Saturday Lunch from Olive Garden BOTO!

Ah! Great fall weekend! After doing some yard work — mowing lawn, watering flowers, and picking tomatoes, the foodie couple needed lunch! And we online-ordered the Olive Garden Buy One, Take One!


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Hotel Review — Hyatt Escala Lodge at Park City

It is fall season now and it is the most colorful and beautiful season! The foodie couple went to Park City for the Labor Day getaway, and we stayed in the Hyatt Escala Lodge at Park City. This Hyatt Escala Lodge is a Category 4 Hyatt hotel, which costs 15,000 points, or free if the free night certificate from the Chase Hyatt Credit Card is applied.


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My Credit Cards Arsenal (6) – Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature

Alaska Airlines is unique, since it is not belonging to any of the three major airline alliances. It is unique, also because even though it is not an airline alliance, you can earn and redeem Alaska Airline miles on airlines such as American Airlines, British Airways, Air France, Korean Air, and Delta.

On the application page of the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card, you can see that they emphasize this codeshare agreements with other airline partners:


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My Credit Cards Arsenal (5) – Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Visa

This Marriott Rewards Premier Visa is another hotel co-brand credit card from Chase (!), which makes me always wondering why Chase has good relationship with so many good hotel chains. Anyway, I have had this card since 2013, and recently cancelled my old card and re-applied for a new card since I “have not received a new cardmember bonus for this product in the past 24 months”, which is the Chase Bank’s 24-month rule for credit card application.

Currently, on the Marriott official website, there is a limited time offer which offers 80,000 points after $3,000 spending within 3 months of account opening. Personally, I don’t like this offer. The version I applied offers 70,000 points after $2,000 spending within 3 months of account opening and one 1-4 category free night certificate after account opening, which I think is superior because of the low spending threshold and 1-4 category free night.


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