I woke up this morning to an interesting offer for the Southwest Companion Pass. Southwest is offering one heck of a deal. I'll go over the details to help you determine if this offer is right for you. You can earn the Companion Pass PLUS 30,000 points with just ONE credit card! There are 3 … Continue reading Amazing Southwest Companion Pass Deal!
Some of our most valuable redemptions are the result of transferring bank points such as Amex Membership Rewards points and Chase Ultimate Rewards points to airline partners. Those points become airline miles and then we use the airline miles to book otherwise expensive plane tickets. There are lots of ways to get to Europe on … Continue reading Airline Transfer Partners (2019)
I've written about how to fly to Hawaii for free, but you can also use points to save lots of money on hotels. This post will cover Starwood and Marriott hotels in Hawaii. At some point I will also cover properties in Hawaii owned by other chains such as Hyatt and Hilton. SPG, Ritz-Carlton, and … Continue reading Marriott Hotels in Hawaii
Other Japan posts: How we booked Japan for $388 [$13,600 Value] and you can, too! Our Free Ritz-Carlton Stays In Japan Hyatt and Marriott are the hotel loyalty programs that I would encourage most award travel beginners to focus on first. Hyatt's global presence isn't nearly as extensive as Marriott. This isn't an issue for … Continue reading Japan Hotels: How To Book A 9 Night Stay For Less Than $400 Total [$3400 Value]
Other Japan posts: How we booked Japan for $388 [$13,600 Value] and you can, too! Japan Hotels: How To Book A 9 Night Stay For Less Than $400 Total [$3400 Value] Japanese Ritz-Carlton sampler We didn't really intend to book all Ritz-Carlton properties, but we had lots of Marriott points and these … Continue reading Our Free Ritz-Carlton Stays In Japan
Other Japan posts: Our Free Ritz-Carlton Stays In Japan Japan Hotels: How To Book A 9 Night Stay For Less Than $400 Total [$3400 Value] Ryan and I just returned from an unforgettable week in Japan! We visited temples, spotted a Geisha heading to work, walked through the bamboo forest, ate our weight in sushi, … Continue reading How we booked Japan for $388 [$13,600 Value] and you can, too!
Best Ways to Book Europe with Ultimate Rewards: Part 1 Want to go to Europe with Ultimate Rewards? This is the first of 5 posts about booking Europe with Ultimate Rewards. In this introduction post, I list my 9 overall favorite ways to redeem Ultimate Rewards for flights between North America and Europe. In parts … Continue reading 11 Ways to Book Flights to Europe with Ultimate Rewards
"Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures"-Lewis Carroll 7 years ago, Ryan and I were married in one of my favorite places on this planet. I'll spare you the sappy paragraph, but he's the best! Ryan and I met through a mutual friend very soon after I … Continue reading 7 Years
Before you apply for your first credit card First of all, opening credit cards does not hurt your credit score in the long run. What will hurt your score is if you miss payments and/or run up high balances that you cannot immediately pay. I am not a financial professional of any kind but I … Continue reading Miles, Points, and Travel Credit Card Rewards 101
How to go to Italy and do all of the things without breaking the bank Update November 2018: There is still no minimum spending requirement for the Barclaycard AAdvantage® Aviator Red World Elite MasterCard discussed below. All you have to do is make one purchase. The bonus has dropped from 60,000 miles to 50,000 miles, … Continue reading How we flew to Italy for (almost) free… and you can too!
In this post, I'll list the Hyatt properties in Japan. If you want a free hotel stay in Japan, World of Hyatt is a great way to make that happen. I'll go over the best ways to earn Hyatt points. This is also a good opportunity to show how valuable Hyatt points can be. Hyatt … Continue reading Hyatt in Japan (2019)
Note: Since credit card offers and sign up bonuses are constantly changing (sometimes for the better!), we've made a page on the main menu to keep all of our favorite current deals in one place. That page will be updated on a regular basis. You can also click here to get to the page. Should … Continue reading Should I Cancel My Amex Platinum Card This Year? (2019)
Anytime a credit card anniversary is approaching, you need to determine whether or not the annual fee is worth paying. If not, you may want to close the card or if possible, downgrade to a no fee card. Will I lose miles/points if I cancel a credit card? The answer to this question depends on … Continue reading Will I lose my points if I cancel a credit card?
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