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How I’m Flying to Disney for $11.20

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I’m currently in the process of booking my trip for early January 2015 for a quick weekend trip with my family to watch my brother run in the 10k race as part of the marathon weekend. I normally would have booked this trip much earlier but things have been busy (and a little procrastination) so just getting around to getting everything finalized now. With christmas coming up I was looking to make this trip as frugal as possible which meant minimizing as many costs as I can.

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How I’m Saving Over $1,500 On My Next Disney Trip

Disney World Marathon

My next trip to Disney World will be for the  Marathon weekend which is the weekend of January 9th, 2015. This year instead of running I’ll just be a spectator cheering on friends though the marathon bug may bite again – we’ll see.

With it now being the middle of the summer it’s time to start thinking about how I’m going to use miles and points to reduce the costs of my trip as much as possible. My next round of credit card applications is going to be completely for this trip so I’ll need to find cards that I can use to fly, stay and drive in Lake Buena Vista for as cheaply as possible. [click to continue…]

Starwood Preferred Guest 30,000 Point Offer is Back

Starwood Preferred Guest

One of my favorite, if not my number one favorite point earning credit card is the Starwood Preferred Guest credit card from American Express. The card is the only one that earns Starpoints – probably the most valuable point currency out there today. American Express just increased the sign up offer to 30,000 points after hitting $5,000 spend in 6 months.

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Barclaycard Arrival Re-Launches as the Arrival+ Card


Barclaycard rolled out a new version of the card formerly know as the Barclaycard Arrival. The new Arrival+ card retains most of the benefits of the old card but introduces a few new features to make it even better of a travel card. As I’ve written in the past the Barclaycard Arrival is one of my favorite cash back travel cards because it earns 2.2% cash back on all purchases, that cash back can then be spent to redeem for travel expenses. [click to continue…]

Barclaycard Arrival Credit Card Review

Barclaycard Arrival Mastercard

One of my favorite cash back cards out there today is the Barclaycard Arrival Card from Barclays Bank. Barclays has been getting more aggressive recently with some of the card offerings which is good for us because it means additional card products that we can use to diversify our point earning and redemptions.

Barclays released this card to go head-to-head with many of the fixed value point earning card, many of which come from Capital One and Bank of America. [click to continue…]