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
On Tuesday I wrote that I was going to New York to see Hamilton, the smash hit Broadway musical. Commenter BetterByDesign astutely asked,”How the heck did you find Hamilton ticke..
An impressive achievement of the travel hacking community is spreading information about the frequent flyer programs of non-US carriers, which allow Americans to take advantage o..
It’s no secret that I think Delta runs the best domestic airline operation in the United States. They have incomprehensibly good on-time and completion statistics compared to the..
Via Drew at Travel is Free, until December 8, 2015, there’s a one-time opportunity to buy 450,000 Choice Privileges points for $1,600. That’s not exactly how Drew framed it, so I..
I’ve mentioned before that I rarely read other blogs anymore. Of course the affiliate bloggers just repeat the same bought-and-paid-for content over and over, but even the good g..
Marriott Rewards is the worst hotel loyalty program: it has all the low earning rates and high property costs of IHG Rewards, with none of the potential upside offered by
This post was inspired by a comment left by reader net netty to my post on dealing with the new Visa gift cards being sold at Staples. S/he wrote:”And I agree that
Regular readers know I don’t chase signup bonuses any more, for two simple
When writing about simplifying and automating debit card transactions back in July, I
Everything I need to know about timeshares I learned from The Queen of Versailles. Still, it’s the kind of product — complex, opaque, little-understood — that should be worth at ..
There are two free, online tools designed to help make it easier to find the best values when searching for paid or award stays at chain hotels: award mapper and
Save for a spur of the moment rant against Citi earlier this month (tl;dr they suck), things have been slow here at Milewriter.
Life’s been keeping my stress levels just high