Results of my Latest Credit Card App-O-Rama

First of all, Happy New Year!

The results are in! Well, not entirely, but I do know what I’ve been approved for and what I did not get approved for. This is my first actual app-o-rama since getting into the points and miles game early last year. I think it went well and I’m pleased with the results. Keep in mind, unlike last year where Joann participated, this time around it was only me. I won’t go into detail about the perks of these cards as most of them are solely used for their sign-up bonuses.

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Free 30 Minutes of Gogo WiFi on Delta + BONUS

Gogo, Delta, and eBay are teaming up to offer passengers a free 30 minutes of in-flight WiFi for the holidays. From now until Jan 2, 2012, you’ll be able to access the free WiFi on any domestic Delta flights.

To access the free Wi-Fi, just connect to Gogo on your Delta flight using your own Wi-Fi enabled device, open your browser, enter your email address in the special eBay promotion on the home page and click the “Give Me Free Wi-Fi” button.


As part of the giving season, here are 2 Gogo promotion codes for an entire session of WiFi. First come first serve so enjoy!


Update: Here’s a new one!


Trip Planning: The Big Easy & ATL

Intro – Planning
Delta and Weather Troubles to Start
Wyndham La Belle Maison
Cajun and Creole Goodness
Delta Strikes Again!
Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel
Southern Comfort Food


In light of this new found travel bug, Joann and I are once again going on vacation. We’re heading to New Orleans and Atlanta during Labor Day week.  It’s a great time for a full week of vacation because the kids will be back to school and you can outlast the vacationers that are just touring places for the weekend. For flights, we redeemed Delta awards and for lodging, we used a combination of Priceline Name Your Own Bid, and my parents’ Wyndham Vacations timeshare.

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How To: Vacation in Bora Bora – Part 1

Yesterday, a friend asked me what it would entail for his wife and him to economically vacation at a luxury destination in the next 3-4 years. The ultimate goal is to use miles for the Business class flights and points for the luxury lodging. There are a lot of things to consider when planning a big vacation where you want to redeem awards for both large ticket items (flight & hotel). The only points/miles earning credit cards they have are the Chase OnePass Plus and Chase Sapphire Preferred. They are willing to open one more line of credit if the bonus offer and earning potential are lucrative enough.

I’ll go through a few questions that I posed to help reveal a better idea of how to formulate the free flight part of the vacation.

"It's like a screensaver!"

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Delta 100% Bonus when you Buy/Gift/Transfer Miles

According to Gary from View from the Wing, Delta is offering a 100% bonus on purchased, gifted, or transferred miles through September 30. The one restriction is that the account has to be open for at least 10 days. Since this promo is going until the end of September, sign up now just in case!

This offer is great for me (or my parents, rather) because I am using their Delta miles to send them on a trip to Europe in Business class next Spring.

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