Before You Get Started
Welcome to the Million Mile Club – You’re Now a Million Mile Secret Agent!
We’ve earned and redeemed millions of airline miles and hotel points — most of which we earned without flying in planes or staying in hotels!
We’ve flown in First Class and been pampered in luxurious hotel suites. But we’re just as happy seeing exciting new places by traveling in coach — as long as we pay with points instead of cash! 🙂
We believe everyone can use airline and hotel loyalty points to travel for free – whether it’s a trip in First Class to Thailand or a family visit to grandma in Florida.
We have visited over 30 countries in 6 out of 7 continents, and have flown on International First Class (where tickets cost ~$20,000 per ticket) to Europe, Asia, and the US, many times for virtually no money.
Now we want to give back. We get an amazing feeling when y’all tell us how you’ve traveled!
So Many Folks Who Never Thought It Possible Are Now Traveling!
We’re proud and humbled to have earned the trust of ~40,000 daily readers and over 245,000 followers on Facebook!
But Before You Begin…
Be sure to read my post on the 5 Dangers of Applying for Credit Cards before getting into this hobby. Collecting miles & points isn’t for everyone. This may not be for you if you don’t:
- pay your bills on time
- have a credit score of at least ~700
- pay attention to detail or
- track your credit card balances
And you shouldn’t get into this hobby if you plan to take out a major loan within the next 2 years (mortgage, car, student, etc.)
If you have a credit score significantly below ~700, it is better to fix your score 1st and get into this hobby afterwards.
You can estimate your credit score for free by using the tool on CreditCards.com. You’ll see your credit score and report. This service can help you monitor your credit moving forward.
Expect to invest some time and effort into organization and shopping. But the pay off is Big Travel with Small Money!
For many folks reading this blog, they’d NEVER be able to afford First Class tickets to the Maldives or a bungalow in Bora Bora. So the time spent earning miles is worth more than they could ever earn by working overtime or at a 2nd job.