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A Fun Non-Travel Website

I came across a whimsical website, whose aim is to list and describe what holiday every day of the year is. The website’s name is “Every Day is a Holiday.”

Happy National Chips and Dip Day!

For example, today is a holiday possibly created and promoted by the Frito-Lay Company…but who cares? It’s all good fun.

Every day is different, and the blogger (Carrie French) comes up with some captivating text and explanation for every holiday.

Some Non-Travel Trivia

In every advertisement for pizza, without exception, there is at least one scene in which one of the slices of pizza is removed from the rest. In the advertising industry, that is called the “cheese pull.”


Amex Shutting Down More Bluebird and Serve Accounts Today

Reportedly, American Express has shut down many more Serve and Bluebird accounts today, ones with “unusual usage patterns”.

That’s another blow to those who have used those two reloadable cards to pay their bills as part of a manufactured-spend strategy.

Credit Card Issuers

Amazon’s Hidden Discount Search Trick

Who knew that Amazon’s search function has a setting for finding discounted items?!

This article from SlickDeals tells how to use it:

For example, do a search for coffee maker. Then append &pct-off=50-70 to the URL (near the top of the page) to find coffee makers that are discounted from 50 to 70%. The results are not prefect, but they are pretty good. Remarkable!, a Valuable Price Monitor for Amazon Customers

It’s not travel related, but this morning I was reminded of a valuable price-monitoring website for those of us who buy a lot from Amazon. That website is

If there is something you plan to purchase on Amazon, but do not need right away, just go to CamelCamelCamel and enter it, along with a target price. If Amazon’s price ever drops to or below your target, you will automatically receive an email notification.

This morning I received an email notifying me of a price drop on a Dymo labelmaker. Several weeks ago I entered a target price of $25, and last night Amazon dropped the price to $18.99 (with free Prime shipping). Here is this morning’s email:

CamelCamelCamel EmailI’m a big fan of CamelCamelCamel, and I love the price for the service — FREE!