TravelCon & FTU Combined In Orange County!

Tahsir and I started TravelCon conferences to help teach people how to travel better. Our conferences were a heavily focus on earning points, but also included other tips and tricks as well. The two conferences we did received extremely positive feedback and we were excited to plan more conferences for the future. Our unique feature…

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The Biggest Credit Card Bonus I’ve Ever Seen

A few years back people went crazy when I posted about the Amex Platinum 100K Bonus. And for good reason – at that time, those points were worth quite a bit more than they are today (devaluations have taken their toll). Last year I took advantage of a 150K bonus offer for a Business Amex…

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Giveaway Time! Two Free United Lounge Passes


It’s been quite a while since I did my last real giveaway, and instead of letting these lounge passes expire as I often do, I actually remembered to give them away! These lounge passes came to me courtesy of Hyatt Diamond status and are good through 6/30/17, so you have well over a year to…

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*Most* Bluebird and Serve Accounts DEAD for Manufactured Spending


It was a good, long run, but it looks like my favorite method for manufacturing spend is finally coming to an end. Today I received an email from Amex Bluebird titled “Termination of Funds Loading Capabilities On Your Bluebird Account”. The email said following: “We are writing to let you know that we have observed…

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$20 Off Instantly on Visa Gift Cards w/ No Limit!


The best deal in MS is back again for Thanksgiving week! OfficeMax stores is giving $20 off instantly when you purchase $300 in gift cards or more in store. As I’ve explained many times before, this is the best deal in Manufactured Spending since you not only earn points, but you also get paid to do…

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British Airways Avios Devalue: No More 4,500 Avios Flights

Avios Devaluation

Did you buy your tickets for TravelCon 2: Vegas yet? The conference is on November 7th! Arguably the most useful and lucrative feature about the British Airways frequent flyer program was the value provided by short-haul flights. Just 4,500 Avios could get you between many different city pairs, including Los Angeles to San Francisco, Las…

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