$26,936 Worth of Travel | My 2012 Upcoming Trip Report Summary

Tweet In 2012, our family will be doing a lot of traveling. Today I’ll share our upcoming trip plans with you so that, if you’re still sitting on the fence, you can discover the amazing value of redeeming air miles collected by signing up for the best credit card sign up bonuses. In this report, […]

Travelocity American Express Review and Introduction

Tweet Of course, I tend to focus on cards that have big sign up bonuses. Typically, I believe the bigger the bonus, the better! However, there are a few cards that might get lost in the shuffle because they don’t have the most outstanding sign up bonuses, but they offer some pretty decent ongoing returns. […]

Simple Steps to Maximizing Your Mileage Rewards on Black Friday Purchases

Tweet Once several years ago, I went Black Friday shopping for the first time. That same year I also vowed never to go Black Friday shopping again!  I couldn’t stand the crowds. I didn’t like the fighting for a DVD player just like it was a fight for the liberation of an oppressed nation. A […]

Revealed: With the Right Strategy, British Airways Changes Can Be Awesome for Travelers

Tweet Most travel blogs I’ve been reading tend to bemoan the fact that the British Airways program totally gutted some of their best redemptions. Most of the feedback has been negative. In fact, there is only one voice out there (that I’ve read) that is talking about the positive aspects of the British Airways Avios […]

Delta Airlines SkyMiles Program Overview

Tweet Today we’re continuing a series where I’ll be featuring some of the basic, introductory material about different award programs.  That way if you’re new to the ‘game’, you can just read this cheat sheet rather than trying to compile all the information by yourself. Previously reviewed: American Airlines Advantage Program United Airlines MileagePlus Program […]

Your Wish is My Command & Top Travel Articles

Tweet Feedback Needed I need help finding a good balance. You can email your feedback to htcheap at gmail.com or leave a comment. I’m trying to decide how to handle all the good credit card offers: Write a post about all the offers I hear about – this means more emails for you and possibly […]

The Almost Irresistable Appeal of Amtrak Redemption Options

Tweet Next year our family is going to be doing a fair amount of traveling. Guess what?  I’m trying to plan ahead so we can do it as cheaply as possible.  Of course, I always give first priority to free travel, and when necessary, I pull out bills from my own pocket. Lately, I’ve been […]

The Best Air Miles Credit Cards for Every Day Spending

Tweet I originally wrote this post about the best air miles credit cards in August of 2011.  I never posted it because it’s hard to account for all the variables (as I’m sure you’ll discover as you read through the post). However, I decided it was time to dust off the post and run it […]

Tips and Tools for Using British Airways Miles

Tweet We all have our mileage strategies. Here’s how and why I plan to use my British Airways miles. In case you missed it, on November 15th, 2011, British Airways is changing their mileage program.  They’re changing the name.  They’re changing the award redemption levels.  And they may be changing more. The most frustrating part […]