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My Almost Free Summer Vacation

One of my goals for this year was to take a two week trip. While our recent vacation wasn’t quite that long, we did get 10 days, so I’m counting that as a pass. My main goal for this vacation was to get it for free by using a combination of airline vouchers , credit card rewards points, frequent flier miles, gift card bonuses, and by selling our stuff. My smaller goal was to avoid paying for valet parking or cab fares. I hate both!  I’m happy to say that we pulled it off, and it was one of the best vacations I’ve ever had. We took planes, trains, and automobiles, and here’s my experiences with all of them. Getting to Seattle We flew in to Seattle and took the sweet Link Light Rail into downtown for something like $7. I love easy and cheap public transportation!  After some brief disorientation (think country mice go to the city), we found our hotel, which by a miracle my excellent planning was within a mile of everything we wanted to see. We walked around the waterfront, ate some great fish and chips, went to the aquarium, rode the ferry, and our Seattle ...

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Eyes on the Dollar 20/20 Roundup #43- Pacific Northwest Vacation

    We made it back from our big trip yesterday. After spending almost two weeks in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, it’s good to be home. We haven’t taken a trip that long since before our daughter was born, and we’ve certainly never taken such a big trip without racking up credit card debt, so score one for the Eyes on the Dollar family! There was so much to see and do, and I’m sure you’ll get sick of hearing about it, but it’s my blog and I can show all the pictures I want. I’m hoping to get back to my regular online routine, but we’ll have lots to do before school starts in a few weeks. We’ll see. Thanks for all those who checked in over the past couple of weeks. Giveaway You still have time to enter for your chance to win $480 in Paypal cash, but not very much, so enter right now! Mentions Thanks for including me, even though I have been MIA for the better part of the month! If I missed you, please let me know. I Heart Budgets Stacking Benjamins Fun Search Terms we all smell like skunk– Have you tried tomato ...

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