Hotel Point Expiration Policies and Tips to Keep Hotel Points Active

Tweet Last week we explored airline mileage expiration policies.  Today we’ll learn when hotel points expire and how to keep your hotel points active.  Fortunately, it is easier to keep hotel points active compared to airlines.  Since neither is really hard that shouldn’t be a problem. Just like air miles my suggestion is to pick a favorite program, but […]

Airline Mileage Expiration Policies and Tricks to Keep Your Miles Active

Tweet The double edged sword of mileage diversification is that people are afraid that their miles will expire before you need them.  With a minimal effort you ought to be able to keep your miles from expiring. When do airline miles expire? How do I keep my airline miles from expiring? First, of all the […]

Southwest Bonus Points For New Rapid Rewards Members

Tweet I’m guessing that this post won’t apply to too many of you, but it would be a decent deal for anyone who doesn’t already have a Southwest Rapid Rewards account. Rapid Rewards 2,500 Point Sign Up Bonus Use this link to enroll now. You get started with 250 bonus points for joining. Then, sign up […]

Yes, You Can Reach Any Minimum Spend

Tweet In the last few weeks I’ve had several folks say they can’t get a certain credit card because they can’t reach the minimum spend.  Far be it from me to make an edict of what you can and cannot afford. However, in this current Bluebird and gift card climate, I think all of us […]

US Airways 100% Bonus for Purchased Miles

Tweet Between May 1st and May 31st US Airways is offering up to a 100% bonus for purchased or gifted miles. Buy 5,000 – 9,000 miles, get a 25% Bonus. Buy 10,000 – 19,000 miles, get a 50% Bonus. Buy 20,000 – 29,000 miles, get a 75% Bonus. Buy 30,000 – 50,000 miles, get a […]

How to Avoid an Airline Award Milage Cancellation Fee

Tweet Last fall I booked tickets to fly from Denver to Tokyo for 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles. I knew when I booked that American Airlines charges $150 to cancel a reservation.  Unfortunately, after I was detained in Papua New Guinea for an extra week this February I decided that I didn’t actually want to […]