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by Hilary Stockton on 12/5/2016
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9/17/2016
  Activate your Chase Freedom 5X for Q4, 2016 for the following categories: Drug Stores (including CVS, Walgreens, Duane Reade, Long's Drugs, Rite Aid) Wholesale Clubs (including Costco, BJ's, Sam's Club, Texas Jasmine) Department Stores (Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale's Nordstrom, Macy's,...
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9/16/2016
  Summer in Moscow, Russia is full of flowers and a festive atmosphere. If you only get your impressions of Russia from newspapers and Hollywood films, you'd be excused for thinking that the Russian capital is grim, grey and dangerous....
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9/15/2016
  A 40,000 Korean Air SKYPASS Visa bonus offer is targeted to some people; I recently received this targeted offer in the mail. U.S. Bank issues the card, so if you're in a rut and have already gotten all the...
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9/14/2016
  Earn 500 Hyatt Gold Passport Points for a Hyatt App Booking and Stay Until November 30, 2016.  While 500 Gold Passport points isn't enough to switch stays for, it's a nice little bonus if you have an upcoming stay...
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9/13/2016
  A 10K SPG Bonus Offer is Targeted to some Starwood Preferred Guest Business Card AMEX members. To see if you're eligible, go to this link. Here are the offer details: Earn an additional 5,000 Starpoints after you spend $5,000...
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9/12/2016
  Luxury Cruise: AMEX Cruise Privileges Benefits or Earn 3X Points with the Chase Sapphire Reserve? A TravelSort Client and cruiser asks "Should I pay for my cruise with my AMEX Platinum to enjoy the AMEX Cruise Privileges benefits such...
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9/11/2016
  This Review of Anatoly Komm by Raff House is part of a new Russia trip report on Moscow and St. Petersburg. Anatoly Komm is the only Russian chef to have had a restaurant listed in the Michelin Guide (the former Green,...
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9/10/2016
7X ThankYou points have posted for my Citi Prestige retention bonus, so I can report that you do indeed receive an additional 4X ThankYou points for airfare and hotel spend, in addition to the usual 3X ThankYou points, for a...
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9/9/2016
Four Seasons Hualalai 4th Night Free offers are incredibly rare, which isn’t surprising considering how popular the resort is. It’s not even possible to book during Festive (Christmas-New Year’s) unless you’re a loyal guest who has been coming there every...
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9/8/2016
  This Review of the Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow Hotel is part of a new Russia trip report that includes St. Petersburg. Visiting Russia? See all of our posts tagged Russia. Prior posts include: Review: Hotel Astoria St. Petersburg, Russia Review: Astoria...
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9/7/2016
  Singapore KrisFlyer awards are 15% less when booked online, so if you can book your award online, you should do so. That said, there are KrisFlyer awards you can't book online, such as mixed cabin awards (say where you're...
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9/6/2016
  Earn Triple Avios for British Airways, AA, Iberia and Finnair flights booked and flown between September 6-December 11, 2016, after registering. Here are the details: Must be an eligible participant and pre-register for triple Avios. See the British Airways offer page...
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9/5/2016
This Review of Mansarda in St. Petersburg, Russia is one of our several St. Petersburg restaurant reviews. Mansarda is a high end restaurant that is part of Ginza Project, one of Russia's most successful restaurant groups, with about 100 restaurants total in St. Petersburg,...
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9/4/2016
  The 100K Chase Sapphire Reserve includes Priority Pass Select Lounge access, but it's not automatic; you do have to request your Priority Pass Select membership. Here's where to do that, as well as answers to some frequently asked questions about...
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9/3/2016
  The Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An will be The Four Seasons' first resort in Vietnam, starting December 20, 2016. While The Nam Hai has been the most luxurious resort in the Hoi An area for years,...
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9/2/2016
This Review of DUO Gastrobar in St. Petersburg, Russia is one of our several St. Petersburg dining reviews. DUO Gastrobar is the brainchild of Renat Malikov and Dmitry Blinov, who opened DUO Gastrobar in 2014 after stints at other top restaurants in St. Petersburg, and designed...
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9/1/2016
  Update: The 5/24 language has been removed, but it still applies.  A Chase 5/24 warning is on the Chase Sapphire Reserve application, eliminating any doubt about whether Chase 5/24 applies to online applications, per Reddit. The Chase Sapphire Reserve...
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8/31/2016
  9/1/16 Update: AMEX's new policy is in effect: no more prorated refunds of the annual fee. Have an AMEX card? Today's the last day to get a prorated refund of the annual fee, if you cancel today. Specifically, AMEX's...
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8/30/2016
  If you get the Chase Sapphire Reserve should you downgrade your Sapphire Preferred and other credit cards? After being approved for the Chase Sapphire Reserve, I'm going through my existing cards and deciding whether to keep them, downgrade them...
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8/29/2016
  Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru is offering 4th night free with Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits for new reservations for stays October 1 - December 20, 2016. This is a great offer, since normally 4th night free is...
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