Wednesday, February 20, 2013

My Blog Has a New Home!


I am happy to announce that I will be joining the world class group at First2Board! I even get a cute new logo which fits my personality :) From now on I will be posting HERE. I will still continue to give my trip reports around the US and sharing miles and points opportunities.I think you will enjoy this new blogging group. Continue to follow First2Board for new upcoming Contests and great content!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

US City in Review: Ft Lauderdale, FL



I've been to this city several times mainly because I love the beach and there is lots to do here to fill a long weekend. The places to eat and drink is near the Las Olas Blvd. All along the street across from the beach there are bars, restaurants, shopping, and hotels. The hotel I stayed at is the Sheraton Ft. Lauderdale Beach Hotel using SPG points. This hotel is right on the beach which I loved. They also have a wreck bar and pool side bar which I also enjoyed.

I love going on adventures and doing activities while on vacation so I definitely recommend scuba diving or snorkeling. I recommend the Sea Experience where you have both options available. They take you on a boat ride through the intercoastal where you get to see million dollar homes, then they take you out to an area where you can see many fish and other sea life.

If you are looking for the Polynesian feel without going to Hawaii, then I recommend Mai-Kai for a dinner and a show. There show is like one you will see at an actual luau and the food is great even if it is on the pricey side.

Not to far away in Miami there is a great Zoo you can visit. I definitely recommend renting a shaded bike because the zoo is large and it takes a while to walk and it can get pretty hot! The animals were great to admire and I love their personalities.

Can't wait to go back again this year!



Friday, February 1, 2013

Giddy for Mini Points

Here is a list of mini points you can earn for free!

Loyalty Lobby has a post on how you can possibly get 200 free Le Club Accorhotel points on Facebook
and he has links to quizzes that will get you Priority Club points!

Earn 50 Best Buy Reward Zone points on Facebook by going to the Ultimate Space Tab and designing your ultimate living room. 250 BB points = $5 gift certificate to BB.

I posted yesterday about how you can get 20 MyCokeReward points by watching a video and posting a tweet.

Sign up for Viola Rewards and earn 1,000 free viola points.

MilesQuest posts about getting 500 United points by opting in to receive marketing emails.



I can't pass up free points :) If you know of any others, please share!

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Earn 20 MyCokeRewards

My Coke Rewards is currently running a promo where you can earn up to 20 points. Watching the video will get you 10 points and tweeting will get you another 10 points. Why stock up on my coke rewards? Sometimes you can cash in these points for hotel points. I've seen HHonors and Priority Club points in the past. Get your points while you can!

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Savy Valentine's Date


Valentine's day is in a few weeks away but now is a good time to start planning to save money and still be a hero! If your significant other loves receiving flowers or chocolates, FTD,com is currently offering 30 United miles/dollar spent or 30 AA miles/dollar. If you just want to save money, you can use a Groupon deal that is currently running for $20 for $40 worth of merchandise at FTD.com

I love going out to eat for Valentine's and Groupon also has many restaurant that are featured. In Houston I found a deal for $35 for 2 for an all you can eat dinner at a Brazilian Steakhouse. It does say not valid on holidays but you can go the day after :) Check your city to see if there are any promotions like this running because these are great deals!

Every now and then they also have Groupons for movies tickets. I have gotten some at my local movie theater which I am also planning to use during Valenties.

Enjoy lovers day and also be happy that you got such great deals!

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

If you bought US Airways mi in 2012, you can buy at 100% Bonus


 I got an email from US Airways stating that since I bought/gifted miles in 2012, that I can buy miles at a 100% bonus until Jan 31.  If you didn't get the email but bought or gifted miles in 2012, click on the link, enter your information, and you will see if you qualify for this promotion when you see this.
If you need to top off your account, then this would be the time to do it! And remember if you have the US airways card, you can get an award flight for as little as 20k miles.Here is a sample of what the miles would cost including your bonus miles:
1,000 +1,000 miles for $35
5,000 +5,000 miles for $175
10,000 + 10,000 miles for $350

Priority club tried to do this as well with a 40% bonus points but its not a good deal since you can book a room using cash & points and cancel the room and get back the points at a much better value. I wonder if other airlines or hotels will follow this promotion?!

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Earn bonus 2,500 HHonor Points for Weekend Stay


 I've already started booking my 2013 plans because of all the hotel changes and promotions that are going on. Hilton is currently running a promotion where if you book a weekend stay by January 31, 2013 for any weekend through 2013, you can 15%- 40% depending on the hotel. Also... on Jan 16, 2013 at 11am, you can register on Facebook to receive an extra 2,500 HHonors points for every weekend you book up to 4 weekends. You have 24 hrs to register so don't forget! I'll send a reminder tweet to everyone :) The only downside is that these are prepaid not refundable rates so your plans are set in stone. So if you are paying for your hotel and don't mind prepaying, then this promotion will work for you!

For other hotel promotions, check out Loyalty Traveler for his compiled list.

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