Earn Starbucks Member Rewards Gold status with just one purchase

Starbucks is giving away their Gold status from July 20th to July 31st. Simply go into any Starbucks and purchase any drink or food item with a registered Starbucks Card or app and receive a full year of Gold benefits. Gold level benefits include Monthly Double-Star Days, a personalized gold card, and free drinks or…

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Popular tourist activity in St. Martin costs a New Zealander her life

Princess Juliana International airport in St. Martin is really close to Maho Beach on the Dutch side of the island. A popular tourist activity involves holding onto the fence while nearby planes take off. The winds created by the jet’s engines create a tremendous force often sending people flying in the air. However, sometime people…

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Seat assignment chicanery

I recently took a flight with my young daughter. I had booked the flight months in advance and had put her on the aisle and myself in the middle. When we went to check in at the Salt Lake City airport – our boarding passes reflected this seating arrangement.  When it was time to board,…

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How to find out what’s on your public record used by banks and credit card companies for approvals

Traditionally, applying for a line of credit involved showing up in person to a bank or credit union and having an interview. Today, we’re inundated with online credit card offers touting enhanced sign up bonuses and extra perks. As a safeguard, the banks often will ask you security questions in order to verify that the…

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Get two free Starbucks drinks for reloading $10 via ChasePay (Gold members)

Starbucks Rewards is offering 250 Bonus Stars to their Gold members for simply reloading $10 via ChasePay. The offer is valid though June 7th. Steps to Use Chase Pay in the StarbucksĀ® app (iOS): 1.) If you’re a Chase cardmember, but don’t have Chase Pay, tap Pay in the StarbucksĀ® app, then Manage. Then select…

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