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Don't spend $20 to use a $10 credit!⁠
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Friendly reminder to use up any @Ubereats, @Grubhub, @Seamless, or other credits you may have on you cards before the month ends. DM me if you have questions about which cards get you these credits.⁠
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Sometimes it can feel like you're being tricked into using these credits because to use up the $10 credit, you end up paying Uber fees, delivery fees, and a bunch of other fees... and then you end up spending $20 just to use the $10 credit.⁠
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Here's what to do instead:⁠
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Treat yourself to a couple small $5 items (ice cream, coffee, boba, etc.), and make sure to get pickup instead of delivery.⁠
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You can also pair these credits with some Ubereats, Grubhub, or Seamless giftcards using the @fluzapp. I'd recommend splitting the transactions into $10 giftcards to get 35% back on each gift card. I have a link to Fluz in my bio.⁠
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What's your favorite way to use your monthly dining credits? Comment below!

Don't spend $20 to use a $10 credit!⁠ ⁠ Friendly reminder to use up any @Ubereats, @Grubhub, @Seamless, or other credits you may have on you cards before the month ends. DM me if you have questions about which cards get you these credits.⁠ ⁠ Sometimes it can feel like you're being tricked into using these credits because to use up the $10 credit, you end up paying Uber fees, delivery fees, and a bunch of other fees... and then you end up spending $20 just to use the $10 credit.⁠ ⁠ Here's what to do instead:⁠ ⁠ Treat yourself to a couple small $5 items (ice cream, coffee, boba, etc.), and make sure to get pickup instead of delivery.⁠ ⁠ You can also pair these credits with some Ubereats, Grubhub, or Seamless giftcards using the @fluzapp. I'd recommend splitting the transactions into $10 giftcards to get 35% back on each gift card. I have a link to Fluz in my bio.⁠ ⁠ What's your favorite way to use your monthly dining credits? Comment below!

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7 days ago
What's the offer or redemption deal you're holding out for?

We've all been there. Waiting for just the right moment to strike or upset that we signed up and then the sign up bonus went up.

But more often, people regret not jumping on sooner. Devaluations happen. Card offers end without warning.

It's tempting to get into analysis paralysis and not want to make a move. But you'll be so much happier once you do.

And if you need help picking a move, sign up for a coaching call! I'm always happy to help! www.geobreezetravel.com/calendly

 #pointsandmiles  #milesandpoints  #debtfreecommunity  #debtfreelife  #debtfree  #money  #savemoney  #moneytip  #traveltip  #frequentflyer  #businessclass  #creditcard  #hotelnights  #freetravel  #freeflight

What's the offer or redemption deal you're holding out for? We've all been there. Waiting for just the right moment to strike or upset that we signed up and then the sign up bonus went up. But more often, people regret not jumping on sooner. Devaluations happen. Card offers end without warning. It's tempting to get into analysis paralysis and not want to make a move. But you'll be so much happier once you do. And if you need help picking a move, sign up for a coaching call! I'm always happy to help! www.geobreezetravel.com/calendly #pointsandmiles #milesandpoints #debtfreecommunity #debtfreelife #debtfree #money #savemoney #moneytip #traveltip #frequentflyer #businessclass #creditcard #hotelnights #freetravel #freeflight

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 #doitscared⁠
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Shang Saavedra from @savemycents is a mom, management consultant, financial influencer, and blogger living in Manhattan. ⁠
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In episode 40, Shang and I discuss how she and her husband saved more than $20K on a luxury trip to Japan and Hong Kong using points and miles. We also talk about some different money mindsets, frugality, and more!

Check out geobreezetravel.com/episode-40 (link in my bio) to listen to the episode!

#doitscared⁠ ⁠ Shang Saavedra from @savemycents is a mom, management consultant, financial influencer, and blogger living in Manhattan. ⁠ ⁠ In episode 40, Shang and I discuss how she and her husband saved more than $20K on a luxury trip to Japan and Hong Kong using points and miles. We also talk about some different money mindsets, frugality, and more! Check out geobreezetravel.com/episode-40 (link in my bio) to listen to the episode!

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Including estimates on how many points you need!

I found most of these on an @upgradedpoints article, which laid out a lot details and even more options!

And if you need help with figuring out how to earn these points or find these redemptions, sign up for a coaching call using the link in my bio!

