Extend your Priority Club points expiration for less than $1


Intercontinental Hotel Group recently followed the lead of other hotel chains and instituted an expiration on Priority Club points. Do IHG® Rewards Club Points expire? To reward our guests who choose to stay with us more often, we focus more programme benefits toward members who earn and redeem on a regular basis. All points will…

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Don’t let the government restrict your ability to travel by following this simple rule

Maximize your deductions and continue to hold your passport

It’s the beginning of 2016 and it’s also the time to start calculating and paying your taxes. There are lots of tax calculation options out there including TurboTax, TaxAct, and H&R Block to name a few. Personally I’m a bit of a nut when it comes to filing my taxes early – I’ve already finished…

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Marriott Rewards Points expire when you don’t have activity for 24 months


Marriott hotels points expire when there is two years without any activity. Marriott considers the following actions as activity: * A paid or redemption stay at their hotels * Redeeming points * Earning points with one of their partners * Making a purchase with a Marriott Rewards Credit Card * Purchasing points * Holding a…

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Extend the expiration of your United miles for as low as $1

Thanks Adele for extending my miles

United MileagePlus miles expire on the last day of the eighteen months after there is account activity in a member’s account. In order to extend the expiration of your miles, you need to have some sort of activity in your account in order to extend the expiration another eighteen months. One of the cheapest ways…

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Forget Viking Cruises – how about cruising like a Viking?

Viking ship route

Having Swedish ancestors has always made me interested in the history of the Vikings. Sigurd Aase, who is the owner of Viking Kings A/S is behind the project of the largest Viking Ship in modern times, the Draken Harald Hårfagre. The plan is to sail the ship from Haugesund, Norway to Newfoundland going to Iceland…

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Watching out for distracted pedestrians in Sweden


With the popularity of smartphones in the world and with the unlimited availability of social media networks and apps, it is quite common to see folks walking down the street staring directly at their phone rather than actually watching where they’re going. A couple of enterprising folks in Sweden decided to create faux traffic signs,…

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Tom’s of Maine accused of False Advertising

Tom’s of Maine has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit accusing them of false advertising. The accusations are that Tom’s of Maine marketed their products as being all natural when they in fact (allegedly) contained chemical products. Tom’s of Maine hasn’t admitted wrongdoing, but agreed to settle. If you’ve purchased a Tom’s of Maine…

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