Why I bought my Suit at Office Depot
Jun18

Why I bought my Suit at Office Depot

Here’s a quick how-to guide about how I got a bunch of cash back at an office supply store, Office Depot, by buying my latest suit there!

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The Not So Secret way to Alaska Airlines First Class upgrades
May27

The Not So Secret way to Alaska Airlines First Class upgrades

Ever walk onto a plane and see all those people sitting in the first few rows of the airplane, sipping a pre departure drink, not burdened by uncomfortable seat cushions and wonder “How the hell did they get up here?” I know you have, because I hear it all the time when people walk by us to coach… “Hey Larry! Hey Larry! Look at these big comfy seats! Are these ours?”  No Susan, you’re back in...

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Uh Oh! Your hotel lost power. Now what?
May25

Uh Oh! Your hotel lost power. Now what?

Imagine that you get to your destination, check in, freshen up, and you’re lounging around your hotel room in your pajamas, relaxing before bed. All of a sudden the lights go out and power has been cut to the entire hotel. The phones don’t work and the light on your cell phone is your only way to find the exit. Welcome to our Salt Lake City experience. As we wrote about a short while back, the hotel that we chose to spend the first...

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How we used Credit Cards to get One Free Month at a Beach Resort!
May23

How we used Credit Cards to get One Free Month at a Beach Resort!

PLEASE NOTE: THE HILTON DEAL HAS SINCE EXPIRED Credit Cards are probably the easiest way to earn points and miles in a hurry. Usually, you can earn 1 mile or point per $1 spent, but a lot of the cards give you 2, 3, 4, 5, even 12x the points per dollar earned. It may sound crazy, but there are ways to stay completely free, for up to a MONTH, at a 5 star beach resort, and not pay a dime. Whether you can get a full month off from your...

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Travel Hacking: The Alaska Airlines Companion Fare
May20

Travel Hacking: The Alaska Airlines Companion Fare

The Alaska Airlines Companion Fare is arguably the best benefit of having the credit card issued by Bank of America. It allows two people to travel together, while the second person only has to pay the taxes and fees. Currently, the offer from Bank of America is waiving the $99 co pay, but every year upon renewal, you’ll pay that in addition to the taxes and fees. One of the questions we get all the time is...

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American Airlines Promotion, 10,000 miles – Check your Email!
May06

American Airlines Promotion, 10,000 miles – Check your Email!

There are a lot of holidays coming up in the next few weeks; Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, a lot of graduations, and so American Airlines has launched a pretty easy promotion for you to earn 10,000 by completing some simple tasks. I don’t see a link to sign up, so it might be targeted to specific users or just a general promo. With that said, the tasks to complete aren’t that difficult, so you might as well...

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Is Cuba Safe?
Mar15

Is Cuba Safe?

Is Cuba Safe? It’s a simple question but not an easy answer. We want to be careful in issuing a blanket statement of “yes” or “no” but instead offer you our experience spending three days there and let you draw your own conclusions. Daytime Usually when you’re walking around a major city in the daytime, you’re more likely to be attacked by people selling tours and begging for spare change than in any real danger. Neither of those is...

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The rules of WiFi in Cuba and how to stay connected
Mar12

The rules of WiFi in Cuba and how to stay connected

Cuba is a developing country, and because of that staying connected to WiFi can sometimes be a challenge. Spend any amount of time away from a wifi signal or cell phone signal while you’re on vacation and you might go through a bit of withdrawl. Never fear, WiFi in Cuba is strong and plentiful, as long as you know where to look. Cuba WiFi hotspots You’re not going to find Wi-Fi at restaurants, bars, or any other place where...

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Money in Cuba and how to exchange
Feb18

Money in Cuba and how to exchange

Money Exchange / Currency Exchange in Cuba has two official currencies called the CUC and the CUP for short. The CUC is the Convertible Cuban Peso and the CUP is the Cuban Peso. Typically, most transactions that you’re going to concern yourself with are used with the CUC, as that’s the currency for all tourist transactions and most nicer restaurants. There aren’t that many countries in the world that use two currencies...

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Our Delta upgrade just cleared as an Alaska Elite!
Feb12

Our Delta upgrade just cleared as an Alaska Elite!

For now, it is still possible for an Alaska MVP to clear a Delta Upgrade, but in practice it doesn’t happen much. Today, it happened for us! Here’s how.

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