The Joy of Canceling Southwest Points Flights & Must Know Facts

Tweet Today, for the first time, I cancelled a Southwest flight I had booked with points.  I’ve got to say that the experience made me value my Southwest points even more. How to Cancel Southwest Flights Booked Using Points Visit Southwest Cancel Air Reservation page. Enter your first and last name along with your confirmation […]

My First EVER Credit Card Denial

Tweet Over the last 15 years, I’ve been playing the travel credit card game with differing amounts of commitment. However, in an effort to be completely open and transparent, I want to let you know that I was denied for a credit card for the first time ever. Now, there have been occasions where I’ve received […]

Best Mileage Values to Get from US Mainland to Hawaii

Tweet There’s obviously something magical about Hawaii because that’s where so many of my readers want to go. Getting enough miles to get to Hawaii is one thing, but finding the best mileage value is the fun part of the challenge. Best Option: One Way Add-On to an International Trip I’ve previously written about this […]

How to Use Credit Card Points to Get a Better Deal Than Using Miles

Tweet If you’re willing to fly in economy class, it is possible to get better fares using points to book travel than it is to use your points to transfer to a mileage program. In this post, I’ll highlight the strategy I use for finding the lowest possible fare when redeeming points. How to Find […]

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express Review and Benefits

Tweet Some time ago, a blog reader left a comment on a post (on my other blog) where I was talking about the great extended warrantee coverage offered through American Express. In his comments, he said he was excited because he had just signed up for the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express […]

Travel Free Faster! How to Earn Points & Miles Paying Rent or Mortgage

Tweet This week I had a reader ask if and how they could earn miles paying their mortgage. That’s a great question because for most of us that is our highest monthly expenditure. Is it possible? Yes, but probably not with a credit card (at least not at a reasonable rate). How to Earn Miles […]

American Express Business Gold | Limited Time 75,000 Sign Up Bonus

Tweet American Express Business Gold Card 75,000 American Express Rewards Bonus Points This is a limited time offer, and you must apply on or before March 14th to get the bonus points. The $175 annual fee is waived for the first year. The minimum spend is a whopping $10,000 in the first four months of […]

5 Random Bits of Travel News: Starwood Changes, Reduced AA Awards, Club Carlson Bonus, and US Airways Purchase Miles

Tweet It’s house keeping time.  None of these points below justify and entire post, but together it’s valuable information to have. Starwood Cash and Points Changes & Category Changes By March 5th the new cash and point rates will kick in and the new categories will kick in.  That means you must book by today […]

Southwest 50,000 Bonus Point Card Offer is Live Again

Tweet Southwest.com is currently advertising (once again) for their 50,000 point sign up bonus.  This happens about once every 3 months or so. For 80% of people (yes, that’s a stat I just made up) who wish to fly domestically, there isn’t a better bonus than the 50,000 Southwest points.  If you’re able to get […]