Last weekend, I took a quick trip to Ann Arbor to see some friends and have dinner with the Ann Arbor bloggers.
TravelBloggerBuzz showed up. I didn’t follow his blog before, but I like the idea of what he does: He tries to keep bloggers honest by drawing attention to bad blogging practices. One of the things that irks him most is when bloggers promote ONLY the credit cards for which they have affiliate links. I’ve actually stopped following a few blogs for this reason. Incidentally, I should add another plug for the US Bank Cash+ Visa card. This card is a fantastic card, offering 5% unlimited cash back on several categories for the business traveler. Unfortunately, few people know about it because US Bank isn’t paying bloggers to promote this card.
Point Princess, who recently started blogging, was also there. I met her a few weeks ago in Washington, D.C. I’d say that her blog is one of the best up-and-coming blogs in the travel points space; within a few weeks of starting her blog, she got a space on first2board. She recently had a post on using a business card holder to hold your credit cards. It’s a great idea and one that I’ve been using for quite some time. Kudos to her for thinking to share this.
We also talked about the ethics of using credit cards for the miles and enjoyed the excellent food of Ann Arbor. A shout out to my friends Joy and Rakesh, who also happened to walk by during our dinner.
Finally, there may have been a trip or two to CVS and/or an office supply store for some Vanilla Reload cards.