Miles and PointsCategory
News broke today that the Capital One Venture card will be offering airline transfers at a ratio of 2:1.5. Since the card earns 2 miles per dollar (good for 2
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I was cruising along, dabbling in gift card reselling and pretty happy with my miles and points earnings. I was doing fine and had accrued enough miles to basically cover
After taking a break from heavy travel for the last year due to family and life circumstances, we’re ready to hit the road again starting in 2018. We took a
My alternate title for this post was Delta dynamic award pricing is ridiculous, but it felt too click-baity. But that IS how I feel after searching for Delta awards over
For some reason, 2018 has been super busy for me. But, even with that, I’m still able to catch up with Joe of As The Joe Flies and chat travel
I am a sucker for spirited debate, and at the end of my last such interaction with my flesh and blood father, he said to me, “Nobody’s mind was ever
When you’re trying to save money on flights using Orbitz or the like, you may notice that Southwest never pops up. That’s because Southwest blocks online travel agencies from vie..
So I’ve been working on clearing out earned miles and points (my shame list). I’ve got points lying around in all sorts of programs that I’ve decided to prioritize getting
Like I wrote about last week, at one point in my miles and points career I applied for cards I didn’t need. That was all well and good when we
I think the credit card and travel hacking game can be dangerous for a variety of reasons. One of the most dangerous can also be one the most subtle. For
If you’ve followed the blog over the past few years, you know I’m a huge fan of Shopping Portals I use them when I buy anything, whether it is to resell
So today IRL I had a friend ask me, “How long should I wait before applying for a new credit card?” This friend, who I’ll call Nicole, had been poking
The miles and points game has definitely changed over the past few years. These days, you may get more value using points to book cash flights instead of stressing searching
So now that the dust has settled and our family zone defense has been set up after the third child, I’ve spent some time the past few weeks taking stock
Other than credit card sign-on bonuses, I am convinced that shopping portals and things like the Mileage Plus X app are the opportunities to earn tons of miles with fairly
There’s a great promotion going on at the moment with the United MileagePlus X App, where you can earn up to 10x + 25% miles per dollar spent. It titled the
We’re into April, which means that we have new Q2 5x Opportunities, courtesy of Chase, Discover and Citi. So consider this a reminder to get out there and maximize your points
If there is one thing that I might consider yelling from the rooftops, it is that Shopping Portals are huge! For the casual mile and point collector, I would argue
I’m not traveling this year as much as I have in past years. The big reason is that I have less vacation time than I have had in the past.
Ebates to acquire Cartera Commerce, which could be a pretty pivotal moment for shopping portals, mile and point pursuers, and resellers.
About Shopping PortalsI’ve talked about h..
This will not be your typical Christmas Party (or, for those that prefer: Holiday Party). The Washington DC Frequent Flyer Holiday Toy Drive will be a collection of folks that
The holidays are a great opportunity to get together and do good. To that point, I’m partnering with Richard Kerr of Travel Hacking 101 to put together the Washington DC