Recently, I shared some of my secrets (or rather non-secrets) to travel, one of which is to apply for credit cards when they have significant sign-on bonuses (see, World-Wide Travel on a Dime and Credit Card Primer). In that post, I also announced that this blog was recently approved to have affiliate links covering a … Read More
It was a pleasure to meet Apple co-founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak and hear about his work, life and travels.
The big buzz at the moment is the Chase Sapphire Reserve Visa credit card. The draw of this credit card is that you earn 100,000 Ultimate Reward (UR) points as a sign-on bonus after spending $4,000 within the first three months. That’s huge! Those 100,000 points translate into a very nice trip! Although the … Read More
My friends and readers often ask about how I manage to travel to such nice places — how do I take such expensive flights and stay at such fine hotels without spending a fortune? Mainly what I hear is What’s your secret, Kathy? Here’s the secret: there is no secret. Yes, sometimes finding a good deal is … Read More
Hyatt and American Airlines are running a new promotion. If you convert your Hyatt Gold Passport points to American Airlines AAdvantage miles, you will earn 25% bonus miles. Plus, if you convert 50,000 points in one transaction, you will receive an additional 5,000-mile bonus. This is the LINK. This all sounds interesting until you realize that … Read More
Recently, it seems like every other day there’s another hack reported. The latest concerns hotel point-of-sale systems at 19 hotels around the US.
This is an update to the post from a few days ago regarding Gift Card Rescue (see, Gift Card Rescue is Out of Business). Today, I received a follow-up email from the company’s CEO officially announcing that GCR has closed and has ceased doing business. It contains some important information for those who might have … Read More
Gift Card Rescue has shut down, effective July 15, 2016, leaving many gift card sellers unpaid
I’ve been in a bit of a quandary recently. I have two Citi Thank You credit cards: the Prestige and the Premier cards. The renewal fee hit the Premier card and I made numerous calls to Citibank looking for a retention offer, to no avail. I decided that, since I had the Prestige card, there … Read More
For the past two days, I’ve spent at least one hour per day on hold trying to phone Citibank. I want to cancel one of my credit cards (Premier), and would also like to set a travel alert for another credit card (Prestige), as I’m going away tomorrow. The wait was inordinate. Was the phone … Read More