Savvy Sum-Up of our Top Points, Discounts and Travel Stories this Week

Here are a few highlights from this week’s top stories including strategies for planning you dream vacation using points, a person story of how founder Barbara Jones gifted an exotic honeymoon to her cousin using points, and articles on top grocery store cards, AARP discounts, debt consolidation loans and airline loyalty programs.

Points & Miles

The Best Strategy for Planning your Dream Travel Using Points

It can be difficult finding the perfect credit card to match your travel lifestyle and give you the best rewards for your business and your loyalty. So we’ve come up with an easy list of Do’s and Don’ts to help you navigate the often-confusing world of travel rewards.

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Best Wedding Gift Ever

See the step-by-step process our staff writer took to give her cousin the ultimate wedding gift – a honeymoon in Hawaii – using 500,000 Marriott Rewards points she inherited from another family member.

Honeymoon couple in hammock on tropical beach

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Thank you, Southwest

Getting “bumped” on a recent Southwest flight turned out to be a great way for one of our writers to spend a little quality time with her daughter while earning two free flights and a hotel stay.

Southwest airplane on tarmack

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Credit Cards

Kroger 1-2-3 Rewards Visa Wins My Vote for Exceptional Savings

Contributing writer Mardi Brock can’t stop raving about her Kroger 1-2-3 Rewards Visa card and how it helps her stretch a dollar by giving her rewards on the groceries she already buys.


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Our 2015 Top Pick for Debt Consolidation

A debt consolidation loan could present a great opportunity for consumers who find themselves with high-interest credit card and loan debt that they need to get rid of. Our favorite debt consolidation loan for helping you save money on interest and give you a clear plan for eliminating debt is Best Egg.

winter family smiling together

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10 AARP Discounts and Perks We Bet You Never Knew About

We know that quite a few of our readers are proud AARP card carriers. Everyone knows about the discounts you can get at hotels, retail stores and restaurants, but there are so many more places where you can save big just by flashing your AARP card. Check out this list of AARP discount opportunities you may not be aware of.

coupons clippings and savings

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  • Charlie Dibner says:

    Barbara . . .
    The web address for your new site was sent to me by you-know-who. I’m writing to tell you what a fine, attractive and eminently readable site you’ve created. I truly admire your work here and wish you an infinity of good fortune with this undertaking.You’re a hard worker and you well deserve the success. Congratulations!

    Best to the Fam . . . Charlie

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