Miles And Points

Check To See If You’re Targeted For Chase Co-Brand Bonus Offers: 7X On United And Southwest Cards

Trying to get into a rhythm publishing more regularly.  A quick post on some credit card bonuses that showed up in my inbox yesterday seemed to fit the ticket.  I received two bonus offers on Chase co-brand credit cards via e-mail, both of them worth your time. Edited to add: you can check Chase.com/mybonus even if you didn’t get an email. For my United MileagePlus Select card, I received an offer of 7 miles per dollar on United purchases and 5 miles per dollar on all other travel purchases.  The […]

Bilt Rewards Adds United Airlines. Are They The Most Valuable Currency?

Bilt Rewards has been making a habit out of doing things others have been unable to.  They figured out how to reward renters on their largest monthly expense, rent.  And, they even launched a credit card so folks who own their home (or otherwise don’t have a rent expense) could still participate in the program.  Prior to Bilt Rewards, there were ways to earn rewards on rent payments.  They were clunky and expensive, mostly not worth the time. On top of that, they figured out how to get American Airlines […]

Win a Free Year Of The Best New Award Flight Search Tool

Did I get your attention?  Good!  If you love redeeming points and miles to go incredible places, then this should have your attention.  If you just want to get to the good stuff, scroll down to “win a free year of Point.me”.  We’re also giving away a whole bunch of day passes to try out the service.  If you want to learn a bit more, tag along. There’s a new player in the game when it comes to making it easy to use your miles and points.  This is probably […]

The Craziest Story I Heard About Maximizing Black Friday This Year

It seems like every year I find myself in a conversation with my fellow miles and points nerds about how someone scored an incredible deal on Black Friday by stacking cash back portals and other bonuses with ridiculously low prices. Sometimes there’s FOMO, other times just appreciation from a fellow deal junkie. This year was a mostly quiet Black Friday for me.  As the day wound down I texted in a group chat with some good friends who share my love for all things travel. One of the folks in […]

EXCITING! Aeroplan Is The Newest Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner

There’s really good news for folks who have a stash of Chase Ultimate Rewards points, especially if you have easy access to Air Canada hubs (think Toronto and Vancouver).  In anticipation of the launch of a credit card for US residents, to be issued by Chase, Ultimate Rewards transfers to Aeroplan are live. This is all part of a significant relaunch of Aeroplan that started last year.  Aeroplan came up with a bunch of great new options like Status Pass, where you can grant elite status to a friend or […]

Earn An Extra 10,000 Points When Aeroplan Launches Their US Credit Card

As Air Canada prepares to launch their new US-based credit card there’s a great opportunity to snag 10,000 extra Aeroplan points.  Aeroplan, the loyalty program of Air Canada, is a program that most US residents should be aware of and many will benefit from it. Air Canada has had a lot going on over the past year.  In the midst of planning a new loyalty program, they went back to a familiar name and acquired Aeroplan.  Aeroplan was Air Canada’s loyalty program for decades, being sold off as a separate […]

Radisson Rewards Program Changes May Be Positive For Members

It was just a couple of weeks ago that we learned the Radisson Rewards program would split in two.  That might seem like an odd decision for a loyalty program.  Ultimately, it didn’t have anything to do with customer preference or the like (it’s actually a regulatory issue). It’s notable (maybe only to me) that Radisson is one of the first hotel chains I have memories of.  My father was a road warrior and used to book us at Radisson hotels for family vacations.  This was back in the day […]

It’s Time To Stop Losing Sleep Over No-Notice Devaluations

Let’s cover the basics before the pitchforks come out.  Plenty of time for those in a few minutes.  But first, a few clarifying statements: At a high level, the miles and points you earn today will be worth less in the future. Airline and hotel loyalty programs will make changes to the value of those miles and points in a variety of ways.  In many cases they will not provide notice. When programs change value without notice, you will frequently see bloggers and other members of the miles and points […]

American Airlines’ AAdvantage Tailwind Is….Interesting

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the travel industry on its head.  Airlines and hotel chains have had to recreate their business on almost a daily basis to survive.  As the pandemic has stretched on, these travel brands have started looking to the future.  In the case of airlines, their loyalty program will likely be a significant part of a new path forward.  That’s why a recent promotion by American Airlines is so interesting. One Mile at a Time wrote about a new promotion AAdvantage launched recently, Tailwind.  The particulars of […]

We’re All Hoarding Points & Miles. Does That Mean They’ll Be Worth Less?

American Express points out in a recent article what most of us already know.  If you’re earning points and miles via a travel reward credit card right now, you’re earning at a much higher rate than your redeeming them.  That’s if you’re redeeming at all.  AMEX makes the point that many folks are hoarding their points and miles until they can use them again for travel.  Will that be in 2021?  2022?  That’s a really good question, and it’s also where the problem comes in. Popular travel reward credit cards […]