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Jan 2021 Points in Review

Point for Jan Summary of what was redeemed: 1 overnight free stay - Hilton Points $100 Shutterfly for gifts, against which we turned in $80 in Discover Cash back (20% bonus right now) Chase Rewards - Pay yourself back to offset a season pass for Indian Beach for just me (no Rollercoaster Rylie yet) Credit Card Changes P1 New Card: Hilton American Express (the no annual fee version) Why? I have a Hilton card I want to down-grade and not have a monthly fee. I get 80,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points for signing up for the new card. Hotels Credit Card Strategy No strategy change, still on the same card paths Research for this month Gas - with this years 2021 Six Flags Extravaganza I need some other options not tied to a brand Flights - we have a frontier near us and we have the kids fly free and we are going to make a call on the den, we can use our Hilton airline credit but not sure yet Postage - Chase Ink cash back for 1.25% on the business account so will be refreshing postage

Road-trip, have you thought about sleeping in you car?

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When I was younger my family used to drive to Disney. Florida was a 16 hour drive and that's if you didn't stop. Now that I'm older I like comfort a bit to much so at some point I stumbled across SUV RV and got to see an impressive sprinter van while at Yellowstone. So, here is my 10 minutes bed platform. My wife thinks I'm crazy but every once and a while it's so handy.  

Let's Plan - ACE Fiesta Fest Feb 20

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Friday Feb 19 Looking for something so open to ideas, lots looks closed during the day and I need to drive sounth before Huston stuff opens. My backup plan is Tom’s Foolery & Kalahari Resorts for an after 4 tickets Saturday Feb 20 American Coaster Enthusiasts South Central @ Six Flags Fiesta Texas Sunday Feb 21 Fire and Ice Festivle @ Six Flags Over Texas

💸 Worth It? - Six Flags St Louis Meal Pass 2020 Breakdown

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Six Flags Meal Plan add on for Season Pass -  Photo Pass  ( What's the Photo Pass? ) Bottom Line Yes , if you are are interested in photos at all and are going to the park a lot it's worth it Here is a deep analysis into what value we got in 2020. Due to the crazy 2020, Six Flags extended the passes into 2021, but still worth asking the question. Cost We paid $19.99 with our passes (Full Price: $59.99/ea) What we got in 2020 We got 5 physical 6x8 pictures - you can get one free per month. We got each of them printed for us at the main photo center. I can't figure out how many digital we got, but it has to be about 10x that; you can download them from the web, and even change the borders. Considerations If you go to different park you have to get a different pass for every park, so might not be worth it to you travel You can save your time at the Log-flume and/and American Thunder and have the pictures add to your account at the photo center if the photo booth is closed I p

💸Worth It? - Six Flags St Louis Photo Pass 2020 Breakdown

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Six Flags Photo add on for Season Pass - Photo Pass ( What's the Photo Pass? ) Bottom Line Yes , if you are are interested in photos at all and are going to the park a lot it's worth it Here is a deep analysis into what value we got in 2020. Due to the crazy 2020, Six Flags extended the passes into 2021, but still worth asking the question. Cost We paid $19.99 with our passes (Full Price: $59.99/ea) What we got in 2020 We got 5 physical 6x8 pictures - you can get one free per month. We got each of them printed for us at the main photo center. I can't figure out how many digital we got, but it has to be about 10x that; you can download them from the web, and even change the borders. Considerations If you go to different park you have to get a different pass for every park, so might not be worth it to you travel You can save your time at the Log-flume and/and American Thunder and have the pictures add to your account at the photo center if the photo booth is closed I put th

Lets Plan - West Great Lake [Where would you stop?]

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Let's brainstorm an extended (4ish day) weekend run Six Flag Great America (Chicago, IL) Little Amerricka Amusement Park (Marshall, WI) Bay Beach Amusement Park (Green Bay, WI) Mt. Olympus (Wisconsin Dells, WI) Tom Foolery (Wisconsin Dells, WI)  Nickelodeon at Mall of America (Bloomington, MN) Valleyfair (Shakopee, MN) Adventureland to catch Dragon Slayer, new in 2021 (Altoona, IA) [Added] Modern Woodmen Park (Davenport, Iowa) - small break between Adventureland and the Six Flags To get it into an extended weekend you would clearly need to drop something.  For example: Adventureland is 3h 30m South of Minneapolis - 4h 45m west of Chicago Bay Beach is 2h - 2h 30m to the Dells Could pick between Valleyfair and Nickelodon Anchor Airports: Chicago, IL (United Hub) and Minneapolis, MI (Dela Hub) Personally Delta isn't flying to my local airport right now sadly. If they open back up the regional jets I will hit that on another weekend and make Adventureland a day trip. Do you have a

Planning - 2021 Dragon Slayer coming to Adventureland

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Adventureland has been on my list of parks to checkout for a while. I'm hoping to figure out how to get there this year. This video pretty much pushed it up the list. I find that his reviews are pretty spot on. So, plan on seeing my rough outline soon of how I'm going to fit this into one of my weekend loops as it's pretty close to IL. According to LogRideApp they have 37 attraction - 6 Coasters and 17 flats