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by Hilary Stockton on 12/7/2016
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Square_2_free_uber_rides_via_amex_from_nyc_chicago_boston_seattle_dc_las_vegas_houston
11/17/2016
  Get 2 Free Uber Rides as an AMEX Card Member from NYC, Chicago, Boston, Washington, DC, Seattle, Las Vegas, and Houston airports. Here are the details: Enjoy a total of 2 free rides (up to $65 per ride) originating...
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11/16/2016
  I'll admit that if resorts market their style, I immediately start suspecting that style will trump substance. Perhaps this is from a few bad experiences with stylish boutique hotels where everything seemed designed for a photo shoot but not...
Square_cathay_pacific_first_class_review-seat_1d
11/15/2016
  This Review of Cathay Pacific First Class from Hong Kong to Los Angeles LAX is from a recent Hong Kong trip that included Cathay Pacific First Class lounges in Hong Kong and luxury hotel stays in Vietnam and Hong Kong. Visiting...
Square_staples_amex_offer-spend_100_get_20_back
11/14/2016
  A Staples.com AMEX Offer of spend $100, get $20 back as statement credit is targeted to some AMEX accounts. It's not quite as good as a previous deal of $25 back on $100 spend, which expired November 11, but...
Square_the_red_hen-washington_dc_restaurant_review
11/13/2016
  This Red Hen, Washington, DC Restaurant Review is part of a Washington, DC trip report. For the prior post, please see my Four Seasons Washington DC Hotel Review. We were excited to try the Red Hen, which I'd heard from...
Square_last_chance_for_60k_ink_plus-3_reasons_to_apply
11/12/2016
It's the last chance to apply for the Ink Plus, since the new Ink Business Preferred is set to launch November 14, and will replace the Ink Plus in terms of new applications (existing Ink Plus card members can continue...
Square_emirates_a380_first_class_suite_doors_closed
11/11/2016
  Emirates A380 First Class, aka the Las Vegas of the Skies, is mostly a joy to fly, and I definitely had a better experience than last time. Here are the 5 things I love about it and 3 I...
Square_50k_united_mileageplus_explorer_business_card_bonus_offer
11/10/2016
  A 50K United MileagePlus Explorer Business Card bonus offer (see Best Travel Credit Cards) is available, better than the usual 30K bonus for this card and for the personal United MileagePlus Explorer card. But note that this card *is* subject...
Square_buy_aa_miles_with_100k_bonus-not_worth_it_for_most
11/9/2016
  Should you buy AAdvantage miles with an up to 100K bonus? Probably not, unless you find the perfect award and put it on hold before purchasing the miles. I'll get to why I think even the 100K bonus doesn't...
Square_review-four_seasons_washington_dc-swimming_pool
11/8/2016
  Washington, DC is on our mind today, Election Day, making it a good time to review the Four Seasons, Washington, DC from our recent visit to our nation's capital. Visiting Washington, D.C.? See all our posts tagged Washington, DC....
Square_united_ec_261_compensation_claim-_know_your_rights_and_don't_settle_for_token_appreciation
11/7/2016
  United Airlines and Other Airlines Hate Paying EC 261 Compensation. That's why they regularly deny valid claims and or offer token "customer appreciation" e-voucher amounts or miles, hoping that you'll accept and go away. But if you know your...
Square_review-maison_kayser_nyc-upper_east_side_74th_street
11/6/2016
  This Maison Kayser NYC Brunch Review is one of our many NYC Restaurant Reviews. Visiting New York? See all of our posts tagged NYC. I've written about Maison Kayser before, for their great breads and to a lesser extent pastries (see Maison Kayser NYC Review:...
Square_100k_chase_sapphire_reserve_approved_as_chase_private_client
11/5/2016
  Success: My husband was approved for a 100K Chase Sapphire Reserve after becoming a Chase Private Client. When the Chase Sapphire Reserve first launched on August 21, 2016, I assumed that neither of us would be able to get...
Square_review-ritz-carlton_hong_kong_club_lounge_corner_seating
11/4/2016
  This Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Club Level Review is from a recent Hong Kong trip that included Cathay Pacific First Class and luxury hotel stays in Vietnam. Visiting Hong Kong? See all our articles tagged Hong Kong. For other posts in this trip...
Square_top_8_amex_offers-staples-ana-delta-conrad-waldorf_astoria-hilton_and_more
11/3/2016
Several AMEX Offers are being targeted to card members now, and there are some better travel-related offes than I've seen for awhile. Generally, at least for my AMEX cards, the past few months have had pretty abysmal offers, for retailers...
Square_seabourn_quest-nyc-view_of_pool_deck_from_main_staircase
11/2/2016
  The Seabourn Quest, launched in 2011, is a favorite of my cruise clients. It offers just 226 staterooms on its 8 guest decks, making it a mid-size vessel; it carries less than half the passengers of larger ships such...
Square_buy_spg_points_at_50_percent_off
11/1/2016
  You can buy SPG Starpoints at 50% off, if targeted. If you are, you could buy up to 30,000 Starpoints at 50% off, for $525 instead of $1050, which is buying them at 1.75 cents per point. That's a...
Square_review-ritz-carlton_hong_kong-club_grand_victoria_harbour_room
10/31/2016
  This Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Review of a Club Grand Victoria Harbour Room is from a recent Hong Kong trip that included Cathay Pacific First Class and luxury hotel stays in Vietnam. Visiting Hong Kong? See all our articles tagged Hong Kong....
Square_100k_chase_sapphire_reserve_bonus_posted_and_3x_travel_categories
10/30/2016
  My 100K Chase Sapphire Reserve bonus has posted, helping replenish our Ultimate Rewards points balance after transferring some points earlier this year to Singapore KrisFlyer for 2017 travel.  One of the things I like about Chase Ultimate Rewards is...
Square_superior_dumplings-yan_toh_heen_2_michelin_star_review_hong_kong
10/29/2016
  This Review of Yan Toh Heen at the InterContinental Hong Kong is from a recent dim sum lunch. I love great dim sum, and was excited to try 2 Michelin Star Yan Toh Heen, having also immensely enjoyed dim...
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