Ebates-I Was Late To This Party

When I left you, I was but the learner; now I am the master Darth Vader   I don’t know why I didn’t act sooner on the advice of my savvy friend, Marlo K., who told me about Ebates a long time ago.  I actually joined last year but did nothing with the membership until recently. […]

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Be Smart-Enroll With STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program) Before Your Next Trip Abroad

Within the next year, I have a trip to Morocco this Xmas and Italy this summer.  Just to be extra safe, I have registered my trips with the STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program). By registering with STEP, I will receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions.  Registering will also make it easier for […]

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Are You Unclear About CLEAR?

CLEAR is a bit unclear (hah) as to how it compares with TSA Pre√ and Global Entry so let me try to make it more clear. (Please stop). First, let’s once again take a quick look at TSA Pre√ and Global Entry before we move to CLEAR… TSA Pre√ is the best option for people that primarily fly within […]

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About StatusMatcher

If you don’t know what status is, it is a level of membership in a travel loyalty program that enables you to obtain the valuable amenities that come with these travel loyalty programs.  Depending on where you stay, who you fly with, etc, you could have higher status in some loyalty programs than in others. Status […]

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About Cashback Monitor

  I wish that I practiced what I preach and used shopping portals with more frequency. It is always so easy for me to just go on to Amazon and get with a mere click or two exactly what I need. However, I recently learned about a program which may make shopping in shopping portals […]

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What Is Visa Checkout?

Visa Checkout is a digital payment service, which is designed to allow customers to pay quickly for goods online on any connected device.  It is sort of like PayPal. When you open an account with Visa Checkout, your name and other relevant information (such as billing and shipping address) is stored for your cards, and […]

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