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My Air Canada Aeroplan Award Booking Mistake

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great Memorial Day Weekend.  I had a great time in San Diego, walking around the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, drinking at Stone Brewery, and visiting the USS Midway.  Over the weekend, I also started planning my Eurotrip around southeastern Europe.  I made a really silly / stupid award booking mistake, and I want to share it with my readers so you can learn from my mistake and not make the same mistake.

After doing some award searching, I found this award ticket on Air Canada for 37,500 Air Canada Aeroplan miles.  The price was higher than the 30,000 United Airlines miles, but I am trying to save my Chase Ultimate Reward Points and I had a stash of Air Canada Aeroplan miles that I wanted to redeem.

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Convert JetBlue TrueBlue Points to Air Canada Aeroplan Miles (Transfer Time Less Than 24 Hours)

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.  A few weeks ago, I wrote Too Many JetBlue Points from Amazon Shopping? Convert them into Other Miles & Points.  In that post, I showed how you could convert your JetBlue TrueBlue points into Air Canada Aeroplan miles, Amtrak Guest Rewards points, IHG Rewards points, & La Quinta Returns points.  Aeroplan is a great option if you can find Star Alliance saver award space.  I had not tested the speed of transferring JetBlue TrueBlue points into Air Canada Aeroplan miles with Points.com, but I decided to test it out this weekend.  The good news?  The transfer takes less than 24 hours and there are no fees.  The bad news?  1,000 JetBlue TrueBlue points will only get you 425 Air Canada Aeroplan miles.  With that said, let me show you how to transfer JetBlue TrueBlue points into Air Canada Aeroplan miles.  Sign into your Points.com account and click on the JetBlue TrueBlue square.

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Case Study: My Trip to Australia with Miles

My boyfriend and I wanted to book a trip to Australia this year because we have a friend who is living there for work. We are somewhat flexible in our travel dates, but knew that we needed to visit in November and/or December due to other commitments, but also that we wanted to be home with our families for Christmas. Here’s how I went about planning our trip to Australia and what it is costing us for our flights.

As I already mentioned, we are pretty flexible with our dates (we both work online, so that helps). Our main two constraints are a friend’s wedding in New York at the end of October and Christmas. Since we have flexibility from working online, we wanted to travel as much of November and December as possible and spend a good chunk of that time in Australia.

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Too Many JetBlue Points from Amazon Shopping? Convert them into Other Miles & Points

Good morning everyone, happy Friday. I don’t know about you, but I’m racking up a ton of JetBlue TrueBlue points from shopping on Amazon. Ever since JetBlue added Amazon to their points partner list, I’ve been earning 3x JetBlue points on all my Amazon purchases. Since the Amazon partnership launched, I’ve earned 7,000+ JetBlue TrueBlue points. That is great and all, but I’m not much of a JetBlue flyer. I’m currently sitting on 70,000+ JetBlue TrueBlue points, but I have no idea what I’m going to do with them. That’s when I remembered that JetBlue allows you to convert points into other miles and points through Points.com. Let’s see if there are any decent conversion options out there…

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My TD Bank Connect Card Shutdown Letter & 1 Month Grace Period

Good morning everyone, happy MLK Jr. Day.  I hope you are having a great holiday weekend.  Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a chance to win a $10 Amazon eGift Card. By the time you read this post, I will be somewhere in Central America.  A long time ago, I had a TD Bank checking account (thank you for the $200 checking account bonus, TD Bank) and I signed up for a TD Bank Connect Card.  The TD Bank Connect Card is a prepaid reloadable debit card which can only be funded with a TD Bank credit card (I used my TD Bank Aeroplan Credit Card as the funding source).

After several months of using my TD Bank Connect Card (and racking up Aeroplan miles on the credit card), I received the following letter from TD Bank stating that they were going to close my TD Bank Connect Card due to unusual activity (apparently loading and withdrawing funds from a prepaid reloadable debit card is unusual).  Luckily, TD Bank sent me the letter in early December and told me they were going to close my TD Bank Connect Card on January 4, 2018.  I’m not sure why they gave me a full month of use after they determined that they were going to close my card, but TD Bank is “America’s Most Convenient Bank”.

Since I had nothing to lose, I increased my use of the TD Bank Connect Card (go big or go home) until early January when my card was closed on January 4, 2018.  At the bottom of the letter, it said that any funds left on the card after the card was closed would be sent back to me via check.  I didn’t test that out since I didn’t want to float the money to TD Bank until I received the check, but I did give it a second thought.

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