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Collect Miles

Want to begin your miles & points journey but don’t know where to start?  Need help managing miles & points you’ve accumulated?  You’ve come to the right place!

Over the years, I’ve created a list of frequently used web pages and tools which help me tremendously in earning and burning miles.  I want you to benefit from my list, too!

Earn Miles & Points Through Credit Cards

The #1 way to earn airline miles and hotel points is by unlocking sign-up bonuses on the best travel credit cards.  I keep a list on my constantly-updated Hot Deals page with links to my reviews.  You can choose the cards that match how you like to travel!

Current Airline & Hotel Promotions

There are always new limited-time offers to accelerate your progress towards Big Travel with Small Money.  Here are the latest:

Join the Free Loyalty Programs

Sign-up for these programs so you aren’t missing opportunities to earn valuable travel rewards:

Identify the Best Miles & Points for You

These charts will tell you how many miles & points you need to achieve your travel goals:

Manage Your Miles & Points

It’s difficult to keep up with lots of different travel rewards programs.  Maintain your miles & points with these resources:

Screen Capture Tool

It’s a good idea to take a screenshot of Terms & Conditions of great offers.  That way, if you don’t receive the rewards you were guaranteed, you have proof to back-up your dispute!

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Darius, you recently had a post showing the best card sign up bonuses. I think it might have even told when they were offered. I can't find it searching your site. Can you give me the link? Is 30k the best the Starwood Amex card ever offers? Thanks!

I run most of my utility bills on automatic payments through my Chase Sapphire Reserve card which earms one point per $. Are there any cards out there that would earn more Chase rewards points for these kunds of expenses?

I have been trying to collect enough miles on UA for a Deep Asia visit. I have a great deal of miles on my Amex Platinum Card, which are not transferable to UA Mileage Plus. Do you know if its possible to transfer Amex miles to, lets say, a hotel frequent traveler club who does have a partnership with UA, and then turn around and transfer those points to Mileage Plus?

I have been using Usemybenefits to manage my credit cards benefits as well as manage my miles & points. They have a great aggregation system that makes managing your credit card benefits very easy...and its free!!


I would first like to thank you for all the information. I am trying to save some money and a total beginner in miles churning. I signed up for Barcalay credit card and got approved with the bonus miles. It says after the 1st year , I will be charged an annual fee. How do I get rid of that fee ? Please reply

Thanks a lot


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@Sheetal - You can downgrade to another card or cancel the card (if you've used the miles) if it isn't worth the annual fee for you.

Is there a way to convert my BA EC Avios into VA Flying Club miles or Jet Airways’ JP miles??

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@Ankit - Not in any way which makes sense (you lose a lot in the transfer).

Is there a way if could convert my BA Avios into VA Flying Club miles or Jet Airways' JP miles??

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