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American Airlines “Win a Sweepstakes At Sea” – Chance to Win a Cruise Plus 500,000 AAdvantage Miles

By | November 11, 2016| Airline Cards, Savvy Approved Product, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Loyalty Programs Article | No Comments

American Airlines just recently announced their Win a Sweepstakes At Sea, offering AAdvantage members the chance to win a cruise for two, plus 500,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles or be a runner-up and get 100,000 miles. You will have to sign up for the American Airlines Cruises weekly email alerts and you’ll then be automatically entered for a chance to win.

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A Couple’s Journey to Get a VAT Refund From the EU

By | October 13, 2016| Travel Credit Cards, Travel Loyalty Program, Travel Loyalty Programs Article | No Comments

Tourists traveling to Europe continuously leave millions of dollars on the table in eligible Value Added Tax, or VAT, refunds, which can be 15-25% back on purchases depending on the country and nature of the purchase. That’s a decent amount of savings, and shouldn’t be left with your vacation memories in Europe.

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Deal Alert: Earn 25,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles With a New Sprint Account

By | September 13, 2016| Airline Cards, Savvy Approved Product, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Loyalty Programs Article | No Comments

Are you an American AAdvantage member currently looking to switch wireless service providers? Look no further. For a limited time you can earn up to 25,000 AAdvantage Miles – that’s enough for a round-trip flight when you activate a new Sprint account with one new phone line. It’s simple to do just follow the following steps, and before you know it – you’ll be on your way to a free vacation.

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An Invitation to Earn up to 120,000 Ritz-Carlton Bonus Points

By | June 18, 2016| Travel Credit Cards, Travel Loyalty Programs Article | One Comment

My husband loves his Ritz-Carlton Rewards credit card. It’s black and metal and he makes sure he plops it down on the bar when he pays his tab. There’s nothing he likes more than when a waitress oohs and ahhs over his card and gushes “it’s metal”. I typically roll my eyes and let him have his credit card moment.

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JetBlue Offers Free Flights to the Families of Orlando Victims

By | June 13, 2016| Travel Loyalty Program, Travel Loyalty Programs Article | No Comments

In the wake of the Orlando nightclub massacre, JetBlue is offering free flights on its available flights to and from Orlando to immediate family members and domestic partners of the victims. “This weekend’s events are felt by all of our 19,000 crewmembers, many of whom live in, work from and travel through Orlando. We want to do our part to help the victims of this tragedy, as well as support the Orlando community through this difficult time.”

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Southwest Airlines…You’ve Got Me Hooked

By | December 2, 2015| Reward Credit Card, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Loyalty Program, Travel Loyalty Programs Article | No Comments

Last week, I wrote about an experience I had with Southwest Airlines when I volunteered to be “bumped” from one of their flights, and now I’m hooked on this travel strategy.

Taking advantage of Southwest’s voluntary bump policy never occurred to me until a few weeks ago, when inclement weather conditions prompted me to consider the option. My daughter and I had a wonderful diversion, turning an otherwise harrowing flight into a lovely overnight adventure in Providence, RI.

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Mother and Son Stay Connected with Help of Credit Card Rewards

By | November 25, 2015| Airline Cards, Business Credit Card, Reward Credit Card, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Loyalty Program, Travel Loyalty Programs Article | No Comments

My friend was working for a corporation headquartered in Baltimore. In 2012, the company was bought by a competitor based out of Nashville. As a valued upper-level manager, she was given the choice of taking an attractive exit package or relocating to Nashville, with a promise to be promoted to Senior Vice President.

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Thank you, Southwest!

By | November 20, 2015| Airline Cards, Loyalty, Travel Credit Cards, Travel Loyalty Program, Travel Loyalty Programs Article | 4 Comments

Last weekend, I was traveling with my daughter and husband from Providence, RI to Baltimore, MD, returning from a long-overdue weekend getaway. We reached the airport in ample time, so our check-in experience was smooth sailing. My family and I have been frequent flyers on Southwest, so my confidence in this company is very high. However, the weather was tumultuous, with threatening storm conditions in Baltimore, and I wasn’t really looking forward to the trip home.

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Mom’s Miles – How I Used The Delta Skymiles I Inherited From My Mother

By | November 18, 2015| Airline Cards, Travel Loyalty Programs Article | No Comments

Although my mom passed away over a decade ago, I still get quarterly email updates from Delta Air Lines reminding me that she has over 43,000 miles that have never been used. I’m not sure why I haven’t used them all these years. Maybe because I primarily fly Southwest to the destinations I visit most frequently. But I’ve been thinking about taking my daughters to Disney World this winter so maybe these points present an opportunity to reduce the cost of the trip.

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Let’s Get Real about Earning Points and Miles Toward Free Travel

By | November 18, 2015| Airline Cards, Featured Article, Savvy Approved Products Article, Travel Credit Cards Article, Travel Loyalty Programs Article | 2 Comments

I recently read an article in Rolling Stone about a 25-year-old blogger who has been obsessed with planes and the airline culture since he was a boy. Through constant research and networking with others who share his passion, he has mastered a system of acquiring travel points and rewards that has kept him in the skies, flying around the world in first-class accommodations for months at a time.

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