Published on May 5th, 2015 | by William Charles0
Failure, BBR Cards, Buy United Miles Cheap, £30 Hotel Code And A LOT More
- My Week in Points: Freddie and Warren by Rapid Travel Chai. This is a nice roundup and they are always worth reading, but the real reason I’m posting is this nugget: “While on the phone I converted another so my Better Balance goes up to 6 cards”. If you’ve tried to convert to a BBR card before, keep trying. Some reps can still do the change. Dunno what I’m talking about? Read this first.
- My Gift Card Haul and Loving SaveYa by Oren’s Money Saver. Nice haul and shows how important it is to grab those small money makers, they all add up especially when you add in eBay bucks, portal cashback and credit card rewards.
- Turnover Tuesdays – My First Attempt at Reselling – Fail! by Oren’s Money Saver. You learn more from your mistakes than your successes, learning from somebody else’s mistakes is even better! In all seriousness, I love when other bloggers write about mistakes they’ve made and what they learnt from this hobby. Looking forward to this turnover Tuesday series from Oren (who has been on a roll recently). Shout out to his wife for the name of the series as well.
- My Way Of Buying Cheaper United Airline Miles by Chasing The Points. Perfect amount of information, enough that you should be able to work it out yourself (and learn something in the process) and not too much to be spoon feeding.
- EXCLUSIVE Head for Points sign-up code for HotelTonight! by Head For The Points. Believe this will only work on UK bookings and there are % discount codes which might work out to be more depending on how expensive the room is but still worth a look.
- Quick update: Vanilla Visas and “Delayed Redemption” by Freequent Flyer. “Wait 24 hours and they’ll be fair game”, patience young grass hoppers. Read the full article if you’re purchasing Vanilla Visas as well as his article from yesterday.
- Two posts from Points With A Crew about the recent Club Carlson devaluation, both useful.
- Citibank acquires Brooks Brothers credit card by PFDigest. Not a lot of people will have this card, but some might have been able to get it with the shopping cart trick. This should give them an in with Citi for other cards as well.
- There Is Still Value in Club Carlson – Here are the Program’s Sweet Spots After the Devaluation by Miles to Memories. The problem with the cheaper tier 1-3 properties in India and Asia in general is that the actual properties aren’t that great. One of the nice things about Club Carlson, especially in Europe is that the properties are in great areas close to the city center. I’m sure there are some good picks in those lower tiers, but there is too much other low hanging fruit for me to bother caring about them at the moment.
- NEW PERK: Free Movie Streaming on JetBlue with Amazon Prime! by Point Me To The Plane. Nice little benefit, seems like a lot of airlines are liking this bring your own device model.