I'm traveling every week this month and next on business and it is putting a dent in my ability to post and keep up with my favorite PF blogs. ...But the upside is the points and miles I'm earning...woohoo! I've joined a double miles promotion for this and next month that will help me accrue Delta miles and as a silver member, I earn hotel miles at a 120% rate.
Since we're planning on taking a few short trips over the rest of the year, I am hoping to use these perks to keep my costs as low as possible. I saved quite a bit on our summer vacation by using airline miles for tickets and hotel points for a free night. Our 10 day trip cost just over $1600 and included a rental car. That was well below my original $2000 budget (thank goodness).
The other bonus is that our grocery bill is a lot lower when I travel this much. The gal pal does a lot of grazing and not so much meal making when she's on her own so I'm hoping the overall food expenditures will be quite low for August and September.