Capital One Venture Rewards Value Analysis

Tweet This post is a continuation of a series where we’re evaluating the value of different travel rewards based programs. Here’s a list of our previous analyses: ThankYou Rewards Chase Ultimate Rewards How do you earn points? Like each of the other programs reviewed, you earn points primarily by spending money on the branded credit […]

Thank You Rewards Network Review and Introduction for Travelers

Tweet Since 2006, my wife and I have been part of the Thank You Rewards Network.  We’re now in the process of searching out a more valuable program. How Do You Earn Points? There are four ways to earn points through the Thank You Rewards program. #1. Thank You Rewards Credit Cards by Citi.com Like […]

American Airlines AAdvantage Points Program | Best Family Mileage Program

Tweet The ‘best’ of anything is subjective. However, as I’ve been personally searching for the best points program, I’m finding that the American Airlines AAdavantage program has several benefits that make it a highly appealing program.  Of course, if American doesn’t fly out of your home city, then you should try and accumulate points elsewhere. […]

Airline Flyer Miles | The Value of Jumping Back On the Bandwagon

Tweet I’ve been sort of a snotty pants when it’s come to airline miles.  I even wrote a post questioning the value of airline points.  Lately, I’ve found more bang for my buck with hotel points. However, I’ve noticed a trend lately that seems to once again favor collecting air miles (not over and above […]

DIY Travel Hacking Cartel

Tweet I canceled my Travel Hacking Cartel membership. For me, to keep my membership wouldn’t be valuable.  It’s not designed for someone who already knows the basics about collecting and redeeming miles. I wrote this post to tell you how you can save your $25 (or $39) per month by using free resources to create […]

Travel Hacking Cartel Review and Introduction

Tweet Updated Feb 9th, 2011.  After trying the Travel Hacking Cartel I’ve decided not to keep my membership.  Instead, I teach you how to make your own Travel Hacking Cartel free. I woke up at 2 a.m. (local time here) just so I could sign up for the Travel Hacking Cartel. Seriously. I’m serious about free […]

All New Rapid Rewards Program by Southwest | Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

Tweet This morning there was an email in my Inbox.  Actually, there were about 100 emails in my Inbox. However, there was one I was particularity interested in reading.  The title: Announcing the All-New Rapid Rewards® Program! One of my favorite programs, Southwest Rapid Rewards, is changing. The first line: “On March 1, 2011, Rapid […]

Airline Frequent Flyer Points: Are They Useless?

Tweet For years and years, I’ve collected airline frequent flyer points.  Like any good traveler, I’ve looked at the award charts and come to the fortunate conclusion that with only 25,000 miles I can get a free roundtrip to anywhere in the United States.  Cool. The Problem with Airline Frequent Flyer Points 1. Flight Availability […]