Learning From My Mistakes and Successes

As is the case with most blogs that aim to teach, my goal is to help my readers learn and understand things that I personally did not understand at some point. At a time not very long ago, I was exactly who you are: someone who loves travel and who’s eyes have been opened to this new world of frequent flyer and credit card points that can allow us to travel for little or no cost. My goal is to help you achieve whatever your travel dreams are by bringing simple tips and tricks to you on a regular basis.

And if there’s one thing I’ve learned about learning, it’s that mistakes can often be as useful as successes. Since I’ve only started playing the points game recently, I can more or less chronicle what I did wrong and what I did right. I can recommend what might be  a better course of action than some of the well-known bloggers mention because, well, most of us just can’t start at the top.

And so I plan to write a 7 part series on how a true beginner, like I once was, can start earning, churning, and burning points with the best of ’em. I’ll discuss all the credit providers and touch on the main players in the frequent flyer world. And if there’s ever a question you have or something you’d like more information about, feel free to let us know – we’re here to help! No really, we are!

My new series will follow the below order, with Part 1 scheduled for the end of the week.


Points, Miles and Credit Cards: A Primer for True Beginners

Beginner’s Guide – A 5 Part Series

Part 1: Starting Out – REALLY Know What You Want

Part 2: Do Not Underestimate the Importance of Timing

Part 3: It’s Good to Diversify…Usually

Part 4: Know Your Spending Habits Really Well

Part 5: There are LOTS of Ways to Earn Points





  1. I’m glad it will be useful to you! We’ll look to add other Trip Reports as well in the coming weeks and months!

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