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Up to 30% Off Starbucks, 15% Off Chipotle, 10% Off Panera & More!

We all like to save money, and there are many portals and cash back apps that routinely offer 1%, and sometimes 5% or more depending on how you use them.  One place I spend way too much time at is the remote office, aka Starbucks. I can get a lot of work done there with the free WiFi and a nice leather chair. OK, I have that at home too but Starbucks is easier.

I don’t like paying for Starbucks though. There are many ways to save money here, I have bought discounted Starbucks gift cards, or loaded my Starbucks card with Bank of America promotions and saved money, used Chase Pay, etc. The problem is these are all typically one time offers or limited time deals.

My drink usually runs roughly $3, if I bring my own mug. Using the methods I listed above and joining the Starbucks Rewards program helps to offset the list price. Recently, I discovered another program that seems to be here to stay and saves me literally 33% per day, or $1 off each time I buy my drink. Continue reading

American Airlines Checked Bag Fee Class Action Settlement (Claim up to $200)

Disclaimer: Do not fill out the claim form if you do not qualify for the class action lawsuit – that is against the law.

Good afternoon everyone, if you paid for checked bag fees on American Airlines, you might be able to claim up to $200.  According to Top Class Actions, “If you traveled on American Airlines between July 13, 2013 and June 7, 2018 and were charged checked baggage fees that were inconsistent with the company’s baggage fee policy, you could get money from the class action settlement.”  Just because you flew on American Airlines between those dates and paid a checked bag fee, does not make you eligible for this settlement.  You are only eligible if you booked a flight on American Airlines that stated you were getting free checked bags, but when you showed up at the airport, American Airlines made you pay to check your bags.  According to Top Class Actions:

“AA drafted each contract that it enters into with each of its passengers. The contracts include AA’s promises to provide air travel for a price, and to provide other benefits, such as transporting a certain number of the passenger’s checked bags for no additional charge,” the American Airlines class action lawsuit claimed. “However, AA failed to honor its checked bag promises in the standardized software system that AA uses to determine whether passengers must pay for checked bags when they check in at the Airport.”

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Reminder: Denver / Front Reminder: Range Travel Hackers Meetup on Saturday, July 28

Good afternoon everyone.  I will be in Denver this weekend and organized an event with the Front Range Travel Hackers Meetup group.  I have been to a few of these Meetup events and they are always very fun and informative.  If you are in the Denver / Front Range area, please join us this weekend.  Please RSVP to the Meetup event so the organizers can tell the restaurant how many people to expect.  I’m looking forward to drinking some good beers, seeing some familiar faces, and meeting new travel hackers.  Cheers!

  • Where: Kokopelli Beer Company, 8931 N Harlan St, Westminster, CO 80031 (Google Maps)
  • When: Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 12:30 – 3pm

If you have any questions about the Meetup, please leave a comment below.  Have a great day everyone!

Targeted: 25% Off your Next Silvercar Rental (Check your Email)

Good afternoon everyone.  If you are a Silvercar member, check your email for a targeted offer.  I received an email for 25% off my next Silvercar rental (2 day minimum) that expires on December 31, 2018.  Each coupon code is unique, so I cannot share my code, but if you have a Silvercar account, you might have received the email as well.  If you are new to Silvercar, they only rent Audi vehicles.  You can sign up for a free account here and get $25 credit after you complete your first rental, just enter GTHOMAS as the referral code.  Thanks for your support!

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Chicago Seminars Travel Conference Tickets Now on Sale (October 19-21)

Good evening everyone, I hope your Amazon Prime Day shopping is going well.  A few hours ago, tickets for Chicago Seminars went on sale.  They are $111 for 2.5 full days of travel advice, networking, drinking, more networking, more drinking, and maybe some sleep too.  I love going to Chicago Seminars and I am so excited to go back.  I just bought my ticket and airfare for the event.  There are limited seats available, but when I purchased my ticket at around 5:30pm PT, there were 472 tickets available.

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