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How I Almost Lost 40,000 AAdvantage Points

This weekend, my husband and I are visiting Ithaca, NY for our college reunion. I’m incredibly excited – Ithaca is the most beautiful place I’ve ever lived, and despite the fact that it will be rainy all weekend, I can’t… Read More ›


Wheel of Fortune Fuels My Wanderlust

Last night, I was watching Wheel of Fortune on TV when it struck me – the advertisers and sponsors for the show are fueling my wanderlust! and Allegiant Air commercials, all those cruises they give away to Antigua and Jamaica, or those trips… Read More ›


Boston here we come!

We’re going to Boston – I couldn’t resist! Yesterday, I summarized my points balances across my various accounts. One of the unallocated accounts was my Ultimate Rewards account, which could be transferred to various travel partners. Then, late last night,… Read More ›


Regrouping and Daydreaming

Sorry for the slowdown in posting, it’s been a crazy 6 days! I spent three days in Nashville for a sorority event. The sorority chapter I advise is going through formal recruitment this week and I’ve been providing support and… Read More ›


Mother/Daughter Europe Trip: Saving $405 on Two Nights in Amsterdam

Transatlantic flights – Check! (we saved $1746) Flights to and from Venice – Check!! (we saved 20%) First hotel booking of the mother/daughter Europe trip – Check!!! (we saved $405) A few weeks ago, I heard about upcoming changes to the Priority Club… Read More ›


Travel Planning and Expenditures: Nashville and Europe

Wow I just spent a boatload of money on travel – Nashville and Venice, here I come! Thankfully, I’ll get reimbursed for the majority of it, and it will all help meet the minimum spending requirements on my new American Airlines… Read More ›


Free Flights on AirTran – Caribbean Part 2?

I just got my credit card statement in the mail and I was incredibly excited to see that the signup bonus for the card posted to my account! After I spent $2000 in the first 3 months of having the… Read More ›


Merry Christmas to Us: Saving $1746 on Flights to Europe and Day Trip: NYC

Day Trip: New York City Christmas was a quiet, cozy affair. Instead of our typical drive-like-crazy-all-over-the-northeast-to-see-family habits, my husband and I spend a nice quiet Christmas day in our pajamas at home. It was actually the first Christmas we have… Read More ›


Credit Card Points and (Mostly) Free Flights to Europe

Update: I finally booked two round trip flights to Europe, and saved $1746 in the process. Read more! After spending $150 for $2000 worth flights in the past few years, I’m almost ready to pull the trigger (click the mouse?)… Read More ›


Saving Over $500 on Flights to St. Kitts and Puerto Rico

*scroll down to see how I booked a $600+ flight for only $71* I’ve got an upcoming trip to St. Kitts and Puerto Rico and I couldn’t be more excited! My friend is in vet school at Ross University on… Read More ›

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