 #pointsandmiles  #milesandpoints  #cathaypacific  #japanairlines  #italytravel  #catchflightsnotfeelings  #savemoney  #awardtravel  #awardtravel101  #debtfreeliving  #debtfreecommunity  #financialliteracy  #personalfinance101  #personalfinance  #firecommunity

Including estimates on how many points you need! I found most of these on an @upgradedpoints article, which laid out a lot details and even more options! And if you need help with figuring out how to earn these points or find these redemptions, sign up for a coaching call using the link in my bio! #pointsandmiles #milesandpoints #CathayPacific #japanairlines #italytravel #catchflightsnotfeelings #savemoney #awardtravel #awardtravel101 #debtfreeliving #debtfreecommunity #financialliteracy #personalfinance101 #personalfinance #firecommunity

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8 days ago
Save and share this post!⁠
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I've been able to get lots of statuses without having to stay the full requirement of hotel nights or pay a lot out of pocket. ⁠
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A couple of years ago, I matched my IHG Platinum status to Wyndham Diamond (no longer available) and matched Wyndhamp Diamond to Caesars Diamond (still available) to get a $100 free dinner and many other Caesars perks like a voucher for a few comped nights in the Bahamas.⁠
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I've also matched Caesars Diamond to MLife Gold. You can also match MLife Gold to Hyatt Explorist and vice versa. You can also match MLife Gold to Hard Rock Royalty status.⁠
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During a status match challenge last year, I matched IHG Platinum to Marriott Platinum (no longer available)... and then sadly got Bonvoyed out of that status later on. It was fun while it lasted.⁠
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Just that one IHG Platinum status (which came automatically with one of my cards) got me elite status with five other programs!⁠
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Status match opportunities come and go and can become available for hotels, airlines, car rentals, and other programs. For a daily updated list of real people's status matching results, check out statusmatcher.com to see what opportunities are currently available!⁠
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Have you ever status-matched before? What was your experience? Comment below!

Save and share this post!⁠ ⁠ I've been able to get lots of statuses without having to stay the full requirement of hotel nights or pay a lot out of pocket. ⁠ ⁠ A couple of years ago, I matched my IHG Platinum status to Wyndham Diamond (no longer available) and matched Wyndhamp Diamond to Caesars Diamond (still available) to get a $100 free dinner and many other Caesars perks like a voucher for a few comped nights in the Bahamas.⁠ ⁠ I've also matched Caesars Diamond to MLife Gold. You can also match MLife Gold to Hyatt Explorist and vice versa. You can also match MLife Gold to Hard Rock Royalty status.⁠ ⁠ During a status match challenge last year, I matched IHG Platinum to Marriott Platinum (no longer available)... and then sadly got Bonvoyed out of that status later on. It was fun while it lasted.⁠ ⁠ Just that one IHG Platinum status (which came automatically with one of my cards) got me elite status with five other programs!⁠ ⁠ Status match opportunities come and go and can become available for hotels, airlines, car rentals, and other programs. For a daily updated list of real people's status matching results, check out statusmatcher.com to see what opportunities are currently available!⁠ ⁠ Have you ever status-matched before? What was your experience? Comment below!

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9 days ago
Come join our points and miles meetup in Chicago!

Where: @thompsonhotel

When: August 7, 2021 ~4:00 pm

What's the plan? meet at the hotel bar at 4:00 pm, drink and chat, find a group you like, go out to dinner with them, come back to the hotel bar once you're done. Drink and chat more. Learn a lot of new points and miles tricks. Share it all on social media.

@packyourbagwithpoints @maxmilespoints @paidwithpoints

 #pointsandmiles  #milesandpoints  #awardtravel  #awardtravel101  #debtfreecommunity  #chicago  #debtfreeliving  #chicagotravel  #personalfinance  #firecommunity  #financialindependence  #meetup  #chicagomeetup  #moneytip  #traveltip  #traveltrick  #hyatt  #thompsonchicago  #thompsonhotel  #hyatthotel  #hotegirlsummer  #jerseycity  #newyorkcity

