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Another month has flown by!  The kids are back in school, and I’ve got 2 big trips coming up soon! Here were the top posts from Points With a Crew for August!As always, if you’ve enjoyed some of these posts, you can follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or sign up for our our once-daily email

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We recently got back from a trip through the western United States where we stayed 9 different nights in 8 different hotels across 5 different chains.  Here’s my ranking the 8 hotels we stayed at on our vacation and Why I didn’t spend $9,144.92 on my vacation

Sometimes for a newcomer, it can be hard to find out about all the awesome tools there are in the miles and points world.  Never fear!  I’ve solved that with my Ranking of the Top 10 miles and points tools and Ranking the top miles and points tools: the honorable mentions

August also meant that it was time for some more credit card signups!  First we took a look at the current credit card signup rules and best practicesthen it was time to plan my next credit card signup and finally, take a look at my August 2015 credit card signup results

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Family Travel

Miles, Points and Credit Cards

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This is NOT where I used my free nights!

This is NOT where I used my free nights!


Amtrak was in the news quite a bit this month!  Here’s the skinny on everything Amtrak

News and Notes

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