The frame of reference for my manufactured spend practice is not usually the cost I pay per point that I earn, although I naturally privilege cheaper techniques above more expens..
The two browser trick is a way in which to multiply an event for your benefit. There are a number of applications of it already known, some published openly, and
BackgroundAs my regular readers no doubt already know, on November 19, 2015, the official Hyatt Concierge Twitter account sent out a tweet asking, “Looking for a new loyalty prog..
When it rains it pours. Just as Discover it, Citi Dividend, and US Bank Cash+ bonus categories are now available for registration, so are the Chase Freedom bonus categories for the
Part of my talk at TravelCon was a theory that I might be able to obtain cruise benefits from mLife based on an unwritten rule system. Upon my return, I
The Citi Dividend credit card is absolutely the most frustrating of the quarterly cash back bonus category cards. That’s for two reasons:Cash back is capped at $300 per calendar ..
I don’t write about making Kiva loans very much anymore, mainly because I don’t make Kiva loans anymore! But Kiva loans are a still-working technique to manufacture an uncapped a..
In Chapter 5 of my occasionally-selling ebook, I discussed the technique of using All Nippon Airways’ search tool to find Star Alliance award space. Recently, they made some chan..
Registration is now open (log into your Discover account first) for the Discover it cashback bonus categories of “Gas & Ground Transportation” for the first calendar quarter of 2..
There are a lot of websites you can use to search for paid flights. Kayak is one of the most popular, but Orbitz, Expedia and Priceline will all find you
This is a review of “Pop Finance,” by Brooke Harrington. You can find all my previous book reviews here. If you’re interested in buying a copy, I hope you consider
Today I’m going to share a very simple, very stupid mistake I made. In fact it’s so simple, and so stupid, that it’s unlikely to help any of my readers.
I’ve written a few times about this trip before (as recently as yesterday), but now that it’s locked down, I thought I’d share one of my patented Anatomies of an
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..