Other big airlines match Frontier deal, with fares starting at $39 one way.
If you're kicking yourself for not booking a Memorial Day weekend getaway, you may have another chance.
Frontier Airlines is offering weekend airfares starting at $39 each way on more than 700 routes, and other airlines have matched the fares on competitive itineraries. The fares are good for travel May 27 through June 1, and tickets must be purchased by May 31.
Like all airfare sales, this one may or may not include the trips you want to take.
He realized that most of the clothes he owned hadn't been worn in a very long time.
About a year ago, on the advice of GRS readers, I started an experiment. I took all of the shirts and sweaters from my clothes closet and moved them into our spare room.
Whenever I needed something to wear, I checked the clothes closet first. If what I needed wasn't there (as was often the case at first), I went to the spare room to find it. After I'd worn a shirt or sweater once, it was allowed to return to its home in the main clothes closet.
The results of this experiment probably won't be very surprising. After a couple of weeks during which I was reclaiming my favorite shirts, most of the rest remained unused. For an entire year.
We pity the poor concierges who had to respond to these questions.
Will your credit card's concierge service really change your hotel reservation, extend your stay and (gasp!) have a real person on the other end of the line when you call with your request?
Oh, yes, and so much more, it appears. (That's good to know because this kind of service is becoming increasingly common.) In fact, John Hargrave wrote about how he put his credit card concierge service to the ultimate test in a guest post at The Blog of Tim Ferriss, the four-hour workweek man. To do so, Hargrave submitted five "incredibly ridiculous requests."
It takes 10 minutes a day to brush and floss. Doing so can save you thousands of dollars, a lot of pain and, oh yeah, your teeth.
What about all the insurance-less folks who don't have a friend in the business? My sister has two words for them:
About 50 million American adults don't have enough credit data to generate a regular credit score.
How can you build credit when you have no credit? We've received this question from several readers recently. Some want to know how to build credit without a credit card, or how to build credit without getting a loan.
Until recently, the answer to these questions was simple --you can't. The three major credit-reporting agencies (TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax) all collect information on repayment of credit cards, car loans, mortgages, and other forms of debt. If you've never borrowed money, you don't have a credit score or history. Here's why.
Wal-Mart won't make you scream to get free ice cream, but you'll have to RSVP if you want a free Chick-fil-A sandwich.
Thank goodness it's Friday and time for Friday food deals and freebies.
Some of last week's deals are still good, including Taco Bell's $2 meals, a promotion that's likely to last for a while.
Wal-Mart is celebrating the "Joy of Ice Cream" Saturday, May 22, something we certainly agree is worth celebrating. During the event, you can get a free ice cream sundae while supplies last. The store will offer Breyers and Blue Bunny ice cream and frozen yogurt, with Hershey's chocolate syrup, Reddi-wip and fresh strawberries. Most stores will celebrate from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., but you can check the hours for your local store here.
Angry consumers have found creative ways to seek satisfaction from companies that have mistreated them.
The other day, Budgeting in the Fun Stuff remarked on Frugal Scholar's rant about the excruciating customer service emanating from Virgin Mobile. Both bloggers asked readers which corporations are best and worst in the customer (dis)service department.
Apparently, they touched a hot button. They each got a slew of responses. Among them, we see that Comcast is roundly hated. Free Money Finance is locked in combat with that worthy organization -- as his saga unfolds, it's hard to tell whether Comcast is merely incompetent or deliberately obnoxious.
Later, what should I hear on NPR but this interesting story. It suggests a new tool for hacking through thickets of bad customer service, at least in some instances:
Most people don't overdraw their bank accounts, so why should they sign up for overdraft protection?
People hate paying bank overdraft fees -- you know, the $35 the bank slaps on you when that cup of coffee you bought with your debit card exceeds the amount in your account. Most people would rather have their debit card denied instead.
- Bing: Overdraft horror stories
They'll soon get their wish. Beginning this summer, banks can no longer charge overdraft fees unless customers "opt in" for what's long been inappropriately called overdraft "protection." Under new federal rules, banks can no longer automatically enroll you without your consent.
Banks made an estimated $38 billion on overdraft fees last year, so -- watch out, folks -- they're coming up with incentives to get customers to sign up. One of those incentives is a reduction in overdraft fees.
If you opt in, that $2.50 cup of coffee will now cost you an extra $10, rather than $35 or so.
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