Rakuten Special: Earn 15%/15x American Express Points at 200+ retailers (One Day Only)

Rakuten is offering 15-20% cash back at hundreds of retailers or 15-20x or more in American Membership rewards if you have your account connected(Even Better Deal). This is a fantastic return for Cyber Monday and one of the best deals this holiday season. Be quick as this increased rate should end at midnight. Details Increased … Continue reading Rakuten Special: Earn 15%/15x American Express Points at 200+ retailers (One Day Only)

Well That’s Odd? New Delta Lounges Priority Entry

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Delta Airlines operated lounges have been the subject of overcrowding in recent years. Similar to issues faced by American Express Centurion Lounges, wait times for Delta Lounges have become chaotic. To better enhance the experience, Delta will begin rolling out priority or expedited entry lines. Here is the full recap. Photo by Jeffry Surianto on … Continue reading Well That’s Odd? New Delta Lounges Priority Entry

Manufactured Spending: The Beautiful Art of Stacking

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Manufactured Spending(MS for short), is my primary method of generating tens of thousands of points each year. This method can sometimes be tedious, but when I take a nice trip with Jen, it all feels worth it. A sub-segment of MS that I utilized emphasizes the important art of extreme deal stacking. This means double … Continue reading Manufactured Spending: The Beautiful Art of Stacking

JetBlue Does What? New Route JFK- CDG

JetBlue is considered a low cost airline, but offers an excellent premium cabin known as JetBlue Mint, complete with lie-flat seating. The Airline has routes covering the United States, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. The Airline also recently offered transatlantic flights to London. Well, the airline has announced it will also be flying … Continue reading JetBlue Does What? New Route JFK- CDG

Manufactured Spending: Is there Anything Left after 2022?

Manufactured spending is an art and the process of artificially spending with credit cards to generate miles and points. This creates tremendous value and this post will cover what still works in 2022 and beyond. Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com Why I Manufactured Spend? Before we get into the weeds of what methods still … Continue reading Manufactured Spending: Is there Anything Left after 2022?

A Big Thank You to Jen: The Food Curator & My Awesome Other Half

Strictly Travel was a fun venture I started back in 2019. Originally, this was a way to learn how to blog as well as working on my programming skills. Prior to founding Strictly Travel, Jen and I were fresh out of college and just beginning to understand miles and points. Although Jen doesn't write much, … Continue reading A Big Thank You to Jen: The Food Curator & My Awesome Other Half