The Savvy Traveler's Guide to Club Carlson Points

The Savvy Traveler's Guide to Club Carlson Points

One overlooked program in the points and miles world is Club Carlson. While they may not have as many flashy properties as Hyatt, SPG, or Marriott, Club Carlson offers several enticing reasons why you should pay more attention to the program. Read on to learn how Club Carlson can save you money on your next trip.

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Student Discounts: 70+ Stores Offering Discounts for College Students

Student Discounts: 70+ Stores Offering Discounts for College Students

Isn't it funny that some of our happiest, most exciting, and carefree years--our college years--are also some of our poorest? In honor of National Student Discount Day (it's a thing, and it's today!), we put together a list of 70-plus discounts for starving college students. 

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8 Smart Technology Upgrades that Will Save You Money on Utilities

8 Smart Technology Upgrades that Will Save You Money on Utilities

Have you ever left your lights on so you wouldn't come home to a dark house? Or kept the AC on the cool side while you're away so you don't melt when you walk in the door? Or maybe you forgot to turn something off before you left for the day and couldn’t stop thinking about the money and energy going out the window. Whether intentional or accidental, these small acts are money wasters. 

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The Savvy Traveler's Guide to Aeroplan Miles

The Savvy Traveler's Guide to Aeroplan Miles

Continuing our "Better Know A Mileage Program" series, this post is about how to best use Aeroplan miles. The mileage program of Air Canada, there are lots of great ways to use these miles to travel the world a little cheaper.

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6 Back-to-School Laptop Deals You Can't Miss

6 Back-to-School Laptop Deals You Can't Miss

It's hard to believe, but the time has come to pack up your beach bags and bust out the backpack. If you're a student in need of a new laptop, now is the time to buy. With help from our tech editors, David and Michael, we put together this back-to-school guide for getting the best price on the laptop that's right for you.

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13 Websites for Cheap Books Actually Worth Your Time

13 Websites for Cheap Books Actually Worth Your Time

I read a lot. And being the crazy, routine-loving person that I am, I also have certain times that I like to read certain things. It sounds intense, but it works for me.

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Here's Everything You Need to Know to Watch the Solar Eclipse Safely

Here's Everything You Need to Know to Watch the Solar Eclipse Safely

On August 21, 2017, we'll be treated to the first solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States since 1979. Today, we're taking you through what you need to know to prepare for this rare astronomical event, from the where and when to what you'll need to watch it safely.

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Amex Membership Rewards Points are Valuable–Here’s How to Use Them

Amex Membership Rewards Points are Valuable–Here’s How to Use Them

American Express was an innovator in the credit card space. They were the first to come out with a premium credit card geared for travelers (Platinum Card), and still is one of the best credit cards on the market. Amex cards earn their own points currency, Membership Rewards, which can be very valuable for booking award travel. Here is how to book the very best awards with the Membership Rewards program.

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FedEx Won't Raise Prices on Most Black Friday and Holiday Shipments

FedEx Won't Raise Prices on Most Black Friday and Holiday Shipments

Black Friday is still three months away, yet major shippers like FedEx and UPS are already talking about their plans for whether or not they will charge extra for shipping during the peak holiday shopping season. 

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The Savvy Traveller’s Guide to Airline Alliance Programs

The Savvy Traveller’s Guide to Airline Alliance Programs

I've talked a lot about individual airlines here on Brad's Deals. I'm a big fan of leveraging little-known airlines to score the most cost-effective trips, both in paid cash and when redeeming miles. While I've mentioned airline alliances multiple times in those posts, there's never been a definitive breakdown of airline alliances on the blog. Here's hoping our guide to airline alliance programs clears up some confusion for your next flight!

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