Category Archives: Promotions + Deals

Last Call for Tickets to the FTU Signature Orange County Travel Conference (November 12-13)

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday! There is 1 week to go before the FTU Signature Orange County event begins in Irvine, CA.  I will be at the event all weekend and I will present on Vacasa Vacation Rentals (9:45am – 10:45am on Saturday) and How to Cancel & Rebook Hotels, Airlines & Rental Cars (2:45pm – 3:45pm on Saturday).  You can see the entire schedule here.  Here are the details:

  • Date / Time: November 12-13 (9am – 5pm on Saturday, 9am – 5pm on Sunday)
  • Location: Back Bay Conference Center in Irvine (next to Boomers and near John Wayne Airport)
  • Price: $150 for FTU Online Members (with $49 coupon code) or $199 for non-members (become an FTU Online Member for $69 and get a $49 coupon code for in-person FTU events)
  • Schedule, Info & Purchase: FTU Event Page
  • Bonus Events: Saturday Night Bowling Party (free for FTU Online Members) & Sunday Social Event at Boomers (pay to play)

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4 Buy Miles / Points Promos Ending Soon: Air France / KLM (100%), Choice Hotels (30%), Frontier Airlines (150%) & Virgin Atlantic (60%)

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday!  I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found 4 offers that end in the next 2 weeks.  Always check the math to make sure that buying miles & points makes sense for you.  Do not buy miles & points speculatively unless you have a use in mind.  With that said, here are 4 offers that end soon.

Up first, Air France / KLM is offering up to a 100% bonus, depending on the number of Air France / KLM Flying Blue Miles you purchase.  This offer expires on November 6.

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Citi Costco Anywhere Credit Card Extended Warranty Benefit Ending on January 22, 2023

Good morning everyone, happy Friday.  I was reviewing my recent Citi Costco Anywhere Visa Credit Card statement and spotted this announcement at the bottom of my statement.  The announcement says: “Effective January 22, 2023, Extended Warranty coverage will be discontinued and will no longer be provided for purchases made on or after that date.”  I decided to do some digging to find out more information about the change.

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How to Book a Flight with Capital One Venture X Credit Card $300 Travel Credit

Good afternoon everyone, I hope your week is going well.  A few months ago, I applied for the Capital One Venture X Credit Card because it offered a sign up bonus of 75,000 Capital One Miles (which I plan to transfer to Wyndham Rewards to book Vacasa Vacation Rentals) and a $300 travel credit for travel purchased through the Capital One Travel portal.

I recently purchased a flight through the Capital One Travel portal, so I wanted to write about the booking process and timeline from booking to receiving the $300 travel credit.

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American Express Platinum Card Now Includes Hertz President’s Circle Elite Status in Car Rental Benefit

Updated at 3:30pm PT on 11/10/22: I signed into my Hertz account and saw my new Hertz President’s Circle status – roughly 48 hours after submitting my request online.

Updated at 12:00pm PT on 11/8/22: AMEX Corporate Platinum cardholders are also eligible for Hertz President’s Circle.  The link to enroll in the status is now working on Hertz’s website, so I added those steps below.


Good afternoon everyone.  I was reviewing my recent American Express Business Platinum Card statement and noticed this announcement about the Car Rental benefit.  Effective today (November 3, 2022), AMEX personal, business, and corporate Platinum cardholders now receive Hertz President’s Circle Elite Status which let’s you skip the counter, add a free additional driver, expedited returns, and get a 4 hour grace period on returns.  Here is the announcement:

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