Earn Starbucks Stars with your Lyft Rides

Starbucks and Lyft have partnered together to make the morning commute sweeter. I already use Lyft for my commute in the mornings and now by simply connecting my Lyft and Starbucks accounts, I will earn 5 stars for every morning ride between 5am – 10am M – F. This will end Nov 9, 2016 so hurry and sign up now.

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Earn 20x Miles per Dollar through United’s Shopping Portal today only

Whenever I shop online, I try to always go through an airline portal to earn miles for my shopping, on top of the miles that I’ll earn from using a reward credit card. Best of all, signing up for the airline portals is free!

United just increased the mileage earned to 20 miles on several retailers. This is a huge bonus, so if you’ve been eyeing an item, now would be the time to purchase it. I know I need to get a few winter outfits for my lil guy, who’s quickly outgrowing his 6 month size clothes.

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Sign Up for the AMEX 2X Small Business Promo

Amex just sent me an email about a special promo to earn extra bonus points at small businesses from now until the end of the year.

Rewarded for Shopping at Small Businesses

The promotion allows earnings of 2x membership rewards points per dollar spent at small businesses.

I currently have two Amex cards – the Amex Premier Rewards Gold card and the Amex Blue Cash Everyday card. This promotion works on both of these cards as long as I enroll into this promotion on my accounts.

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SAN-ORD First Class with a Baby

We had almost missed this flight. So you can imagine how relieved we were to have made it on board. On the flight to SAN, we sat in economy, aisle and middle seats. Now, flying back to ORD, we had the row to ourselves. The wider seats were more comfortable with the baby. Prior to take-off, I fed him his bottle, while the rest of the passengers were boarding the plane.

The flight attendant came by and offered us pre-departure drinks. Then took our cups away just as we were about to take-off.

During take-off, I gave my baby his pacifier so he could have something to suck on to relieve any ear pressure.

Then about a few minutes later, the seat belt sign came off and I was able to stand up with my baby. He likes being rocked to sleep. Soon enough, he fell asleep in my arms. SUCCESS. Continue reading “SAN-ORD First Class with a Baby”

Upgrades, A Baby, and How we almost missed our flight…

Our family took a quick trip to visit Grandma on the West coast because there were some amazing deals I saw back in August (roundtrip ORD to SAN/LAX/SNA for about $100-$200). On the day we were flying back to Chicago, we loaded the car with all our bags, stroller, and car seat. I had already checked-in to the flight on the app so we were all set to go. Baby was happy during the 45 minute ride to the airport, which was a blessing.

Once we got to the airport, we see the curbside check-in counter. I’ve never used one of these counters before, but since we had more bags than usual plus the stroller/car set combo, I figured it would be easier than figuring out how to bring everything in with our limited hands. So as Daddy was waiting in line with some of our stuff, I was getting Baby out of his car seat. That’s when I smelled the you-know-what smell.

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