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Belated 2 Year Blog Birthday and Reader Appreciation Day (Travel Shirts, Award Wallet Upgrades, and Amazon eGift Cards)

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a great 4th of July with your friends and family.  This post is 2 months late, since Travel with Grant turned 2 on May 3, 2015.  Side note: what is the appropriate celebratory name: blog birthday or blog anniversary (blogiversary)?  I’m leaning toward blog birthday since I am not *legally* married to Travel with Grant (#blogloveisreal).  Either way, I wanted to celebrate 2 great years of blogging with a few giveaway items.

But before I get to the giveaway, I wanted to say a few thank yous first.  Thank you to my readers who have been with me from the beginning and who continue to read my blog on a daily basis.  Thank you to my friends on Twitter (bloggers and non-bloggers alike) who are incredibly supportive and immensely knowledgeable.  Thank you to the handful of readers who show up at my various meetups to share tips and tricks.  Thank you to my readers who support my site by shopping on Amazon and Ebay or by applying for a credit card (or 4) through my credit card affiliate links.  And last but not least, a very special thank you to Randy Petersen and the Boarding Area team for their technical and educational help over the last year.

Grant and Randy BACON

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Targeted Bank of America Offer: $2 Cash Back Bonus for Completing any BankAmeriDeal

Good morning everyone, I hope your 4th of July is off to a great start.  A few days ago, Bank of America sent out an email regarding a targeted BankAmeriDeal.  The offer is simple: get a $2 cash back bonus when you complete any other BankAmeriDeal.  The offer sounded interesting, so I decided to check it out.

BankAmeriDeal Email

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Dine LA AMEX Offer: $5 Off $21 Spent @ Los Angeles Restaurant Week

Good morning everyone, sorry I have been MIA lately.  I’m flying down to Orange County tonight, so expect some good blog posts over the coming days (and a giveaway tomorrow).  This morning, I was looking at my AMEX Offers and spotted a new offer for Dine LA.  This offer is probably targeted to residents of Southern California and is in partnership with Los Angeles Restaurant Week.  The offer is a $5 statement credit with a $21 purchase at any participating restaurant.

Dine LA AMEX Offer

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The Amazing Powers of the American Airlines Twitter Team (Reschedule Flights + Golf Carts)

Good morning everyone, yesterday I received the dreaded Schedule Change email from American Airlines and was hoping the change would be minor.  I am flying to Chicago in mid October for the Chicago Seminars and picked the American Airlines flights that had the best arrival and departure times.  I would land in mid afternoon in Chicago on Friday and then depart Sunday evening after the Chicago Seminars were over.  Here is my original itinerary that was booked in April.

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Official SF Travel Hackers June Meetup + Chipotle Dinner on Tuesday Night at 7pm

Good evening everyone, sorry for the last minute notice, but I just got an email this afternoon from the SF Travel Hackers group on  They are having a meetup tomorrow night (Tuesday night at 7pm) in San Francisco.  Since this location is only a few blocks from work, I will definitely be there.  If you live or work in San Francisco, try to join us tomorrow night.  I will not be speaking or presenting, but I will definitely share some of my tricks regarding award bookings on Alaska Airlines, British Airways, and United Airlines.  If the event says it is full, I would still recommend going since there are often last minute dropouts on the day of the event.  Hopefully I will see some of you there.

SF Meetup June 30 Details

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