Bits ‘n Pieces for May 20, 2013

News and Notes from Around the Interweb:

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. The text number for the Travelocity promotion doesn’t seem to be Google Voice friendly for those of us without a US mobile phone number …

    Can anyone suggest a workable alternative?

  2. Thanks for mentioning the Bluebird checks again. I missed your post about it in March. I wasn’t doing much blog reading while I was in Russia. Ordered 100 checks for free. Nothing to lose!

  3. Shoprunner is useful, it works for many of Amazon’s competitors. For me, Newegg, Brooks Brothers, Haggar, and Dominos are useful.

  4. Seems the checkboook order fees are waived until 8/13/2013 now. Or so it says on the order page.

  5. Thanks for the tip on shoprunner. Sadly, I hardly ever use it, and when I do it’s usually to get out of the domino’s pizza delivery charge. Useful to have, none the less, though.

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