Author Archives: Yak

Turning My “Found” Southwest Rapid Rewards Into Amazon Gift Cards

Rapid Rewards is Southwest Airline’s frequent flyer loyalty program. I’ve never flown Southwest. I live in the northeast which, if my compass is correct, is in directly the opposite direction. Bad jokes aside, my local airports are not heavily served by the airline and for whatever reason, it’s just never worked out. Since I’ve never flown… Read More »

Priority Pass Adds Bobby Van’s Steakhouse at JFK

In an effort to increase its offerings over the past few months, Priority Pass has begun to add restaurants to its list of airport lounges. The newest addition is Bobby Van’s Steakhouse in New York’s JFK International Airport (Terminal 8). Simply present your valid membership card, order off the menu as you normally would, and Priority… Read More »

American Express Launches Four New Hilton Credit Cards

American Express has launched four new Hilton credit cards featuring enhanced benefits and even more perks. American Express has become the exclusive issuer of Hilton credit cards, with existing Citi Hilton cards being moved over to Amex on January 30. The four cards are: Hilton Honors American Express Card which replaces the old no-annual-fee Honors card… Read More »

Booking a Disney World Vacation With Points: My Experience

A family vacation to Disney World in Orlando FL can be very expensive. I can certainly vouch for that as I have a trip planned for this upcoming Spring. In this post, I’ll show you how I reduced my out-of-pocket cost by over 90% using points and benefits I’ve earned from having various credit cards.… Read More »

Today Only – Ebates 12% Cash Back at 500+ Stores

Ebates, one of my favorite cash back shopping portals, is running a “12 Days Till Christmas” Sale. Today only, get 12% cashback at over 500 top stores when you click through their portal. Here’s a small sample of featured 12% cash back merchants. If you’re not familiar with shopping portals, you can read my full primer… Read More »

Marriott’s Relationship With Amex and Chase Takes Shape

In the ongoing saga of the recent Marriott and Starwood merger, there has been much speculation regarding the combination of the loyalty programs. Additionally, there was the yet unanswered question. Which bank would win their co-brand credit card battle–American Express or Chase? In the past week, some of those questions have been answered. Since the merger,… Read More »