Travel/Credit Card Deals

Southwest Airlines 3-Day Sale!

by Jennifer on October 8, 2013  (This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here)

in Save Dough, Travel/Credit Card Deals

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Southwest Airlines is running a HUGE 3 day sale with air rates starting at $49!

These low rates also include package savings!  These fares only last through Thursday, 10/10/13 – so hustle over if you are interested!

This is one of Southwest’s biggest fare sales so it’s definitely worth taking a look at.

This sale includes fares for travel on nonstop flights every day except Fridays and Sundays beginning 12/4/2013 through 12/18/2013, and 1/7/14 through 2/12/2014 (check fare rules for restrictions).  Some flights are operated by AirTran Airways.

Many experts are also expecting other airlines to start matching these prices for the next few days…so keep your eye on that if you’d like to travel via a different airline.

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Ways to Staycation on a Budget Around the Nation!

by Jennifer on May 22, 2013  (This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here)

in Free Family Fun, Free/Cheap, Save Dough, Travel/Credit Card Deals

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Yesterday we gave you some great ideas for frugal and fun Summer activities and adventures in the Northern Indiana/Southern Michigan area. Today we are sharing hundreds of ways to enjoy cities around the nation on a budget!  Enjoy!

Mid Atlantic

NW (or all), Connecticut :: Parenting Miracles
Boston (or all), Massachusetts :: Maven of Savin
Central, New Jersey :: Our Good LIfe
Adirondak Mountains and Central, New York :: For This Season
Buffalo/Niagara Falls, New York :: Ann’s Entitled Life
Syracuse, New York :: I am THAT lady
Erie, Pennsylvania :: Growing Kids Ministry
Greater Harrisburg, Pennsylvania :: Family Balance Sheet
Hershey, Pennsylvania :: Good Deal Mama
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania :: Beyond the Cover
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania :: The Coupon “High”
Poconos, Pennsylvania :: Bucktown Bargains
Scranton, Pennsylvania :: Bucktown Bargains

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Fun Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan Staycation Ideas

by Jennifer on May 21, 2013  (This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here)

in Free Family Fun, Free/Cheap, Save Dough, Travel/Credit Card Deals

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Summer is the perfect time to create lasting memories with your friends and family.  If you are able to take a vacation this summer, or get away for a weekend…or even just a day…we have some exciting local destinations for you!

We have put together a fantastic list of local activities in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan that you and your family can enjoy together this Summer!!

Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan (Michiana) contain plenty of places and opportunities to make lasting memories without the long-distance travel hassle and high expense.  There are SO many great activities for kids and families in our area!  There is really no need to travel far if you don’t want to!

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Muskegan, Michigan:

Camping in Muskegan:

Activities in Muskegan:

Beaches in Muskegan:

potawatomi zoo

South Bend, Indiana:

Camping in/near South Bend:

Activities in South Bend:

Restaurants in South Bend:

silver beach carousel

St. Joseph, Michigan:

Camping in St. Joseph:

Activites in St. Joseph:

Restaurants in St. Joseph:

Beaches in St. Joseph, MI:

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Nappanee/Shipshewana, Indiana – Amish Country:

Camping/Log Cabins in Shipshewana:

Activities in Nappannee/Shipshewana:

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New Buffalo/Berrien County, Michigan:

Activities in New Buffalo/Berrien County:

Restaurants in New Buffalo/Berrien County:

Beaches in New Buffalo/Berrien County:

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Michigan City/Porter, Indiana:

Camping/Beaches in Michigan City:

Activities in Michigan City:

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Michiana Wineries:

So Dough Savvy Tip:  Want to get away cheaply but are not the camping type?  Head over to vrbo.com and negotiate a last minute deal on a vacation home rental!

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groupon great wolf lodge

It’s the last day to get in on this fabulous Groupon Getaway!

Right now you can get up to 38% percent off at all Great Wolf Lodge locations!  Prices start as low as $159 per night for up to 6 people (includes passes for the water park for up to 6 people too)!

Please read the fine print carefully (Policies and Fees) for extra fees, taxes, blackout dates etc.

Perfect family getaway if you ask me!

Groupon Getaway Great Wolf Lodge Deal:

Click on the location you are interested in for more details.

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Groupon Deal Alert: Save Big at Great Wolf Lodge – All 11 Locations!

by Jennifer on April 16, 2013  (This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here)

in Baby and Kid Deals, Daily Deals, Save Dough, Save Online, Special Offers, Travel/Credit Card Deals

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The kiddos are going to happy about this new Groupon deal available!

