Cheapoair Cancelation Fee

Cheapoair Cancelation Fee

Cheapoair Cancelation Fee of $50/$75 I just had a costly mistake that I want to warn you all about.  All airlines operating to/from the USA have a grace period that allows you to cancel your flight within 24 hours of booking for no charge.  The rules do not apply to travel agents (such as Expedia or … Read more

SingleFlyer Top Posts of 2016

SingleFlyer Top Posts of 2016 2016 has been an exciting year.  I flew more miles than I have ever flown in a year before.  I tried out a number of aspirational flights like Cathay Pacific and Emirates First Class as well as a few long flights in the back of the plane.  New transportation options … Read more

Politics of Advertising

Are companies responsible for where their paid advertisements are placed in this age of digital media? Twitter user @slpng_giants believes they do.  And so do their (quickly increasing) followers. You may have heard about Kellogg’s pulling their ad from website Breitbart for their ties to white supremacists.  It has led to a boycott of the … Read more

Daily Getaways 2016 Valuation

Daily Getaways 2016 Valuation

Daily Getaways 2016 Valuation

The US Travel Association is once again running its Daily Getaways promotion.  Beginning April 4 there will be a different offer for a limited time each day.  As was the case last year, there is no added discount for using an Amex card as there has been in previous years.  You can find discounts on rental cars, hotels, and theme parks.  In this post I calculate the Daily Getaways 2016 valuation for the hotel offers.

Likely the most popular offers will be for the hotel stays that, for the most part, come in the form of loyalty points.  Below I have created a grid that shows the cost per point for each of the hotel point offers.

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20% Discount at Nordstrom

Discount at Nordstrom

UPDATE: Even better — right now you can get 30% cash back for every purchase at Nordstrom — especially good since their anniversary sale is on now!  5% back when you use your discover card (plus another 5% after 12 months), 10% back at the Discover Deals portal (plus another 10% after 12 months) for a … Read more