Mini App-O-Rama, Marriott’s Secret Elite Status, Hobbiton Trip Report

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Roundup: Articles From Around the Web

Here are some posts from around the web that I thought you may find interesting.  Let me know if there is anything good I missed.  Email me anything awesome that you find, or write, at


My mini August 2019 App-o-rama – Miles per Day

A lot of apps just for the referral bonus shows the sad state of affairs in this game.  I know Vinh has some big time spending plans for those cards but it still makes me cringe a little.  I think the Ebates card is something I need to look more closely at when I am done with my current min spend.

Hobbiton: Not Just for LOTR Nerds – Miles for Family

It looks like a pretty cool experience.  It would be on my list to check out for sure.

Marriott Has a Secret, Invite-Only Elite Status Called Cobalt – Conde Nast Traveler

I feel sorry for anyone who spends enough time and money at Marriott to get this.


Which article did you find most interesting?  Remember to let me know of anything you come across that you want added into the next edition at

Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann is a father, husband and miles/points fanatic. He left the corporate world after starting a family in order to be a stay at home dad. Mark is constantly looking at ways to save money and stay within budget while also taking awesome vacations with his family. When he isn't caring for his family or taking a weekend trip, Mark is working towards his goal of visiting every Major League Baseball ballpark.

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