Right now you can get up to 38% percent off at all Great Wolf Lodge locations!  Prices start as low as $159 per night for up to 6 people (includes passes for the water park for up to 6 people too)!

Please read the fine print carefully (Policies and Fees) for extra fees, taxes, blackout dates etc.

Great family getaway if you ask me!

Groupon Getaway Great Wolf Lodge Deal:

Click on the location you are interested in for more details.

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Need to Get Away? Sign Up for Dunhill Travel Deals Newsletter for Sweet Travel Deals!

by Jennifer on November 27, 2012  (This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here)

in Free/Cheap, Other Great Deals, Save Dough, Travel/Credit Card Deals

Dunhill Travel Deals Newsletter

Head on over to sign up for Dunhill Travel Deals (it’s FREE!) and start planning your next frugal vacation today!

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Small Business Saturday Reminder: Spend $25 on Your Registered American Express Today to Receive Credit!

by Jennifer on November 24, 2012  (This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here)

in Free/Cheap, Other Great Deals, Save Dough, Travel/Credit Card Deals

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American Express is participating in Small Business Saturday again this year – and as a reminder – TODAY (11/24) is the day to use your enrolled card at a participating small business!

How to Get Your $25 American Express Credit:

  • Register your card(s) HERE.  You can register until 11/24, although there is a total enrollment limit.  If you get a “Thank You” after registering, your card is enrolled!
  • Find a small business that is participating HERE.  Just enter in the business you are looking for or your zip code to find a participating small business.
  • To receive your credit, spend $25 or more in a single, in-store transaction at a qualifying small business location on Saturday, November 24, 2012 using your enrolled card(s).  To receive the credit, the transaction must equal $25 or more, otherwise you will not receive your credit.
  • See full offer terms HERE.

So Dough Savvy Tip:  One of the best ways to use this credit is on gift cards!  Find out if the small business you choose offers bonuses on purchased gift cards – you may be able to snag a free $25 gift card (after $25 American Express credit) PLUS a free bonus gift card for purchasing it  – sweet!!

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Small Business Saturday 2012: Register Your American Express Today for 11/24!

by Jennifer on November 18, 2012  (This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here)

in Free/Cheap, Other Great Deals, Save Dough, Travel/Credit Card Deals

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American Express is participating in Small Business Saturday again this year!  Enroll your active American Express cards starting today, 11/18, in order to receive a FREE $25 statement credit when you spend $25 or more at participating small business stores!

I took part in this promotion last year and it worked like a charm!  If you have more than one American Express card – register ALL of them and you will  get a $25 on EACH one (excluding corporate cards)!

How to Get Your $25 American Express Credit:

  • Register your card(s) HERE.  You can register until 11/24, although I highly suggest registering your card(s) TODAY as there is a total enrollment limit.  If you get a “Thank You” after registering, your card is enrolled!
  • Find a small business that is participating HERE.  Just enter in the business you are looking for or your zip code to find a participating small business.
  • To receive your credit, spend $25 or more in a single, in-store transaction at a qualifying small business location on Saturday, November 24, 2012 using your enrolled card(s).  To receive the credit, the transaction must equal $25 or more, otherwise you will not receive your credit.
  • See full offer terms HERE.

So Dough Savvy Tip:  One of the best ways to use this credit is on gift cards!  Find out if the small business you choose offers bonuses on purchased gift cards – you may be able to snag a free $25 gift card (after $25 American Express credit) PLUS a free bonus gift card for purchasing it  – sweet!!

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Start Planning Your Next Vacation Today!

by Jennifer on November 9, 2012  (This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here)

in Baby and Kid Deals, Save Dough, Travel/Credit Card Deals

Half the fun of going on vacation in my opinion is planning the trip!  Deciding what you want to see, where you want to go, where you want to stay – it all builds such excitement and anticipation.  LOVE it!  Head over here to get a FREE vacation planning DVD!

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Jet Blue: Click-It-and-Ticket Sale {Today Only}!

by Jennifer on October 2, 2012  (This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here)

in Save Dough, Tickets/ Entertainment, Travel/Credit Card Deals

Jet Blue is having sale today only, and fares start at just $49 one way!

