Good morning everyone. Last month, I wrote that Trim Saved Me Another $15 on my Comcast Xfinity Cable Bill. Now that the coronavirus has rapidly spread across the country and around the world, I know a lot of people are trying to save money by cutting expenses. I will have a post out later today about saving money with credit card annual fees, but for this post, I wanted to remind readers that Trim can save you money on cable, TV, internet, and phone bills. Trim will reach out to your utility company on your behalf and negotiate a lower monthly cost or get you a 1 time courtesy credit (like the $15 credit I received from Xfinity last month). In exchange for negotiating a lower rate, Trim takes a cut of the savings. To learn more, read this post: Trim Saves Money on Monthly Cable / Phone / TV / Internet Bills (Negotiates Discounts on your Behalf).
Good morning everyone. This might be the most optimistic blog post / news story you read all day. You’re welcome. I know we haven’t had many happy pieces of news lately, but I wanted everyone to think about the future for a moment with your happy glasses on. I’ve read a few blog posts over the last few days about incredible award space on many different airlines to many different places. For example, check out Frequent Miler’s article Premium routes with wide open awards.
Even though no one is travelling now, or even booking flights, there will come a time when it is safe to travel. After the coronavirus pandemic ends, there could be amazing award space on every airline to every destination they serve. Just imaging the possibilities brings a smile to my face. So I wanted to ask my readers: After we survive the coronavirus pandemic, what’s your dream award trip? Assuming that every airline in every alliance has 100% award availability on every flight they operate, where you would go, what you would do, and why you want to go there?
Good morning everyone, I hope you had a good weekend. I started sharing my thoughts regarding working from home in a series of Work from Home Diary posts. Feel free to share your work from home feelings in the comments section below. For today’s update, I wanted to share my weekend activities. Before I continue, what does yard work and Hallmark movies have to do with miles and points? That’s a great question, read on to find out.
On Saturday morning, Laura and I went to Lowe’s to get some cleaning supplies, trash bags, and Amazon GCs. When we arrived, we saw a deal on colored bark (4 bags for $10) and purchased 8 bags. We had ambitious plans to clean up our front and back yard and to put out a new layer of bark. After several hours of work, our front and back yard looked great. Even though our muscles were sore, using the Lowe’s AMEX Offer on my American Express Blue Business Plus Credit Card to get 10% cash back on the Lowe’s purchases was a nice relief. The Lowe’s AMEX Offer is cumulative and pays 10% cash back, up to $100 cash back (so spending $1,000 will max out this offer). This AMEX Offer expires on June 30, 2020, but I expect another Lowe’s AMEX Offer will show up after July 1.
Good morning everyone, I hope your weekend is off to a good start. A few weeks ago, Doctor of Credit reported that there was a new AMEX Offer for Dell Technologies: 10% cash back up to $1,500 that expires on August 31, 2020. I immediately looked for this AMEX Offer on my cards and found it on my American Express Business Platinum Card. I didn’t have any immediate uses for any Dell products until last week. Dell was participating in a St. Patrick’s Day promo and offering 10% cash back. I decided to check out the site to see if there was anything on sale that I needed.
Good morning everyone, happy Friday. I started sharing my thoughts regarding working from home in a series of Work from Home Diary posts. Feel free to share your work from home feelings in the comments section below. For today’s update, I will share what it’s been like to work from home this week. As I mentioned yesterday, this is Laura’s spring break week. Instead of spending time driving around Ireland or suntanning in Kauai, we are both spending most of our time inside our home. My work from home set up is upstairs in our guest room / home office and Laura’s work from home set up is downstairs on our den table. It’s nice that we have our own spaces to work (and listen to music or watch TV).
As an assistant principal, Laura is used to waking up early and leaving early for work. Now that we are both working from home, we can sleep in a little later, eat breakfast together, and watch morning news before starting our work. I’m used to eating lunch around 11:30-12pm, so we both take a break, make lunch (or reheat leftovers) and relax for a few minutes. In the early afternoon, if the weather is nice/decent, we try to go for a 2-3 mile walk around our city to stretch our legs and talk about work and life. There are not many people outside, but we do see a few others walking and riding bikes. Continue reading