Cancelling My Chase Marriott, Keeping Hyatt

I’ve got a confession to make! I don’t live the kind of life that allows me to hold 20 different credit cards like some bloggers claim to posses. Frankly, I never understood how paying so many annual fees makes sense unless you’ve got a near seven figure annual spend. Of course that doesn’t mean I don’t take out several credit cards per year for the sign up bonuses. In the first half of last year... Read more

IHG: 15% off with Points & Cash until March 31

IHG is extending their offer of 15% off the cash portion of Points & Cash bookings for those with the IHG Rewards Club Credit Card! Do note that the public sale page still states March 2nd so this extension may be targeted. Or IHG just may not have the best website <- more likely! IHG Points & Cash Discount The details of this sale are simple. Book any type of Points & Cash rate, no matter... Read more

Kona International: The Worst Airport To Get Work Done?

Finally, I’m home and things are back to normal for the time being. If you remember, I wrote about my hectic travel schedule last week. It consisted of five flights in 4 days, with the flight home a red-eye from Kona to Phoenix. Fortunately, my wife and I had already planned a little one-night getaway to the Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain for Saturday night. That made up for the miserable work trip to Hawaii earlier... Read more

SimpliSafe JetBlue and AmexOffer to stack savings!

Update: The SimpliSafe Amex Offer is back on certain cards until 3/2/2018. Unfortunately Simplisafe is no longer listed as a partner on JetBlue’s partner page however. Both JetBlue and AmericanExpress have offers currently that can making getting a new home alarm with SimpliSafe a great deal if you stack the offers. The SimpliSafe JetBlue offer has recently been upped to 10,000 TrueBlue points. The SimpliSafe AmexOffer is giving $100 back when you spend $400 or... Read more

JetBlue 1-800-Flowers

1,750 TrueBlue or Southwest Points at 1-800-Flowers

Yup, another day, another promo to send your loved ones some Valentine’s Day flowers! Many airlines and shopping portals are offering increased bonuses in the lead-up to Valentine’s Day. Many airlines are offering 30x points per dollar but two are offering 1,750 points! Both JetBlue and Southwest are offering 1,750 points with purchases of $35+.  Remember you can stack either of these promotions with the Amex Offer of $15 off a purchase of $50 or... Read more

My IHG Accelerate Offer Just Got Better: Kimpton!

I’ll be honest, I was rather disappointed in my 2018 IHG Accelerate offer. While some people reported offers up to 75,000 points, mine came in at a rather low 36,200. Nonetheless, I had at least a few IHG stays planned for this year, so I went ahead and signed up. As we speak I’m in the middle of a stay at Holiday Inn Express Waikiki which will fulfill my third “task” and earn 7,200 bonus... Read more


Groundlink promo issues, JetBlue schedule, and more!

Welcome to our weekly roundup! All the biggest points and miles news from around the web in one place. Visa SavingsEdge is a new program similar to Amex Offers for Visa business cards. Another credit card perk never hurts! I have the Hyatt credit card solely for the free anniversary night perk but a $30 statement credit with $300 spend on groceries also is another nice new credit card promo. For a cool Olympics promo,... Read more

Up in the Air: My Travel Schedule Next Week

Ugh… My travel schedule next week is brutal. A few weeks back I wrote about how working in Hawaii isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Alas, I’ve got to head back there next week, which was a little sooner than I expected. This time I need to visit three islands over the course of three days. Of course that’s on top of 6+ hours in flight to get there. My Itinerary This is sub-optimal... Read more

Etihad First Class Lounge Abu Dhabi Seating 2

Review: Etihad First Class Lounge Abu Dhabi

Introduction: A Trip to the Conrad Maldives Star Alliance First Class Lounge at LAX Star Alliance Business Class Lounge at LAX Asiana A380 First Class Los Angeles to Seoul Asiana Business Class Lounge in Seoul Thai Airways 777-300 Business Class Seoul to Hong Kong Conrad Hong Kong Qantas Business Class Lounge Hong Kong Sri Lankan A321 Business Class Hong Kong to Colombo Serendiva Colombo Airside Transit Hotel Serendib Lounge SriLankan Airways A330-300 Business Class Colombo... Read more

Help: 4th of July in New York City

Summer planning is well underway here at PMM headquarters. We found out last week that we’ll be attending a family reunion/party on July 7th just outside of New York City. We try to get out that way at least once a year, so this is a perfect excuse to make a trip. Hopefully things go a little smoother than they did last year. 4th of July in New York City: Worth It, Or Nah? Since... Read more