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JetBlue Points Match Confirmed: July 16 Mileage Run SFO-LAS + 2 Centurion Lounges

Good morning everyone.  The points and miles blogosphere is abuzz about the latest Points Match offer from JetBlue.  I sent an email with my Virgin America and JetBlue account details to JetBlue on Saturday morning (7:38am PT) and eagerly awaited a response from JetBlue.

JetBlue Points Match Email Sent

That response came Monday afternoon (3:37pm PT) and now I just needed to book and take a round trip JetBlue flight before August 31, 2016 to receive the points match bonus.

JetBlue Points Match Confirmation Email

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Estee Lauder, Jet.com, Levi’s, ModCloth & 28 Other AMEX Offers

Good afternoon everyone, happy Sunday!  I just looked through all my American Express charge and credit cards and found a total of 32 new AMEX Offers that I have not seen before.  None of these are amazing money-making opportunities, but you might be able to save a few bucks for purchases you were going to make anyway.  Here are my top 4 favorite AMEX Offers:

  • EsteeLauder.com – $15 off $75
  • Jet.com – $10 off $50 (expires 6/30/2016)
  • Levi’s – $30 off $150
  • ModCloth.com – $20 off $100

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OC Travel Hackers Meetup on Saturday July 2 (12-2pm), Future Bay Area Meetups & Possible Centurion Lounge Meetup

Good morning everyone, I hope your weekend is going well.  I will be in Orange County for 4th of July weekend and I wanted to do a (long overdue) OC Travel Hackers Meetup on Saturday afternoon at the Tustin District In-N-Out.  I’m looking forward to seeing a few familiar faces and meeting some new travel hackers in Orange County.

  • Where: In-N-Out Burger, 2895 Park Ave, Tustin, CA 92782 (Google Maps)
  • When: Saturday, July 2 from 12-2pm

In-N-Out Tustin District Map

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My June 2016 App-O-Rama Results: 155,000 Miles/Points and $650 AT&T Phone Credit

Good morning everyone, TGI Friday!  Earlier this week, I wrote My Upcoming App-O-Rama Credit Card Strategy – I need your Feedback!  I really appreciate all the great feedback you guys gave me and I did my best to incorporate that advice into my App-O-Rama strategy.  Last week, my “good” “friend” Julian (aka Devil’s Advocate) over at Travel Codex wrote this post: A New and Better Way To App-O-Rama.  In that post, he describes his “Elongated App-O-Rama” strategy where he applies for several cards over a period of days, instead of applying for several cards within minutes of each other (like any sane person would do).  Like any good friend, I listened to his advice and did exactly what he said I adamantly disagreed with his thought process and continued with my App-O-Rama strategy as before.

The one piece of advice that was super helpful to me was knowing which credit card company pulls from which credit bureau.  Luckily, my friend Emery has credit monitoring services from all 3 credit bureaus and he told me which credit bureau each credit card company pulled from.  Depending on your state, the information will differ, but since we are both in California, the data is reliable:

  • US Bank – TransUnion
  • Barclays – TransUnion
  • Citi – Experian
  • Bank of America – Experian
  • Comenity – ?

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New or Renewed US Passport? Remember to Update your Global Entry Online Account

Good morning everyone, happy Wednesday!  I just received my renewed passport (with extra pages and passport card) yesterday and wanted to share a quick tip with you.  Since Global Entry is tied to your fingerprints and your passport, you will need to update your Global Entry online account when you get a new or renewed passport, since the passport number and dates will change.  All you need to do is log into your Global Entry account online (https://goes-app.cbp.dhs.gov/main/goes).  I will give you a few minutes to remember your username and reset your password (that happened to me too).  If you have Sentri, NEXUS, or FAST, the process should be verify similar.

Big Hat Tip to my friends @TheFlightDeal on Twitter for the help.  I am also contractually obligated to give a second hat tip to my overlord @dvlsadvcate (Julian – The Devil’s Advocate).

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