Details of the Click-it-and-Ticket Sale:

  • Fares include government taxes and fees.
  • Book October 2, 2012 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local).
  • Fares not available on Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia, or Priceline.
  • Travel October 16 – December 12, 2012.
  • Blackout dates November 16 – 26, 2012. (Day of week restrictions, travel window exceptions, and additional blackout dates apply and vary by route.)  Click on a fare for details.

Thanks Wheel-n-Deal Mama!

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Travel Deal: Earn 1 FREE Night for Every 10 with Hotels.com Welcome Rewards Program!

by Jennifer on September 7, 2012  (This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here)

in Save Dough, Travel/Credit Card Deals

Are you thinking about your next adventure yet?  I highly recommend you consider a new sweet offer from Hotels.com.  They have a program called Welcome Rewards, and if you sign up for a Hotels.com account and join Welcome Rewards, you can get 1 night FREE for every 10 nights stayed!   The 10 nights can be at different hotels at different times, not consecutive night stays.

This deal is available on over 65,000 hotels worldwide.  There are no date restrictions.  No points to mess with.  It’s simple and easy, just get a free night for every 10.  The free night stay is based on the average amount paid for the previous 10.  Head over here and get signed up today!

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FREE $25 Gift Card from American Express – No Credit Check {Ends 8/31/12}!

by Jennifer on August 30, 2012  (This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here)

in Free/Cheap, Other Great Deals, Save Dough, Save Online, Special Offers, Travel/Credit Card Deals

Here’s a really nice offer from American Express that ends tomorrow (through 8/31/12).  Right now if you order a Prepaid American Express Card and load at least $200.00 onto the card, you will receive a FREE $25 gift card!

You can use the American Express prepaid card just like cash, PLUS you can order up to 3 per person.  You can only get 1 card in your name, but you can purchase 2 more for other people including family members!

Learn more about this great offer here.  Offer ends 8/31/12.

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FREE Travel Deals Newsletter!

by Jennifer on August 16, 2012  (This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here)

in Save Dough, Travel/Credit Card Deals

I LOVE to travel – but that doesn’t mean I like to spend BIG money on a trip.  On of my secrets is checking out sites like Travelzoo.com for discounts on airfare, car rentals and accommodations.  Sign up today (it’s free!) and start receiving sweet vacation deals in your inbox!

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FREE One-Day Shipping on Amazon for Discover Cardholders {Through 9/15}!

by Jennifer on August 3, 2012  (This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here)

in Amazon Deals, Save Dough, Save Online, Travel/Credit Card Deals

There’s a sweet limited time offer for Discover cardholders on Amazon!  Right now you can get FREE one-day shipping when using your Discover card on qualifying items.  Great timing for purchasing back-to-school items!

How to Get FREE One-Day Shipping with Your Discover Card:

  • Add eligible Amazon products to your Shopping Cart.
  • Ship your item(s) to a single address.
  • IMPORTANT: You must select One-Day Shipping at checkout.  PRIME members: Select One-Day shipping for $3.99.
  • You must select your Discover Card as your method of payment.
  • Enter promo code “DSCVRFSP” in the “Have any gift certificates or promotional claim codes?” area and click the “Apply” button.
  • The shipping discount will be reflected in the Order Summary.
  • Enjoy free shipping on qualified items shipped to your specified address.

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Shutterfly 2012 Summer Sweepstakes: Win a Trip to the Bahamas + FREE Gift for Entering!

by Jennifer on July 17, 2012  (This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here)

in Free/Cheap, Giveaways/ Sweeps, Save Dough, Travel/Credit Card Deals

Shutterfly has a great Summer Sweepstakes going on right now – they are offering a chance to win a trip for 4 to the Bahamas with a professional photo shoot while you’re there to remember the trip forever – sweet!

You’ll have to “Like” the Shutterfly Facebook page and then upload a photo along with a caption based on this week’s theme.  This week’s theme is super easy – it’s the Great Outdoors.  PLUS – just for entering you’ll get a FREE gift (like free photo prints or something similar)!  I just entered and received 100 FREE prints (shipping cost only)!

My Entry:  Beautiful Bali Hai!

How to Enter:

  • Head over to the Shutterfly Facebook page
  • “Like” the page
  • Click “Enter Now”
  • Click on “Log in with Facebook”
  • Click on “Allow” or “Skip”
  • Fill out the form and upload your picture.
  • Enter your caption and hit “Submit Entry”

You’ll be allowed to enter once a week through 8/12/2012.  Each week there will be a new theme.

Come back and let us know if you win!

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