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Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!
Miles & Points Interview: Life, Tailored
Andrew writes Life, Tailored to show folks everything they do in life should be the best it possibly can be and they can do it all for less.
Andrew Living Life, Tailored
At some point you may want to share miles with someone, whether it’s your significant other, family member, or a friend who’s traveling with you. Sharing miles comes in handy when you don’t have enough miles in your account for an award ticket. Remember that you can usually always use the miles to book an award for a friend of family members without transferring the miles.
But sometimes you don’t have enough miles in your account. So why not just transfer miles when you want them? Because airlines usually charge a fee to transfer your miles. But some frequent flyer programs allow you to share miles.
Frequent Flyer Programs That Allow Mile Sharing
Here are 11 frequent flyer programs that allow sharing miles (pooling of miles under 1 account) between family members. Most of these programs are not US-based, and other than JetBlue, Hawaiian Air, and British Airways, may not be very practical for US readers because they charge fuel surcharges when you use your miles for an award.
Sharing Miles Lets You Travel Together More Often
Via One Mile at a Time, you can get $30 off your 1st Uber ride when you sign-up by November 23, 2014.
You Can Still Get a $30 Uber Credit When You Sign-Up by November 23, 2014
The sign-up bonus will decrease to $20 after November 23, 2014. But you can sign-up now and use the $30 credit after November 23, 2014.
Via Deals We Like, you can save money on hotels using the TravelPony app (Apple) (Android).
Save More Money With the TravelPony App
The TravelPony app sells hotel rooms for cheaper than their website, but there are limitations!
Do you know which credit cards are the best to use for each spending category?
Some credit cards earn extra miles and points when you spend in certain categories, like travel, restaurants, office supply stores, or gas stations. And other cards have category bonuses that rotate every quarter. It can be hard to keep track if you have a lot of cards!
Are You Using the Right Credit Card When You Dine Out, Travel, Buy Gas, or Shop at Office Supply Stores?
Here are some of the most common bonus categories and some of the best cards to make the most of them! These aren’t all the cards that earn bonus points in each category. I’ve only listed my 3 or 4 favorite cards per category that earn miles and points to get Big Travel with Small Money!
- Gas Stations
- Grocery Stores
- Office Supplies, Phone, Cellular, and Internet
- Rotating Category Bonuses