National’s One Two Free – And a Giveaway For Your Next Rental!

National Car Rental isn't usually a program that we hear about too often, except for this time of year when they come out with their famous "One Two Free" promotion (registration required). As far as rental car promotions go, this one is one of the better ones that exists. They had the same promo a year ago and it's as lucrative now as it was back then. … [Read More...]

Gift Card Deals (and Manufactured Spend Opportunities) Galore!

Usually merchant gift cards are not great for manufactured spending because the volume is just too small. When I manufacture spend, I want it to be worth my time and look for opportunities where I get a large number of points/miles. Sometimes, however, deals come along that present not just manufactured spend opportunities but also […]

FTU Advanced in My Backyard – Newport Beach Dec 4-6

A couple of months back I announced that I’ll be speaking at FTU Advanced in Dallas from 9/25 to 9/27, and I’m excited to announce that I have the opportunity to speak at another one later this year in Newport Beach, CA. Here are the current speakers for FTU Advanced Newport Beach: Matthew Klint (Live […]

The Best Way to Earn Points – An Oldie but a Goodie

People ask me all the time what the best way to earn miles/points is, and for me it’s a very easy answer. I of course start with “credit cards” and point them to my Beginners Guide to show them the power of miles and points. But many people are looking for something beyond credit cards.

I Will Be Speaking at FTU Advanced in Dallas!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, mostly because I’ve been having some pretty massive technical difficulties with my blog that killed all my traffic. Still I have a sizable email and Twitter following, so I’ll post some more here and there going forward.

Amazing Deal!

Citi AA Executive Card Retention Offer and Transfer of Credit

About a year ago, many of us jumped on a credit card offer that allowed us to earn 100K American Airlines bonus miles by signing up for and meeting the minimum spend requirement. Some of us even signed up for 3+ of these credit cards for a 100K bonus on each!

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TravelCon OC Updates!

TravelCon OC is this Saturday 2/28/15 in Anaheim and we’re hard at work to ensure everyone will have a great time! A few people have emailed me with questions and I wanted to take the time to clarify a few things before the event starts.

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SPG’s Newest Partner is Uber – A New Way to Earn Valuable SPG Points

  Updates to TravelCon OC, which is this Saturday 2/28/15, will be posted soon! Be sure to buy tickets now if you’re interested. There will be an emphasis on manufactured spending topics.     SPG Points might be my absolute favorite currency because of the value and flexibility they present. Unfortunately, as you probably recognized […]

TravelCon OC Schedule & Updates!

TravelCon OC is less than two weeks away! There are still some tickets for purchase and our schedule is pretty much set, and it’s a good one. As a reminder, TravelCon OC is being held at the Embassy Suites Anaheim-South (steps from Disneyland) from 9AM – 5PM on February 28th, 2015. Tickets are on sale […]

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Get a $10 Amazon Credit Free With $100 Nordstrom Gift Card Purchase

There’s a nice opportunity to pick up some points and free money for those of you who like to shop at Nordstrom. Amazon is currently offering a promotion whereby you can earn a $10 Amazon promotional credit with the purchase of a $100 Nordstrom gift card. Simply add the $100 Nordstrom gift card to your […]

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Nearly Free Private Jet Flights for Valentine’s Day!

If you’re a procrastinator and haven’t made any plans for Valentine’s day, this might be something worth looking in to! Jetsmarter is a company that provides private jet services throughout the US, Canada, and Bahamas, and all their flights are bookable through their mobile application. They’re currently running a promotion where for Valentine’s Day only, […]