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8 Ways to Earn Points and Miles Without Credit Cards

American Airlines First Class Seat 777-300ER

One of the biggest barriers (really, the only one) to people getting into this hobby is bad credit. A lot of skeptics are either concerned about ruining their credit through credit card churning or they simply don’t have the minimum… Continue Reading

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6 Ways to Get Around a Lack of Airline Award Space

Etihad Airways Business Class Seat 1K on the 777-200 San Francisco to Abu Dhabi

One of the biggest challenges with collecting airline miles and points is redeeming them. Airlines intentionally make it difficult for people to redeem miles. Never did that become more clear to me than during a recent visit to the dentist.… Continue Reading

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5 Crazy Things I’ve Done for Miles and Points

I recently hit my 5-year blogging anniversary, which made me reflect on some of the strange and crazy things I’ve done to earn miles. In general, this hobby is a little odd. The fact that some people fly around the… Continue Reading

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Earn Bonus Miles for Hurricane Harvey Relief Donations

Earn Miles for Donations to Hurricane Harvey Relief

The effects of Hurricane Harvey over the last week have been devastating. Luckily, there are lots of great organizations out there, doing their best to alleviate the situation. If you want to donate to one of these organizations, you’ll be… Continue Reading

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Points and Miles Regrets: 5 Things I Wish I’d Done As a Newbie

Ron Swanson I Regret Everything

Most people have things they regret doing (or not doing) in life. I don’t have any regrets about life decision, but I do have plenty when it comes to this hobby. I’ve been doing this for almost six years and… Continue Reading

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4 Cheap Ways to Redeem Miles for JAL Sky Suites to Japan

JAL Sky Suite Business Class Seat

I started a new job recently and my co-workers have been curious about this hobby and how I’ve managed to get incredible value out of points and miles. After an informal Q&A, one person relayed her goal to travel to… Continue Reading

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65,000 Mile Citi Platinum AAdvantage Card: A Reminder of How Much I Miss Credit Card Churning

American Airlines First Class Seat 777-300ER

I don’t churn credit card much. Sure, I’ve gone a little nuts in the past with Alaska Visa card applications and I did take full advantage of the 100,000 miles Citi AAdvantage Executive card offer three years ago. But I… Continue Reading