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1105, 2015

Only 4500 Chase Ultimate Rewards for Short Haul Flights in the U.S./Canada

By | May 11th, 2015|Categories: Travel Tips|0 Comments

Did you know you can transfer your Chase Ultimate Rewards to British Airways Avios to get super cheap U.S. or Canada short-haul flights? That's correct, for as little as 4500 Ultimate Rewards points, you can hop on a British Airways flight for a trip in the U.S.A (or Canada)! Keep reading to see how this is done. QUICK OVERVIEW 1. Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer 1:1 for British Airways Avios. If you have a card like Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Ink, you will earn Chase Ultimate Rewards. If you sign in to your Ultimate Rewards account you will see an option to transfer your points to British Airways.  You will need a British Airways Executive Club account to transfer to.  It is free and you are given the option to open one when you are transferring points.   [...]

905, 2015

Chase INK: Earn 60K UR points for Spending 5K in 3 months! Plus 5x Bonus on Utilities & Office Supplies.

By | May 9th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Right now Chase INK has a signup bonus of 60,000 rewards points?[NOW EXPIRED], after spending $5,000 in 3 months. If you do not have this card - you need it.  It is one of my favorite cards.  It has one of the best bonus categories on normal spend. 5X points on office supply stores 5X points on cell phone bills 5X points on landline bills 5X points on internet bills 5X points on cable tv bill 2X points at gas stations 2X points on hotels 1X points on everything else Chase Ultimate Rewards are amongst the most valuable points to have because they transfer 1:1 to many partner loyalty programs.  If you choose, cash out your 65,000 points (60K bonus + 5K spend) for $650 cash.  You can also use it for more then $812 in travel purchased through [...]

705, 2015

Get 5,000+ AAdvantage Miles Every Month for Opening a BankDirect Account.

By | May 7th, 2015|Categories: The Basics|0 Comments

I had money sitting in a savings account earning almost nothing in interest. I moved that money to BankDirect and now I earn over 7500 miles EVERY MONTH! Here is how it works (*get a bigger bonus by using our referral below): Free Miles Monthly: BankDirect Mileage Checking w/Interest Account: 100 miles PER MONTH for every $1000 balance (up to 50k - that is 5,000 miles a month!) BankDirect Money Market Savings Account: 50 miles PER MONTH for every $1000 balance (up to 50K - that is $2500 miles a month!) Bonus: 10,000 miles for setting up direct deposit* Bonus: 5,000 miles for using bill pay* Bonus: 5,000 miles for using the Visa Check Card* Bonus: 1,000 miles for being referred (email us and we'll send you a referral: awardshark.com@gmail.com) Bonus: 1,000 miles for just [...]

605, 2015

Earn About $20 + 3,000 Reward Points @ Office MAX/Office DEPOT (limited time!)

By | May 6th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Right now (until May 16th) you can get make $20 and earn rewards points for purchasing visa gift cards at Office Max/Office Depot. Here is the deal: OfficeMax/Office Depot has a promotion: $20 off $300 dollars in Visa Gift Cards. Limit 2 per customer. Here is how to work it: Buy 3 $200 visa gift cards Purchase with a rewards earning credit card (Chase Ink will get you 5x bonus) The purchase will ring up as: ~ $621 (3 cards plus activation fees of about $7 each) The register will automatically deduct $40 at the register for the current promotion. Total charge to your card should be about ~$581 for $600 in Visa Gift Cards! You just made $19 plus earned the points for purchasing the cards. In my case it is 3,000 Chase Ultimate [...]

904, 2015

Earn a Profit (or Miles) Paying Your Taxes with a Credit Card

By | April 9th, 2015|Categories: Travel Tips|0 Comments

Yes, you can pay your taxes with a credit card.  There is a fee, but that can be more then offset, and it is even possible to earn a PROFIT paying your taxes with your credit card.  I can make about $1,000 in profit on a $5,000 tax bill. First, see that you can charge your taxes for roughly an 1.87% fee: IRS Pay Taxes by Credit Card Now if you have a credit card that has more then 1.87% in cash back, you make a profit.  Here are 2 cards that offer 2%:  Barclays Arrival+, and Fidelity Investment Rewards Amex.  That will net you a whopping 0.13% profit!  NOTE: Barclays does pay you back 10% of redeemed rewards, so this can actually be 0.33% profit:  Say your taxes are $1,000.  Paying by credit card [...]

1703, 2015

One Way to Pay Your Mortgage With a Credit Card!

By | March 17th, 2015|Categories: Travel Tips|2 Comments

NOTE: AS OF MAY 6th, 2015 THIS POST IS NO LONGER ACCURATE.  THE TARGET REDCARD NO LONGER ACCEPTS CREDIT CARD LOADING. Why would I want to pay my mortgage with a credit card? The biggest reason is to earn award points on your award credit card for something that you would've normally paid from your bank account.  This method can also help you reach the minimum spend on a new bonus credit card.  Usually there are bills that you have that can't be paid with a credit card, but this method eliminates that and allows you to start earning award points on nearly every bill that you have. There are numerous ways to pay your mortgage with a credit card.  But not many get easier then the one I am about to describe.  You can [...]

Privacy Policy 2017-05-18T12:46:51+00:00
This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally identifiable information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.


What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your email address or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site or enter information on our site.


How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
      To personalize user’s experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
      To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.


How do we protect visitor information?
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
We do not use Malware Scanning.
We do not use an SSL certificate
      We do not need an SSL because:
We only provide articles and information, we never ask for personal or private information like social security, or credit card numbers.


Do we use ‘cookies’?
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.
We use cookies to:
      Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
      Keep track of advertisements.
      Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If users disable cookies in their browser:
If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled It will turn off some of the features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.
However, you can still place orders

Ability to comment on posts


Third Party Disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.


Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.


Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.
Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.
We have implemented the following:
      Remarketing with Google AdSense
      DoubleClick Platform Integration
We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Opting out:
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.


California Online Privacy Protection Act
CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf
According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously
Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.
Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’, and can be easily be found on the page specified above.
Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes:
      On our Privacy Policy Page
Users are able to change their personal information:
      By logging in to their account
How does our site handle do not track signals?
We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we allow third party behavioral tracking


COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under 13.


Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify the users via in site notification
      Within 7 business days
We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.


The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
      Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:
      NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses
      Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
      Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters
      Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
      Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
      Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can
      Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.

and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.
Last Edited on 2015-03-09