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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Kosher lamp for $29.99 shipped
« on: September 16, 2011, 02:03:31 PM »
So is $30 a good price in the states?

Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Deals for MS Office
« on: September 16, 2011, 02:01:45 PM »
Anyone know of any good deals for MS Office?

If you know anyone in college/grad school, they can often get very good pricing on MS products.

Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: 2 Six Flags Tickets
« on: August 19, 2011, 11:25:54 AM »
A little too low, sorry.

Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Keurig B60
« on: August 18, 2011, 12:58:13 PM »
Looks like I've bought enough k-cups to earn a free brewer (which I don't need).  Asking $100.  This will be 100% brand new and can ship directly to you.

I'll try giving this one bump, then it's off to ebay.  It's completely new, unopened, full warranty, etc.

Goods For Sale/Trade / 2 Six Flags Tickets
« on: August 18, 2011, 11:44:12 AM »
I won two Six Flags tickets and probably can't use them.  Good for one-day admission at any Six Flags park for the 2011 season.  Asking $45.

Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Portable DVD player
« on: August 17, 2011, 04:47:23 PM »
Not sure this will help, but we have two dual screen sets for the car.  We have a Sylvania 7" (Costco) and a Philips 7" (Target) and have no problems with them.  The kids don't seem to prefer one over the other and my impression is that the quality is similar.  On the balance I prefer the Philips because it has an easier strap for the headrest.

On The Road / Re: Where do you credit your Avis rentals?
« on: July 22, 2011, 01:39:42 PM »
Depends how long you are renting for.

Some programs credit you per rental, and others per day you rent (I believe AA etc credit, but I'm not renting for extended time so I never looked into it).

Not sure what wrong with promos.

I credit to Miles & More.(As discussed on DDF before)

Good point, I should have mentioned that.  My rentals are almost exclusively one-day rentals.

There's nothing wrong with promos, but one-day rentals usually don't qualify.

well in my opinion the most value for rentals would be to keep the points local-meaning if you rent from avis then keep em there if from hertz then for sure and national as well.
 Right now hertz has a promo for every day rented you get in additional 100 points besides for the regualr point for dollar. So say you rented for four days at 35$ day youd get a free day ( 400+140points point per dollar)
do the math spend $140  get $35 value =25% or so. could even be more because the points can be used any time.

and if you got the extra 500 points for sign up then your doin just fine !

Another good point.  I think your approach works for Hertz, but wouldn't help me for Avis.  The general Avis First program only gives you weekend days, which I wouldn't use, and the current Free To Get Away program is for rentals of two days or more.

On The Road / Where do you credit your Avis rentals?
« on: July 20, 2011, 01:15:59 PM »
Question for the chevrah (and especially the gurus):

Leaving aside any temporary promos which might make it worthwhile to change your habits, where do you credit your Avis rental miles/points?  Virgin Atlantic seems super generous, but has high fuel surcharges.  I'm thinking maybe LAN.  What do you do?  :-\

Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Tumi Carry-On normally $495 for $152
« on: July 18, 2011, 03:29:48 PM »
I was ready to jump on this, but looks like it's dead.  Oh well.

On The Road / Re: Priority Club points
« on: June 23, 2011, 10:48:40 AM »
Priority Club transfers into most of the major airlines.  10,000 points converts to 2,000 miles.

Goods For Sale/Trade / Keurig B60
« on: June 22, 2011, 01:00:08 PM »
Looks like I've bought enough k-cups to earn a free brewer (which I don't need).  Asking $100.  This will be 100% brand new and can ship directly to you.

Up In The Air / Re: AA Status Match
« on: June 22, 2011, 12:37:15 PM »
Has anyone tried getting their status matched to AA through either Delta Silver or Continental/Star Alliance Silver?

AA doesn't status match, they'll just let you enroll in a challenge.  I've heard of them granting status at the beginning of a challenge (based on the "I'm willing to complete the challenge, but you can't expect me to fly without status" argument).

If you were not elite when you booked but become elite prior to traveling do you receive elite benefits for your trip?

Yes, you'll have benefits available as soon as you become elite.  So you can change your seat assignment to a "premium" seat.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Dallas Master thread
« on: June 02, 2011, 11:21:15 AM »
Yes, lots of good takeout at the Tom Thumb, including chicken, sandwiches, sushi, baked goods.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Banff Master Thread
« on: June 02, 2011, 11:13:46 AM »
anyone have any experience going to the rockies with little kids??
am i going to be in over my head? any advice or opinions on this?

We're hoping for a trip to Banff this summer without the kids.  I don't know about your little kids, but mine would not do well driving a few hours into the ice fields or Jasper, hiking and then driving back.

We're going to VT or NH with the kids - there's more variety that they can appreciate in addition to the natural beauty.

Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: 6 USairways $50 vouchers
« on: May 26, 2011, 01:32:59 PM »
Care to explain what you mean?

I'll try.

Let's say you are going to the NBA playoffs and fly from LGA to OKC.  There are no direct flights so there's a good chance you'll fly through DFW.  That's called a connecting flight (not a stopover).  But if you say, hey, I'm going through Dallas anyway, I'll catch a game in Dallas and then continue to OKC the next day (or even 4+ hours later), that's a stopover.

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