Hotels Are Enticing You With Perks, Just Not Ones You Want

Hotels Are Enticing You With Perks, Just Not Ones You Want

In order to scare up some vacation business in a rough economy, hotels are falling all over themselves to outdo one another with perks, such as free breakfast buffets, video game console access, daycare and late checkouts. The problem is that the offers seem a bit tone deaf and aren’t quite giving travelers reasons enough to ante up. [More]

Jack In The Box's Free Wi-Fi Experiment Ended. Did Anyone Notice?

Jack In The Box's Free Wi-Fi Experiment Ended. Did Anyone Notice?

Knowzy.com, the website that’s been tracking which Jack in the Box stores were offering free Wi-Fi, reports that the restaurant chain has pulled the plug. The Wi-Fi offer came with the installation of HDTVs that displayed ads in the dining area, but those are gone too: “In mid-2009, the TVs and the Wi-Fi began disappearing. By the time McDonald’s made their free Wi-Fi announcement in December, Jack had completely dismantled his Wi-Fi network.” [More]

Are You Missing Out On Secret Credit Card Perks?

Are You Missing Out On Secret Credit Card Perks?

Assuming you still have a credit card, you might not be getting the full use out of it. Most credit cards have certain perks that not everyone knows about.

Guess Who May Be Footing The Bill For Credit Card Reform — It's Not The Octopus

Guess Who May Be Footing The Bill For Credit Card Reform — It's Not The Octopus

Although conventional wisdom and, hell, a Harvard study on the credit card reform to be brought about in the CARD act says the changes will help out Joe MasterCard, the prognosis for credit card victims — er, customers — isn’t all rosy.

Netflix Offers Not Only Unlimited Rentals, But Also Unlimited Vacation

Netflix Offers Not Only Unlimited Rentals, But Also Unlimited Vacation

In this age of decreasing perks, it’s semi-refreshing, semi-enraging to discover that Netflix salaried employees get unlimited vacation. Workers can fly the coop for more than a month at a time without checking in.

Drummer Comes Up With World's Best Tiered Pricing Structure For New Album

Drummer Comes Up With World's Best Tiered Pricing Structure For New Album

Trent Reznor and Radiohead have been dealt a serious blow in the tiered pricing war for album releases. Josh Freese, a member of Devo and A Perfect Circle who’s also played for NIN, Sting, The Offspring, and more!, has just released his solo album today. Aside from the free single or vanilla $7 album download option, you can pay anywhere from $15 to $75,000 for increasingly more bizarre package deals.

Hotels Eliminating Hand Lotion, Coffee, Providing Fewer Towels

Hotels Eliminating Hand Lotion, Coffee, Providing Fewer Towels

If you’re a frequent business traveler your life is probably getting less and less plush as the economic disaster continues. Hotels say that they are cutting small amenities such as hand lotion, coffee, extra towels and buffet breakfasts in order to save money.

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How to join that crazy club of airline mileage runners who take flights simply for the frequent flier miles and perks. [Gadling]

Southwest Offers Business Travelers Boarding Priority, Free Booze

Southwest Offers Business Travelers Boarding Priority, Free Booze

Starting tomorrow, frequent travelers who fly 16 round trip or 32 one-way flights in 12 months with Southwest will receive automatic boarding priority through a new “Rapid Rewards” program called the “A-List.”

American Airlines: Weird iPod Wannabe For First Class Customers

American Airlines: Weird iPod Wannabe For First Class Customers

In the never ending battle to see who can widen the disparity between coach and First Class the most, American Airlines has stepped in with the following new First/Business Class Only amenity: A weird-looking iPod wannabe media player thing. Yeah, really.