Good morning everyone. As we approach the end of the year, I decided to take a look at my credit card spreadsheet and see how much my wife and I paid in annual fees this year. I removed all the no annual fee credit cards and here are the 26 credit cards that have annual fees (sorted alphabetically). I will break down this list into cards that I am 99% sure that I will cancel, 99% sure that I will keep, and the 50/50 cards that I might keep or cancel. Read through this post and let me know if you agree or disagree with my thinking.
Good afternoon everyone. I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found a few offers ending soon. 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 6 offers that end in November. Up first, Southwest Airlines is offering a 35% discount, when you purchase at least 5,000 Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Points. This offer expires tomorrow – November 19.
Good afternoon everyone. I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found a few offers ending soon. 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 4 offers that end this week. Up first, Marriott Hotels is offering a 30% discount, when you purchase Marriott Bonvoy Points. This offer expires on October 18.
Good morning everyone. After leaving Beijing, I spent 3 nights in Yangon, Myanmar on my 10 Day Asia Trip. Myanmar does not have many chain hotels, so I checked on TripAdvisor and the Best Western Chinatown was a top pick and was only ~$50 USD / night. A few weeks before checking in, I status matched from Hilton Diamond Elite Status to Best Western Diamond Select Elite Status. This hotel is nothing fancy, but the breakfast and dinner were excellent. The hotel also had a spa that offered 20% off massages in the afternoon and a sauna attached to the gym. I wasn’t planning on writing a hotel review about this hotel, but after I checked out, I regretted not taking more pictures of the hotel. Therefore, I am borrowing images from the Best Western website.
Good morning everyone. As part of my 10 Day Asia Trip, I spent my first night at the Hilton Beijing Capital Airport. This hotel is 5 minutes away from Beijing Capital Airport (PEK) and I took the complimentary airport shuttle to the hotel. Before I arrived in Beijing, the front desk sent me a helpful email with directions on where to meet the airport shuttle. When I originally booked this hotel a few months ago, I believe the price was roughly $190 USD, but I opted to use 40,000 Hilton Honors Points instead. A few days before my trip, I checked the hotel prices and the price was down to around $120 USD or 36,000 Hilton Honors Points. I ended up cancelling my points reservation and rebooking the paid rate. Between paying with my American Express Hilton Aspire Credit Card, my Hilton Diamond Elite Status, and various Hilton promos, I ended up earning 9,450 Hilton Honors Points, which is worth $47.25 to me (I value Hilton Honors Points at 0.5 cents per point).
I’ve stayed at a handful of airport hotels, but this hotel was different… it was really nice! The check in area was beautiful, my room was great, the lounge was refreshing, and the breakfast spread had many options.