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Ariana Arghandewal
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Best Starwood Preferred Guest Hotels: Category 6 
Starwood’s Category 6 Hotel list is an impressive collection of properties with amazing locations that can offer great value when redeemed during peak travel dates. A free night at a Category 6 Starwood Hotel will set you back 20,000 –… Continue Reading →
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Why I Caved and Got the Club Carlson Credit Card Again
It was only seven short months ago that I wrote about cancelling my Club Carlson credit card after the annual fee was up. At the time I had decided that my (at the time somewhat limited) manufactured spending was better channeled… Continue Reading →
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My Week in Manufactured Spending: A Downward Spiral
Last week was a pretty crappy week on all fronts and to top it all off, things went south in terms of manufactured spending. My Wells Fargo card got shut down for literally no reason. I barely took advantage of… Continue Reading →
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How to Value, Transfer and Redeem Credit Card Points
Whether via email, Facebook or Twitter I try my best to respond to every single reader question. Sometimes the answer is either too complex to answer via email or the topic is something I get asked about quite a bit and… Continue Reading →
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My Week in Manufactured Spending: Adapting When Things Go Wrong
This was a tough week for me in terms of manufactured spending. I ran into a few problems with two of my most reliable Walmart locations. The first location is one where I’ve been able to load up on $10,000… Continue Reading →
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Is it Worth Buying Visa Gift Cards from Giftcards.com at 1.25% Cash Back?
While I was away in Europe, I got a notice from Yazing that Giftcards.com dropped the payout on Visa gift cards from 1.5% to 1.25%. Even major cash back portals like TopCashBack are now offering just 1.25% cash back on… Continue Reading →
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Is the New Chase Sapphire Reserve Card Worth Keeping Long-Term?
By now you’ve read hundreds of headlines about the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card and you’ve been well conditioned to hit the “apply” button on your favorite blogger’s links. Undoubtedly, the Sapphire Reserve’s 100,000 point sign-up bonus is huge and a… Continue Reading →
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Review: Hilton Munich Airport Hotel
After a long delay in Dusseldorf resulting from a cancelled flight, I finally made it to Munich. I spent the night at the Hilton Munch Airport Hotel and then flew to Thessaloniki the next morning. The Hilton Munich Airport was formerly a… Continue Reading →
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How to Redeem an American Airlines Travel Voucher
One of the easiest ways I’ve ever gotten “free travel” was by offering to get bumped off my flight to Chicago last year in exchange for a travel voucher. I was flying American Airlines out of San Francisco and the… Continue Reading →
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What Are the Best Hotel Credit Cards for Earning Free Nights?
A while back I wrote about the best hotel rewards program for earning free nights based on non-elite earning rates, which came down to Hilton HHonors, Club Carlson and Wyndham Rewards. Barring a really great mattress running opportunity, most of… Continue Reading →
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Review: Air France KLM Lounge at San Francisco International Airport
Just over a month ago, I set off on a trip to Thessaloniki, Calais, and London booked with points and miles after finding business class award space on AirBerlin a few days before departure. My first stop on this adventure was the… Continue Reading →
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10 Tips for Organizing a Smoother Group Travel Experience
Traveling with a group isn’t easy. When that group consists of your parents and two siblings, it can get frustrating. Not because they’re terrible to be around, but because of the different personalities and the difficulty that creates when it… Continue Reading →
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Freelance Writer
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  • Internet Brands
    Managing Editor - Travel, 4 - 2013
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  • University of Southern California
    Communication, 2009
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