Spend $25, get back $5 @ Shell Gas Stations

American Express has great promos throughout the year. Last year, I took advantage of almost all their deals and got back over $1,000! There are already many deals out with AMEX. I’m going to list one. Spend $25 or more at Shell Gas Station on a sync’ed AMEX card and get back $5. Go to AMEX Facebook and sync your cards. Go to Shell and spend at least $25 and you get $5 back in statement credit. Simple! I put gas in at least once a week and I have a Shell station very close by. I will definitely sync all my AMEX cards. On their facebook page, you can also see promos for Ticketmaster, movie ticket and other cool promos. Enjoy!

LAX to Lima, Peru $239 ai round-trip!!!

From the Travelzoo Newsdesk:

LOS ANGELES–JUNE 04, 2012– Nonstop flights to Lima, Peru,
from Los Angeles were just slashed to $239 roundtrip,
including taxes — the lowest price we’ve ever seen on this

This fare is widely available for travel Sept 1 – Nov. 29
and saves more than $500 off the regular cost of this route.

Note: The fare is unadvertised and could disappear at any

Click below to search for fares using Fly.com’s Low Fare


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South Beach Miami Trip Report – Part 1

Part 1: Booking the car rental – Autoslash.com

I decided to go to South Beach Miami this past April and decided to rent a car.  I wanted to rent a car cheaply as possible but I didn’t care to research the cheapest options.  It takes too much time and effort.  So I decided to check out Autoslash.com.  What’s cool about Autoslash.com is that you can book a car through them or enter in your car rental information that you booked elsewhere and they will keep searching for cheaper prices for you automatically every day.  Once they find a price that’s cheaper either with the same car company you initially rented with or with another car rental company, they will email you and let you know that they automatically cancelled the previous reservation and re-booked with the cheaper rate!  If they find a cheaper rate with a different rental company, they will email you and ask if you want to switch to the cheaper rental or not.

My trip was for April 26-28.  I wanted to pick up my car at FLL (Fort Lauderdale airport) on April 26th @ 12pm and drop it off on April 28th @ 12pm.  That’s a 2 day rental.  I also don’t care about renting a cool or bigger car.  I wanted the cheapest car and that would probably save me on gas as well.

I booked with autoslash.com on March 6th for $44.41 all-in for 2 days.  On March 25th I received an email from Autoslash that they found me a cheaper rate.  I was thinking “WOW! Cheaper than $44.41???”.  Only thing was that I had to switch my rental company from Payless to Sixt.  I didn’t mind at all.  Sixt is also a huge company in Europe.  Not so big in the States though.  This switch brought the final price down to $31.93.  Not bad!  That’s only $16 a day and I didn’t have to waste my time sitting in front of a computer looking for cheap prices or try to win a bid with priceline for cheap rental.

With my reservation in hand, when I arrive at FLL, I walked up to the Sixt repersentative’s desk and she even gave me an upgrade!  I got a brand new 2013 Toyota Camry fully loaded.  It’s a great car! I remember driving a Camry back in early 2000’s and the car now is sooooo different.  It’s was an amazing car but it’s even better now.  Anyways, Autoslash.com made car renting a breeze and so simple.  The great thing about them is that their service is totally free (at least from what I see) and all the booking can be canceled at anytime and no credit card is needed when you book with them!  It’s a totally win win situation!  Try them next time you need a car rental.

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Jetblue A-May-Zing sale

I just received an email from Jetblue about a great sale going on. Some of the one-way flights are only $39!
These are the terms:

  • Fares include government taxes/fees.
  • Book May 15, 2012 only (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local).
  • Fares not available on Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia or Priceline.
  • Travel May 22 through June 21, 2012 (Blackout dates and day of week restrictions apply and vary by route. Travel window exceptions apply for some routes.)

I’m seeing Martha’s Vineyard, MA from NYC for only $39 one-way.  Also, I might be interested in Bermuda ($100 one-way).

On a side note, since you can earn Jetblue points, you can set your Jetblue account to reward your other FF airline account instead of Jetblue if you want.  I have my account to earn points with American Airlines when I fly on Jetblue.