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 […]

Southwest and AirTran Points Merging | Your Quick Guide to Maximizing Points and Credits

Tweet Effective immediately, you can now transfer AirTran credits and Southwest points back and forth.  This is the first step in the upcoming full merger between AirTran and Southwest. As always, there are benefits available for customers because right now there are some extended number of choices available. A Quick Overview of the Transfer Possibilities Between […]

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 […]

How To Use Miles and Points to Bless Others

Tweet My wife brought up an interesting issue the other day.  She wanted be sure that we were giving a part of our blessings from the frequent flyer miles we’ve earned.  We started to ask how we should give air miles or give a part of what we receive. As Christians, we believe in the […]

Will I Lose Points or Miles When I Cancel My Credit Card?

Tweet Since I’ve been asked this question a couple of times, I thought I would do a blog post to help out newbies (since that’s who I like to help with this site). Will I lose my miles if I cancel my credit card?  Will I lose my points if I cancel my credit card? […]

Get 20-25% More Value Out of 50,000 Chase Sapphire Preferred Points

Tweet The thing to love about the 40,000 Ultimate Rewards offer is the flexibility of the points.  This is especially true if you already have a stash of air miles.  The Ultimate Rewards program will help you to get closer to the ever illusive free vacation. In this post, you’ll learn how to s-t-r-e-t-c-h your […]

Starwood Cash and Points Vs. Starwood Points| Discover the Best Value Per Point

Tweet Around our home, we’re always dreaming about (and planning) our next trip. In 2012, we’re planning on doing a lot of traveling, and of course I don’t want to pay a lot for our travels.  We’ve got a decent amount of Starwood points that we’ve earned from the Starwood American Express, but not enough […]

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 […]