Welcome to The Morning Shave. We read a ton of travel articles each day for our personal research and to share the best travel tips and tricks with you. Here are the articles for Wednesday, July 30, 2019, that we think you should read.
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After 2 strangers missed a flight, they were asked to share a hotel room with one bed. – This is crazy. I’m pretty sure that I would have just booked my own room instead. Yet another reason why having travel insurance is a good call. Compare options and prices with Allianz.
9-year-old girl tossed in air after bison charges group of tourists Yellowstone National Park. – As a parent, this video makes my heart sink. But, also as a parent, I know better than to put my kids in this type of dangerous situation. You have to respect animals because you never know when they will act out.
Why Chase is changing its minimum spend requirements. – Banks want you to keep spending on their credit cards. Short-term bonuses will soon be a thing of the past. Citi started doing something along these lines a couple of years ago. More banks will do so as well as they strive to squeeze out the “card churners.”
IHG Properties Now Priced as High as 100K Points per Night. – It can be difficult to earn IHG Rewards points with your credit card spend with bonuses capped at 2x per $1 for gas, groceries, and dining. That means you’d have to spend $50,000 in bonuses categories for just one free night at these top-tier properties! Ouch.
American Express Takes Another Swipe at Manufactured Spending. – American Express continues to make negative moves with their credit card portfolio that are bad for consumers. Sure, some people go overboard, but what about businesses that buy gift cards for employee benefits or consumers that buy them as gifts? One more reason to consider switching credit cards when the annual fee comes due. Take a look here at the latest credit card offers.
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