Weekly Summary

Welcome back to our Weekly Summary Series where we review the posts that were covered throughout the past week. Are You Taking Advantage Of All Your Benefits With The Chase Sapphire Preferred? Chase sent out an e-mail to customers to enquire if they were taking advantage of all the benefits. Of course, there are more benefits that we take advantage of from the card and the points than Chase would rather we take. Great Deal: Garmin Forerunner 310XT For $99! The Garmin Forerunner 310XT presents some of the most regular deals and it is a great watch! This price was the lowest I have seen before. Another Great Deal: Garmin Forerunner 910XT For $239 As an upgrade to the Forerunner 310XT, the 910XT is a stellar watch. It retails for over $400 so the opportunity to get it for only $239 was incredible! The Ultimate Hotel For Airplane Lovers If you love airplanes and love flying in them, how would you like to try sleeping in one? This is just such a hotel and... ...

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Reader Poll – What Distance Races Have You Run?

Polls are very useful to help me get a feel for the different makeup of the readers of Running with Miles. I appreciate everyone that takes part in such a poll or those that answer the questions on giveaways because it really does give me a better sense of what particular areas are of the most interest to people. You can find these polls on the side of the page as seen below. ...

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Simple Strategy Tip For Applying For The Chase Hyatt Card

Disclosure: I do not receive a commission for this card. The Chase Hyatt card has one of the most valuable sign-up bonuses when it comes to hotels. That is because it does not give points for the bonus but gives free nights. Since the top tier hotels require 30,000 points per night, that is like getting a maximum of 60,000 points with the sign-up bonus! The trick to getting the most out of it is using those free nights at higher priced hotels, not the low category locations. Chase Hyatt Card Annual Free Night However, in addition to the great sign-up bonus, the card also offers an anniversary night each year you hold the card. This free night can be redeemed at hotels that are in category 1 – 4. It is not a “free” night since you are paying the annual fee of $75 for the card, but the card does carry some other benefits that can help to offset that fee as well, if you stay at Hyatts.... ...

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The Park Hyatt New York Makes It Too Easy

One of the most talked about hotel openings was the Park Hyatt in New York City. Since the Park Hyatt is Hyatt’s top brand, it was always strange to me that they left New York City without one for so long. But, finally, they opened in August and it has been a hit so far. It is definitely not cheap, though, whether you plan to pay with cash or points. Park Hyatt New York The High Cost The Park Hyatt New York is an expensive hotel, in fact the most expensive hotel to be built in the city with a cost coming in at $375 million! That works out to a per key investment of $1.8 million. Because of that high cost, you know that they need to charge some high rates to recoup that amount. To help make a profit on that investment, their base room – the Park King – has a cost just below $900 before tax. After tax, it comes in at just over $1,000! If... ...

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American Airlines Off-Peak Awards – Mexico and the Caribbean

Off-peak awards are great – it gives you a chance to stretch your miles and be able to experience more places for less. Unfortunately, not every airline publishes off-peak awards. The good news is that American Airlines is one that does have these special awards. We will break down each of the zones that American Airlines uses for their off-peak awards. The first one we looked at was hawaii. The next was to north asia. After that, we looked at Europe. Now, we will look at Mexico and the Caribbean. American Airlines Off-Peak Awards – Mexico and the Caribbean American Airlines offers several off-peak awards and they actually have a couple of ways that their off-peak awards are better than US Airways. For example, the awards themselves do not only need to be on AA flights (US Airway off-peak awards must only be on US Airway flights) and you can book one-way awards with AA (US Airway awards must be round-trip). Given the amount of flights that these advantages give us at a decreased level,... ...

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Flash Sale: 30% Off Sale Shoes And Many Points

Shoes.com is a great source for any shoe you could want – casual, business, dress, athletic, etc. For me, I look at the running shoes whenever they have a sale as they have a great variety (not that it matters that much to me as I am a constant Asics Kayano man) and plentiful selection of colors and sizes. Combine that with a sale and it is a great place to shop. Of course, when you combine a sale with another 30% off, that is even better. Extra 30% Off Shoes At Shoes.com This is a flash sale – meaning it will expire at 2PM CDT today. That leaves very little time to get your decisions and shopping done. Of course, with a 60 day return period, your decisions do not have to be final! Details: 30% off sale items Use code 30EXCL at checkout to get the 30% off Sale is valid through 2PM CDT today! … Many Points Of course, you are not going directly to Shoes.com! If you go through one of... ...

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$25 Off Staples.com Order Of $150 Or More

Staples.com is offering $25 off on purchases of $150 or more if you checkout with Visa Checkout. This limited-time offer only lasts until 9/20 and there are some exceptions (of course!). The details are here. Excludes Daily Deals. Limit one coupon per customer, nontransferable. Minimum purchase requirement of $150 must be met with purchases to which no other coupon or instant savings offer applies. May not be combined with any other coupon. No cash/credit back. Not valid on eReaders including Amazon Kindle®, Apple® products, Bose® products, Epson® ink and toner, custom printing orders placed online, services, promotional products, gift cards, Staples Industrial(sm) purchases, prior purchases or any purchases on other provider Web sites. Tax and shipping not included in calculating minimum purchase. Free shipping on staples.com for all Staples Rewards® members. Expires 9/20/14 or while supplies last. Yes, it excludes gift cards, so you cannot use this offer to buy any type of gift cards to really make this a great dael. But, there are a lot of other items... ...

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Did You Win the Perfect Travel And Running Accessory?

Last weekend, I had a giveaway for one of my favorite accessories that can go great with running and travel. In order to enter, entrants had to comment with their favorite economy cabin. Airline, aircraft, whatever they could remember was valid. Unsurprisingly, many international airlines made it in the comments with Southwest and JetBlue also coming up on the list. To see the input on some of the best economy cabins from the entrants, check out the post here. ...

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