The “demand schedule” is a tool I first read about at Milenomics, which has now become more or less conventional wisdom: by creating a consolidated list of all the trips
Yes, that’s right: yours truly signed up for a Dicks Sporting Goods credit card today. Why would I do such a thing given that there are at least a hundred
The 4,500-Avios, short-haul British Airways Executive Club award has long been one of the most valuable things about the program for North Americans. On flights within the United..
I’ve written a few speculative posts in the past based on the conceit that manufactured spend makes staying in hotels full time a cheap way to save on rent in
I got a US Bank Cash+ card a few years back as a product change from my second Flexperks Travel Rewards card. Back then the Cash+ had a somewhat more
Another day, another devaluation.Yesterday American Airlines announced the changes they’ll be making to the AAdvantage program next year. You’ve likely already read all about the..
A few people have reached out to me on Twitter to tell me that Uber is no longer selling gift cards. Sure enough, my account (in which I had asked
Last month I wrote about an Air Berlin flight from Berlin to New York City, for which I was planning to redeem British Airways Avios. I had 24,000 Avios in my
I go to Portland, Oregon, three or four times a year. I think it’s a little slice of paradise, so I thought I’d share some of the things that make
IntroductionRegular readers know that I use the concept of “imputed redemption values” to calculate the relative value of manufactured spend on co-branded hotel credit cards. I’v..
Yesterday I dismissed the Blue for Business American Express credit card out of hand, writing that the “product earns 1 non-flexible Membership Rewards point everywhere, which is..
IntroductionWhen I say that I don’t chase signup bonuses, it sometimes gives readers the impression that I don’t apply for new cards or that I don’t think signup bonuses are
IntroductionI like the American Express Hilton HHonors Surpass card, which gives 6 HHonors points per dollar spent at gas stations and grocery stores, for the simple reason that ..
On Tuesday, Greg over at Frequent Miler wrote a defense of hoarding miles and points. He’s wrong, but to understand why he’s wrong, you have to understand his argument.Frequent M..
There’s a curious problem that everyone encounters eventually as they become increasingly involved in travel hacking: how do you think about award redemptions that combine both c..
On Monday I mentioned two recent developments that should, at least for now, make earning Ultimate Rewards points at office supply stores easier and cheaper than ever using Chase..
Before our Namibia roadtrip I wrote about piecing together a round-the-world ticket using discount airlines.
It just shows that a ticket to Australia via Europe, the Middle East..
There have been two big, fun developments in the world of travel hacking in the past two weeks: Staples began selling $300 Visa gift cards online, and Office Max began
We’re now just over a month away from the November 17, 2015, Barclaycard Arrival+ devaluation. The devaluation has two key components:statement credits against travel purchases w..
Yesterday I saw on Travel Codex Scott Mackenzie sharing some details of Marriott’s new Cash + Points redemptions, which will apparently become available early next year.First, tw..
Back in September, Matt at Saverocity wrote this post about the potential problems of a travel hacker getting so “locked in” to one or two loyalty programs that they’re unable
As my regular readers know, I don’t chase “aspirational” redemptions; I earn the miles and points I need to pay for the trips I want to take as cheaply as
Within one week, there was a little bit of coverage on the Citi Thank You Business credit card. First from Rapid Travel Chai and then Devil’s Advocate on Frequent Miler. I’ve