If you’re planning to stay at a Marriott hotel at some point over the next two and a half months here is a way to earn a nice little bonus.
You can now earn 1,000 bonus United MileagePlus miles for staying at select JW Marriott, Autograph Collection Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, Gaylord Hotels and Marriott Hotels.
Registration is required to earn the bonus miles. Continue reading
When I’m not working on fulfilling minimum spends to earn bonuses on new credit cards, I tend to have a couple of (not so surprising) go- to cards. I try use a mixture of my SPG Amex’s and my Chase Ink cards as much as possible.
I currently have both the American Express personal and business SPG cards. When the annual fee recently came up for my business card, I had a big decision to make, keep it or close it? Continue reading
I received an e-mail last night from United offering double Premier qualifying miles.
This “exclusive opportunity” is available only to those that received the e-mail invitation. While I feel very special to have received this offer, I won’t be able to take part in it. Our travels are already set for the time period in which this offer runs. Continue reading
Time Out sent me an e-mail about a sweepstakes where you could win a trip for 2 to the Austin City Limits Music Festival.
I’m not really familiar with the festival so I decided to stop by the event’s website to see who would be performing. There are lots of performers listed including some big names like Eminem, Pearl Jam, Outkast, Beck and Lorde. One group that I’d be interested in seeing are The Avett Brothers, who I only really know of due to listening to Pandora. Continue reading
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Earlier in the month I decided to dust off my Chase British Airways card and place a small amount of spend on it.
Now when I say small I really mean it. Continue reading
The TSA is hard at work trying to make sure that our airports are safe. They like to share some of the interesting and illegal things that get discovered each week on their blog.
I’m always fascinated by the crazy things people try to sneak past the TSA in their carry-ons. I’d assume that sometimes it is an honest mistake but most times it is probably not. Continue reading
When I think of the term comfort foods, unhealthy is the first thing that comes to mind.
According to Merriam Webster, comfort food is “food prepared in a traditional style having a usually nostalgic or sentimental appeal.”
I wanted a better definition of the term so I turned to Urban Dictionary which says that comfort food is “defined as food that gives emotional comfort to the one eating it, these tend to be favorite foods of childhood, or linked to a person, place or time with which the food has a positive association.”
I’d tend to agree more with Urban Dictionary than Merriam Webster. Continue reading
How would you like to win free burgers for a year?
For those of you that have been following me for a while, you might know that I love burgers. (Check out some of my burger-related posts below.)
Smashburger is on a “local burger road trip” and needs some help. They want to add members to their SmashClub and are running a little giveaway. Continue reading
Ever wonder what the most visited cities in the world are?
MasterCard has come out with its 2014 Global Destination Cities Index. This lengthy report shares a variety of information related to the 20 most visited cities based on International Overnight Visitors.
According to the Mastercard index, the amount of visitors a city receives impacts it greatly in terms of “business, social and cultural perspectives”. The spending made by visitors is very important in regards to “hospitality, retail, transport, sports and cultural industries among many others”. Continue reading
I wouldn’t consider myself much of a thrill seeker. However there are definitely times that I like to try out some things that some might consider to be just a little crazy.
When thinking about my past travel experienes, a few things come to mind that fit this bill. Continue reading