Traveling to Europe? The Case for Star Alliance

Tweet I’m not sure what it is about Americans and Europe, but it seems to me that most Americans want to be sure to visit to Europe at some point in their lives. Europe has the art, the architect, the history, and the romance – the very things that are missing from many North American […]

Lies Skeptics Spew About Credit Scores

Tweet I get that people are skeptical about the negative implications regarding using credit card sign up bonuses to earn miles. I do. I get that people think the whole concept of signing up for multiple cards, canceling them after a year, and repeating the cycle is weird, unusual, too much, or just over board. […]

Southwest Companion Pass: How to Get Two Years of Free Southwest Flights in 15 minutes

Tweet Update: The 50,000 Southwest offer is no longer available as of March 1st, 2012. In the fall of 2011, I wrote about the possibility of earning enough miles for a Southwest Airlines Companion Pass. The key benefit of the Companion Pass is that you can have a designated person fly with you for free! […]

Ultimate Rewards Booking Service Launch | Best Value Analysis

Tweet With the justified popularity of Ultimate Rewards, many of us are earning and collecting hoards of Ultimate Rewards (UR) points. However, we cannot forget the goal is never merely to collect or simply to earn, but to use those points to help us board a plane, get in a hotel, or sit in a […]

Maximize Ultimate Rewards | Discover the Smartest Way to Redeem Ultimate

Tweet My magic 8-ball is telling me that many of you are accumulating Ultimate Rewards points using either the Chase Sapphire Preferred or the Ink Bold Business card. (Either that, or my analytics and stats tell me this.) I also predict that you want to use your Ultimate Rewards points, not just accumulate them. I’ve […]

60,000 United MileagePlus Miles Treasure Hunt [May Not Work]

Tweet Updated Oct. 26, 2012. I’m no longer able to verify that the method below works.  A reader also hasn’t been able to get it to work, but reports I’m reading online say some are still having success.  This means it may definitely be targeted so your miles may vary. If the method below does not […]

The Mileage Combination Short Cut for Earning Your Free Trip in Record Time

Tweet It doesn’t come as any surprise that the fastest way to build up your frequent flyer mileage accounts is through credit card sign up bonuses. With all the 50,000 point sign up offers, you could either sign up for one credit card or fly to Australia roundtrip three times for the same number of […]

The Same Day Credit Card Applications Hack | A Strategy for Getting More Approvals

Tweet You may just be wanting to dip your toes in the water.  That’s fine.  However, what we’re going to talk about today is jumping right into the waters of free travel by getting approval for multiple credit card sign up bonuses. Those who have been doing applications for a long time know the value […]