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.

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3 Keys to a Successful eBay Listing

You name it; I’ve probably sold it in the last 10 years on eBay. I sell whatever I can on eBay because everyone needs some extra income. It’s probably where I first started learning how to #hustle. Using my simple but specific methods has led me to over 400 positive feedback (with no negative) and probably somewhere over $30,000 in profit. From car parts to camera gear to Nintendo Wiis and to iPads, there are a few core methods to pulling off a successful eBay listing.

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  2. Complete description with a list of exactly what the buyer (winning bidder) will be receiving

Walkthrough: Getting Great Deals on Priceline

After doing my own research on this topic and landing some GREAT deals on well-reviewed hotels, I decided to give you guys a How-To guide for bidding on Priceline.

First and foremost, understand that the “Name Your Own Price” portion of Priceline is tricky in that you aren’t bidding on a SPECIFIC hotel. You are bidding on a zone that may include several hotels with whom Priceline has an agreement. Using the steps from this walkthrough, you’ll have a good idea of what hotel you’ll be getting should your bid be accepted.

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UBER Hustle: US Mint Dollar Coins for Miles

UPDATE 07/22/2011: This program is now dead. It was fun while it lasted, folks!

So an interesting article was published today. It sheds some light on what some of us travel hackers have been doing for years – How Frequent Fliers Exploit A Government Program To Get Free Trips. Personally, I’ve probably only gone through about $10,000 worth of these coins in the past 4 years or so.

The premise is simple:

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