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How my 20-year old got approved for the coveted Chase Sapphire Preferred – a solid starter credit card

Which travel credit card is good to have – no hesitation, it’s the Chase Sapphire Preferred. Here’s how my 20 year old got approved.

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How I earned my Hyatt Globalist status good thru Feb 2023

I was never loyal to a hotel program. However, I found myself chasing the coveted Hyatt Globalist status, good thru February 2023.

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Deal Alert: BOGO Offer with Amtrak. Must be booked by 2/16

Plan a getaway for two with the Amtrak Loves You Sale. With buy-one-get-one fares on a variety of routes across the country, go see America!

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Over $5,000 worth of Hyatt Ziva Cancun getaway for FREE using points – a test case

I did a test booking, a test case – Hyatt Ziva Cancun – using points vs. cash, and taking advantage of all the promotional opportunities.

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Maldives Deal: From $1499 for up to 3 guests – all inclusive offer from Travelzoo

Maldives Deal $1499 for up to 3 guests – all inclusive offer from Travelzoo, choose between adults only or family-friendly resorts.

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DEAL ALERT: From $99 each way to Hawaii – Southwest flights from Long Beach

Southwest Airlines continues to expand its presence with its flights to Hawaii there are lots of flights in the $94 to $99 range (each way).

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FAQs re: Negative COVID-19 Testing Requirements for travelers to the US

Still have questions re: new travel requirements to those traveling to the US? Here’s a list of FAQs from the US Dept. of State Consular Affairs.

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Hyatt’s Ventana Big Sur suspends all operations through early Feb 2021

Do you have an upcoming stay at Ventana Big Sur? I suggest you check – Ventana Big Sur suspends all operations through early Feb 2021.

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Traveling to the Philippines during a pandemic: What you need to know (Medi’s personal journey)

So you’re thinking about visiting the Philippines, right? IHere’s a personal account from a US Citizen who traveled during the pandemic.

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Two FREE Slices of Cheesecake when you buy $25 Cheesecake Factory Gift Card

This is not a bad deal at all. A slice of cheesecake goes from $7.95 to $12.95. Get your gift card The Cheesecake Factory.

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It’s back! $45 for 100 pack USPS Forever Stamps (free shipping) – how to get this for around $40

It’s back! Looking for stamps for this holiday season? This deal won’t last. Subject to change. Deal on 100-Pack USPS Forever Stamps.

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