-We drove south to Carlsbad to stay at the Park Hyatt Aviara. Carlsbad is about a 90 minute drive from Los Angeles, although having 2 people to use the carpool lanes definitely helped. This property was a Four Seasons until last year when they switched to the Hyatt flag. Although it hasn’t been renovated in some time, the property feels much more grand than the Hyatt Huntington Beach. It doesn’t look anything like the other Park Hyatt properties that I have been to in Melbourne, Paris, Sydney, or Zurich, but then again none of those are resort style properties. All of those properties managed to arrange for fabulous complimentary kosher breakfasts (and even kosher champagne and wine as an amenity!) as a Hyatt Diamond member, but the Park Hyatt Aviara didn’t want to hear of it. Our suite was humungous with a massive living room area, 2 full bathrooms, 2 balconies, etc. There are numerous pools and hot tubs spread throughout the … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: Our SoCal Quasi-Mileage Run…
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AMEX Blue Business Plus No annual fee, earns 2 points per dollar spent everywhere on up to $50K in annual spending. AMEX Platinum Business $450 annual fee (going up to $595 in February, but you can apply now to pay $450 for the first year), up to 75K points welcome bonus, earn 1.5 points per dollar on $5K+ transactions, $200 in annual airline fee credits, Marriott and Hilton Gold status, 35% points rebate on paid airfare redemptions, Global Entry/Pre-check, AMEX Global lounge collection access. AMEX Gold Business Card $295 annual fee, 1 year G Suite Basic for 3 users and up to 1 year of ZipRecruiter Standard, earn up to 4 points per dollar. AMEX Gold Card Consumer Card $250 annual fee, 50K points welcome bonus, $100 in annual airline fee credits, earn up to 4 points per dollar. AMEX Platinum Consumer Card $550 annual fee, up to 60K points welcome bonus, earn 5 points per dollar on airfare, $200 in annual airline fee credits, up to $200 in annual Uber credit, up … [Read more...] about All About Mileage Expiration And Transfer Options For 57 Loyalty Programs: Keep Points From Expiring And Bring Them Back To Life!
This is a business card, but you may already have a business that needs a card to keep track of expenses. For example if your name is Joe Smith and you sell items online, or if you have any other side business and want a credit card to better keep track of business expenditures you can open a business credit card for “Joe Smith” as the business. You don’t need to file any messy government paperwork to be allowed to do that. Just be sure to select “Sole Proprietorship” as the business type and just use your social security number in the Tax Identification Number field. … [Read more...] about Here’s Why You May Want To Apply Today For The Best Standalone Everyday Mileage Earning Credit Card
The main drawback of the Blue Business Plus AMEX is that other than the APR offer, there is no public welcome bonus. Other great everyday spending cards have bonuses, such as $500 in the form of 50,000 points on the Chase Ink Unlimited card, 70,000 miles on the Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard®, and 3 points per dollar for the first year (up to $20,000) on the Chase Freedom Unlimited. But the long-term earnings of 2 points per dollar everywhere makes the Blue Business Plus AMEX a very strong card. … [Read more...] about Here’s Why You Should Have The Best Standalone Everyday Mileage Earning Credit Card
J9: Paid business class bucket. There are at least 9 business seats that United is willing to sell at full fare. JN9: Expanded business class standard award bucket. There are at least 9 business seats that United is willing to allow elite members and United cardholders to use standard miles for. C9, D9, Z9, P8: Paid business class buckets. There are at least 9 business seats that United is willing to sell at these fare levels. ZN9: Standard business class award bucket. There are at least 9 business seats that United is willing to allow non-elites to use standard miles for. PN0: Award upgrade bucket. On domestic flights this is the number of seats that United is willing to give to 1K/GS elites as an instant upgrade from an M class fare or to any elites an an instant upgrade from a paid Y or B class ticket. This bucket is also the upgrade bucket for GS elites for all domestic and international upgrades, in this case there are no upgrades available for GS elites either. R0: Award upgrade … [Read more...] about Advanced Level Mileage Post: All About Expert Mode, How To “Hack” United’s Award Bug, And Get The Space You Were Promised
A free checked bag for the cardholder and a companion, even on basic economy fares. A free carry-on bag for the cardholder and companions, even on basic economy fares. Priority boarding for the cardholder and companions, even on basic economy fares. 2 free United Club passes every year for being a cardmember. Miles that will never expire as long as you are a United cardholder, even if you don’t have any activity. Primary rental car CDW insurance in every country. No foreign exchange fees. Exclusive cardmember access to auctions that allow you to use your miles for once-in-a-lifetime experiences. A few years ago I used 25K miles for 4 field box seats to an Indians game along with the right to run onto the field before the top of the 7th inning and swipe 2nd base right off the field. Nobody could believe it as I walked around the ballpark with 2nd base. I even got it signed after the game by the Indians wining pitcher that night, Justin Masterson, who was equally shocked … [Read more...] about Ends Today! A Limited Time Offer On My Favorite Airline Mileage Card; How To Take Advantage Of United’s Most Generous Awards