Happy June 1st! As I do each month, I want to summarize some of the payout changes in the online shopping portals. Since Father’s Day is coming up, expect to see many portals with bonuses on stores geared toward Father’s Day presents this month. In case you aren’t overly familiar with how the Chase Ultimate Rewards shopping portal works, then head to this post for detailed instructions. While the Ultimate… Read the Rest.
This blog started, and continues, as a way for us to share how we use miles, points, and deals to stretch our dollars and take trips we otherwise couldn’t. Sadly miles and points don’t grow on their own outside in my garden, so I like to share glimpses of how it all actually happens. Here is a snapshot from our real life today, and how we strategically used our rewards… Read the Rest.
About a month ago US Airways released what sounded like a promo right up my alley. You earn up to 100% bonus miles for shopping with some of their partners including: Dividend Miles StoreFront, Teleflora, 1800Flowers, FedEx, DM Dining, Vinesse, Wine Insiders, FTD, Skymall. This was right around Mother’s Day, and there was the potential to earn 50x on flower purchases. At first that sounded like a no-brainer for my… Read the Rest.
I had a conversation with someone yesterday about how to earn miles and points during the super popular summer wedding season. Much of it isn’t substantially different than the ways we earn points in everyday life, but sometimes the large amount of money that people have to spend at once to attend weddings makes them more interested in finding ways to maximize those expenses. In case you fall into that… Read the Rest.
Just wanted to give a final reminder for all you procrastinators out there (like me) that the widely targeted promo for 3,500 FlexPerks points with a $50 Neiman Marcus purchase on your US Bank FlexPerks card ends today – May 19th. You can get the full details of the promo and learn how to check and see if you were targeted in this post. Remember to use the code MAYFS… Read the Rest.
I love shopping. I don’t care if it is for myself, my kid, my husband, or for my cousin’s friend’s new baby. I love deal hunting, and shopping is a great forum for that…while staying within a budget, of course. As a result, earning points while shopping is almost second nature to me, but that was something that developed over time. This week one of the questions I received via… Read the Rest.
As I highlighted in this post, US Bank is offering many U.S. Bank FlexPerks Visa card holders the chance to earn 3,500 FlexPerks for spending $50 in a single purchase at Neiman Marcus between May 6th (today) and May 19th. You can look on the promos section of the US Bank website if you have a FlexPerks card to see if your account is eligible. 3,500 FlexPerks are worth up… Read the Rest.
Happy May 1st! As I do each month, I want to summarize some of the payout changes in the online shopping portals. Since Mother’s Day is coming up, expect to see many portals with bonuses on stores geared toward Mother’s Day presents. I have historically focused on the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal, more recently started covering the top payouts that can be found in some of the other portals. Sadly… Read the Rest.
Love it or hate it, early February means it’s time to think about (or ignore) Valentine’s Day. I fall somewhere in the middle as I neither get excited about the day, nor ignore it completely (heck, my kid has a V-Day school party so I gotta get into it a little). If you like to order flowers online as part of your Valentine’s gift giving rituals, then here are some… Read the Rest.
We are in full holiday mode around here with getting Christmas New Year’s cards written, getting presents wrapped and mailed, finding last minute holiday goodies for C’s teachers, etc. and I wanted to just point out a few of the easy things we are doing along the way to get as many points as possible for these holiday to-do’s that so many of us share. I would also really love… Read the Rest.