and Premier Silver with United.  If I had applied the…

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Travel Product Review: SmartyPig savings accounts

I like to talk about banking if you haven’t noticed.  Due to the economic climate we live in I decided it was finally time to create an actual emergency fund instead of raiding my Roth.  I started looking at the Fat Wallet forums at their high interest liquid savings accounts and found a bank called…

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Friendly Reminder: Check for extra miles before you shop

I know I’m a little late for cyber monday, but before you shop online this holiday season make sure you check your frequent flyer program for their shopping web portal to earn extra miles.  These are also good for programs where you just need some activity to retain your points.  Not every store is in…

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