Archive | December 2016

Trip next week? Use Google Flights!

This is just an FYI for anyone looking to fly next week on a last minute trip.

If you are willing to be flexible you can save hundreds/maybe thousands of dollars on your flights.

It doesn’t have to be expensive next week – you just need to be willing to try a different airport.

In my usual example say you were looking to go to Florida from the Detroit area – well Google flights gives you the option of picking different cities to fly in and out of.

It also gives you the option of changing days – very good, money saving features.

I have used it since it started and have honestly saved a few thousand already on flights.

Give it a shot it may very well save you a bundle!


Have a Happy New Year!

Karen’s got deals

Here is Karen’s latest.



INCREDIBLE flight prices in Jan/Feb

OK Spirit is running this sale that ends today but I’m sure the prices won’t change drastically.

Check their website for actual details.


It’s the 95% off sale which may or may not be accurate on the actual amount but still a great sale.

Because those times (after Christmas holidays before Spring Breaks) are definitely not prime time and Tuesdays and Wednesdays can be slow – there are some amazing prices out there now!
Take this week long trip from Detroit to Ft. Lauderdale price – $68 return!!!

Even if you want to just make it a long weekend the prices are still amazing.

Southern Florida when it’s -10 here? Yes please.





Great Sources of Travel/points information

I have a page where I have kept the links to websites I find very informative and quite honestly have saved me thousands of travel dollars over the past 5 years.

Here is the link to my page.

It is broken down by hotels first, then flight information, then interesting articles.

Anytime I am stumped by something travel related I go there.

Want to know what chains of hotels are available in say…Key West? Try Hotel Hustle the first link listed there – love that site!

Want to know how many Aeroplan points from Toronto to France? Try Award bookings all airlines – great site as well.

Want to know a whole bunch of new ideas regarding the SPG/Marriott merger? Try Marriott/SPG opportunities.

Point is, there are some great links there for people just getting into this or have been doing it for awhile – check it out!


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5 Star Bahamas $695+

Karen has posted some great deals before Christmas – check them out!

She is a licensed travel agent so you can get in touch with her for anything…

519-542-5505/ her in the Kenwick BDG, Sarnia.


Incredible Return on SPG cards…

I saw a post the other day on what was “the best credit card” to use in Canada.

I did a post 2.5 years ago on this and it still holds true.

As I recently received the US Amex SPG Card and it actually has no annual fee and no foreign transaction fees that makes it a great overall card.

Imagine spending $3000 on a no-fee card and getting about $800- over $1000 back in hotel stays – that’s what it comes down to for the US card.

For us Canadians it’s not quite as good but still great nontheless.

If you spend a mere $500 on the card you get 20,000 Starpoints…or 60,000 Marriott points!

Now, that card has a $120 annual fee but to get those points is a truly great pick-up.

Starpoints are consistently valued as the highest “point” value in the travel world and rightfully so.

I know a few people hesitant to get this as a $120 fee can scare people, but c’mon…$120 to get $1000 or so in hotel nights?

As they have been bought by Marriott we may not be able to get/refer this card for much longer so no better time than the present to get those cheap points.

If you have a partner/friend you can also refer this card to them and pick up an additional 10,000 points for the referral!

It truly is an all-round great card.

You can click on the image to apply for the card in Canada.

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