Travel Credit Cards With Best Free Baggage Options

Tweet I recently claimed that airline branded credit cards may not be the best approach to earning miles with that specific airline. The big exception, of course, is if you fly the airline a lot and can take advantage of the free baggage. Since I usually fly with my wife and three kids, I do […]

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 […]

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 […]

Maximize Ultimate Rewards | Discover the Smartest Way to Redeem Ultimate

Tweet My magic 8-ball is telling me that many of you are accumulating Ultimate Rewards points using either the Chase Sapphire Preferred or the Ink Bold Business card. (Either that, or my analytics and stats tell me this.) I also predict that you want to use your Ultimate Rewards points, not just accumulate them. I’ve […]

The Almost Irresistable Appeal of Amtrak Redemption Options

Tweet Next year our family is going to be doing a fair amount of traveling. Guess what?  I’m trying to plan ahead so we can do it as cheaply as possible.  Of course, I always give first priority to free travel, and when necessary, I pull out bills from my own pocket. Lately, I’ve been […]

Best Cash Back Credit Cards with Mileage Transfer Options

Tweet Last week I introduced 7 situations where cash back credit cards beat miles credit cards.  At the end of the article, I alluded to the fact that your best option is to find a card that allows you to do both – earn cash back or earn miles.  A card that allows that will […]

Airport Transportation and Parking Options and Alternatives

Tweet When traveling can be so expensive, why does getting to the airport need to be so expensive? Here is a list of alternatives for you to consider before heading to the airport on your next vacation.  The cheapest option for you will depend on your family size, vacation length, and local prices. Take a […]