Monday, May 21, 2018

Customer Service Saves The Day When IHG Doesn’t Transfer Right Away

IHG had a sale for the Caribbean which ended yesterday. Since I'm moving to Puerto Rico and am without an apartment, I needed a hotel for at least two nights. My IHG balance was...

Delta SkyPesos Worthless? Not to San Juan!

We love to make fun of Delta and with good reason. My last great redemption was 95k SkyTugrik from JNB-SFO via LHR on Virgin. While the long-haul deals are few and far between, I...

Aer Lingus Card: Rejected Again

From Spain to Ireland, TPOL was rejected for both the Iberia card and the Aer Lingus card. With Iberia, I thought the mistake I made was calling recon, something that I used to do...

Positive Change: Amex SPG Offers Free Night

With all the changes coming to the SPG program, one that caught my attention was the change to the Amex SPG cards, both business and personal: Beginning with your first renewal on or after August 1,...

Meeting Mins Paying Uncle Sam

Paying taxes is not manufactured spending. The fees of 1.87% are higher than the $4.95 for every $5 required for duck purchases. Regardless, it felt very good to hit so many mins by paying...

IHG Free Night Devaluation: Still Not As Bad As Club Carlson

Festivus 2018 has a leading contender. It is Chase's IHG card which used to provide one free night on the card's anniversary at any IHG property. I've maximized this perk by staying at some...

Michigan 7:1 to Win: Good Enough to Book San Antonio?

Once upon a time in 1989 Michigan went to the Final Four and won it all. Once upon a timeout, Chris Webber called one, only we did not have any. Since then, Michigan and...

Iberia Credit Card App Rejected: As Shocking As MSU’s Loss

Yesterday I wrote about how Iberia does not have a 24 hour cancellation rule. Today, I'm writing about my rejection for Chase's new Iberia credit card. There was no way of knowing whether the...

Cuidado! Iberia Doesn’t Have a 24 Hour Cancellation on Award Tickets

Initially, I wanted a flight to Albania to sort of make good on my stupid marketing ploy, Vote Where TPOL Moves in December (For Real This Time).

Approved! Alaska Airlines Card, But Was It Signature?

I cancelled my last Alaska Airlines Card because I only received a 5k sign-Up bonus. Unknown to me, that card was not the Visa Signature which is the one that provides the 30k bonus....
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