Come join our points and miles meetup in Chicago! Where: @thompsonhotel When: August 7, 2021 ~4:00 pm What's the plan? meet at the hotel bar at 4:00 pm, drink and chat, find a group you like, go out to dinner with them, come back to the hotel bar once you're done. Drink and chat more. Learn a lot of new points and miles tricks. Share it all on social media. @packyourbagwithpoints @maxmilespoints @paidwithpoints #pointsandmiles #milesandpoints #awardtravel #awardtravel101 #debtfreecommunity #chicago #debtfreeliving #chicagotravel #personalfinance #firecommunity #financialindependence #meetup #chicagomeetup #moneytip #traveltip #traveltrick #hyatt #thompsonchicago #thompsonhotel #hyatthotel #hotegirlsummer #jerseycity #newyorkcity

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Come join us in Chicago!⁠
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@maxmilespoints, @paidwithpoints, @packyourbagwithpoints, and @geobreezetravel are organizing a meetup in Chicago⁠
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Where: Thompson Hotel in Chicago. Meet at the Hotel Bar⁠
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When: August 7, 2021 ~4:00 pm⁠
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What's the plan: meet at the hotel bar at 4:00 pm. Drink and chat. Find a group you like. Go out to dinner with them. Come back to the hotel bar once you're done. Drink and chat more. Learn a lot of new points and miles tricks.⁠
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FAQs:⁠
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No, there are no speakers, formal itinerary, or breakout sessions.⁠
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Yes, you can fly in on Saturday morning and still make it to everything we have planned.⁠
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Yes, there will be some independently-organized activities for Sunday; you'll find out what those are on Saturday, August 7 at 4 pm at the Thompson bar.⁠
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You can use 15k Hyatt points, Hyatt free night certificates, Hyatt Prive (ask @straighttothepoints), or money.⁠
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There is a $5 charge to RSVP. The $5 is just to help us get an accurate count of attendees and to dissuade flaky people from RSVPing. All the proceeds will be used towards giveaways that will be handed out at the bar that night.⁠

P.S. this RSVP list is also the email list I'll use for day-of updates, coordinating group activities, etc.
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Hope to see you there!

Come join us in Chicago!⁠ ⁠ @maxmilespoints, @paidwithpoints, @packyourbagwithpoints, and @geobreezetravel are organizing a meetup in Chicago⁠ ⁠ ⁠ Where: Thompson Hotel in Chicago. Meet at the Hotel Bar⁠ ⁠ When: August 7, 2021 ~4:00 pm⁠ ⁠ What's the plan: meet at the hotel bar at 4:00 pm. Drink and chat. Find a group you like. Go out to dinner with them. Come back to the hotel bar once you're done. Drink and chat more. Learn a lot of new points and miles tricks.⁠ ⁠ ⁠ FAQs:⁠ ⁠ No, there are no speakers, formal itinerary, or breakout sessions.⁠ ⁠ Yes, you can fly in on Saturday morning and still make it to everything we have planned.⁠ ⁠ Yes, there will be some independently-organized activities for Sunday; you'll find out what those are on Saturday, August 7 at 4 pm at the Thompson bar.⁠ ⁠ You can use 15k Hyatt points, Hyatt free night certificates, Hyatt Prive (ask @straighttothepoints), or money.⁠ ⁠ There is a $5 charge to RSVP. The $5 is just to help us get an accurate count of attendees and to dissuade flaky people from RSVPing. All the proceeds will be used towards giveaways that will be handed out at the bar that night.⁠ P.S. this RSVP list is also the email list I'll use for day-of updates, coordinating group activities, etc. ⁠ Hope to see you there!

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Save this post and use these tools for finding alliance availability as well!

Need help booking an award trip? More coaching slots are open at www.geobreezetravel.com/calendly

 #awardtravel  #awardtravel101  #pointsandmiles  #milesandpoints  #debtfreeliving  #debtfreelife  #debtfreecommunity  #savemoney  #catchflightsnotfeelings  #frequentflyer  #luxurytravel  #budgettravel  #unitedairlines  #britishairways  #anaairways  #moneytip  #moneytrick

Save this post and use these tools for finding alliance availability as well! Need help booking an award trip? More coaching slots are open at www.geobreezetravel.com/calendly #awardtravel #awardtravel101 #pointsandmiles #milesandpoints #debtfreeliving #debtfreelife #debtfreecommunity #savemoney #catchflightsnotfeelings #frequentflyer #luxurytravel #budgettravel #unitedairlines #britishairways #anaairways #moneytip #moneytrick

