How to Use Bluebird to Get an Infinity of Miles

Tweet I’ve felt like a little kid waiting for Christmas.  Only I’m a big kid waiting for the arrival of my Bluebird card. Before posting about how Bluebird opens infinite doors, I wanted to have an opportunity to test the card.  Alas, my card still has not come, but I did want to be sure […]

Southwest Companion Pass Year End Considerations and Preparations

Tweet I’ve written a few times about the Southwest Companion Pass.  The Companion Pass is undoubtably the best frequent flyer incentive for domestic travel. With a calendar year end coming up quickly, it’s important for you to review your Southwest Companion Pass strategy. A Quick Southwest Companion Pass Review Earn 110,000 qualifying Southwest points in […]

Travel Credit Cards With Benefits that May Justify an Annual Fee Beyond the First Year

Tweet Every year we’re all forced to think deeply. To cancel or not to cancel.  That is the question.  Whether tis more cost effective to cancel or to keep a credit card account open. Some plastic is clearly only worth the sign up bonus, but other travel credit cards with benefits may in fact be […]

Best Current American Airlines AAdvantage Credit Cards Bonuses

Tweet Thanks to some reader feedback, last week I discovered that my listed links to the 50,000 American Airlines Visa and American Express cards were no longer working.  I’m actually surprised that they’ve hung around for this long. So, the question is now, what’s the best current credit card sign up bonus for American Airlines? […]

My Credit Score History | A Real Life Example of the Credit Score Impact

Tweet Today we open the doors wide on my credit score history so you can see how applying for multiple credit cards impacts your credit score. Because I really want to make it easy for you, I’m going to be transparent and list the cards I applied for between each application.  That way you can […]

The 3 Most Valuable Airline, Hotel, and Points Programs for the Average Joe

Tweet When it comes to collecting and redeeming points and mileage, we all fall somewhere along the line of newbie to fanatic.  Depending on your personal classification, that will impact which program you think is the best. However, for today I’m going to have a conversation with the average Joe. I think most of my […]

US Airways Dividend Miles Program Introduction and Overview

Tweet Welcome to a longer overdue continuation of a series where I feature 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. In this post we’ll be focusing on […]