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Hard Rock Rewards: Earn a Free Night After 5 Paid Nights

(Hat Tip to my Hard Rock Rewards insider)

“In response to increased competition in the hospitality space and statistics showing that less than 40% of program members actually accrue points toward redemption, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos has launched a consumer-friendly and widely competitive Free Night Stay program through Hard Rock Rewards — all without a points system, block dates or complicated terms and conditions.

The winning factor — SIMPLICITY. Please see below for a quick snapshot of the program’s stand-out features:

  • Rewards members who stay five nights at 12 participating Hotels & Casinos by June 5, 2015 will receive a certificate for a free return night, redeemable until December 2015 with no block dates.
  • Five nights to earn the free night do not have to be a consecutive stay and members can spend the night at more than one Hard Rock Hotel to count toward their five nights.”

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New Vanilla Reload Flex Load Cards at Walgreens (Cash Only)

Yesterday, I stopped by Walgreens to pick up a PayPal My Cash Card and saw the new Vanilla Reload Flex Load Cards on the gift card rack.  I picked it up and looked on the back to learn more about the card.  As of December 2014 (see the 1214v01 code in the lower left corner), this card can be used to load:

  • American Express Serve
  • H&R Block Emerald Prepaid MasterCard
  • JH Preferred Prepaid Visa Card
  • Momentum Visa Prepaid Debit Card
  • MoneyNetwork Cards
  • MyVanilla Prepaid Visa Card
  • NetSpend Prepaid Debit Card
  • PayPal Prepaid MasterCard
  • READYdebit Gold Visa Prepaid Card
  • Western Union NetSpend Prepaid MasterCard

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4 New AMEX Offers, 1 Million Page Views, and Credit Card Affiliate Links

Good morning everyone, here are 4 new AMEX Offers for Legal Zoom, Miramonte Resort and Spa, Red Door Spas, and Cafe Express.  Nothing super exciting, unless you need a spa or have to take care of some legal issues.

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Guest Post: How to Make the Most of a Weekend Trip

The other day, I was tweeting with my friend Josh @ FrugalHack.me and I asked him if he wanted to write a guest post for me.  I have been following Josh’s blog for a few months and I like his writing style and topics (he covers MS strategies and cash back deals).  If you like reading Travel with Grant, you will probably like reading FrugalHack.me as well.  With that said, take it away Josh…

There’s no doubt that my wife and I love weekend trips.  Truthfully, we’d like them to be longer, but we just don’t have the vacation time to use.  So, we just make do with what we have and it works, quite well actually.

These trips aren’t long, hence the “weekend” part, so there really needs to be a game plan in place to make sure the time off is well used.  I don’t want to brag, but now that we’ve taken quite a few of these weekend trips, we’re kind of experts at making the most of them.

Want to learn how to do it?  Of course you do! :)

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