Chase has by far the most impressive line-up of reward credit cards. Most of our favorite rewards programs offer a credit card through Chase, often with a generous sign-up bonus to seal the deal. With so many great cards, it’s tough to choose a favorite, but that’s what I’ve managed to do. Below is my Read full post »
How do we decide on our destinations? Wanderlust aside, what gives us the want to visit these different parts of the world? Of all the places we could see on our points and miles, what makes us choose one destination over another? Earlier this month, I used this space to talk about why I enjoy my trips to Read full post »
Playcation is a FrugalTravelGuy column for travelers who want more than a typical vacation. Follow Playcation for inspiration on how you can maximize travel fun with interesting, off-beat and memorable experiences. Wanderlust gets me out of the door most of the time. An opportunity to experience new things, relax and explore. But after living in Los Angeles awhile, I must Read full post »
In Part I of our Award Booking Essentials series on American Airlines, reader Chris from Irvine asked the following questions in the comment section: “What’s the difference between elite qualifying points vs elite qualifying miles? Which one is better or easier to accrue or earn?” Many airlines provide three different ways to earn or retain elite Read full post »
This is the sixth and final piece of a six-part series about a trip my wife Sara and I recently took around the world in first class. Check out the photos throughout the post! Initially, our trip back to New York was going to be in Korean First Class, however, due to the flight times and a Read full post »
A couple of weekends ago, I reconnected with some of my dear travel friends using the power of the Internet. During our time together, we went back and forth about the merits of the Barclaycard American Airlines Aviator card, which replaced the former US Airways Dividend Miles card. The card comes in four different degrees: Read full post »
Starwood Preferred Guest Starpoints are among the most valuable rewards currencies. The top two reasons for this is because of Starwood’s numerous airline transfer partners and because of the 5,000 points/miles bonus you receive for every 20,000 Starpoints you transfer. From now until August 24, 2015, transfers to Aeroplan (Air Canada) will be even more Read full post »
This is the fifth in a six-part series about a trip my wife Sara and I recently took around the world in first class. Check out the photos throughout the post! The last hotel in our journey was the Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket. Situated on the southeast corner of Phuket island and built Read full post »
Maybe it’s just me, but it seems I’m spending more time generating cash back and less time with miles and points. It may be for a few reasons: We have an ample supply of miles. There are few and far between decent travel promos these days. It is now easier to earn cash back than Read full post »
Here at FrugalTravelGuy, we are always thinking of ways to help our readers make sure they have as much information as possible at their disposal to be able to redeem their points and miles for the award booking of their dreams. Pursuant to these goals, we will be publishing a series of articles titled Award Booking Read full post »
Meeting minimum spends on credit cards isn’t a complex task — simply spend, spend, spend. Then of course, you need to pay, pay, pay your credit card bills on time. The problem comes in when you need to meet the minimum spend requirements and don’t have the planned expenses for meeting that spend. I’ve educated Read full post »
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