This weekend, my wife and I needed to escape the record summer heat of Scottsdale, Arizona. We've had over 30 days of 110-degree temps, and thankfully, there are a few places in Arizona that we can escape to for more reasonable temperatures. With Sedona just a two-hour drive away, we settled on the Hyatt Residence Club Piñon Pointe, which had a two-bedroom residence at a discounted rate so that we could fit other family members in for our weekend away.
Much to our disbelief, time is quickly moving forward in 2020. And as surprising as it may seem, as of today, there are only 100 days left until Black Friday! But don’t worry, we’re here to help. As you start to prepare your best holiday ever, make sure to add Brad. We’ll guide you through what we expect to be a vastly different Black Friday shopping experience this year. With the announcement of Amazon Prime Day in October, we are not only expecting changes in how we shop, but also on seeing sales earlier than ever.
The pandemic has been stressful for everyone, including travel bloggers like me. After visiting family for a week back home in Austin, Texas, my wife and I decided to spend a night at Miraval Austin, which had just reopened after the Coronavirus shut their doors in March. Miraval's wellness concept is amazing at their Tucson, AZ property, so we were excited to check out their Austin location.
Since 2001, Brad's Deals has been committed to putting consumers first, and we are excited to expand on that promise. We are increasing the visibility and viability of Black-owned retailers in our online community as a way to fight against inequality and systemic racism.
Many consumers today prefer to shop brands that invest in the community, whether locally or abroad. As a company with over 50% female leadership that gives back to the local community, Brad’s Deals cares deeply about equality and empowerment. In 2020, we are committed to using our platform to help support girls and women as well as Black-owned businesses and their communities. We hope to highlight more businesses and events that promote these values, like the Kate Spade New York social initiative, "on purpose".
We post a lot about credit cards here on our blog, as well as elsewhere on Brad's Deals. Each credit card offers a different sign-up offer and earning currency, usually "points" or "miles." What's the difference between all of them? And, most importantly, what are they worth?
Everyone needs to eat, and unless you have unlimited money to shell out at restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, groceries are an unavoidable weekly expense. For gourmands and families alike, grocery bills can add up fast. Luckily, there are a number of credit cards available to you that get you up to 6% cash back at grocery stores.
Back to school season in 2020 is shaping up to look nothing like we've ever seen before. Parents of children in K-12 learning are going to see a school year with a lot of firsts and a lot of changes. We recently asked Brad's Deals readers with school age children to complete a survey about their back-to-school expectations. Read on to see what we've learned.
After spending an extended amount of time in Florida, avoiding the dry heat of July in Arizona, my wife and I needed flights home. As a holder of Executive Platinum status with American, I'm well-versed with the airline. Sadly, they are a necessary evil for an international flyer from Phoenix. With the airline having a distinctly different policy than Southwest when it comes to filling their planes during the pandemic, I was interested and nervous to see the results in practice. Here's a review of my flight from Miami to Phoenix in late July.
I hadn't flown since March of this year, which is absolutely the longest time I've been grounded since I began using points and miles to travel the world. Of course, safety comes first. Without a clear plan from airlines to protect their passengers, I patiently waited at home. With the Coronavirus seemingly here for the long haul, airlines must define their safety procedures to protect crew and passengers alike. It was with confidence that I booked a Southwest flight to Orlando to cover the reopening of Walt Disney World.