Even though it only happened a week ago, the British Airways Avios devaluation still isn’t far from my mind. Especially since there was a flight that I had booked on the right day, but some plans changed and the flight that I ended up wanting to be on was seven hours earlier than the one Read full post »
The following is the February 2016 edition of what we consider the top 10 credit card products available at the moment. The list is based on a combination of factors, including current welcome bonus offers, daily earning potential, transfer partners and bonus categories, along with the ability to redeem. January is typically a very quiet month Read full post »
When I started in this hobby, I was hungry for any technique that would save on my cost of travel. Until I could accumulate a sufficient number of hotel points — I lived on two techniques to help with my hotel costs. The first was Priceline Name Your Own Price bidding as well as the Read full post »
I like to combine cash tickets with miles to stretch my miles even further. Granted, I only do this when those cash fares that I mentioned ended up falling into the very cheap or insanely cheap categories. I planned two trips in 2014 around a $150 mistake fare that flew one-way from New York – Milan Read full post »
I’ve been a big fan of Chase credit cards and their Ultimate Rewards program since its inception. In fact, their Ultimate Rewards cards are the Chase cards I carry in my wallet on a daily basis. My big category spending is travel and dining while my reoccurring category is Internet, Cable TV, office supplies and phone. The Read full post »
Applying for credit cards with great signup bonuses is the quickest way to earn a lot of points and miles quickly. As such, I have made a habit of applying for 2-4 credit cards three or four times a year depending on the offers that are currently available. It’s getting to be about that time Read full post »
If you told your friends that you just took a vacation that was entirely paid for with the rewards from a single credit card that you picked up a few months ago and they’ll likely scoff in disbelief. It is seemingly improbable that such value can be had with just a single card. However, what Read full post »
Regardless of where you’re traveling, choosing a hotel to stay at can be daunting. Hotel points open up so many opportunities, that choosing one property out of dozens (or hundreds, if you go the flexible rewards route) can be overwhelming. Don’t wear yourself out – here are the five main factors to consider when booking Read full post »
The IHG PointsBreak list has opened up once again, much to the delight of frugal travelers everywhere. For the low price of 5,000 Rewards Club points per night, travelers have access to over 100 properties across the United States and around the world. The current list is active through April 30, 2016, leaving us only Read full post »
Many of our readers are probably taking the time to start booking their spring break or summer travel (kudos to those who manage to go beyond that). Hotel stays are inevitably a part of that experience and if you’re paying with a flexible currency like Barclay Arrival Miles or going out of pocket, you’ll be glad Read full post »
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