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Curtis DoubleTree Hotel in Downtown Denver: Themed Floors & Great Breakfast

Good afternoon everyone.  A few days ago, I shared my post: Westin Denver Airport: Gate to Hotel Room in 25 Minutes (or Less).  After spending 1 night at the Westin, we went to the Curtis DoubleTree hotel in Downtown Denver.  This hotel was called the Curtis before DoubleTree / Hilton acquired the property, but kept the original name.  The hotel is next to the Performing Arts Center, Opera House, and Concert Hall and 2 blocks from the 16th Street Mall.

The hotel costs 50,000 Hilton Points or $150-$250 / night.  I had 2 free weekend night certificates from when my 2 Citi Hilton Honors Reserve Credit Cards converted into 2 American Express Hilton Ascend Credit Cards, so I booked Thursday night on points, and Friday and Saturday night using the free weekend night certificates.  Since I have the American Express Hilton Aspire Credit Card, I am a Hilton Diamond Elite Member and got 2 free breakfast vouchers for every day during my stay.  There are several Hilton properties around Denver, but I liked this hotel because of the various themed rooms / floors in the hotel.  I like when a hotel has unique character, similar to my Amazing Stay at DoubleTree Arctic Club Hotel in Seattle (Historic Building Built in 1917).  I hope you like my review of the hotel and plan a visit to the Curtis DoubleTree hotel.

Image source: https://www.thecurtis.com/the-hotel/

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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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Win a Free Copy of The Rideshare Guide by Uber/Lyft Guru Harry Campbell

Updated 8/3 at 6am: Here are the 2 winners, selected at random:

  • Brent Young said, “Keep handy window cleaner, and leather cleaner to protect your seats (if you have leather). Riders love a clean car. As a driver, I don’t accept rides that are more than 8 min away (in suburbs). In the city I would not accept anything greater than 5 min away. I have not worked rural areas yet. Tend to lose money on all others that take longer to get to.
  • Michael H said, “ALWAYS Be polite.

Have you ever thought of driving for Uber or Lyft? Maybe you are already a driver! If so, I’ve got a great giveaway for you. Our Uber insider, Harry Campbell, who keeps TWG readers up-to-date on all things Uber, has a new book out called The Rideshare Guide, and I’m giving away a few copies.

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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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