Weekend Update: OC and San Diego Meetups this Weekend, Chime Card takes 2 Weeks to Arrive, Staples.com Blocking Staples GC for Visa GC Purchases, Prettier Pages on TWG, and 2 Movie Trailers

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Weekend Update: OC and San Diego Meetups this Weekend, Chime Card takes 2 Weeks to Arrive, Staples.com Blocking Staples GC for Visa GC Purchases, Prettier Pages on TWG, and 2 Movie Trailers

Just a reminder, tonight is the OC Meetup at the Tustin District In-N-Out (link) and tomorrow night is the San Diego Meetup at the Starbucks/Sammy’s Pizza in La Jolla (link).  Hopefully I will be able to meet some of you this weekend.

In-N-Out Logo

I’ve written about the Chime Card a few times (link), but it seems like this small company from Salt Lake City is over their heads.  They are having a hard time keeping up with all the demand (thanks to FlyerTalk, MilePoint, and other forums) so your card may take up to 2 weeks to arrive.  My dad ordered his Chime Card on the morning of July 9…

Applied for Chome Card on 7-9-14

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$89/Night Hilton Grand Vacations Club on the Las Vegas Strip (August 1 – September 30)

Hilton Grand Vacations

$89/Night Hilton Grand Vacations Club on the Las Vegas Strip (August 1 – September 30)

Good evening, this is just a quick post tonight.  I got an email from Hilton about their Las Vegas Strip hotel property.  Currently, you can book $89/night suites, valid from 8/1 – 9/30.  If you are interested, please click here.  I don’t think you need to receive the email or sit through any timeshare presentations.  Remember, Las Vegas will be 100+ degrees those entire 2 months.

$89 Hilton Suite Las Vegas

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Random News: OC Meetup Saturday Night, Chase Marriott Refer A Friend, Schedule Evolve Money Payments, Go Bank Monthly Limits, Cell Phone AMEX Offer, 2 $50 Serve Direct Deposit Bonuses, Holiday Inn Tumblr, BJ’s S’mores Pizookie, and Gift Card Horrors

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Random News: OC Meetup Saturday Night, Chase Marriott Refer A Friend, Schedule Evolve Money Payments, Go Bank Monthly Limits, Cell Phone AMEX Offer, 2 $50 Serve Direct Deposit Bonuses, Holiday Inn Tumblr, BJ’s S’mores Pizookie, and Gift Card Horrors

Good evening everyone, welcome to another exciting installment of Random News!  First things first, let’s talk about the OC Meetup:

  • When: 6PM – 8PM on Saturday, July 26
  • Where: In-N-Out at the Tustin District: 2895 Park Ave, The District, Tustin, CA 92782 (map)
  • Why: Talk miles and points with me and other locals (possibly share some secrets too)

In-N-Out Address

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How to Book Airfare with US Bank FlexPerks

FlexPerks Visa Signature Card

How to Book Airfare with US Bank FlexPerks

I’ve talked about US Bank FlexPerks a few times in the past:

I *highly* recommend reading the post from May 11 that highlights my way of MSing FlexPerks.  The brief run down is:

  • 20,000 FlexPoints = up to $400 in travel
  • To earn 20,000 FlexPoints, you need to spend $10,000 in grocery stores (2x on all grocery store purchases)
  • $10,000 / $500 Gift Cards = 20 Gift Cards
  • 20 Gift Cards x $5 activation fee = $100 out of pocket expense
  • $400 in travel – $100 out of pocket expense = $300 “free travel money”

Some other interesting points of FlexPoints:

  • Get 3,500 FlexPoints each cardmember year you spend $24,000 in net purchases, which can be redeemed for your annual fee or towards other rewards of your choice.
  • Get up to a $25 airline allowance with every award travel ticket good towards baggage fees, in-flight treats and more. (Ohhh in-flight treats/food/drinks – After travel, just call Cardmember Services at 877-978-7446 to request a statement credit within 90 days of your award ticket travel flight.)
  • Earn frequent flyer miles on the airline you fly for your award travel flight.

To read the entire article, please click here.