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US Bank Lifemiles Visa Shutting Down and a Nice Going Away Present

I recently signed up for the US Bank Lifemiles Visa Signature card and was excited about the proposition.  Lifemiles are routinely on sale with terrific bonus offers (recently up to 125% on purchased miles) and fill a void for Star Alliance miles across my accounts so despite only receiving a ...

OneGo: Why I’m Skeptical About All-You-Can-Fly Subscriptions - UPDATED

For this post I was able to speak with a PR rep from OneGo about their offering.  She was very helpful in answering questions about the service, but I still had questions about the business structure which she could of course not answer on behalf of the company.  Their PR rep Dina was able ...
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Here's How to Earn More Miles and Points for Shopping

A few months ago, I shared with you a trick on how to save money at gas stations and earn more miles and points in the process. Today, I’m back with some advice on how to earn more miles and points on shopping. From everyday purchases at Target to designer handbags at Nordstrom, using one ...
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Rebuttal - Travel is Not Free and the "Bonnie" Rule

The Deal Mommy at Saverocity posted something with which I categorically disagree.  She writes about a commenter that implored her to consider that miles are worth less than a cash back card would provide and while in some isolated cases that is true, proper redemption is often a far ...
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Mileage Bonuses For Debit Cards Are Better Than Ever For Some

In case you haven't heard, there have been some recent setbacks in the world of mileage earning debit cards, but it's not all bad news.  In fact for many consumers it's better than it ever has been.  
For those pursuing credit card style earnings of one mile for $1 spent, the ...
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My Return to Peru

If you haven’t read the other previous posts, you can read about my mistakes here, more mistakes, elite status saving the day, an unexpected stop in Mexico City, a mediocre flight on LAN, the stinky Sheraton Lima Convention Center, and a review of my experience studying aboard in Peru - the ...
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The True Value of Elite Status - A Chance at Redemption

Being Stuck in a Bad Situation
If you have followed the previous posts (start at the beginning) about the mishaps and mistakes I made during a recent trip to Peru, you will know that I was stuck in a bad position.  My wife was very upset, I had friends that would be waiting for us at the ...

Mistakes and Mishaps of a Travel Pro - Continued

To catch up on this story please first read this post. 
Still Stuck at Terminal 1 in Mexico City
I had a fleeting thought that perhaps we should just get into a taxi, but taxi drivers sometimes queue for an hour or more to get a fare at the airport which tend to be business people ...
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Mistakes and Mishaps of a Travel Pro

When discussing my travel planning faults it only seems appropriate to wax biblical like my friend Matthew:
“We have all fallen short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23)
And to quote from the one of the finer films of all time, Raising Arizona, who at the time was biblically ...
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Save 50% on Miles and More Bargain Awards

Every month Lufthansa publishes discount awards for their Miles and More program. The bargains include discount travel opportunities for travel on Miles and More airlines which include Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian, and LOT.   Some months the program is more generous than other, but for ...

Big Travel with Small Money - Tips on How to Earn More Miles and Points

A few weeks ago, Daraius from Million Miles Secrets sat down with me for an interview on how to travel big with small money. We talked about the Pursued Adventures blog and I got to share some of my tips and tricks on how to earn more miles and points. I have been very fortunate to travel around the ...

Are you earning miles on absolutely every transaction?

The following post is available for archival purposes only.  There is an updated debit card post that will show you the current options.  Please read there and continue to earn miles for paying your bills and non-credit purhcases.
This is a post about getting miles on ...
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50,000 Lufthansa Miles & More Card is Back

This deal  is expired. Sign up bonus is now 20,000 miles
 
The Lufthansa’s Miles & More Card is back for a limited time, offering 20,000 miles to new card holders after their first transaction.  Although the spending minimum is slightly high, the miles are valuable ...

Sad to see bmi Depart Star Alliance - I will miss you!

I’m going to miss bmi! I knew it was coming but it was very sad to see the Star Alliance logo taken off the bmi webpage. I moved to the UK a little under a year ago, and bmi was my UK airline, connecting me to the rest of the Star Alliance network. My home airport is Manchester and Lufthansa ...
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JetBlue and JAL Team Up In Boston and JFK


JetBlue (B6) is expanding their partnerships again with foreign airlines and are hopping to be able to profit from acting as a feeder carrier for the new Japan Airline (JAL) flight to and from Boston’s Logan international airport and from JAL’s existing flight from ...

Sorry! That Will Require 2 Tickets.

The other night I wanted to book a Star Alliance reward with my UNITED miles, so I called the 1K desk, I found the flights I wanted to get me from Manchester, UK (MAN) to Terceira, Azores (TER). I wanted to book MAN-FRA-LIS-TER and return, a reward within Europe for 25K miles. I wanted to route via ...
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Aeroplan Points Devalued: No More Domestic First on Business Class Awards

Effective 06 September, two-cabin flights coded as “first class [O]” require three-cabin first class redemption rates when using Air Canada Aeroplan miles.
I discovered the new policy while attempting to book a relatively straightforward award trip for a client traveling to Eastern ...
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