Great Deal: 20% Off Garmin Running Watches – Including the New 920XT and Vivosmart!

As you all know, Garmin makes my all-time favorite running watches. They are simple to use but (the pricier ones) they also give an incredible amount of information. I have used almost every Garmin running watch since the Garmin Forerunner 201 – and they have come a long way!   Great Deal: 20% Off Garmin Running Watches Now through December 24 (or while supplies last), you can get 20% off any off Garmin running watches from Sport Chalet. To get the 20%, you will need to be enrolled in their free program (which the coupon codes does automatically). The code is REWARDS which you will enter at checkout. This discount even works on the newly released Garmin 920XT models. I finally got mine and it is an amazing watch! I will have a post next week about my initial impressions with the watch. This is definitely the cheapest price on that model (the next cheapest prices are for 10% off with a Road Runner Sports VIP membership or at Clever Training using DC Rainmaker’s... ...

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TripIt Pro Giveaway – And One Of My Favorite Blogs

Here is one last giveaway for 2014. I have one more TripIt Pro code ($49 value) and want to give it away to one lucky winner this weekend. The giveaway will run from now until 7PM tomorrow (Sunday, December 21). Everyone gets one entry. For your comment, I would like to hear what one (or two) of your must-read blogs are. I follow a lot of blogs and I would love to hear what some of yours are so I could add them to my list. One of My Favorite Blogs I will start – one of my favorite blogs to read and follow is the one written by my friend, Stefan – Rapid Travel Chai. I love his travel philosophy as it is very similar to what I like to do when visiting a location, except he has visited many more countries than I have and some very interesting ones! He recently did a presentation on Extreme International Travel at the Frequent Traveler University seminar and he uploaded his slides from one... ...

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Earn 30 Miles Per Dollar While Donating Magazines

This is the time of year that many people really think more about their giving and charitable actions. Part of it is the festivities of the Christmas season and trying to look out for those who are in difficult situations and the other part is the end of the tax year for charitable contributions. Being able to give and help others is wonderful and it is just a little bit of an added bonus when we can receive some kind of benefit from doing so – besides the good feeling we receive. Earn Up To 30 Miles Per Dollar While Donating Magazines There are three types of retailers that are normally the highest with portal payouts – printer ink providers, floral companies, and magazine resellers. One of the reasons they can give such high payouts is because they are making a good amount of money on their profit, whether it is their markup over similar sites or that they buy in bulk and are able to save that way. Normally, I stay... ...

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Lost Luggage Returned – 20 Years Later

Who has not had an airline delay their luggage?  We often say they have “lost” our luggage but the domestic airlines are certainly getting better at being able to track the delayed luggage – even on the airline’s app. The worst I have experienced was when an airline did not find my luggage at all during my stay. I only got it back when I was at the airport heading home :). I have been very fortunate to never have had an airline actually lose my luggage permanently, though. ...

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US Airways Cardholders: Earn Up To 50,000 Bonus US Airways Miles

US Airways is running another referral bonus opportunity for current cardholders. It has been a while since I have received notice of one of these from US Airways, but it is here now! This is great because it gives you a chance to get benefit from referrals.   Earn Up To 50,000 Bonus US Airways Miles If you are like me, you constantly have friends and family members asking how you can travel for so cheap (or free). Now, you can tell them they can do it to – they earn 50,000 miles and you earn 10,000 miles per successful referral! This offer is for 10,000 bonus miles for every approved account and is valid for applications through January 18 (that might give us some insight on when the 50,000 mile offer will actually last until). You can receive a maximum of 50,000 miles through this promotion. Check your e-mail (or junk folder) for this e-mail and click on the link in the e-mail. Each link is prepopulated with your Dividend Miles information to... ...

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Great Deal: Samsonite Luggage Sets From $119

Again, Amazon has given the traveler a nice item for their Gold Box Deal of the Day. Today, they have listed three different Samsonite luggage sets at some pretty good prices. Now, Amazon’s landing page for this offer says 70% off. I am not sure what these bags typically sell for on Amazon, but I am pretty sure it is for quite a bit less than retail. So, while probably not 70% off their regular price, it is still probably around 50% off or so. Either way, if you were looking for a nice set of luggage, there are three nice options here for you. This sale is only for today, so make a decision today! - Amazon’s Samsonite Luggage Set Sale Here are the three sets available in this sale: Samsonite Lightweight Two-Piece Softside Spinner Set (Spinner 21/Spinner 29) – $119  Samsonite Lightweight Two-Piece Hardside Spinner Set (Spinner 20/Spinner 24) – $119 Samsonite Lightweight Two-Piece Softside Spinner Set (Spinner 21/Spinner 25) – $124 ...

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Getting (Almost) Free Travel To The Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon is coming up quickly! All of you who are running it have either started your training program already or are itching to get started! With the training part of the marathon firmly in your grasp, many are starting to look to how you are going to get there. It is said that the average cost of traveling to the Boston Marathon can be around $1,500. That is a lot of money and certainly much more than needs to be spent! In this post, we will look at how you can fly to Boston for the marathon for almost nothing! Getting (almost) Free Travel To the Boston Marathon First off – when I say almost, I really mean almost free. Depending on the credit card you choose, you will not even need to pay an annual fee for the first year so no cost there. But, you will need to pay the security tax/fee on tickets that all people pay. That amount will not be more than $11.20. That should... ...

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My Elite Status Plans For 2015 – And How You Can Get Status As Well

The end of the year is upon us and many travelers are flying their last trips (or cramming them in) before the end of the year to finish up their status for the year. Once the new year begins, travelers will already be hitting the roads or the hotels yet again to start the qualification for status for 2016. Getting elite status with an airline, hotel, or rental car company can take some thought so that you properly credit your trips to the program that is going to give you the best bang for your miles and points. Here is where I am at now and what I am looking for with status in 2015. My Elite Status Outlook For 2015 With the changes coming to both Delta and United in their mileage earning, many travelers are certainly thinking about jumping ship and moving on to another program that may reward their travels a bit more substantially (or, in some case, a lot more!). For my part, I am dropping status... ...

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EXPIRED: Chase Freedom $200 Bonus Offer Drops Tomorrow

To see the latest, updated offer on this card and others, please visit this page. When it comes to miles and points, we are all mostly into the game to try to rack up as many miles and points as possible to create greatly reduced travels. For most of us, we would never think of using flexible points for cash statements or gift cards – horror! Yet, this particular card, the Chase Freedom, is actually marketed as a cash back card – and it is a good one – but with the potential for points as well! Chase Freedom $200 Bonus Offer Drops Tomorrow – Application Link – Chase Freedom $200 Bonus After Spending $500 In 3 Months Minimum $200 Value The Chase Freedom, though it is marketed as a cash back card, earns points that can be converted into full Ultimate Reward points by simply having a Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Ink Plus, or Chase Ink Bold as well. By having one of those cards, this $200 bonus offer... ...

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