May Top 5: Elegant Scam, Amazon Discount, Engine Fire, SSSS & Amex Plat Retention!

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Most Popular Posts of May 2019

Here are our 5 most viewed posts from the previous month.  This only includes articles written and posted in the month of May.  Any expired deals or promos will not be included either.

My Wife’s Amex Platinum Retention Offer – Did She Keep or Cancel?

I was hoping for a decent offer so we could keep the card open and make Amex happy.  Keeping my wife out of the pop up purgatory that I am in was key.  I also considered downgrading to the Gold or the potentially revamped Green card if an offer didn’t come.

My Experience After Getting The Dreaded SSSS On My Boarding Pass

I finally got the mark of the extra search on my way back from Amsterdam.  Overall it wasn’t too bad.  The secondary screening at the regular security was more annoying.

United Plane Makes Emergency Landing, Engine Fire Caught on Video

Yikes, this is an experience I never want to have while traveling.

Get $5 When You Scan Your Amazon Box Tape

I love all of the freebies that Amazon targets it’s members for.  Even when they don’t deliver on time is an opportunity to get some credit.  Hopefully some of you were targeted for this one!

Kroger VGC Fraud/Scam Is Worse Than We Thought – Very Elegant Plan

First Safeway and now Kroger.  These scams are getting more and more sophisticated but this one takes the cake so far.  And Kroger’s response to the situation was less than stellar.

That’s A Wrap!

Well that does it for May 2019. Let me know in the comments which article you liked best.

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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