Goodbye to Amazon Payments and Plink

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Amazon Payments was a good run. People were able to transfer 1,000 monthly with a credit card fee free to anyone they wanted who also had it and they could do it from the comfort of their own home. Many also had multiple accounts they could use, but unfortunately, this free miles generator will come…

Updates on the 140k Ritz Carlton Card

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I had previously written about the offline 140k Chase Ritz Carlton credit card and I wanted to share some updates on this card since I’ve applied and used it. If you are wondering what this card it made of, its stainless steel and pretty thick. Some potential uses include scrapping ice off your car windshield…

Hotel Promo Roundup Fall 2014

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Here are various hotel promotions that are out that you could register for: IHG’s Into the Nights Promo – Here is a post I did about this and my tailored offer that I received. SPG’s More for You Promo – Register by Oct 31, 2014 to earn double points on a stay of 2 or more…

Travel Tips for Vatican and Rome

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Here are some tips I picked up when vacationing in Rome and surrounding area Vatican Tips There will be lots of people around the Vatican trying to get your attention or perhaps shoving a map in your face or asking for your help. Just ignore them and keep on walking and keep your personal items…

Rome Doubles Accommodation Tax

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I just checked out of my hotel in Rome which I used to pay with points and was informed that I needed to pay the accommodation tax which for my stay came out to about 64 Euro. I was surprised by having to pay this much and was told that a new tax increase went…

Newly Renovated Hotel Indigo in Rome

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I had previously written about how miles and points are getting me to Italy. Well I finally got to stay at the Hotel Indigo – St. George, an IHG property and it was great because of the modern feel and the location. The hotel is located on a non busy street and blends in with the surrounding…