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How to get $474 of retail goods for $20⁠
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Step 1: Use the link in my bio to get $30 on @rakuten⁠
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Step 2: Search on Rakuten for "Curateur". You'll find an option for up to $15 back. The $15 is if you do a subscription package. You'll get $5 for the welcome box.⁠
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@curateur currently has three options for welcome boxes. The most valuable has a  #dnhandbags macrame handbag ($100 value), @eddieborgo Supra Link necklace ($350 value), and @benefitcosmetics 24-hr brow setter shaping and setting gel ($24 value). Total value = $474⁠
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Each welcome box is $35, but Rakuten will be able to provide you a promo code to get $10 off. Add that to the additional $5 back you'll earn through Rakuten, and you'll get all of those luxury retail goods for only $20! (Or if you're new to Rakuten and use my link to sign up, you could actually net a little profit from this transaction).⁠
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When I purchased a welcome box, the offerings were different. I selected the following welcome box combination:⁠
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@hennyandlev weekender bag ($159 value)⁠
@gloskinbeauty oil-free SPF 40+ sunscreen ($38 value)⁠
@lespecs sunglasses ($90 value)⁠
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What's the best deal you've been able to find on Rakuten? Comment below!

How to get $474 of retail goods for $20⁠ ⁠ Step 1: Use the link in my bio to get $30 on @rakuten⁠ ⁠ Step 2: Search on Rakuten for "Curateur". You'll find an option for up to $15 back. The $15 is if you do a subscription package. You'll get $5 for the welcome box.⁠ ⁠ @curateur currently has three options for welcome boxes. The most valuable has a #dnhandbags macrame handbag ($100 value), @eddieborgo Supra Link necklace ($350 value), and @benefitcosmetics 24-hr brow setter shaping and setting gel ($24 value). Total value = $474⁠ ⁠ Each welcome box is $35, but Rakuten will be able to provide you a promo code to get $10 off. Add that to the additional $5 back you'll earn through Rakuten, and you'll get all of those luxury retail goods for only $20! (Or if you're new to Rakuten and use my link to sign up, you could actually net a little profit from this transaction).⁠ ⁠ When I purchased a welcome box, the offerings were different. I selected the following welcome box combination:⁠ ⁠ @hennyandlev weekender bag ($159 value)⁠ @gloskinbeauty oil-free SPF 40+ sunscreen ($38 value)⁠ @lespecs sunglasses ($90 value)⁠ ⁠ What's the best deal you've been able to find on Rakuten? Comment below!

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On a scale of 1-10, how do you feel about Southwest Airlines?⁠
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Matt from @swatraveltips specializes in all things Southwest Airlines and teaches people little-known secrets to maximize flying Southwest.⁠
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In this episode, Matt and I discuss different tricks to flying on Southwest Airlines, and also a commentary about how far people are willing to go to get points, and when the effort may honestly not be worth it anymore. Remember, it's just as important to value your time as the money you are saving with all of these travel tricks.⁠
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If you're looking to save yourself a lot of research time, I offer 30-minute coaching calls to help point you in the right direction with how to get the travel that you want for free. Slots fill up fast, and there's normally at least a couple of weeks waiting period. You can grab a slot using the links in my bio or www.geobreezetravel.com/calendly.⁠
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Matt's shout-out goes out to @frequent_miler. Check out the show to hear what Matt has to say about you!⁠
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Rate your feelings towards Southwest from 1-10 (1 is bad) in the comments below!⁠

On a scale of 1-10, how do you feel about Southwest Airlines?⁠ ⁠ Matt from @swatraveltips specializes in all things Southwest Airlines and teaches people little-known secrets to maximize flying Southwest.⁠ ⁠ In this episode, Matt and I discuss different tricks to flying on Southwest Airlines, and also a commentary about how far people are willing to go to get points, and when the effort may honestly not be worth it anymore. Remember, it's just as important to value your time as the money you are saving with all of these travel tricks.⁠ ⁠ If you're looking to save yourself a lot of research time, I offer 30-minute coaching calls to help point you in the right direction with how to get the travel that you want for free. Slots fill up fast, and there's normally at least a couple of weeks waiting period. You can grab a slot using the links in my bio or www.geobreezetravel.com/calendly.⁠ ⁠ Matt's shout-out goes out to @frequent_miler. Check out the show to hear what Matt has to say about you!⁠ ⁠ Rate your feelings towards Southwest from 1-10 (1 is bad) in the comments below!⁠

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