I often highlight a concept I like to call “imputed redemption values:” the dollar cost of a hotel night (after taxes and fees) that makes it worth redeeming that hotel’s
Recently, there was a very good deal for a gift card churn, but the deal is now over. Points were for free. My last two transactions have not posted yet,
At some point, you just look outside at feet and feet of snow and you just can’t take it anymore. I reached that breaking point last week. I mean, this
This trip was 50% vacation and 50% mileage run. My wife and I had wanted to make it to Egypt, in fact, we had wanted to visit Egypt on our
Barclaycard is the undisputed master in my mind of the marketing technique of “underpromise and overdeliver.” It seems like every month they’re making small, positive changes and..
I am a US Bank Flexperks cardholder for a little over 2 years, I like the additional benefits the card offers and the bonus categories. It’s interesting to see that
Historically, Southwest has had more simple frequent flyer programs. Back under Rapid Rewards 1.0 they kept it so simple you only needed credits, which had no linkage to fare p..
Details from my amazing room at Palazzo Gattini, Matera, Italy, August 2014
Shout out to Luxury Link for my amazing hotel in Matera: Palazzo Gattini. I had a wonderful 3 night stay
We are lucky to live close enough to New York City to visit often. Over the years, we have done many of the classic NYC “things to do” several times
Megabus just opened up their schedule all Spring and true to form, every single bus has $1 seats. They go QUICK, so don’t ask, just book. They do allow
The Weekly News Roundup is a collection of headlines from around the internet that caught the attention of the Tagging Miles team. Content on these blogs do not necessarily reflect
Finally, a bone. And a decent one at that. Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping has Groupon with a juicy 9x bonus. And of course these points do count towards that all
There have been a couple developments around gift cards percolating around the travel hacking community for the last week or so. Here’s a quick roundup, so readers can use this p..
Having written this blog for a little over 2 years, I forget to go to the basics. Doctor Of Credit does a great job on his blog and reminding me
Just a quick note today as I’m setting the agenda for Family Travel for Real Life March 7th in Charlotte, NC. Still a few tickets left if you’d like to
If you were looking forward to sitting in one of these…
So there was a big mistake fare yesterday – United premium cabin awards were pricing out at like $150 or
I’ve gotten some blowback this morning and would appreciate your take. No wrong answers here as I attempt to answer the question for myself, too.
The context: most of you know
Knowledge is so important, everyone seems to know that, however many people don’t bother gaining it. The value in true knowledge is that it extends beyond the learning event. As ..
The proverbial ink hasn’t dried where my request for higher rates on Cardpool were declined. I am here to report that Cardpool boosted my rates a couple of days ago.
Early today, a FlyerTalk thread popped up with a pretty phenomenal United premium fare from the United Kingdom to many places in some cases for as little as $85 USD.
I’d like to start this post by saying the following:
Softcard, your business model is crazy. There is no way your service can catch on given the hoops that users have
I spoke earlier today of abundance. I’ve also talked a lot about how I don’t want to ‘own’ the content on the Forum, and that my big picture goal of Saverocity is to help people ..
Guys, Valentine’s Day is fraught with marketing trying to convince you that we want this crap: flowers, cheap trinkets, (gag)-grams. I’ve already told you to get her out for a s..