Today is Giving Tuesday, an informal “holiday” that follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday to encourage a bit of charitable giving to go with all those purchases you may have made the past few days. There’s an opportunity to help today that can be done with your Membership Rewards points or cash. American Express sent me a note that they’re matching donations 10:1 to Feeding America today. Feeding America is a nationwide network of food banks. In the midst of the pandemic, food banks are a critical source of nutrition […]
American Express has been able to boast some of the best airline lounges in the United States since they opened their first Centurion Lounge in 2013 at Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport. When the pandemic began halting most travel in March, American Express closed all 12 of their lounges worldwide. While American, Delta and United Airlines temporarily closed a number of their lounges in the United States, they did keep some open. Additionally, the Big 3 US airlines have slowly been reopening lounges and have also recently announced increases in the […]
The fever of Black Friday deals is well under way and I’m a bit late to the game. However, as I look at the cracked glass on my daughter’s iPad, I found a great deal you may be interested in. Amazon has a 32GB version of the newest iPad on sale today for $249. But, it definitely gets better than that. $249 is a pretty solid price for a new iPad, so if you’re in the market this may be the best price you’ll see during the holiday shopping season. […]
Holding the right credit cards can save you lots of money on travel or earn you cash back. Every once in a while, valuable offers come up that aren’t necessarily about travel and cash back. This $100 offer on Amazon right now fits that category. I saw it first discussed on Doctor of Credit a few days ago. And, as with many deals, it was better at the very beginning. The original offer gave a 20% discount on any purchase where you paid at least part of it with American […]
The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles and points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.