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Some recent BRG success stories

Some recent BRG success stories

As you might have read we have started to help folks find BRGs recently. I wanted to share some recent success stories and learnings. – BRG rates can compete well with corporate rates – in order to file a BRG the hotel must have rooms available on the brand website, otherwise no claim will be […]

Posted on February 21, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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The winner for the 10,000 American Express points is here

The winner for the 10,000 American Express points is here

jmoneyyyyyyy We have a winner! Thank you very much for participating in the 10,000 American Express giveaway! Almost 300 entries have been made into the giveaway. Lucky number 34 was selected by random.org True Random Number Generator. Congratulations Deb – you have left comment number 34 and your are the lucky winner of our giveaway. […]

Posted on February 16, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Using LANPASS for flights in South America

Using LANPASS for flights in South America

Hector Garcia That LANPASS is a good award program for short awards is no secret but I finally got it to work for me yesterday. My itinerary is Buenos Aires – El Calafate Roundtrip (just to see the Perito Moreno Glacier) and a one-way trip from Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls. These flights, though rather […]

Posted on February 16, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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My most embarrassing phone calls

My most embarrassing phone calls

Moyan_Brenn This hobby, which we all cherish, tens to put you into a number of awkward situations. Calling credit card companies, where you usually pretend to be an average customer, but often do know about the company's policies than the company's employees itself. This can create some odd situations – two calls stand out for […]

Posted on February 14, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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My Experience on Easter Island – Isla de Pascua

My Experience on Easter Island – Isla de Pascua

Up until late 2011 the British Airways Executive Club imposed very few routing and stopover rules. You were able to book as many stopovers as you wished and a route that needed to be somewhat logical between your point of origin and return. The best way to take advantage of this was to book an […]

Posted on February 13, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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How to earn 3x bonus Membership Rewards points on Amazon, Paypal and Bestbuy purchases

How to earn 3x bonus Membership Rewards points on Amazon, Paypal and Bestbuy purchases

American Express used to have a 'shopping mall' that allowed you to earn extra points when going through their shopping portal. Ultimate Rewards modeled it's portal to look much like AMEX's when it launched. It was VERY interesting for certain merchants like Apple which delivered up to 4x for purchases with an eligible participating card. […]

Posted on February 7, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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The new Lounge Club at San Jose Airport (SJC) Review

The new Lounge Club at San Jose Airport (SJC) Review

My quick trip to Los Angeles yesterday gave me a chance to stop by the new Lounge Club at SJC. Lounge Club is similar to Priority Pass and usually allows its members access to existing airport lounges. Lounge Club offers a generous 2 visits free when you sign up using the code CHASEINK. MilesMomma has […]

Posted on February 7, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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What is a BRG – an introduction

What is a BRG – an introduction

Over the next couple of posts I'd like to share the 'secrets' of the major hotel chains Best Rate Guarantees with you. I have used this tool many times traveling and it's a great weapon in every travelers war chest. What's the different between Best Rate Guarantee/ Best Price Guarantee/ Look No Further Guarantee? Every […]

Posted on January 29, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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