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
While I didn’t coin the aphorism, I repeat it every chance I get: the least valuable point is the one you don’t redeem.It doesn’t matter how big the portal bonus,
If you followed the instructions in this post, all your American Express cards, including authorized user cards issued by American Express, should now be enrolled in an offer for..
In general, I prefer the American Express Hilton HHonors Surpass to the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve. To review, the American Express card’s three big advantages are:issuance by A..
Earlier today I pooh-poohed the Chase Freedom’s earning of 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent at Amazon.com in the 4th quarter of 2015. While I do make purchases at
Registration is now open for the Chase Freedom 4th quarter bonus categories. It’s also supposed to be open for the Citi Dividend, but as of this writing I have not
I spent this past weekend in Austin hanging out with a friend who’s heavily involved in travel hacking, and he mentioned a few techniques that he had used to manufacture
Hyatt free nights got a ton of talk when affiliate commission got involved, and there’s been so little talk about the Fairmont card, which is in some ways better.
As Stefan (from..
One reason I love meeting travel hackers is that every one has a unique “origin story” for how they became interested in the game in the first place. For example, I
Last week I wrote that — unless you’re a reimbursed business traveler — your best bet for earning as much travel as possible, as cheaply as possible, is to manufacture
Registration is open for the Discover it and US Bank Cash+ bonus categories for the fourth quarter of 2015.Discover itSign into your Discover account and click here to register to
I’m pretty sure that most of you guys have read the blog travelisfree.com if you haven’t, stop living under a rock and snap to it. The executive summary: Drew and