Category Archives: Mile and Point Resources

Pointimize: A New Tool to Find Available Award Night & Flight Cost Information

It’s great when new travel tools are created to help folks with miles & points save time and avoid frustration!

There’s a new site called Pointimize, which aims to be a one-stop search tool to find available award nights across multiple hotel chains and award flights at many airlines.  The site has many other features as well!

Pointimize A New Tool To Find Available Award Night Flight Cost Information

Pointimize Could Save You Time Comparing Prices for Award Flights and Hotel Stays

The site is really new and updates and improvements are constantly being added.  But I thought I’d share my experience using the site so far, including the benefits and drawbacks.

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Beginner’s Guide to Using Flexible Points for Big Travel With Small Money

In our interview series, we always ask, “What do you now know about collecting miles and points which you wish you knew when you started out?”

The most common answer interviewees give is that they wish they would have started sooner.  Even if you’re unsure of your travel goals, starting to earn transferable points now will give you lots of options for your future trip plans.

Because transferable points programs have dozens of airline and hotel partners, you’ll have the flexibility to choose where to move your points when you’re ready to use them.

Beginner's Guide To Using Flexible Points For Big Travel With Small Money

Dreaming of Big Travel? Transferable Points Give You the Most Flexibility When You’re Ready to Plan Your Trip!

Let’s take a detailed look at the 4 major transferable points programs.

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Why I Treat My Credit Cards Like Debit Cards

I’ve always said the best (and quickest) way to earn lots of miles & points for Big Travel is from credit card sign-up bonuses and spending.

But there are still folks out there who balk at applying for lots of cards.  They’re afraid their credit score will suffer, or that they’ll spend more they can afford and end up in debt.

This hobby is NOT for everyone.  If over-spending tempts you, or if you’re not good at budgeting and keeping track of expenses, you might get yourself in trouble.

One trick I always use to make sure I don’t spend too much or end up carrying a balance is treating my credit cards like debit cards.

Why I Treat My Credit Cards Like Debit Cards

Can You Manage Your Spending and Stick to a Budget?

I’ll explain how folks in our hobby maintain a high credit score and share some tricks that make it easier to manage your credit card spending.

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Tickets Now on Sale for Frequent Traveler University Signature Las Vegas!

If you’re new to this hobby and looking to learn new tricks, or meet other folks interested in traveling the world for cheap, Frequent Traveler University is a terrific place to start!

From April 29, 2016, to May 1, 2016, you can join me and other miles & points enthusiasts at The D Hotel for the 1st ever Frequent Traveler University Signature event in Las Vegas!

At Frequent Traveler University Signature, you can learn how to book award tickets, quickly earn elite status, and find cheap flights!

Tickets Now On Sale For Frequent Traveler University Signature Las Vegas

Feeling Lucky? At the Latest Frequent Traveler University in Las Vegas You Can Learn About Miles & Points, Make New Friends, and Then Hit the Blackjack Tables!

Tickets sell out very quickly, so you’ll want to reserve your seat soon!

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Tips and Tricks Booking Travel for Others Using Your Miles & Points

One of my favorite things about our hobby is being able to share amazing travel experiences with friends and family.

Booking travel for others using your miles and points can be a wonderful gift!  And it’s a great way to help your loved ones enjoy Big Travel they might not otherwise be able to afford.

Tips And Tricks Booking Travel For Others Using Your Miles Points

The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Treating Your Loved Ones to Big Travel With Small Money!

I’ve written about how easy it is to book award flights and hotel stays for others.  And now I’ll share some tips and ideas on how to make their trip a success!

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