The Ultimate Guide to Free(ish) 2012 Summer Travel

Tweet This week I had a post appear at Get Rich Slowly. That’s probably not new news to half of you since many of you just discovered this blog as the result of that post. In addition to receiving an influx of new subscribers, I also had a whole battalion of credit card consult requests. […]

How To Use Miles and Points to Bless Others

Tweet My wife brought up an interesting issue the other day.  She wanted be sure that we were giving a part of our blessings from the frequent flyer miles we’ve earned.  We started to ask how we should give air miles or give a part of what we receive. As Christians, we believe in the […]

Braggin’ on AutoSlash.com

Tweet For the last year or so, my go-to car rental website has been carrentals.com. That is until a couple of weeks ago. I’d seen a few other bloggers mention using AutoSlash, so I decided to give them a try. The biggest extra feature is that once you make a booking, they’ll continue to monitor […]

Award Travel Booking | Creativity Required

Tweet Last week, I shared that I’ve redeemed over $26,000 worth of travel for 2012. While I usually focus on the earning portion of the frequent flyer mileage game, today I want to share a few tips I’ve learned about booking award travel. Of course, if I’ve learned something, that’s good for you and me […]

New Limited Time 45,000 Mile Delta Credit Card Offer

Tweet If you’re a fan of Delta (I’m not really), then you’ll be happy to know that, for a limited time, you can get 45,000 miles when you sign up for a Delta American Express. Until December 19th, 2011, you can get 45,000 Delta SkyMiles after spending $3,000 within 3 months. If you don’t have […]

Ultimate Rewards Alert: Points Soon to Transfer to Southwest Rapid Rewards

Tweet Ultimate Rewards has been positioning itself as a serious competitor to the American Express Membership Rewards program (or is AMEX now the competitor?). I thought this post would be a good follow up to Monday’s post where I introduced the Rapid Rewards Program. When I wrote about how Ultimate Rewards are gaining on Membership […]

Southwest Rapid Rewards Program Introduction and Overview

Tweet Today, we’re continuing a series where I’ll be featuring some of the basic, introductory material about different award programs.  Today we’re featuring the Southwest Rapid Rewards Program.  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.  If you’re […]

Best Current American Express Membership Rewards Transfer Bonuses

Tweet Between my wife and I, we have 122,485 Membership Rewards points. Because of the high fees associated with our cards ($175 for Premier Gold and $175 for the Business Gold), we don’t plan to keep those accounts open. That means that by the Spring we’ll need to transfer those points out. Here’s the dilemma. […]

Will I Lose Points or Miles When I Cancel My Credit Card?

Tweet Since I’ve been asked this question a couple of times, I thought I would do a blog post to help out newbies (since that’s who I like to help with this site). Will I lose my miles if I cancel my credit card?  Will I lose my points if I cancel my credit card? […]

Chase Freedom 2012 Bonus Categories | My Growing Attraction to the Chase Freedom Card

Tweet This week I learned two bits of information that have me excited about the Chase Freedom card.  I haven’t got a card because Chase has some valuable sign up bonuses.  I don’t want to burn a big sign up earning opportunity with a Chase card application for this card. How valuable are Chase sign […]