Don’t Take This Long-Haul Flight Advice Sitting Down!

Sitting for long periods of time on airplanes is an experience many of us have had. My longest flight was 15 hours, and though all those movies and business class meals helped to pass the time, that’s still a long time to be in an airplane. Of course I don’t sit all the time. I get up and walk around as often as I need to. Continue reading

PSA: Link Loyalty Programs to American Express Membership Rewards Before You Need to Make an Urgent Transfer

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday!  A few days ago, I needed to book an award ticket using Avianca LifeMiles, but I didn’t have enough LifeMiles in my account.  Luckily, American Express recently added Avianca LifeMiles as a Membership Rewards transfer partner.  I thought it would be an easy 1-2-3 process of adding my Avianca LifeMiles account to Membership Rewards, transferring Membership Rewards Points to my Avianca LifeMiles account, and booking the Avianca LifeMiles award ticket.  Unfortunately, Membership Rewards was not able to add/verify my Avianca LifeMiles account right away.  The first thing I did was to sign into my Membership Rewards account and click on the Avianca LifeMiles tile.

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American Express Shows up to 100 Available AMEX Offers Per Card (Add Offers to View More)

Good morning everyone, happy Friday!  I am not sure if this is old news or not, but I discovered yesterday that American Express will show up to 100 available AMEX Offers per credit/charge card.  If you want to view more AMEX Offers, you have to activate/link/add the AMEX Offers to the card.  I found this to be true on both my American Express Business Platinum Charge Card and my American Express EveryDay Credit Card.  Both cards had 100 available AMEX Offers at the start, but when I started to add AMEX Offers to my cards, new AMEX Offers started to appear.  Here is what I discovered.

American Express Business Platinum Charge Card

When I signed into my American Express account, I had 100 AMEX Offers available and I already added 6 AMEX Offers.  There were 106 total AMEX Offers possible for this card.

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Two Best Websites to Use for Tracking Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

Time passes so quickly and I can’t believe it’s almost time for Black Friday. A friend of mine seems to be the most savvy Black Friday shopper I know of. He gets obsessed this time of year. Here is some quick advice from him about Black Friday. My friend mentioned that the term Black Friday came into heavy usage in the early 2000’s. Heavy usage sure does lead to heavy shopping!

This same Black Friday friend in the know told me about these two sites that track the best deals. So if you’re a shopper who’s proactive and likes to see what’s being offered rather than wait until the deals are blogged about, check out these two sites: and They’re comprehensive and track the best deals. Maybe you already know about these sites…….but maybe not.

These two websites also track deals offered by e-commerce retailers during Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving. Hope you find some excellent deals and if you know other sites that are great at tracking these deals, share them so other readers can benefit as well. Thanks!