Review: Turkish Airlines Business Class, LAX-IST on TK10

Business Class Cabin

Introduction The New Star Alliance Lounge at LAX Turkish Airlines Business Class, LAX-IST on TK10 Some of My Activities in Istanbul The Turkish Airlines Business Class Lounge in … [Read more...]

Free Hyatt Platinum Status and Special Diamond Fast Track [EXPIRED]

This probably wont last long!

  EDIT: As predicted, this offer did not last very long and is now expired.   Hyatt has a special offer for Microsoft Employees that gives mid-tier Platinum status for free. It … [Read more...]

I Quit My Job Today!

Travel Summary

I've been very fortunate to hold a good job since I graduated from college almost 5 years ago. I worked in the Consulting industry doing Finance-related work, and while I can't say it was "fun," I can … [Read more...]

American Airlines and US Airways Devalue Without Notice

AA and US

In my opinion, the dirtiest trick a loyalty program has is to raise the cost of awards without giving customers any notice. I can't think of a worse way to treat your customers, particularly the ones … [Read more...]

My Recent Difficulties With SPG

Not what I was hoping to see!

I love the Starwood Preferred Guest Program. I've been a Platinum for the last few years and have always been treated well as a top-tier elite. Their points are the most valuable points currency that … [Read more...]

Make Money Using Credit Cards

2.2% back is a solid return!

Many people focus on getting frequent flyer/hotel points for their spending, and there's definitely a ton of value there for travelers. With the introduction of manufactured spending, however, there … [Read more...]

Vanilla Reload “Cash Only” Policy Seems Regional Right Now

"The Memo"

Is the Vanilla Reload/Bluebird method dead? I've received several text messages and emails from friends and several more messages on Twitter about "the memo" that CVS stores received this past … [Read more...]

New: Get $56 Free from the Hotel Tonight App [EXPIRED]

Hotel Tonight

I previously wrote about how to get $50 for free from the Hotel Tonight App. Now there's an opportunity to do even better. Hurry, because the last one expired very quickly. There's currently a new … [Read more...]

Guest Post: 10 Lessons Learned While (trying to) Redeem 1,000,000 Points & Miles

Let's all hope for the NEW Lufthansa Business Class!

Robert Dwyer is a deal hound who spends hours each day thinking about points, and how to use them for awesome family vacations. He writes about wine at The Wellesley Wine Press. You can follow Robert … [Read more...]

Get Up To 150K Membership Rewards Points for the Business Amex Platinum Card

Oh how wonderful it is to see this when you return home from a trip!

Devaluations have hit hotel and airline loyalty programs pretty hard the last couple of years. That means redemption levels have increased significantly for some programs, particularly Hilton and … [Read more...]