The Final Hawaii Budget | 7 Nights and 5 people for $356.71

Tweet Last week I wrote a couple of posts about our time in Hawaii: How to add a free flight to Hawaii next time you travel internationally How Hilton HHonors dramatically reduces the cost of vacation Of course, when you travel there are more expenses than just airfare.  So today I’ll share the final cost. […]

Should I Redeem My Miles for Economy, Business, or First Class Travel?

Tweet The majority of people who travel have never flown in anything but economy class.  One of the main reasons is because economy class tickets are so much less expensive than business or first class tickets.  Thus, when using your miles, flying something better than economy might make sense. Still, is it worth using extra […]

How Hilton HHonors Gold Helps Dramatically Cut Your Vacation Costs

Tweet Would you be interested in knowing how you can cut even more costs from your next vacation?  Would you be interested if you could do it without cutting the quality of your vacation? Help Me Travel Cheap teaches you how to get nearly free flights and hotel stays.  However, the reality is that there are […]

How to Add a Free Trip to Hawaii Next Time You Book International Award Travel

Tweet A free trip is the best way to travel to Hawaii. It’s been a long time since I’ve been to Hawaii.  In fact, I think the last time I was there was in 1996 when I spent several hours in the airport.  It had probably been 7 or 8 years before that when I […]

25,000 Starwood Bonus Opportunity

Tweet Update September 5th: The 30,000 Starwood offer has expired.  The current best offer is 10,000 points after your first purchase and 15,000 points after spending $5,000 in the first six months.  To get that offer click here. I read an article yesterday by Darius at Million Mile Secrets that points out that the terms […]

How to Get Compensation from an Airline After a Delay or Cancellation

Tweet Before the airline delay, we were already scheduled to have a 4 hour layover in Detroit. It wasn’t too bad because my wife and I were able to get into the Delta lounge (free perk of the American Express Platinum) and enjoyed the Olympics, a shower, a cold Coke, and delicious hummus. After relaxing […]

Delta to the Rescue (Again)! Time to Stock Pile More Delta SkyMiles

Tweet Last week, I had the honor of attending my grandpa’s funeral. We celebrated his 95 years of life.  He loved and cared for his wife who proceeded him in death.  He provided for and supported his children.  He was a Christian who was an encouragement to so many people he met. When I heard […]

Starwood 25,000 Bonus Offer is Back

Tweet Last summer, the Starwood American Express had a limited time sign up bonus where you could get up to 30,000 Starwood miles.  Update September 5th, 2012.  This offer has expired. The offer only comes around once or twice a year, so this is a great time to consider this card. I’m personally really excited […]

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 […]