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 […]

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 […]

How to Organize, Track, and Manage Points & Miles so it Doesn’t Become a Full-time Job

Tweet When people object to this little game of collecting miles and points, there are two common objections. 1.  I’m afraid it will hurt my credit score.  The truth is that it impacts your credit score, but not by as much as you might think. 2.  It takes too much time and effort. While it […]

How to Choose a Mileage or Points Program to Focus Your Earning

Tweet So, you’ve decided you want to collect miles for nearly free travel. The obvious question is: where should you be focusing your efforts? There’s the extreme approach which involves getting a little bit of everything.  It means signing up for all of the best credit card offers (of course, spacing out applications from the […]

An Indispensable Guide to Understanding How Airline Miles and Reward Points Work

Tweet If you’re going to invest any amount of time into earning award points or miles, you must know how to use those points. I always feel really bad when I get emails from folks who have spent a year (or more) collecting a certain type of miles or points only to learn that those points […]

British Airways Visa 100,000 Avios Bonus is Back

Tweet Update: Offer expired.  Instead, you should check out the Chase Sapphire Preferred. I’d love to be able to tell you that the British Airways 100,000 point offer is back and better than ever. But I can’t. What I can tell you is that there is an opportunity on the table for you to earn 100,000 Avois […]

Air Mile Credit Card Options for Canadians | The Uncle C Case Study

Tweet In case you don’t know, I’m a Canadian citizen. However, I’m a US Permanent resident, and I’m glad I am because Americans have much better credit card reward options than Canadians. Today I’m going to use one of my uncles as a case study to share what I would do if I were in […]

Best Airline Credit Cards Where Miles Post After First Purchase

Tweet One of the most frequent questions and concerns I get is regarding a credit card minimum spend.  This is especially true if a person is planning to apply for multiple cards at one time. There are not a lot of people who can spend $10,000 within three months. Today we’ll explore some of the […]