We all love AMEX for their nonstop year-round AMEX Offers, promos like $10 off $0.01 with Express Checkout, 20% off NYC restaurants, and for SBS of course. But where they really shine are their purchase protections. Here are just a few of my experiences: Purchase protection covers items that are stolen or broken within 90 days of purchase. On most cards you’re covered for items up to $1,000 but if you use a Platinum or Delta Reserve card it covers items up to $10,000 and it will even cover you for items that are merely lost! A couple months ago a friend of mine was celebrating the birth of his first son. I bought and brought over a bottle of his favorite scotch, Lagvulin, but he wasn’t home and I managed to break it as I brought the bottle back into my house. Officially consumable items are excluded from purchase protection, but having nothing to lose I went online and submitted a claim in the AMEX Claims Center. And … [Read more...] about Just How Amazing Are AMEX Credit Card Protections?
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Continued from posts made during the trip, “Shaloha!,” “Pearl Harbor…70 Years,” and “View From The Room…” Related posts:Hawaii Trip Notes: Oahu (2009)Hawaii Trip Notes: Kauai (2009)Upcoming trip notes posts (Feel free to let me know in the comments which one to write next!):Round-The-World Trip Notes Part 4: Tasmania Round-The-World Trip Notes Part 5: Sydney Round-The-World Trip Notes Part 6: Hamilton Island Round-The-World Trip Notes Part 7: Hong Kong Earlier this month my wife and I traveled from Cleveland to Hawaii with our 5 month old son Rafi. He was born in July and I previously blogged about flying with him in September to Miami as a “dry-run” if you will, for a long-haul trip. The first couple months of Rafi’s life weren’t easy, he was very colicky and pretty much cried 24/7. A funny thing happened on that Miami trip though. He was quiet for the most part on the planes and he slept through the night for the … [Read more...] about Traveling To Hawaii…With A 5 Month Old!
Monopoly! There’s no better board game you can play with your friends and/or family when you want to spend a good few hours locked in a bitter class struggle until one person eventually emerges as both tycoon and victor – and thus, capitalism! There have been a huge array of editions of Monopoly through the years, as it pioneered the licensed board game genre. Let’s take a glance at the best Monopoly editions out there, with a list of twenty of them. If it so goes that you are both alive and reading this right now, odds are at least fairly good that you’ve at least heard of Monopoly the board game before. It’s over a hundred years old, is well known for taking hours to finish a game, and is almost guaranteed to upset the relationship between you, your family and friends at least once. For a game based around buying up real estate and being the ‘winner’ by earning the most money and making your associates bankrupt, it’s ironic that the … [Read more...] about The 20 best editions of Monopoly for niche board game nights
Never Miss Another Deal - Follow DansDeals on Facebook Find dozens of DansDeals trip reports here. Follow my travels and more on Instagram @DansDeals Find Trip Reports and contribute your own trip reports on DDF Find Destinations Threads and helpful travel wikis on DDF I try to take a short vacation with Mimi every now and then while leaving our kids with my parents. In 2012 when Singapore started allowing people to redeem miles for the A380 couple’s suite I booked us tickets to Paris just 2 days before departure. It was our 2nd visit to the city of lights, but we enjoyed it so much the first time that we had to go back again. We spent 2 nights at the Park Hyatt there and enjoyed the city in the quieter winter season. In 2013 when BA had a glitch that allowed us to fly to Buenos Aires in first class for 0 miles we dropped Rafi off at my parents and were on a plane within just 2 hours of booking tickets! We only spent a single night in Buenos Aires, much to the shock of the … [Read more...] about Trip Notes Rome: Veni, Vidi, Vici In 48 Hours; United Polaris First Class And Polaris Lounge Review
-Find dozens of trip notes like this one by clicking on the “Trip Notes”tab on top of the DansDeals banner at the top of this site. ———————————————————————-United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 2: It’s Time To Hop!United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 3: Koror, Palau–United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 4: Tokyo, Japan And Back Home In ANA First Class After writing these trip notes I sent them to AJK for his thoughts. He’s added some annotations in the red italics. Ever since I read about the Continental Island Hopper some 10 years ago I’ve wanted to experience it. It flies on a “milk run.” In a bygone era a plane would fly from say LA to NYC with several stops before getting to the destination: Continental Micronesia launched the island hopper nearly 50 years ago, and aside from some changes in the … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 1: Honolulu
-Find dozens of trip notes like this one by clicking on the “Trip Notes” tab on top of the DansDeals banner at the top of this site. -Maldives Trip Notes Part 1: Flying Emirates Shower Class To Dubai In July 2012 Singapore Airlines had a glitch that released business and first class availability on all of their flights to partners like United. I had long wanted to fly on the all-business class flight from Newark to Singapore which was the longest flight in the world, a whopping 19 hours. With the glitch, I was able to use just 60K miles to fly from Cleveland to the Maldives via Newark and Singapore. I booked the W and stayed there for 2 nights. The overwater villa with a private pool was indescribably magical. Gazing at the stunning sunsets and and the star filled nights creates an amazing sense of serenity. It wasn’t a matter of if, but when I’d be back. That opportunity came when DDF member beastieb discovered that you could book a $2,500/night … [Read more...] about Maldives Trip Notes Part 1: Flying Emirates Shower Class To Dubai