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Free Virgin Mobile + Virgin Atlantic / Alaska discounts: Deal or no deal?

Free Virgin Mobile cell service for one year

On the heels of Sprint’s recent (and still valid until 6/30) promotion for one year of FREE Sprint cell phone service, Virgin Mobile announced a few days ago that they are also offering nearly free wireless service for 12 months, as well as opportunities for 2-for-1 travel on Virgin Atlantic and up to 20% off some Alaska Airlines flights. However, there is a catch….or two or three or four. The main catch is that you have…

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Hyatt Credit Card changing: better or worse?

As you may have heard yesterday, the sign up bonus on the Hyatt Credit Card is set to change. Beginning a week from today (June 29, 2017), the sign up bonus will change from the long-standard two free nights after $2,000 spend in the first three months to 40,000 Hyatt points (presumably after the same amount of spend). The Change Current sign-up bonus: 2 free nights at any Hyatt hotel in the world after spending $2,000 in the first…

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[Expired] ALMOST GONE: $100 Hotels.com for $80

Amazon has a $100 Hotels.com gift card on sale for $80 via Lightning Deal. This deal is 86% claimed as of this writing and ends around 3pm Eastern time or when fully claimed, which will happen first and soon. Don’t wait — if you want this, jump on it now. Remember that Hotels.com gift cards can easily be combined online. The limit is 1 per account. Note that there is a direct link below, but you…

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New 48-72hr cancellation policy at Marriott

Beginning today, Marriott/SPG has begun a new cancellation policy of 48-72 hours prior to arrival, meaning that reservations must be cancelled by midnight hotel time 2 or 3 days prior to arrival. Is it worldwide? Of note, while this change seems to affect all North American Marriott and SPG properties, I noticed that the first couple of properties I checked in Paris appear to still have 1-day-before-arrival policies. I found the same to be the case at…

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$50 back on $150 at AirBnB [Targeted Amex Offer]

Amex released a highly targeted Amex Offer yesterday that gives $50 back on an online booking of $150 or more at AirBnB. This is a great offer if you have it! Unfortunately, it didn’t show up on any of the cards in my household. The Deal $50 back on $150 or more in bookings at AirBnB.com Key Terms Valid until September 8, 2017 (booking must be paid by Sept 8) Valid for domestic and international bookings (which sounds like “worldwide” to me)…

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Bye bye Fairmont card. I hardly knew ya…

Chase has begun sending letters to Fairmont credit card holders stating that the Fairmont card will be replaced with a Chase Sapphire Preferred card on August 15th.  My wife and I got the card in January of this year when some of the application links for the card stopped working.  I know that many readers did the same when I posted “The other Chase card you should consider today.”  The remaining working application links died…

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Fairmont Grand Del Mar: Is it as good as advertised?

Last week, my family of three spent 4 free nights in a suite at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar near San Diego.  If you’re interested in how or why we booked this resort, please see my previous post “Booking a luxury trip with points and deals.” Prior to the trip, I had read this Forbes review in which author Larry Olmsted gushed on and on about the property.  He said that the Grand Del Mar…

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$40 for $50 Hotels.com Gift Card Tonight

Tonight at 8:45pm Eastern time Amazon will be offering a $50 Hotels.com gift card for $40 for Prime members. The Offer $50 Hotels.com gift card for $40 Direct link to promotion (our affiliate link) Key Details Goes live at 8:4rpm Eastern. Set your alarms Quick Thoughts Hotels.com gift cards go on sale at this price on and off at a variety of merchants. The nice thing about them is that they can easily be combined online…

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Fine Hotels & Resorts + Points

As part of our son’s high school graduation trip, my family of three spent the first two nights of Memorial Day weekend in San Diego at the US Grant, a Starwood’s Luxury Collection Hotel.  We booked two rooms: we booked the first night through American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts, and the second night with SPG points (12,000 points per night, per room). Fine Hotels & Resorts (FH&R) is a booking site exclusively for American…

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