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. … [Read More...]

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!

Travel Summary

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.

SPG Uber

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 […]

Find one that says $0, and you're golden!

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, […]

Southwest Devaluation

Another Southwest Devaluation…Sort of…Probably…

Southwest Airlines isn’t my favorite carrier, but I definitely think they have their uses. I’ve flown them many times, particularly on short flights from my home in Southern California to Northern California, Las Vegas, or Phoenix, and can’t really complain much about the value. Some of my one-way flights were for just 2.5K points, which […]

The famous Delta Mistake fare a little over a year ago. Image from ABC News.

Another Delta Devaluation = Mistake Fare Mileage Deals?

I hate Delta’s Skymiles program. I hate the way they conduct their business, as it’s the farthest thing from loyalty that a loyalty program can be. It’s the reason why I have zero Delta Skymiles and the reason why I haven’t written more than a handful of posts about them in my 2.5 years of […]

Miles from Investment Accounts

Have Cash? Get 50,000 Miles from Investment Accounts!

  Have you signed up for TravelCon OC yet?     One of the relatively constant mileage deals over the last few years has been the ability to earn bonus miles from investment accounts. With this deal from Fidelity, it’s possible to earn up to 50,000 bonus miles (depending on how much you deposit) in […]