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CNB City National Rewards Points Now Worth 1.35 Cents Per Point (CPP) Toward Flights, Hotels, Rental Cars & Activities

Updated at 2:40pm PT on 12/12: Frequent Miler noticed that flights listed on the CNB City National Rewards site are more expensive than the same flights listed on Google Flights.  I checked a few flights and can confirm that CNB flights are $16-$20 more expensive than booking flights directly.  This is very disappointing news :(

Good afternoon everyone.  A few weeks ago, I was approved for the CNB City National Crystal Visa Infinite Credit Card.  When I applied for the credit card in branch, there was a promotion running for 75,000 CNB City National Rewards Points after spending $5,000 in 3 months.  I met the spend requirements quickly, but the bonus points are slow to post.  I will write a new blog post when the sign up bonus posts, so you know when to expect the bonus points to post to your account.

While I was browsing the CNB City National Rewards site, I decided to check out the travel portal and see how many points were required to book trips.  I did a few dummy searches and crunched the numbers.  Every time I did the calculations, I found out that CNB City National Rewards Points were worth 1.35 cents per point (CPP).  This was surprising since Doctor of Credit said that points were worth about 1.00 CPP.  I did some more research and Frequent Miler said points were worth up to 1.25 CPP.  I double checked my math and was still getting 1.35 CPP on all flights.  I wanted to see if the same 1.35 CPP applied to other aspects of the travel portal, including hotels, rental cars, and activities.  Here is what I found out…

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What is the Best Transportation Option from Airport to City Center in these 85 Cities?

Are you an expert in knowing the best, cheapest, or safest way to get from an airport to the city center? I’m not, as proven by my totally crazy airport to city center experience in Buenos Aires. Here’s a great article that compares 85 cities around the world when it comes to getting to the city center by taxi, Uber, or renting a car. I’ve been to 42 of the cities on the list and I can see I made some good choices, and can do better next time. See what you think!

Image source: http://www.jfktaxiservice.com

TransferCar Part 1: Introduction to Free One Way Car and RV Rentals

(Hat Tip to Hank for the tweet)

Good evening everyone, let me introduce you to TransferCar, a service that works on behalf of the rental car companies who need to reposition their fleet of rental cars and RVs around the country.  TransferCar’s idea is simple: “rental car companies are spending large amounts of money on relocating cars between their branches, in order to position their fleet for new hires. They can either use expensive trucks or trains or they can let you drive it for free. The rental operators win, you win.”  Check out TransferCar today.

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Guest Post: How to Make the Most of a Weekend Trip

The other day, I was tweeting with my friend Josh @ FrugalHack.me and I asked him if he wanted to write a guest post for me.  I have been following Josh’s blog for a few months and I like his writing style and topics (he covers MS strategies and cash back deals).  If you like reading Travel with Grant, you will probably like reading FrugalHack.me as well.  With that said, take it away Josh…

There’s no doubt that my wife and I love weekend trips.  Truthfully, we’d like them to be longer, but we just don’t have the vacation time to use.  So, we just make do with what we have and it works, quite well actually.

These trips aren’t long, hence the “weekend” part, so there really needs to be a game plan in place to make sure the time off is well used.  I don’t want to brag, but now that we’ve taken quite a few of these weekend trips, we’re kind of experts at making the most of them.

Want to learn how to do it?  Of course you do! :)

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