Out and Out’s Top 9 Posts of 2016

It’s been an incredible year. I’m thankful for readers new and old; for all the comments and emails; and for all the support.

Here are the most-read posts written in 2016.

Out and Out Top Posts of 2016

1. My Experience Getting the $650 Phone Credit With Citi AT&T Access More Card

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Readers were intensely interested in this card. And for good reason: 3X Citi ThankYou points on all online shopping, including payments through Plastiq, and shopping at Amazon and Costco. The card isn’t available any more, sadly. But I still use it regularly to bump up my Citi ThankYou points balance – it’s a wonderful complement to Citi Prestige.

2. My Last Chase Card: Just Applied for Chase Freedom Unlimited

I thought this would be my last Chase card. It wasn’t. I’m still bitter about it.

But at least I product changed to the Chase Sapphire Reserve!

3. [EXPIRED] Hurry! ~$500 Moneymaker on Kitchen Appliances at Kohl’s With Discover It or Freedom

This one by far got the most comments of any Out and Out post ever. Peeps were intensely interested in getting free appliances and a healthy amount of points, miles, and cashback.

Throw them all in the same pot

This was my life for a day

I still need to post the results of that deal. But suffice it to say: there was one hiccup, but I’d do it all again if there’s ever a deal like this.

4. Honest Review: Chase Sapphire Reserve 100,000 Point Offer

This was my first Honest Review.

I do love this card

I do love this card

And yes, the Chase Sapphire Reserve is incredible.

5. BauBax Ultimate Travel Jacket Review

I still wear my BauBax jacket all the time. It’s a handy garment for the frequent traveler.


Out and Out approved *stamp*

I wore it around Osaka and now pack it regularly to accompany my travels.

6. MileagePlus X App: Earn Bonus United Miles at Amazon, eBay, & More

I have no idea why this app isn’t talked about more. It’s amazing.

It pairs well with the Chase United Explorer card because you earn a 25% bonus with every purchase. Some merchants stopped coding correctly this year, but for the most part, it works.

Such an easy, easy way to earn a ton of miles throughout the year. A must to download.

7. How I Made an Extra $60K from Airbnb in 2015

A lot of peeps know me as the “Airbnb blogger,” which is cool. I’d say I got in on the last wave in New York.

Now I have 2 in Dallas, and one in New York. The Dallas properties perform well, though the numbers aren’t as eye-popping as last year in New York.


I LOVE my Dallas Airbnb properties

Still, it gives me a small business to run a TON of spending through. And it allows me to get business credit cards like the Amex Starwood biz card and Bank of America Alaska biz card.

I also earn a boatload of points paying bills through Plastiq. It requires little effort on my part and still nets me a nice chunk of change. I should do another update on this. Hmmmz…

8. I’m Switching to Alaska and Southwest (With Companion Pass) Next Week

Amazing. I wrote this post last week and people resonated with it very strongly. I think, in general, there’s a lot of unrest with the legacy airlines. And peeps want alternatives.

Yes yes yes

Yes yes yes

In a few days, I’ll be getting the Southwest Companion Pass and switching all my flying to Alaska and Southwest. I can’t wait for my adventures in 2017.

9. Yup, FoundersCard Still Offers Caesars Total Rewards Diamond Status Through 2017

I love my FoundersCard. I got 4 free nights in the Bahamas and still have a free private jet flight to use.

And I think they’ll keep this extremely valuable benefit again next year, to get Total Rewards Diamond elite status through 2018. I’m hoping so, because I’d like to put it to the test in Vegas this year. On Alaska or Southwest, of course. 😉

Bottom line

Cheers to a new year and booking the trip in 2017.

Follow me on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to keep up with all the posts. And you can always contact me for anything at all – I’m grateful for all of it!

Endless thanks – wishing you a prosperous new year!

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