Last week I wrote about the option of redeeming Wells Fargo’s Go Far reward points for 1.22 cents each when using them to purchase Hyatt gift cards (an offer that’s
About a year ago, I had heard about a new app for text messaging where I thought “Great.. Another app that will likely be bloatware.” The text messaging app had
Given that we have eaten out most of the time for the last 5 years, we’ve learned how to do it for cheap. Which is really easy, as most of the
I love meeting readers, for a lot of reasons. It lets me get a sense of what kind of people are attracted to this site, and what they like about
Maybe you got in on the Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond status match in time. Maybe you didn’t.But if you have a Wells Fargo credit card that’s earning 5 “Go Far”
I’ve now travelled on a substantial minority of long-haul Amtrak routes, depending on your definition:Empire Builder (entire route, both directions)Coast Starlight (entire route,..
If you follow me on Twitter (as you should!) you know I spent last week in San Francisco. It was only upon returning that I realized I hadn’t posted an
Second quarter registration is now open for credit cards earning quarterly rotating bonuses, and it’s shaping up to be a pretty lucrative quarter.Chase FreedomBetween April 1 and..
Not just among travel hackers, but also in the civilian population, the conventional wisdom for a long time has been that it’s usually better to make roundtrip airline reservatio..
Last week a reader wrote in to suggest that I address the topic of saving up miles and points for emergencies, which gave me an excuse to think about two
For the last two years, I’ve shared an accounting of my year in earning and burning miles and points (2013 and 2014). A reader recently reached out and asked whether
If having too many points in a single program is one kind of problem, both because of the increased exposure to devaluations and the fact that the least valuable point
Travel hacking is a specialized combination of knowledge, skills, and opportunities, plus of course making the time to take advantage of them. For those willing to invest in this..
One fascination of the miles and points community is “valuing” their loyalty currencies. This should be, in principle, one of the most important aspects of an earning strategy: e..
After 4 years involved in travel hacking, I still find myself learning something new almost every week. For example, since until this year I’d never had Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond
In the comments to last Wednesday’s post, reader Paul Wellington made a great comment, which read in part:”this sort of redemption nerd logic makes me chuckle and misses the forest
One month ago I wrote that I had received the first promotion in ages for my Brooks Brothers credit card. My question was whether it was a one-off promotion or
It’s no longer the source of one of the more profitable deals in the history of manufactured spending, but at least the Best Buy card is still throwing us a bone
I wrote a few weeks ago that I’ve been craving a beach vacation, and I decided to take a look at so-called “all-inclusive” resorts, mainly out of curiosity: I’ve never stayed
Every once in a while I take a break from blogging about travel hacking and write about whatever personal finance topics are on my mind. For the past few weeks
Credit One Bank just announced a new NASCAR credit card, and if you want to save yourself some time and skip my full review: it’s a lousy card. Don’t get
There’s been some interesting discussion lately of how much you should be willing to pay for miles and points. I got the conversation started on Twitter by asking how much
A reader recently pointed out to me that last week over at Travel with Grant, Grant wrote that he noticed on his last US Bank Flexperks Travel Rewards credit card statement