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Posts That Caught My Eye
A fantastic little hack to make the most of a stopover. It does involve a little trickery, but I can see this being incredibly useful in many situations. Oh, and check out the Golden Goose at the end. Simply brilliant!
An interesting look at the value of Hyatt Diamond benefits. I tend to agree with the diminishing value as you go down the list and I too often use late checkout. (Although I know many people don’t.) I personally wouldn’t rank the welcome amenity up so high, but all in all if you are interested in Hyatt Diamond you could learn a thing or two about what to expect.
Generally I would say to avoid ShopYourWay like the plague, but if you were going to buy something very specific, transferring over at 1.2 cents per point value is better than getting gift cards or paying a mortgage at 1 cent per point. Of course that is only if you are going to use them for something very specific at Sears and if their price is competitive.
eBay has a number of somewhat decent gift card deals. Among them are: $100 Barnes & Noble for $90, $100 Kohl’s for $90, $100 Gamestop for $90 and more. Remember purchasing these cards no longer earns eBay Bucks and most portals no longer payout in the gift cards category.
You can get a $50 Amazon gift card for booking a $150+ stay with the Trip Advisor app –
Book your next hotel on the TripAdvisor mobile app using a valid US billing address (minimum $150 spend before taxes and fees). Be sure to complete your stay, then submit your review by November 30, 2016. Once your review is published and we’ve confirmed your stay, we’ll email you a code worth $50 for use on Amazon.com. Limit of one (1) Amazon.com Gift Card per person during the promotional period.
Groupon is offering up to 30% off today with the code OFF. The way it works is you input the code and you will receive either, $5 off $20, $10 off $40, $15 off $60 or $30 off $100. Use a portal to save even more.
As a reminder, there are a number of Visa gift card deals going on this week:
Have a great day!