Earn Starpoints for Uber Rides

Uber and Starwood just last week announced a new partnership. Now you can earn one Starpoint for every dollar you spend on Uber rides. Sign up here: https://www.spgpromos.com/uber/ Greetings to everyone from Abu Dhabi! Hat tip to Kirsten for the heads up on this promotion. Advertisements

The basics of manufactured spending

A while back, a colleague was asking me some questions about manufactured spending. In response, I wrote up a guide to manufactured spending. Here it is again, updated to reflect the unfortunate demise of Amazon Payments. Dollar Coins: The Original Manufactured Spending Several years ago the U.S. Mint started producing presidential dollar coins, but discovered that…

Lessons from the First2Board Seattle Sessions

Last weekend I had the pleasure of hanging out with Point Princess, Frugal Travel Lawyer, and many others at the First2Board Seattle sessions. The reasons I love going to sessions like this are two-fold: I get to see many friends that I only see once every few years and I learn something new every time. Here…