Good afternoon everyone. I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found a few new offers. 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 the 8 promos that are ending in December. First up, Avianca Airlines is running a 125% bonus, depending on the number of Avianca LifeMiles you purchase. Offer ends on December 12.
Hola amigos! My friend Jim and I am heading south of the border (and hemisphere) for a few days and visiting the following cities around Central / South America:
- La Paz, Bolivia (LPB)
- Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia (UYU)
- Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA)
- San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL)
- Managua, Nicaragua (MGA)
- Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR)
If you want to see those cities plotted on a map, here is the Great Circle Mapper view. I left out the flights to/from San Francisco, the airline routing, and bus ride, otherwise the map would be too messy.
Buenos diás everyone. I’m not usually one for credit card App-O-Ramas, typically preferring to apply for credit cards one at a time when they have high bonuses, but at the end of January, I decided to throw caution to the wind and apply for five new credit cards in one day, from three banks: Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, Bank of America, and Chase.
Banco Popular de Puerto Rico
I finally decided to jump on the Banco Popular de Puerto Rico 60,000 Avianca LifeMiles offer that Grant wrote about in December. Like Grant, I also got instantly approved with a large credit line.
I paid my annual fee in February and made purchases on the card in March and April, but my LifeMiles balance is still zero. I emailed customer service to ask about it but got an automatic reply to call for assistance – when I did so, the representative (who I could barely hear) just said it takes 6-8 weeks for miles to post and that I should keep an eye on my balance at lifemiles.com. I’ll also email LifeMiles customer support and see if they can check whether I might have a duplicate LifeMiles account. Continue reading
Buenos dias everyone. I thought you might be interested in which credit cards I carry and which ones live in my sock drawer – I know I’d be interested in learning about what my fellow authors use! I’ll start it off, and hopefully Grant, Shelli, Bill, and Whitney will chime in when they get a chance. This will be a multi-part series – I’ll start with what’s in the wallet I carry every day, and later I’ll tell you about what’s I keep in my passport holder, what I keep in my backpack for special occasions, and the cards I use exclusively online or not at all.
Good morning everyone, happy
Friday Thursday! I’ve had a pretty busy week this week: Monday I was watching NCAA March Madness Final (bummer the Zags lost); Tuesday I went to see Bassem Youssef (the Egyptian Jon Stewart) speak at UC Berkeley; Wednesday I got $202 loge/mezzanine tickets to see Hamilton in SF; and tonight I am flying to Tucson for a wedding this weekend. Even though I haven’t had much time to write this week, I have a few blog posts brewing in my mind. Before I get to what’s on my mind, I wanted to share some travel plans for the rest of April.
- Tucson, AZ (Friday-Sunday April 7-9) for a wedding. Anyone have any recommendations for restaurants, bars, hikes, or other activities that are close to Tucson?
- Orange County, CA (Friday-Sunday April 14-16) for Easter weekend. I will do an OC miles and points meetup on Saturday afternoon, stay tuned for more details.
- San Diego, CA (Saturday-Sunday April 29-30) for fun. I am seeing my friend/writer Shelli and organizing a SD miles and points meetup on Saturday or Sunday, stay tuned for more details.
A few weeks ago, I wrote Which 10 Credit Cards am I Considering for my March App-O-Rama? In that post, I shared the credit cards I was considering and you guys gave me some good feedback. I don’t have all the credit cards in the mail, but I have a good idea of which credit cards were approved and which ones were denied. Continue reading