My sister and I are saving our gift cards to use on our Pacific Northwest trip in June. I got a $50 Amex card today from a sweep and last Friday got a $100 Target gift card. I redeemed some of my Disney Reward points for 2 x $10 Starbucks cards but I don't think they will be here in time. The $10, $25, $50 and $100 gift cards really add up (if you get enough of them). The pro to Amex gift cards = they don't expire but the con = some places don't take them. :(
A month and a half away! I can't wait. First though, I have to get through the trip to NYC with the high school Drama club in 2 weeks! Lots planned in NYC with 5 Broadway shows, backstage tours, workshops and seminars for the students but should be fun. This is a good group of kids and most are juniors or seniors.
Almost everything is reserved or getting planned out for Seattle, Vancouver and Portland. Other than having some must see places and must do things, we may not plan every minute and "wing it". Luckily, it's only a couple hours drive between each city. One thing I do have to reserve is the helicopter ride I found on Groupon! Flying over Seattle in a helicopter - how cool will that be!
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