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On my mind (betting it all on Google)

Over the years, I’ve found myself increasingly dependent upon Google.  For example, I built this blog’s credit card database in Google Sheets.  Without that, we’d barely have a blog.  That database drives our Best Offers page, Best Category Bonuses, Best Rewards for Everyday Spend, Best Big Spend Bonuses, and so much more. Of course, I use Google email (Gmail) and Google calendar to rule both my business and personal life.  Even more, Google Maps is my everything. …

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Bet You Didn’t Know: The (only) two useful features of Google Hotels

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   Some people probably think I’m a shill for Google, considering how often I write about Google Flights (see “Bet You Didn’t Know: The Magic of Google Flights” and “Bet You Didn’t Know: Updates on US Airways MC, 1 point xfers & more“). I must admit I’m a big fan of Google Flights. I think it’s one of the best flight search engines out there, faster than almost any other…

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The Perfect Perpetual Point Machine, Part Three

In part one of this series, I introduced the idea of the quest for the perfect perpetual point machine. A perpetual point machine (PPM) is a scheme in which, after a little push, hotel points and/or airline miles are accrued over and over again, forever, with little or no additional work or money. In itself, this sounds great, but I also introduced some rules that would be necessary for the machine to be perfect: The…

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