Booking Singapore Airlines Suites For Less

Singapore Airlines Suites offer one of the best experiences in the sky. Not only is the plane they are offered on a really cool airliner (the A380), but the product offered on board is excellent. Put all of that together with the somewhat exclusive feeling you get flying in the Suites cabin and it can make for a memorable experience (you can read my review here). Singapore Airlines Suites Class But, the biggest problem with Singapore Airlines Suites class is the price. It is not a cheap ticket by any stretch! While the economy ticket on the same plane can be had for as little as $440 one-way from the US to Europe, a Suites Class ticket will cost you $6,800 for the same one-way ticket! The price goes even higher on the longer routes that Singapore flies their A380 on. Even though the price is high, Suites Class is not out of the range of anyone who can get a single credit card! That’s right, with the points that you can get from... ...

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Good Deal: $20 Back On $100 At City Sports Plus Discounts

There is another offer from American Express and it is a good one. It is with the store City Sports (with retail locations in many cities around America) and works online as well as in store. By carefully planning your approach, you can actually maximize this offer to get 20% off on anything you are going to buy from them – even for items up to hundreds of dollars! $20 Back On $100 Purchase At City Sports I love these American Express offers for many reasons, but one of my main one is that the money you get back comes back in the form of an (almost) instant rebate! This is very important if you are using coupons or discounts as the money you are getting back does not interfere with any minimum amount the discount may require. For example, if you use this offer to buy something at exactly $100, you would still be able to use a discount code that might require a minimum $100 purchase, but you will still receive the $20... ...

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Last Minute Marine Corps Marathon Hotels

The famous Marine Corps Marathon is this Sunday, October 26. This is another of the large marathons with tens of thousands of runners and is definitely a star-spangled race. Every runner I know who has ever been in the Marine Corps has treated this as their goal race. Last Minute Marine Corps Marathon Hotels With such a large race, hotels can be hard to come by. If they are not hard to come by, they certainly become more expensive. This is especially true for any hotels in the vicinity of the starting area or the host hotels. But, that is where the power of points really shines through! Even at this point on the calendar, there are still some great deals to be had. Why You Might Want To Change You may already have a hotel, and if so – congrats on getting one! But, there are some great hotels on this list available with points, including the official host hotel –  Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. As the... ...

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Luggage That Is Getting Much Smarter

It is true that the airlines have made advancements in baggage tracking. It is also true that this doesn’t always work (changing carriers, airline personnel not scanning the tags at each location, etc) and it is a pain to have your luggage lost/delayed. It seems as if at least one company realizes that it is time to make a switch to luggage that is much smarter – in fact, this luggage will even know your trip plans and weigh itself! Bluesmart – the Smart Luggage – Bluesmart Crowdfunding Link This is an Indiegogo project that just launched this morning. It seems as if I am not the only one that would like to see luggage become more innovative – the crowdfunded project met its goal in a little over two hours! That is really incredible! The nice part is that you can still participate up until November 24 and that will allow you to lock in at a price that is 1/2 off their suggested retail. BTW, since I started writing this post,... ...

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Great Deal: Sony POV Action Camera For $139 Today Only

Action cameras are awesome! These cameras have switched from being little more than a curiosity to being an actual piece of valuable equipment to video professionals. For those of us who enjoy travel or running (or both), these cameras can be indispensable in allowing us to capture what we see and experience to show others. The Sony AS30V HD POV Action Camera It is back on sale! It will be in stock Thursday, but you have to buy today to get this price. Great deal! – Sony AS30V Amazon Link (I do get a commission if you purchase this camera) While GoPro has really taken a lot of the attention in this field (and they have incredible equipment), they are no longer alone. Garmin has even produced a couple of high quality action cameras to compliment the athlete’s field package. But, another camera that has received some really great reviews is the Sony AS30V. It is also an action POV camera that has some pretty cool features that do not exist on... ...

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Free $20 Visa Gift Card With $300 of Visa Gift Cards Purchased

Visa gift cards are a great way to meet minimum spend and load Bluebird cards (among many other uses). The biggest problem with them is the fee that comes with the card – a $5.95 – $6.95 fee on each card you purchase. The cards themselves come in many denomination amounts up to $200 (at office supply stores). $20 Visa Card With Purchase of $300 Visa Cards – Through October 25th The reason it is important to buy these cards at office supply stores is that you can earn 5x Ultimate Reward points per dollar spent when you use your Chase Ink Bold® or Chase Ink Plus® card. So, for every $100 in purchases, you will earn 500 Ultimate Reward points. Going on now through this coming Saturday (the 25th), Staples has an offer where you will receive a $20 Visa gift card for purchasing $300 (or more) in Visa gift cards. This purchase must take place in store and can be made up of a variety of denomination cards to... ...

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Sunday Summary – Interview with Jeff Zidell, Airline Fare Sales, Star Alliance Gold and More

Welcome back to our Sunday Summary Series where we review the posts that were covered throughout the past week. Get A $20 Gift Card With Purchase of $300 Mastercard Gift Cards Staples ran a deal that gave you a $20 Staples gift card when purchasing $300 worth of Mastercard gift cards. That offer ended, but look for a better one this coming week! Aegean Airlines Fare Sale With the changes coming to Aegean Airlines, flights on Aegean are going to be so much more important. Here are some good sales on Aegean flights to help you with that. Up To 50% Off Women’s Saucony Shoes Apparently, this is a somewhat regular pricing of Saucony shoes, but there are still some good options to be had here. Dealing With A Disappointing Marathon Running a marathon is a lot of fun, but running one that turns out to be a disappointment can be difficult. Here are some ways on how to deal with a disappointing marathon. Flights From $49 With Southwest’s Winter Sale This was a... ...

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My Slowest 5K, But Also My Proudest

Yesterday was the great Thessaloniki Nighttime Half Marathon and 5K. I first ran this event last year and really enjoyed it (watch for the review later this week). Last night was the first time I ran the 5K (in fact, the first time I ran a 5K in a foreign country!) and it was certainly my proudest! The Thessaloniki Nighttime Run I ran the half marathon again and it was a surprising race for me. I went into it without much in the way of specific training for it. To add to that, I started yesterday with some stomach flu symptoms that really put a kink on my ability to be away from a certain type of installation for long periods of time. Due to that, I was not expecting much but was surprised that I actually ran a pretty decent race in 1:38 (7:30 pace). I would have probably had a PR if it wasn’t for two emergency stops along the course. The Really Great Part of the Night... ...

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Man Leads Cops On Chase Through The Marathon

Now, this is something that would have really made my heart rate jack up a bit! Sunday’s Chicago Marathon saw a bandit (a runner who did not register for the race but runs in the race) of a different style take to the streets. A 29-year old man who had in his possession 10 capsules of a controlled substance led the police on a chase before trying to blend in with the marathon runners. The cops caught up with him and arrested him. The charges not only are for the controlled substance but also include endangering the welfare of the runners on the course. What I am wondering is, what were the marathoners thinking that were in the vicinity of this guy when he was arrested by the police? If I was nearby at the time, I would have been quite shocked and wondered what this guy did? Any of you that ran the marathon Sunday, did you see this? HT: CBS News ...

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