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My Barclays Credit Card Targeted / Spending Offers for May 2018 [Letters Now Attached]

Updated 10:20am PT on 5/15: I received letters from Barclays with the complete terms for all 3 targeted spending offers.


Good morning everyone, happy Friday.  A few days ago, I called Barclays to request a downgrade from my Barclays Arrival Plus Credit Card to the no annual fee Barclays Arrival Credit Card.  After the downgrade was completed, I asked the rep (I believe he was a customer relationship manager, or some similar title) if there were any targeted / spending offers available.  To my surprise, there was an offer.  To say I don’t put much spend on my Barclays credit cards would be an understatement – all 4 of my credit cards have $0 balances and haven’t had charges on them for a few months.

The rep said that my new Barclays Arrival Credit Card had the following offer: earn a $50 statement credit after spending $1,000 each month for the next 3 months.  Since that was the only offer available, I accepted the offer, even though I have no intention on spending $3,000+ over 3 months to get a $50 statement credit ($50 / $3,000 = 1.67% bonus).  I then asked if he could check my 3 other Barclays credit cards and see if there were any offers available.  Who knows, if you don’t ask, they will never proactively tell you about your offers.

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Would You Let Amazon Deliver Your Packages Like This?

The digital world never ceases to amaze me! You might feel the same way when you read this article. Calling all digital nomads with certain cars OR those of you who drive a Volvo or GM vehicle! We’ve all seen those Amazon packages on people’s doorsteps. Amazon’s newest delivery trial to the trunks of people’s cars just struck me as so funny! Your trunk…..the new home delivery place! Enjoy the article and let me know if you’ve tried this or if you’ll use it when it comes to your ‘hood………or actually your trunk :)

Image source: https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/24/17261744/amazon-package-delivery-car-trunk-gm-volvo

Travel Hacking Mistakes WE Still Make

In life, there’s always room for improvement, that’s for sure. And that holds true for the travel hacking world that each of us creates. Talking about mistakes we make is never an easy conversation, but Grant and I had it anyway. Whether the mistakes are the once-and-we’ll-never-do-that-again type, or those reoccurring mistakes that we seem to make over and over again, shedding light on the mistakes helps us think through what we’re doing and perhaps more importantly, what those mistakes might be costing us in the way of miles and points. After admitting our mistakes and deciding to share them with you, Grant and I had a good laugh about it all. Then he went back to enjoying his chai latte and I finished off my cortado, and of course we vowed to wipe the slate clean and not make the same mistakes again.

Grant felt that maybe searching and booking award flights and hotels too far out is a mistake because there are often good deals if you wait to the very last minute. Continue reading

MealPal: Select Meals Under $7 + $50 Visa Gift Card Sign Up Bonus [Reposted – Expires 4/26]

Updated 3:30pm PT on 4/23: The $50 Visa Gift Card bonus is back and live through 4/.26

Good morning everyone.  MealPal is a new lunch program (available in select cities) where you pay a fixed price per meal (ranging from $6-$7, depending on your plan).  You then reserve lunch at participating restaurants, walk in during your reservation time, tell them your name, and then walk out with your lunch. I’ve been meaning to write about MealPal for months, but have never gotten around to it until now.  Luckily, MealPal has a great promotion running now through August 21 November 30 February 16 March 23 April 12 April 26 where you get a $50 Visa Gift Card when you sign up with my referral link. If you sign up using my referral link, I also get a $50 Visa Gift Card – thank you for supporting TWG.

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Updates to your Amazon Prime Membership

Happy Saturday, everyone! Most times, I delete emails that seem to be reminders of what I think I already know, but this one from Amazon caught my attention. Maybe you got this email from Amazon, as well. I have to admit, I had no idea about many of these changes to shopping, delivery, or digital benefits that come with Amazon Prime. So just in case you deleted your reminder email and could benefit from these services or changes to services, I thought I’d post them. Amazon Prime works well for me, even though after reading this list, I realize I’m not using it nearly enough. I’m curious, which benefits do you find to be most useful?

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