Month: March 2014


February 27, 2020
Tricks to Getting Free Nights with IHG's Best Price Guarantee

For free hotel stays IHG’s Best Price Guarantee is among the most generous and lucrative best rate guarantees (BRG) out there. You can get one free night if you find the same room offered at a lower price than on After spending much of the weekend scouring the web for best rate guarantee claims it […]

January 30, 2020
How to Redeem Barclaycard Arrival MasterCard Miles for Travel

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® is the one card that I recommend across the board for anyone that wants to earn free travel from rewards credit cards. As one of the most useful and flexible travel credit cards out there it also earns one of the highest returns among rewards cards at 2.2% back […]

November 20, 2019
Best Ways to Get Free Wifi During Hotel Stays

If you’re like me, having reliable wifi during hotel stays is very important and makes staying connected possible. Wifi can be costly at some hotels, but luckily one of the easiest ways of getting free wifi is by having a hotel’s elite status. Even better, for many hotels that don’t have free wifi for all […]

January 30, 2020
Using The JetBlue Airlines Website To Book Awards

This week WTM contributor John Mccall of Travel on Blue takes us through the basics of booking JetBlue award tickets on Growing up as an airline in the new century, JetBlue has had a leg up by starting with a website that was able to take advantage of design principles many other companies have […]

March 22, 2014
3 New Cards and the Missing Alaska Airlines Visa Application

My last round of credit card applications was in November, so this week I decided to apply for a few new cards. I wanted to include two small experiments in this round; both of which proved successful after a small mistake on my part. Which Cards Did I Apply For? Alaska Airlines Personal Visa - […]

January 30, 2020
Comparing Barclaycard Arrival Plus Card with the Chase Sapphire Preferred -- What’s the Difference?

Barclays launched the Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® to match competition with other banks' flexible bank-point cards such as the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Capital One Venture. These cards are not co-branded with a specific airline or hotel, instead they earn flexible points that can either be transferred to various travel partners or cashed out for statement credits […]

May 2, 2014
Citi Hilton Honors Card Now Offers 50,000 Hilton Points + $50 Statement Credit (No Annual Fee) [Expired]

The welcome bonus on the Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card has increased to 50,000 Hilton Hhonors points after spending $1,000 in the first 4 months of cardmembership. This is 10,000 points higher than the normal 40,000 points offered on this card. In addition to the 5ok Hilton points, you will earn a $50 statement […]

March 16, 2014
Why I’m Keeping Both My Club Carlson Visas Another Year

The annual fee just posted on both my personal and business Club Carlson Visa cards. Originally I debated only keeping the business card due to the lower annual fee of $60 compared to the personal card’s $75. Here’s rundown on why I decided to keep both cards. 40,000 Point Anniversary Bonus Both cards have a […]

January 30, 2020
The Basics of Using JetBlue Miles to Book Awards

WTM contributor John Mccall of Travel on Blue takes us through the basics of how TrueBlue points can be used to book JetBlue reward flights. Redeeming for One-Way Trips JetBlue keeps booking very simple and that includes award flight booking as well. All one-way flights start at 5,000 points and go up from there. If […]

April 13, 2014
Will AMEX Welcome Bonuses Be Once Per Card Starting May 1st?

This morning over at Dan’s Deals, he reported that starting May 1, 2014 American Express will no longer award welcome bonuses to anyone who has had the same card and cancelled it in the past. Keep in mind that as of now this is a rumor until Amex officially releases the information. For anyone who’s […]

November 20, 2019
How To Get Free Breakfast At Most Hotels

Second to free room upgrades and wi-fi, having breakfast included with a hotel stay is one of my favorite perks that comes with a hotels’ elite status. Often you get a free ‘continental’ breakfast when you stay at a Holiday Inn Express in the US, but this can barely be considered breakfast when compared to […]

January 30, 2020
Ultimate Guide to Booking American Airline Awards: Part 10 – Maximizing AA Miles to Europe

American Airlines has some of the best award options for flights around the world. With the American Airline AAdvantage award program, you can fly practically anywhere in the world using miles that you earn from credit card bonuses and flying on AA flights. By learning some basics about the program you will be a pro […]

May 14, 2014
How Long Does It Take For Barclaycard Arrival Plus Card's 40,000 Bonus To Post To Your Account?

Lately I have been receiving a frequent emails from readers wanting to know how they can earn enough miles for a trip that’s only a few months away. Since many cards take an entire billing cycle after reaching the spending requirement for the bonus to post, those cards often aren’t useful for last minute trips. This […]

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