American Airlines Off-Peak Awards – Mexico and the Caribbean

Off-peak awards are great – it gives you a chance to stretch your miles and be able to experience more places for less. Unfortunately, not every airline publishes off-peak awards. The good news is that American Airlines is one that does have these special awards. We will break down each of the zones that American Airlines uses for their off-peak awards. The first one we looked at was hawaii. The next was to north asia. After that, we looked at Europe. Now, we will look at Mexico and the Caribbean. American Airlines Off-Peak Awards – Mexico and the Caribbean American Airlines offers several off-peak awards and they actually have a couple of ways that their off-peak awards are better than US Airways. For example, the awards themselves do not only need to be on AA flights (US Airway off-peak awards must only be on US Airway flights) and you can book one-way awards with AA (US Airway awards must be round-trip). Given the amount of flights that these advantages give us at a decreased level,... ...

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Flash Sale: 30% Off Sale Shoes And Many Points

Shoes.com is a great source for any shoe you could want – casual, business, dress, athletic, etc. For me, I look at the running shoes whenever they have a sale as they have a great variety (not that it matters that much to me as I am a constant Asics Kayano man) and plentiful selection of colors and sizes. Combine that with a sale and it is a great place to shop. Of course, when you combine a sale with another 30% off, that is even better. Extra 30% Off Shoes At Shoes.com This is a flash sale – meaning it will expire at 2PM CDT today. That leaves very little time to get your decisions and shopping done. Of course, with a 60 day return period, your decisions do not have to be final! Details: 30% off sale items Use code 30EXCL at checkout to get the 30% off Sale is valid through 2PM CDT today! … Many Points Of course, you are not going directly to Shoes.com! If you go through one of... ...

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$25 Off Staples.com Order Of $150 Or More

Staples.com is offering $25 off on purchases of $150 or more if you checkout with Visa Checkout. This limited-time offer only lasts until 9/20 and there are some exceptions (of course!). The details are here. Excludes Daily Deals. Limit one coupon per customer, nontransferable. Minimum purchase requirement of $150 must be met with purchases to which no other coupon or instant savings offer applies. May not be combined with any other coupon. No cash/credit back. Not valid on eReaders including Amazon Kindle®, Apple® products, Bose® products, Epson® ink and toner, custom printing orders placed online, services, promotional products, gift cards, Staples Industrial(sm) purchases, prior purchases or any purchases on other provider Web sites. Tax and shipping not included in calculating minimum purchase. Free shipping on staples.com for all Staples Rewards® members. Expires 9/20/14 or while supplies last. Yes, it excludes gift cards, so you cannot use this offer to buy any type of gift cards to really make this a great dael. But, there are a lot of other items... ...

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Did You Win the Perfect Travel And Running Accessory?

Last weekend, I had a giveaway for one of my favorite accessories that can go great with running and travel. In order to enter, entrants had to comment with their favorite economy cabin. Airline, aircraft, whatever they could remember was valid. Unsurprisingly, many international airlines made it in the comments with Southwest and JetBlue also coming up on the list. To see the input on some of the best economy cabins from the entrants, check out the post here. ...

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IHG Points For $.0057 Each – A Good Deal?

IHG (Intercontinental Hotel Group) has launched their own limited time purchase offer on their points. Like many promotions, this is a tiered purchase promo – the more you buy, the bigger your bonus is. Buying at the top bonus level gives you the opportunity to buy the IHG points at a cost of .575 cents each, which is as cheap as you can buy them. But, does that mean it is a good deal and you should do it? IHG Points For $.057 Each – A Good Deal? Getting IHG Points IHG points are some of the easiest (and cheapest) hotel points to obtain. There are several ways to accumulate these points – by purchasing them through a little work, by going for their Into the Nights promo, or by getting the IHG credit card with 80,000 points. For sure, the best way to get those points is by apply for the IHG credit card from Chase. The only bad part about the card is that it is from Chase.... ...

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The Ultimate Hotel For Airplane Lovers

With all of the hotels available to us through points and loyalty programs, we often stay locked into those options without looking around. If you do look around, there are some pretty incredible alternatives that break the molds on chain hotels. Staying in hotels like that can be more than just a lodging and place to sleep – it can be an experience by itself! Hotel Costa Verde There is a lot of talk on blogs about the niceness of a lie flat seat onboard airplanes. I mean, when you think about it, it is a great way to travel that you are moving at hundreds of miles an hour while fully reclined and (hopefully) sleeping to arrive at your destination fully rested! I have done my fair share of flying that way, including on the best bed in the sky – the Singapore Airlines Suites Class aboard their A380 (and I was the only passenger in Suites, to make it even nicer). But, the thing that would be even... ...

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Another Great Deal: Garmin Forerunner 910XT For $239

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway that ends tonight! Enter at this post here. Right after I posted the previous deal, a reader alerted me to the fact that the same eBay seller has another great watch deal – the perfect multi-sport watch, the Garmin Forerunner 910XT for only $239! That watch normally costs $399 new (though it has been as low as $299 new – with an extra $50 off rebate), so a refurbished model for only $239 is fantastic!  eBay Link for Garmin Forerunner 910XT – $239 I had this watch for a while and absolutely loved it. It was comfortable to wear, very accurate, big screen to give you all the metrics you could want, and a battery that just kept giving. The only reason I upgraded to the Garmin Forerunner 620 is that it gave me some different metrics I wanted to try and had a new HR monitor that it implemented. Also, it enabled livetrack, which is a great way to let my wife keep an... ...

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Great Deal: Garmin Forerunner 310XT For $99!

If you have seen the deals on the Garmin Forerunner 310XT before, you know that this price is the lowest we have (possibly) ever seen. This is an incredible watch that is great for running, but is also meant for multi-sport athletes (biking and swimming). This watch is fantastic and to be able to get it at a price of $99 is great! Garmin Forerunner 310XT For $99 This watch is a manufacturer refurb and is available from a sports reseller on eBay. I have zero problem buying a Garmin-refurbished watch and at this price, you are getting a lot of watch for a little bit of money. The Garmin Forerunner 310XT is an excellent running watch. In fact, it is an excellent biking and swimming watch as well! It has incredible battery life (20+ hours) and is a favorite amongst triathletes, ultramarathoners, and runners of all sorts. This is the best deal that I remember seeing on this very popular watch. In fact, it is at the price point... ...

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Are You Taking Advantage Of All Your Benefits With The Chase Sapphire Preferred?

I, as well as all other Chase Sapphire Preferred customers, received an e-mail last week asking that very question – “Are you taking advantage of all your benefits, Charlie?” Taking Advantage of the Chase Sapphire Preferred The e-mail goes on to list the headline benefits which we are all familiar with by this time: 2X points on travel purchases 2X points on dining at restaurants 1 point per dollar on all other purchases After clicking through the e-mail, it then talks about all the different facets of the Chase Sapphire Preferred and the Ultimate Rewards program – all of these things that any good points collector knows about! The Earning and Spending Side The funny part, to me, about this e-mail was that Chase used the e-mail to concentrate on the earning aspect of the Chase Sapphire Preferred. Of course, that involves spending which is the aspect of the card that Chase likes. Of course, the earning is good if you are using this for dining and travel with 2 points per dollar.... ...

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