Good afternoon everyone, I hope you had a great Presidents’ Day Weekend. Last weekend, I was up in Seattle with my girlfriend and we were visiting her sister. When we checked into our hotel, the front desk staff informed us that February was Seattle Museum Month and all participating museums were 50% or 100% off. That was a pleasant surprise, since we planned to check out some of Seattle’s museums during our stay. The card is only for guests staying in participating downtown hotels, so if you are staying outside the city, you might be out of luck. This discount is even better than the local discount. Take this card with you to every museum and show it when you purchase your museum tickets. Since today is February 20, you only have 8 more days to take advantage of the discount, but if you are visiting Seattle for this weekend’s FTU Signature Event, this could be perfect for you (unfortunately, I won’t be at the FTU this weekend).
Sometimes it’s easy to read someone’s mind. When I wrote about my first year writing experience at Travel with Grant, I wrote about the questions people ask me about travel blogging. Sure, they want my thoughts on where they should travel to and specifics about how using points and miles work. But often I can read their minds and sense that the number one question they want to ask is, “Do you REALLY make money doing that?” It’s a valid question because even in today’s internet climate, most people still don’t understand how people make money online. You, our readers, may be wondering the same thing, so I thought, why not write about this? Why not write about monetization, affiliate links, and ad revenue?
Travel with Grant makes money in 4 ways:
- Commission from Amazon orders
- Display ads
- Affiliate links from businesses we use and recommend
- Credit card affiliate links through CreditCards.com
Hat Tip to my girlfriend, Laura, for sending me the link :)
Good evening again, I have another quick post to share. According to SFGate.com, Interjet, which is a low-cost airline from Mexico, is launching cheap, non-stop flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Cancun (CUN) & Guadalajara (GDL). According to the article, “To celebrate the launch, Interjet is offering introductory round-trip fares to Guadalajara for $249 and to Cancun for $299”. “Flights for both destinations will operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning March 14.” With that, I wanted to check out the schedule and compare it to other airlines flying to Cancun. I pulled up Google Flights to check out March 14, but I didn’t see any Interjet flights. Hmm…
morning evening everyone. I have a short post this evening. I just received an email from Synchrony Bank regarding my PayPal Extras MasterCard. If I make 3 purchases between now and February 28, 2018, I will get 1,000 bonus points. Since 6,000 points = $50 statement credit, 1,000 bonus points is worth ~$8.33. This offer is targeted and all I had to do to enroll in the offer was click the Activate Offer button in the email.