Three Money-Saving Perks

We usually think of spending when it comes to credit cards. But looking at it from a different angle, saving on our travels by using credit cards with perks puts more money in our pockets, which is even better. I’ve been answering a lot of questions recently about the different perks on cards, so thought I’d remind us of my favorite, most useful three. Though it may seem obvious, these traveler-friendly credit card perks are often overlooked. Continue reading

My Barclays Credit Card Retention / Targeted Spending Offers for September 2018 [Letters Added]

Updated 8PM PT on 9/18/18: I just received the confirmation letters from Barclays and added both letters to this post.

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.  Last week, I noticed that my $75 annual fee posted on my Barclays Wyndham Rewards Credit Card.  I signed up for this credit card during my September 2017 App-O-Rama and received 45,000 Wyndham Rewards Points as a welcome bonus (enough for 3 free nights, which I still haven’t used yet).  I wrote a similar post about my Barclays Credit Card Targeted / Spending Offers for May 2018.  In today’s post, I will share my retention / targeted spending offers on my 3 Barclays credit cards.

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Don’t Miss Free Museum Day on September 22

Don’t miss Free Admission Day! On Saturday, September 22, many museums across the U.S. will waive their usual entrance fees for visitors. About 1,300 museums will participate this year. Sponsored by the Smithsonian, you can access the list of museums on its website, here. Select your museum or browse by your zip code or state. It’s a super easy site to navigate. Then print your free pass (one pass covers two adults for the day).

It may seem obvious, but I’m going to look for museums with higher admission prices or ones I might not have visited because they’re a bit off the beaten path. Florida tops the list with 101 museum offerings! I don’t know if this is the first year this is happening or if it’s been around for a while, but I just found out about it so wanted to share the info with you. If you spot any must-see museums on the list, let us know. We have readers from all over U.S.!

You’ve Never Seen Anything Like This Superpod of Dolphins!

When I lived in the Bay Area the Monterey Peninsula was my favorite get-away spot. Hiking, kayaking, walking along the coast in Pacific Grove, enjoying the Monarch butterfly migrations, the local movie house and coffee shops and one of the best bagel places, ever……..the Monterey area had it all. I’ve spent countless hours gazing at the ocean watching and enjoying the marine life, but never ever did I see anything like what this lucky guy who works for the Monterey Aquarium captured last week on video. You have to see this. Be prepared to be awed and to view this over and over again!

How to Use Sinemia’s (Complicated) Cardless Advance Ticket Purchase Feature

Good morning everyone, happy Friday!  A few weeks ago, I wrote about Sinemia’s Summer Sale, where you could get 3 movies per month for $9.99 (same price as MoviePass without the BS!).  I didn’t want to wait for my Sinemia card to arrive in the mail, so I paid extra to activate Sinemia Cardless, which lets you start using your Sinemia membership right away.  With Sinemia Cardless, you get a virtual debit card number that you can use to purchase movie tickets through or  You can purchase movie tickets up to 30 days in advance and select specific seats, if your theater allows that feature.  In this post, I will walk you through the complicated process of using Sinemia’s Cardless advance ticket purchase feature.  Now that I’ve booked my first advance ticket (I watched Peppermint), I will show you how to use Sinemia Cardless.

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