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6 calls, 6 different answers…customer service doesn’t always know best.

An old proverb says, “”He who asks a question remains a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask remains a fool forever.” I propose an addendum: “He who is not a fool should not be fooled by whatever a customer service rep tells him.” Even the simplest question can get a different answer every time. In this morning’s post about Leveraging the United Excursionist Perk to save miles, I advised that you not call United to try to book…

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10% back on hotel bookings and other travel cash back at Ebates today

Today (9/20/18) only, Ebates is offering extra cash back on a number of travel websites as part of its Travel Thursdays promotion, including 10% back on Marriott stays, 8% back at InterContinental, 10% back at HotelStorm and more. The Deal Today get 10% back on “Ebates Hotel” bookings and increased cash back at a number of sites including 10% back at Marriott and 8% back at InterContinental Hotels. Direct link to this promotion Key Terms Ends at 11:59pm Pacific time 9/20/18…

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Leveraging the United Excursionist Perk to save miles

The other day, I wrote a post about the Strengths Membership Rewards has over Ultimate Rewards. In that post, I mentioned that Chase only really has two unique airline partnerships: United and Southwest. I dismissed Southwest since it is revenue-based and thus without inherent sweet spots, and then I dismissed United by saying it has some sweet spots, but not as many as some other airlines. Since nobody else did it, I’m going to go…

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Priority Pass adds P.F. Chang’s at LAX

Priority Pass keeps adding new restaurants to the program, giving travelers a credit for food and drink at the airport. The latest additiong is P.F. Chang’s at Los Angeles Airport (LAX) in the Tom Bradley International Terminal. This one ups the ante, with a visit giving you a credit good for $30 per person (assuming you have guesting privileges). The Deal P.F. Chang’s at LAX Airport’s Tom Bradley International Terminal has been added to Priority Pass (cardholder receives…

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[Dead] HOT deal: 5x LifeMiles with hotel bookings (30K on $390 booking)

Avianca LifeMiles is offering a promotion today, 9/19 only from 1pm CT to 6pm CT: Earn 5x miles with a hotel booking. That could work out to have some really awesome deals — where you might feel like you’re buying miles and getting a hotel stay for free or vice versa. The Deal September 19th from 1pm CT to 6pm CT only, get 5x LifeMiles on hotel bookings (earn up to 60K per night) Direct link to this promotion Key Terms…

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Delta award flash sale from 5K each way (includes popular events like SXSW, Sundance, etc)

The hits keep right on coming with Delta flash sales lately, with this week’s sale having a number of routes on sale for less than 10K each way. Most of the options this week are relatively short routes, but there are some gems like Austin to Seattle (or vice versa) for 7K each way plus $5.60 in tax. The Deal Delta flash sale on Fall/Winter travel on select domestic routes from 5K each way plus taxes & fees. Direct link to…

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International Roaming: AT&T / Verizon vs. Project Fi vs. T-Mobile vs. Sprint vs. SIMS vs. Hotspots

Pondering international roaming options… My family has been with AT&T wireless for years.  Service has been good, and we locked in an old mobile share plan (a type of family plan) that makes the service relatively cheap for unlimited talk & text, and more than enough high-speed data for the 5 of us on this plan (30 GB per month, plus rollover of unused data from previous month). The problem is that we’ve been traveling…

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Fly RT Premium Economy On World’s Longest Flight For 80k Miles

Singapore Airlines Spontaneous Escapes

Singapore Airlines has launched an award sale on a few different routes from the US to Singapore. The most notable of these is on the world’s longest flight from Newark to Singapore which you can book in Premium Economy for only 40,000 miles one way or 80,000 miles round trip. The Deal Redeem Krisflyer miles on the following routes at a discounted rate: Newark to Singapore / Singapore to Newark 40,000 miles each way in…

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Radisson Rewards: Stay One Night, Earn 15,000 Bonus Points (Possibly Targeted)

Radisson Rewards 15,000 Bonus Points

In addition to the targeted Radisson Rewards promo Nick wrote about yesterday offering double elite qualifying credits, Radisson Rewards has launched an additional promotion. With 15,000 bonus points on offer for a one night stay, this one might even be mattress run-worthy. It’s meant to be targeted, but registration appears to be open to everybody. The Deal Earn 15,000 bonus Radisson Rewards points when you book your next stay. Registration required – direct link. Key…

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