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Targeted US Bank Credit Card Offers: 2,000 Bonus FlexPoints & 5,000 Bonus Club Carlson Points

Good morning everyone, I just received 2 targeted credit card offers from US Bank.  The first is on my US Bank FlexPerks Visa Signature Credit Card and offers 2,000 bonus FlexPoints after spending $500 between March 1 and April 30.  You can log into your FlexPerks PromoSite portal and see if you have the same (or better) offer.  If you do not see the offer after logging in, you can try clicking this link to go directly to the offer, but YMMV.  This offer is really generous from US Bank and is a no brainer in my book since 2,000 FlexPoints is worth ~$40 to me.

US Bank FlexPerks Visa Signature Credit Card Targeted Offer March 2017

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Cash Back Monitor Long Logo

Make Cash Back Monitor Even Better – What Feature is Missing? (Giveaway for $50 in Amazon eGift Cards)

Good morning again, I am writing this post on-board my Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Oakland.  You may not recognize the gentleman standing next to me in the below photo, but I can almost guarantee that you have heard of his website and used his service.  His name is Yansong and he is the creator and operator of Cash Back Monitor – the online shopping portal comparison tool.  He is a very smart (well dressed) guy who knows the ins and outs of the online shopping portal world.  We have become good friends over the years due to always running into each other at various travel conferences around the country.

In an unrelated note, I ran a contest a few weeks ago asking readers to tell me what features were missing from Award Wallet.  I sent the post to my friends at Award Wallet and they really appreciated the feedback from readers.  I believe they are working on a few new features that readers recommended.  I asked Yansong if he would be open to doing the same thing with Cash Back Monitor and he agreed.

Yansong Cash Back Monitor FTU Advanced Seattle

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Front Range Travel Hacker’s Meetup at Bruz Beers on February 28 @ 7pm (Denver, CO)

***Urgent Update (02/27/17@5:00 PM) Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict with the prior restaurant, the Meetup location has been changed to Bruz Beers, located at 1675 W 67th Ave #100, Denver, CO 80221. Sorry for the inconvenience!***

Good morning everyone from Seattle FTU (Frequent Traveler University). If you haven’t been to an FTU before, check out Grant’s post from earlier today about the Seattle Advanced FTU.

If you happen to be in the Denver/Front Range area of Colorado next week, please join us for an informal Meetup at Bruz Beers  in Denver, Colorado to share a brew, some food, and talk miles and points.

We are featuring a Q&A session this month where each member can pose one or two specific questions to the group as a whole and tap into everybody’s knowledge. We will also be discussing the possibility of hosting an International Meetup in the future.

  • Where: 1675 W 67th Ave #100, Denver, CO 80221 (Google Maps)
  • When: Thursday, February 28 from 7pm-9pm

You can RSVP on our Meetup page, Facebook page, or just feel free to show up.

Front Range Meetup

Hope to see you there…


Travel with Grant will be at FTU Advanced Seattle this Weekend – Say Hello!

Good morning everyone, happy Friday.  I will be flying up to Seattle this weekend to attend FTU (Frequent Traveler University) Advanced, a travel conference where some of your favorite travel bloggers will be presenting.  If you see me at the event (I’m not hard to spot, just look for the gray Travel with Grant shirt), feel free to stop and chat with me.  I am not presenting and I’ve heard most of the presenters many times, so I am mainly there to talk to fellow travel bloggers, readers, and catch up with old friends.

FTU Advanced Seattle

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Dear Hyatt, I am a World of Hyatt Globalist, not an Explorist

Is this new Hyatt loyalty program confusing or what? Back in October, Hyatt changed the name of its loyalty program, as well as the terms and conditions, and it launches on March 1.  This week we’ve all been getting those emails letting us know what tier we’ll be on next year. I got an email that said, “Welcome to the World of Hyatt, You’re An Explorist”.  Only one thing wrong. It should have said, “You’re a Globalist” because according to me, I had made Diamond again for next year. Uh oh!

World of Hyatt Tiers

I started to check my own records and then thought to myself, call Hyatt and let them work through this with me. Could I possibly have been mistaken? I would not have been a happy camper if that was the case. I do keep good records but I’ll admit to booking and canceling stays, and some of my stays can be quite confusing in the way I set them up. And sometimes I use suite upgrades, and hotels often record these as two rooms which can also confuse the numbers.

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