Category Archives: Beginner Tips

“I Wasn’t Always Responsible With Credit Cards…”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   Travel Hack Guy

Richard writes Travel Hack Guy to share his travel stories and tell folks how he earns miles.

Travel Hacking - Interview With Richard

My Server Julian and Me on the Carnival Liberty.  My Very 1st Cruise in January 2012.

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“In Difficult Times Like These, My Experiences Traveling Strengthen Me”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   Two to Travel & Tango

Patrick and Laura write Two to Travel & Tango to give travel tips and inspire readers to travel.

And they’re giving away a 2-night stay at a boutique hotel in Manhattan!

Two To Travel And Tango - Interview With Patrick And Laura

Patrick and His Wife Laura

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“I Don’t Ever Want to Look Back and Wish I Had Gone Somewhere”

Miles & Points Interview:   Miles Traveling Teacher

Ellen Taylor, a teacher for 20+ years, blogs Miles Traveling Teacher to share her passion with others who have the same interests.  She loves both teaching and traveling.

And she’s giving away a $25 Visa gift card and 2 United Club passes!

Miles Traveling Teacher - Interview With Ellen

Duomo in Milan, Italy: Italy Is My Very Favorite European Country, Florence Is My Favorite City, and This Is My Favorite Guy (My Hubby of 36 Years)!

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“My Goal Is to Convince and Help Those That Are on the Fence”

Welcome to the next interview in our interview series where travel bloggers share their insights on having Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   Point2Steve

Steve writes Point2Steve to convince folks to start collecting miles and points.

Point2Steve - Interview With Steve

Suite Upgrade I Received in Aria, Las Vegas

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Confused About Timing Your Spending for the Southwest Companion Pass?

Readers have emailed and commented asking how to time their minimum spending on the Chase Southwest cards to earn the Southwest Companion Pass.

That’s because when you time it right, your Companion Pass is valid for nearly 2 years instead of one!

The Companion Pass is the best deal in domestic travel!  Because your designated companion flies for nearly free with you on all your paid and award flights on Southwest.

Confused About Timing Your Spending For The Southwest Companion Pass

Get the Timing Right to Fly 2-for-1 With the Southwest Companion Pass

The key to earning the required 110,000 points for the Companion Pass are the Southwest credit cards.  And for a limited time, the sign-up bonuses on all 4 cards have been increased to 50,000 points.

Depending on how many Southwest points you’ve already earned in 2014, you’ll want to meet the minimum spending requirements on those cards at different times to make the most of this deal.

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