Third time’s a charm? Our countdown to Disneyland has begun…

The first time we took our kids to Disneyland, they were 3 and 5.  At the time, Bear was deeply under the spell of the Disney Princesses.  He loved them all, especially Snow White.  In an incredible Disney coincidence, we were upgraded to the unique “Princess Fantasy Suite” at the […]

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Targeted Offers – Junk or Treasure?

One of the benefits of working from home is that I get to lie in wait for the mail.  Yep, you read that right.  Every day I race outside as soon as I hear the telltale rattle of the mailbox lid.  Yes, really.  (Luckily our mail delivery person has a […]

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Great Deal Alert – Huge Savings at Banana Republic!

A few days ago, I posted about how you could locate and “stack” discounts online to get amazing deals. If you shop at Banana Republic, check your email today.  I just got a discount code good for 40% off one regular-priced item and 25% off already-reduced items. If you stack […]

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How to locate and “stack” multiple discounts when shopping online

I have a confession to make: in the entire ten years that I’ve been a mom, I’ve never once set foot in a children’s shoe store.  Every pair of shoes my kids have owned, I’ve bought them online.  I just printed out a size chart and had Bird and Bear […]

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Shopping Portals – Get 2x, 3x, 10x points or more!

Shopping portals are an easy way to bulk up your points balance or get a little refund on your purchase each time you shop.  I love going through portals and discovering what treasures await.  I feel like Alice in Wonderland on an Easter Egg hunt.  If that is a strange image, […]

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Amazing Disneyland Deal – Prepaid Photopass+

Because our trip to Disneyland is just around the corner, the kids and I were looking at photos from the first time we went to the Park, back when Bear was 3 and Bird was 5.  Bear was super embarrassed because we got a ton of pics of him with […]

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How to Earn 6,750 United Miles in 10 minutes for $8

To put this deal in perspective, you can fly across the country on United using a Saver Award for 12,500 points. So if you’ve got 10 minutes and $8, you’re halfway there! The first deal is from Netflix.  It’s for new customers.  What, you already have a Netflix account?  Hmmmm….does your […]

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How to Meet Minimum Spend on Credit Cards

So at this point, you may be thinking: this all sounds great, but if I sign up for 2 new credit cards this month, there’s no way that I am going to be able to meet the minimum spend on both of them! Think again. Here are my favorite ways […]

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FAQ

How can you afford to take all of these fabulous trips? People are always shocked and slightly dubious when I tell them that my family of four travels far and frequently using Points and Miles.  “How is that not a scam?” they ask.  “I don’t have time for that stuff,” […]

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Will applying for credit cards damage my credit score?

One of the most-asked questions from beginners is, “Will applying for credit cards damage my credit score?” This is an excellent question, because there are so many factors that contribute to the answer.  To put it simply, the answer is, “No.”  But I’m sure you would like a longer explanation […]

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