From Around the Web: Has Google Made Cheap Hotels Harder to Find, Bonus Perks of the Amex Plat, MoviePass Changes Course & More!

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Roundup: Articles From Around the Web!

Roundup: Articles From Around the Web!

Here are some posts that caught our eye 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

You can see my previous editions here! 


Here are the articles for this edition:

MoviePass Removes Unused App Location from iOS with New Update – Engadget

Not surprising after MoviePass’ CEO openly admitted to tracking customers.  I guess the backlash was big enough to make them change their ways.  You can read my review of MoviePass and remember that their pricing has been reduced by 12% for a limited time.

The Opposite of Travel Hacking – Million Mile Guy

This story makes me sick to my stomach.  If you already have a card and features get added, like actually earning points, they should be updated and added to current cardholders as well.  This is why I don’t feel bad playing this game for miles and points or with bank bonuses.

US Bank Real-Time Rewards are Good, not Great – The Free-quent Flyer

US Bank recently made some changes to their award booking set up.  Most applauded US Bank’s changes as they should.  But it may have been a little over hyped.  The Free-quent Flyer brings up some good points on why the changes are just good, not great.

Miami’s Platinum House – Art Basel Miami – Double Duty Daddy

This is a few months old but still worth bringing up.  There are a lot of perks that come with the premium cards, American Express Platinum in particular, that a lot of people miss out on.  This just goes to show that the deeper you dig the more value you find.  Who wouldn’t want a complimentary night on the beach filled with drinking, dancing, and food?

Has Google has made it Harder to Find Cheap Hotels? – Skift

Interesting look at how companies display hotel search results.  And a reminder to always scroll down a little further because it seems the best prices get buried.  The almighty dollar does the talking here, like most places, and if you don’t pay to play you aren’t getting a seat at the table.


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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