Category Archives: credit card

Gift Card Cash Back Laws

Gift cards are an essential tool for many people that are serious about travel. For some, it is a way to lower the cost of travel by purchasing discounted gift cards for hotels, restaurants, or airlines.  As an example, I recently purchased a $200 Hyatt gift card to trigger an Amex Offer of $60 back at… Read More »

American Express Hawks Island 2016

American Express Hawks Island 2016 Attention Seattle readers!  American Express Hawks Island 2016 is coming on October 16.  I attended last year and had a blast.  This year it is going to be held on 10/16/16 prior to the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Atlanta Falcons at Century Link Field. The official website is oddly lacking… Read More »

50,000 Alaska Miles with Credit Card Sign Up

Yes, you read that right.  Right now there is an offer that will net you 50,000 Alaska miles with credit card sign up.  That is twice the standard Bank of America Alaska Visa card.  Hello Amex SPG card! The American Express Starwood Preferred Guest card currently offers 35,000 SPG Points as a sign up offer… Read More »

Psychology of Double Dipping

Recently I’ve been thinking about the psychology of double dipping when it comes to the world of travel — including reselling, manufactured spend, miles/points and credit cards.  I have no doubt that companies have studied this and purposefully use and exploit it to get us to spend more money. One prime example: credit card annual… Read More »

iPad Mini 4 for $269

I recently posted about a way to get an iPad Mini 2 for $150.  A brand new iPad Mini was recently released.  For the next two weeks you can get an iPad Mini 4 for $269 and 1,345 Ultimate Rewards.  Currently the iPad Mini 4 16GB is selling for about $384 on Amazon through Fulfilled… Read More »