An event that we look forward to every year is the Daily Giveaways for four weeks sponsored by the US Travel Association. Each workday for two weeks, beginning today April 4th promptly at 1:00 EDT, you have the opportunity to (attempt) to purchase one of their daily specials. Some days are better than others but there is usually something for everyone during this four week period. To purchase, click on this link.
I have purchased points from Club Carlson, IHG as well as a few other vacation goodies to bump up my point totals when I had plans to use them.
What I like about the first week of daily getaways is that they are family friendly. You can be one of the few to buy points from IHG (Holiday Inn, etc), Comfort Inn, Sleep Inn and a few more. Want to go to Busch Gardens with discounted tickets or planning a trip to Vegas. You might try getting a great deal through the Daily Getaways. Here is what is planned for next week:
There will be more goodies the following week and that is the end till next year.
Looking at what is offered for this coming week I might consider the Busch Garden tickets since our daughter lives fairly close to one of the Busch Gardens – or I might just get them and give to her. They like to go when it is Howl-o-ween at Busch Gardens. They took their 2 year old this fall and he loved it! I might consider some of the IHG points since I have just used up a couple of hundred booking our trip in New Mexico/France and Belgium.
Remember, it begins at 1:00 Eastern time and they are very limited so if there is something you want, get the correct time and jump on it as soon as you can. Some daily giveaways have more opportunities to purchase than others. Post here if you are able to purchase anything so we can all congratulate you!
Today was a chilly day and Blogger Hubby and I decided to go to our local winery – Veritas Winery – for a tasting. We are wine club members where we get three bottles of wine, at a discount, four times a year. We don’t have a choice which wines we receive but it is a chance for us to try different wines that we would not ordinarily try. Another perk of being a wine club member is that you and a guest do not have to pay for the wine tasting. We do try and take advantage of that special perk.
On the way to the winery is Target. I needed to upload some photographs for our family wall and thought this would be a good time to do it since we would be passing within 1/4 of the Target. We picked up our photographs next to the customer service center; in fact, the clerk was working both counters. I though this would be a good time to ask her if this store, which doesn’t sell the Redbird, would reload them for me. She wasn’t familiar with them and called her manager over. He was familiar and instructed her how to reload them. Seems that I need to load some money on them via my credit card as we went on a little shopping spree today. Additionally, I need to replenish some of the miles that we have been using this past year and by loading money onto my Redbird from my credit card, we’ll be adding some more miles to our accounts.
We actually went through the register at Target three times and each time we paid with our Redbird We saved 5% of the total bill. We had ordered photographs to frame of our family. Cha ching – saved 5%. We bought some toys for our grandchildren to stay at our house so they would have something to play with – cha ching, saved another 5% off an already sale price. Went to find other gifts for the grands and found what we were looking for however, it was mismarked. Had a large sign over it with a lower price – about 20% less than it should have been. The clerk walked us up to a registered at the front and she checked us out using the lower price and of course I whipped out my Redbird and saved another 5% off a mistaken price. Cha Ching, Cha Ching, Cha Ching.
Winner of Target Prepaid Debit Card – Mike is the winner of the Target Prepaid Debit card. He wrote “I’m definitely going to add this to my MS portfolio. Thanks!” Congratulations to Mike. I sent you and email asking for your asking to mail you the card. You have 48 hours to respond otherwise I have Random.org choose another winner.
Air, Land and Sea has just celebrated its 3 month anniversary and I have a gift for one of my lucky readers – a $50 VISA gift card. This give away will last all week and a drawing will be held on Sunday, September 15 at 9:00 PM using random. org to make the winning selection. I’ll notify the winner by email and he/she will have 48 hours to confirm their address to me in order to mail the gift card. If I don’t hear back within 48 hours, I’ll make a second drawing.
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