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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Canceling My NY Times Subscription After Receiving My Free(ish) Google Home

How I went about cancelling The New York Times after getting my free(ish) Google Home.

American Express Platinum Retention Offer – Did I Keep or Cancel It?

My American Express Platinum retention offer - details and my decision inside.

Monday Morning Miles Talk – How I Did With Those Kohl’s Appliances

How I did selling those Kohl's personal appliances.

Is Hyatt Trying to be the New Airbnb? Oasis Program Announced

Hyatt Announces New Oasis Program Hyatt announces a new program called Oasis, a home share program, that is a part of their Unbound Collection.  It looks...

A New American Express Upgrade Offer – 5,000 Easy Points (Targeted?)

New American Express Surpass Authorized User Offer I received an email this weekend, from American Express, offering 5,000 Hilton Honors points for adding an authorized...

PayPal’s Over Billing Response: Some Good News But Still Some Worrisome Issues

PayPal's Response to Over-billing I wrote an article two weeks ago where I claimed PayPal overcharged me when doing a combo payment (PayPal balance and...

Citi American Airlines Bonus Increased to 60,000 Miles on Business and Personal Cards

Citi American Airlines credit card bonus increased to 60,000 miles on the personal and business version.