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
FREEBIE!!! Today only, Chase customers can get a free download of Eric Clapton’s new album, I STILL DO, from iTunes. There are a few little catches. You must have a Visa card from Chase that is eligible for Apple Pay That Visa card must be enrolled in Apple Pay You must have an iPhone 6 … Read More
A nice perk from Chase Hyatt Visa arrived in my mail today!
Reports have surfaced that the credit card systems of the Trump Hotel Collection may have been hacked.