How to Get Your Kids Involved in Earning Points and Miles

I’m not a parent, but as the mileage manager in my family, I make sure everyone is doing their part to earn enough miles for family vacations. With the exception of my younger sister, everyone is over 18 and able… Continue Reading


Newbie Guide to Manufactured Spending: Earning Miles with Debit Cards

Mile-earning debit cards Suntrust Delta Skymiles Debit Card

Newbie Guide to Manufactured Spending Update 9/21/14: The Suntrust Delta Skymiles and Alaska Airlines debit cards are no longer available. Debit cards are a great manufactured spending tool, especially if you have less than stellar credit and can’t get approved… Continue Reading


Bank of America Alaska Airlines Debit Card to Be Discontinued?

Note: The Alaska Debit card will be discontinued on May 31, 2014. The Alaska Airlines debit card from Bank of America is a useful mile-earning tool. It’s great for buying money orders at Walmart, loading Bluebird (if you can’t find Vanilla… Continue Reading


Earning Miles on Mortgage and Rent Payments

A few readers have asked me about earning miles on mortgage and rent payments. These are the biggest expenses most of us have, yet there isn’t a straight forward way to earn miles on them.  While you won’t be able… Continue Reading