Hotel review: The Beverly Hilton & a photogenic fish

I was childishly psyched about the opportunity to travel to LA this week.

While looking at the list of available hotels near my employer’s LA office, I was surprised to see what one of the cheapest, closest options was — The Beverly Hilton.

This historic hotel is famous for hosting the annual Golden Globes Awards, and sadly, as the place where Whitney Houston was found deceased in her room’s bathtub in 2012. Continue reading

Frontier strikes again: Cross America for cheaper than a taxi ride

Frontier Airlines has sales so good, so frequently, it’s almost ridiculous.

Book these new sale flights before the end of August 18, and you’ll get double the (actual) miles on these flights as well.

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These $20 flights don’t require you to be a member of Frontier’s “Discount Den” club either.

Here are some of the best one-way fares I could find: Continue reading

Free Starbucks w/ Lyft…gift card purchase?

Starbucks and Lyft have had a weird little romance for the past year or so.

Both companies have gotten around a bit. Lyft hooked up with GM, Starbucks hooked up with the NY Times. They both hooked up with T-Mobile, though that one ended in a nasty breakup for Starbucks, who was apparently cheating with AT&T.

Enough of the drama.

Here’s the news: Lyft is now selling $20 gift cards that are for sale at only one place: Starbucks. And every gift card comes with a free $5 Starbucks gift card.

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Easy 500 Hilton points with email sign-up

I’ll say right from the start: This is only worth a couple bucks at best. But free points are free points, and this is an easy way to refresh the expiration date on your account.

Go to this link, click on the offer, and sign in to your Hilton HHonors account to opt in to their shopping emails. A fun typo is included:

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