Tarantado is my hero.@Tarantado wrote:
I use binder clips to organize my various rewards cards, credit cards, gift cards, rebate cards, etc. I also have electronic versions scanned on backup and any apps with rewards as well. For any that has an expiration, I have a specific category in my calendar for 'coupons / free stuff.' Hotel and flight rewards programs are notorious for expirations, but a simple gift card purchase renews the cycle if you don't plan on purchase from that merchant in the foreseeable future.
Rewards programs management is its own beast, but well-worth it, in my opinion.
ITA, bgriff, about Accelerate. I thought it was just my offer. On the bright side, I picked up about 50k points during the last one. I try to shop Marriott once a year to get bumped up, but you can get automatically bumped up on IHG just by having their credit card. Unfortunately, they have devalued the value of the points AGAIN. Hotels that used to be 10k are now 15k or even 25k in my area.
I pay $10/year to AwardWallet.com to manage my rewards programs and keep me up to date and organized. They also send notices by email or text about 4 - 5 months in advance of any points expiration, so you can take action to avoid losing them.
I just saw an interesting vacation shop to Jamaica. Reimbursement up to $5300. Would have been great for us but I don't think kids are allowed. Also, the shopper should know scuba diving and snorkeling
@iShop123, I was exactly thinking the same. It could be dangerous carrying a camera and trying to pick out employees violating rules. Besides, I can't even swim let alone scuba dive or snorkel!! I just thought it would be nice if someone takes the shop and share their experience afterwards.