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My Top 10 Best Holiday Gifts for Travelers

Not a day goes by when I don’t receive questions about my travels. What products do I use? What travel gear I own and how I stay so healthy logging all those miles each year? Last year, I put a list together and people have requested I do it again this year, so here it is. I’ve made some changes! I hope you’ll find it useful for giving gifts or receiving gifts! If you have any questions, be sure to let me know.

1. Q-Link Pendant: $39.95

Maybe you’ve never heard of Q-Link. But I’m certain you’ve become aware of how electromagnetic fields affect our health and well-being. I’ve actually been wearing a Q-Link for twenty years already and never travel without it. You’ve probably seen it around my neck and never knew what it was. The pendant helps your human energy field function more efficiently, strengthening its resilience and resistance to the effects of stress. Get it on Amazon.


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13 Hacks for your Southwest Airlines Flights

When you’re an airline loyalist, you tend to know more than those of us who are airline free agents. I’ve been asking people who are Southwest Airlines aficionados what their best hacks are for Southwest Airlines.  So what are the best Southwest Airlines hacks? Here’s what people had to say!

1. First class seats on Southwest Airlines? Many people think the equivalent of a first class seat on the plane is the second row aisle on either side. This is because your time in getting on and off a Southwest Airlines flight is what’s important, not legroom. Some people DO prefer legroom above other advantages, like deplaning quickly. They say the first class seats on Southwest Airlines are the emergency exit seats on the right side as you walk down towards the middle of the plane. These seats usually go first, but if you see anything open, even the middle seat, take it! They are the best seats on the plane and have almost twice the amount of leg room.

2. Not all overhead bins are created equal. Using a roll-on whose shape tapers towards the top, makes stowing wheels out in the very front overhead bins easy. Have you noticed that the very front passenger overhead bins are slightly less deep than the rest of the plane’s stowage as the plane’s nose begins to curve inward just ahead of row 2? This affects the size of the bins. Behind rows 3 or 4, the overhead bins get even smaller. Continue reading

Take a Point, Leave a Point! Share your Leftover FlexPoints to Help Other Travel Hackers

Good afternoon everyone.  As you probably know, beginning on January 1, 2018, FlexPoints will be worth a fixed 1.5 cents per point (CPP) down from their current value of up to 2.0 CPP.  This is definitely a big blow to the US Bank FlexPerks Rewards program.  I’ve been a long time fan of the US Bank FlexPerks Rewards program and first got into the program when US Bank ran their 2014 Winter Olympics promo with an increased sign up bonus for their US Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards Visa Signature Credit Card.  Since then, I’ve earned and redeemed 200,000+ FlexPoints over the last 3+ years.

Since I can get 1.5 CPP value with my new Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card and Chase Ultimate Reward Points are so much easier to rack up than US Bank FlexPoints, I have decided to liquidate my FlexPoints stash.  It is a sad day and an end to an era, but all good things must come to an end.  But there is good news!  I have decided to share my 4,793 leftover FlexPoints with my readers.

If you need between 1 and 4,793 FlexPoints to book a travel redemption (at the 20,000 or 30,000 FlexPoint threshold), please leave a comment with the number of FlexPoints you need.  After a few days, I will email each commenter, starting with the smallest FlexPoint request and ask for your FlexPerks account number.  I will then transfer the number of FlexPoints you need.  This is my small gift to my readers.

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$10 Bonus for Adding Authorized User to Barclays Arrival Plus Credit Card (Targeted)

Good morning everyone.  I hope your weekend is going well so far.  Yesterday, I received an email from Barclays regarding my Barclays Arrival Plus Credit Card.  If I add an authorized user between December 1 and December 15, I will get a $10 statement credit.  You can only get 1 $10 statement credit.  I believe this offer is targeted, but if you have a Barclays Arrival Plus Credit Card, check your email and see if you received a similar email.  I have a few other Barclays credit cards, but I did not receive a similar offer on those credit cards.  I also have not used my Barclays Arrival Plus Credit Card in several months, so that might be another reason why I was targeted for this offer.

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Free One Way Car Rentals from Saint Paul, Chicago & Boston to Several Cities in Florida

Good morning everyone, happy Saturday.  If you have any long road trips planned, please pay attention to this post.  TransferCar has just added 350 one way car rentals from Saint Paul, MN, Chicago, IL, and Boston, MA to various parts of Florida (Orlando, Miami, and Cape Coral).  Most of these one way car rentals (actually they are considered vehicle relocations) are free and some even provide gas credit.  I first wrote about TransferCar in February 2015, I documented my experience driving a TransferCar RV from Los Angeles to Denver, and shared the news that TransferCar launches service in Canada.  If you are interested in these car rentals, they are first come first serve.  I highly recommend the TransferCar team, they are very helpful and knowledgeable.

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