Another blog post by Mr. Deals…
Mrs. Deals just gave me a stern talking to, a really stern talking to. “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” “It’s like you just threw away $180.” Blah blah blah blah. After I apologized and admitted I screwed up (most wives tend to appreciate this, but not in this case), she just continued to drill home how badly I screwed up.
Ok so now you are wondering what I did. Here’s the scoop. First mistake involved credit cards I used for a recent trip. I always stay at SPG properties when I travel for work. I use my SPG amex and all is well. Periodically, I am advised by my wonderful wife to use a different SPG amex (business card) or in very rare cases my Amex Everyday card. This tends to happen before I take a trip.
Well recently, I had a big meeting I was hyper focused on and went about my business as usual, only packed my SPG Amex that is my go to. I mean if I carried the 15+ cards she’s made me sign up for I would essentially be carrying multiple George Costanza wallets.
Anyway, I’m already on my way to the airport and I get a text that I needed to change my payment at the hotel to put $70 on my Everyday card and the remainder on my Amex Business card due to some Amex Offers promo. I don’t have either with me. So I say ok I’ll do it later. I get back to my office, work a full day, come home, deal with crazy kids and what do I forget to do, oh call the Starwood hotel I stayed at and change things up. I guess I never received the statement credits, whoops. Total loss $120.
Next up, 20% JetBlue promo (very recent) for a future flight. I fly JetBlue on the regular and had a few NYC trips coming up when that promo was coming out. That said, I waited a few days too many to book my flights and completely missed out. I am now coming to find out that the promo code would have come in handy with an upcoming flight we are looking to book. Total loss $60.
Stay tuned for my next mistakes. As Mrs. Deals just stated “there will be many of them.”