Last Chance: Club Carlson 2 for 1, Splitting REDcard Loads, Helpful Travel Apps, $10 Off Dining, Airport Employees Steal Nikes & More- The Rehash!


My biggest priority this week in terms of travel (and odds are for many of you too) was to use as many Club Carlson Gold Points as possible for future stays. Since rooms can usually be canceled I wanted to book lots of hotel stays before the second night free benefit for credit card holders goes away tonight, May 31.

I wrote how we redeemed 304,000 points as of a few days back. Since then I’ve used another 176,000 points on three additional stays. This still leaves me with a lot of Gold Points. I wish there was a way that I could’ve figured out even more dates to book!

Such problems…

Otherwise, I’m pretty close to earning the Southwest Companion Pass for the second time. This will, once again give me a two for one option for flights with the airline. Too bad we need three tickets on the majority of our trips…

How has your week in travel, miles and points gone for you?

Now it’s time for a look back at some of this past weeks posts in a recap that I like to call The Rehash!

Some of these are quite helpful and you can make travel easier with these apps.

Is competition on the horizon for Anthony Bourdain’s food market? Danny Meyer is opening a food hall in NYC.

A cashier had a hard time trying to figure out how to split loads to my REDcard. Does your Target have a hard time splitting debit loads? I was also asked an interesting REDcard question at a Target in Long Island, NY.

Luckily this didn’t turn out badly… Threats cause planes to be searched, one gets military escort.

Anthony Bourdain has mad lots of headlines due to his upcoming NYC food hall and now he’s made a foray into online media.

Who knew that Chick-fil-A sold burgers and had waiter service? A Visit to the Original Chick-fil-A: Dwarf House.

While eating out, check out your bill from your smart phone and save: HOT DEAL: $10 Off Dining Bill With Citi. Offer is good until 7/31/15.

What’s up with airport employees committing crimes? JFK Airport employees steal carton of unreleased Nikes and got arrested.

Gogo is giving away a very nice prize in a sweepstakes which includes over $2,900 worth of electronics & luggage. Enter by June 3 at 6:00pm CT.

This story is so ridiculous that I found it hard to believe someone could fall for the scam… Tourists paid $400 for free Staten Island Ferry ride.

On that note, I hope that everyone has a great week. Make sure to keep checking back for daily new posts here at Michael W Travels!

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‘Til next time!

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