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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Quick jaunt...Switz!

Hopping off on a quick jaunt to Zurich via Frankfurt tomorrow through the weekend - thank you to a UA voucher for this fun fast trip!  The weather should be warm and I'm looking forward to seeing the hustle and bustle of summertime in the city.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Chase Freedom 3Q points: worst categories yet?

I'm a big fan of the quarterly bonus categories for the Chase Freedom card.  Right now through June 30 you can earn 5x points on home improvement and grocery store purchases.  For general spend that you'd normally do anyway for your family, these seem to be excellent categories.

The 3rd quarter bonus areas were just announced, and I'm a bit disappointed:

Gas Stations and Streaming Services

If you have a lot of regular travel the gas station bonus may be an excellent choice; streaming services seems a bit of a waste since the monthly charges aren't usually significant (unless of course you're a dedicated subscriber!).  Personally I don't spend much so the value for me is limited.

Hoping the 4Q categories are better!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Slower rate of travel in June


Normally by this time I'd be writing about the many trips I have on tap for summer including InfoComm and others.  This is my off year for the InfoComm conference, however, so my June travel plans are fairly quiet.  In the past I also scheduled my annual trek back to WI for Badger Boys State, but since I am no longer conducting the band that trip is also off the books. 

I think I'll take the time to enjoy being at home and saving up for future trips.  I have a few planned for July - will be writing about those soon!