Category Archives: money

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 »

Roku Stick and Month of Sling for $12.99

While the Roku Stick isn’t the best option for travel (it has a difficult time getting on hotel wifi), it is a handy portable device for watching streaming video. Roku has a ton of “channels” (basically apps): Netflix, Amazon video, HBO, Showtime, Sling, Hulu, YouTube, and so on. The Roku Streaming Stick typically costs $49.99.  However, depending… Read More »

Australia with Miles and Points

I had an amazing time flying around the world on Alaska miles this past February for my birthday.  The news of Alaska’s doubling the cost of some partner airline redemptions, I decided it was time to plan my next big trip while my miles still had strong value.  I like to earn and burn miles… Read More »