Awesome Instant Pot Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale

This isn’t really a travel-related post, but I really wanted to share this deal. A lot of people know I’m a huge fan of my Instant Pot electric pressure cooker. It’s right up there with my iPhone and Macbook Pro Retina as one of my favorite devices in my life.

Click here to see the deal on Amazon ($68.95, normally $120+): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FLYWNYQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00FLYWNYQ&linkCode=as2&tag=defl03-20&linkId=a4812c3c24004ad16e503b13eb924d09

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Rejecting Citi’s arbitration agreement

I recently received updated cardholder agreements for all my Citi cards. Normally this wouldn’t be a big deal and I tend to skip reading these, but I noticed a big clause about a new arbitration provision. It also said:

You have the right to reject this arbitration provision. If you reject, your account will no longer be subject to an arbitration provision. You can reject arbitration by writing to us at PO Box 6195, Sioux Falls, SD 57117-6195 stating that you would like to reject the arbitration agreement. Your letter must be postmarked on or before [various dates in end of December or early January]. We will not close your account if you reject this change.

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Singapore Airlines First Class HKG-SFO in 14 Photos

Sorry for the delay! Here’s the last segment of my trip, which I got to share with Jacob. It was a lot of fun 🙂

CLEAR cancelled my free trial

Update: it seems like CLEAR is catching and denying people who have had previous accounts when going to an enrollment center as well. So perhaps I didn’t lose out on too much.

This probably falls under the level of “don’t call the XXXX” but I just wanted to put out a quick warning for others. There was a promotion code going around last week that would give 1 year free of the Family membership to CLEAR, then the renewal would be $50.00 a year after that.

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Cathay Dragon Economy Class PNH-HKG in Six Photos

Yes, I do fly economy sometimes! Particularly on short-hauls, it makes a lot of sense because the benefits of premium cabins are low and cash or miles prices are usually cheap.

Cathay Dragon is Cathay Pacific’s rebranding of its subsidiary, Dragonair. Dragonair is primarily a regional airline but does serve some mid-hauls with lie flat seats.

Thai AirAsia First Class DMK-REP in 3 Photos

Hey y’all! Jacob and I had a blast in Bangkok and now we’re in Siem Reap for a few days. In the spirit of my earlier post, I figured I’d share a photo trip report of my most recent flight between Bangkok and Siem Reap. Without further ado…


Oh wait, did I say first class….?

Cathay Pacific First Class SFO-HKG in 15 Photos

Since I didn’t bring a laptop on this trip, and it’s hard to type on my phone, I’m going to take a page out of Lucky’s (onemileatatime) book and let my photos do the talking. Enjoy! I certainly did 😉



That’s all for now! Got a lounge to catch!

Pre-Trip Trip Report: Siem Reap, Cambodia

I can’t believe it’s been a month since we’ve had a post around here! For my part, I’m gearing up for my crazy opulent, international first class flight on Cathay Pacific that I booked as an American Airlines award prior to the devaluation.  For 67,500 miles (less a 10% rebate), I’m going to fly in…let’s just say ‘style.’ Of course, I’ll have trip reports for that and my return flight on Singapore Airlines (sadly, no suites), which I will be sharing with my friend Jacob.

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Travel Hacking, for Normal People

Travel hackers are a really weird bunch. After all, who in their right mind would spend their time chasing deals that earn 1000 miles here or a slim 1-2 points per dollar spent? This doesn’t even count for all the time we spend feeding various obscure routings into award flight searches in order to find that “perfect” redemption that includes the newest plane model or an amazing lounge stop (you know who you are).

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Bad News From Ebay: No More Bucks on GC Purchases

Busy day today.

Many people are logging into their Ebay accounts and seeing the following:

Thankfully, Ebay will be giving us one quarter to cash out our current bucks for gift cards, but earnings will stop next week.

/ht to Doctor of Credit readers, who prompted me to check my account.

Another one bites the dust….

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