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Just Shmooze / HQ Trivia
« on: December 29, 2017, 03:16:13 PM »
Do you play HQ?

Written by Mrs. Bob

Two Tuesday's ago I was sitting at my desk at work minding my own business, when Lou texted me, "So-and-so booked a Hyatt glitch in Aruba and offered it to us. Are we in?" Always down for an adventure, and particularly for one booked with just 8 days notice, I responded with an enthusiastic, "YES!" Then the search for flights began. AA had no direct availability and SW didn't fly the route on the days we needed, but UA had availability in both directions for 35K RT p/p. Only thing is, we were out of UA miles after draining our accounts to date, to vort, and to marry. Armed with plenty of MR, and knowing that there was tons of availability for partners to book, we decided to transfer to SQ and book with them. We completed the transfer and spent the rest of the evening constantly double checking that the award space didn't magically disappear. Around 2:00am, our points appeared and Lou called up SQ, was subjected to a long wait filled with awful music, and successfully booked us onto the flights we wanted. Great, right? Ha.

Not ten minutes later (mind you, this is around 2:45 am), he suddenly exclaims, "Oh no, I didn't check JetBlue!!" I rolled my eyes, and rolled over in bed, hoping he'd just go to sleep too. Alas, I was out of luck, and sure enough, JetBlue had availability . . . and for less miles, and less tax! I'm sure those of you who have been playing this game for a while can understand the feeling of horror upon realizing you didn't get the absolute best valuation for your points and money . . . but all I cared about was sleep. Miraculously, I convinced Lou to go to sleep and worry about it in the morning. A word to the wise: always listen to your wife; not only will it save you agmas nefesh, but it'll save you money as well. "How?" you may ask. The very next day, aided by a semi-decent night of sleep no doubt, Lou suddenly recalled a friend of his who can use a Sooper Seekrit way of getting us cheap revenue flights. (PMs not accepted, so don't even try). Suffice it to say, we cancelled our SQ flights, and booked the revenue ones. With SQ miles valued around 1.35 cents per mile, we had saved enough on the flights to practically cover the food, the hotel, and all the activities.

We were ready to roll!

Just Shmooze / Jets vs Giants
« on: August 30, 2015, 07:04:19 PM »
I can't decide.

Just Shmooze / The "Q"
« on: July 06, 2015, 06:47:51 PM »
Anyone going this year?  :)

Up In The Air / Frontier $19 one way LGA-MIA - or reverse
« on: January 29, 2015, 09:23:08 PM »
Limited dates

Feb 7,8,9,10

Feb 5,6,7,10,11,12

Just Shmooze / Ice Bucket Challenge
« on: August 19, 2014, 09:51:53 PM »
Have you been nominated yet?   :)

Did you do the challenge?

Just Shmooze / Where is Albert?
« on: February 02, 2014, 12:19:01 AM »

General Discussion / LLC publication
« on: January 28, 2013, 11:14:01 PM »
In rockland county...
Where do I publish it?
How long/many times do I need to do this?
How much should it cost?
What am I writing in it?

Just Shmooze / Speech Ideas
« on: January 15, 2013, 02:53:52 PM »
I need to give an "informative" speech for class. It needs to be 4 minutes, and must include something visual.
Any ideas?

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