The Ultimate Newbie Guide to Redeeming Ultimate Rewards for Travel

Tweet In the world of free travel hacking, there are two elements each of us must learn to improve – earning and redeeming.  Most of the material on this blog is about earning, but today I want to help you easily and effectively learn how to redeem your Ultimate Rewards (UR) points for travel. To […]

Travelocity American Express Review and Introduction

Tweet Of course, I tend to focus on cards that have big sign up bonuses. Typically, I believe the bigger the bonus, the better! However, there are a few cards that might get lost in the shuffle because they don’t have the most outstanding sign up bonuses, but they offer some pretty decent ongoing returns. […]

Use Booking Buddy and Get 18 US Airways Points

Tweet This Miles Buzz thread talks about getting an extra 18 US Airways Points when you use their shopping portal to book travel via Booking Buddy. I looked at it and made a dumb math mistake.  For some reason I multiplied the cost of tickets by 1.8. Hmmm.  I thought that if I spent $1000 […]

Expedia Changes Partnership with ThankYou Rewards

Tweet For several years our family has slowly been accumulating ThankYou Rewards points.  ThankYou Rewards points have never been a primary focus because they typically only offer a decent rate of return for points.  However, one of the things we always enjoyed is the rewards flexibility.  You can use your points for anything from gift […]