How to Organize, Track, and Manage Points & Miles so it Doesn’t Become a Full-time Job

Tweet When people object to this little game of collecting miles and points, there are two common objections. 1.  I’m afraid it will hurt my credit score.  The truth is that it impacts your credit score, but not by as much as you might think. 2.  It takes too much time and effort. While it […]

Two American Express Membership Rewards Limited Time Transfer Bonuses

Tweet There is only one thing that keeps the American Express Membership Rewards program in the travel mileage game - transfer bonuses.   For US residents who don’t travel all that often, partner options are not nearly as good as the Ultimate Rewards program.  Also, the Ultimate Rewards credit card sign up bonuses are usually better. But there is one way that […]

25,000 Starwood Bonus Opportunity

Tweet Update September 5th: The 30,000 Starwood offer has expired.  The current best offer is 10,000 points after your first purchase and 15,000 points after spending $5,000 in the first six months.  To get that offer click here. I read an article yesterday by Darius at Million Mile Secrets that points out that the terms […]

How to Get Compensation from an Airline After a Delay or Cancellation

Tweet Before the airline delay, we were already scheduled to have a 4 hour layover in Detroit. It wasn’t too bad because my wife and I were able to get into the Delta lounge (free perk of the American Express Platinum) and enjoyed the Olympics, a shower, a cold Coke, and delicious hummus. After relaxing […]

Delta to the Rescue (Again)! Time to Stock Pile More Delta SkyMiles

Tweet Last week, I had the honor of attending my grandpa’s funeral. We celebrated his 95 years of life.  He loved and cared for his wife who proceeded him in death.  He provided for and supported his children.  He was a Christian who was an encouragement to so many people he met. When I heard […]

Business Gold Rewards Card® from American Express OPEN

Tweet Update:  The 75,000 Business Gold Business Card® from American Express OPEN card offer has expired.  The current best offer is here. A 75,000 Business Gold Business Card® from American Express OPEN offer was available yesterday and today (August 8th and 9th, 2012).  However, the best current offer is 50,000 Membership Rewards bonus for the The Business […]

Starwood 25,000 Bonus Offer is Back

Tweet Last summer, the Starwood American Express had a limited time sign up bonus where you could get up to 30,000 Starwood miles.  Update September 5th, 2012.  This offer has expired. The offer only comes around once or twice a year, so this is a great time to consider this card. I’m personally really excited […]

Confessions of a Hypocritical Travel Blogger | I Don’t Do App-O-Ramas

Tweet One of the goals of Help Me Travel Cheap is to share my travel knowledge and insight so you can benefit from what I’m learning about nearly free travel. But the other day I realized that there is one piece of advice I’ve shared on this blog that I don’t actually follow. So, you […]