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Manufactured Spending As a Full Time Job?

Amex Offers Travel Deals Online Shopping with laptop

Manufactured spending can be very  lucrative if you do it right. Aside from the many ways to off-set manufactured spending fees, there are also ways to make a profit from gift card churning. At one point, I was earning 3.5%… 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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Should I Do Away With Trip Reports for Good?

Nizuc Resort Cancun Restaurant outdoor seating by the beach

For a while now, I’ve considered doing away with trip reports completely. Why? Because I’ve been taking a look at what’s generating traffic and what content readers seem to enjoy most and trip reports don’t seem to fall into that… Continue Reading

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Combating the Herd Mentality in This Hobby

Park Hyatt Maldives on points and miles

There is a tendency in this community to follow the herd. That’s normal in any group . People look towards each other for advice and in this case, that pertains to how we earn and redeem our miles. There’s nothing innately wrong… Continue Reading

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Why $400 Economy Fares to Asia Don’t Excite Me

Cheap $400 flights to Hong Kong Asia

Over the past couple of months, we’ve seen some incredibly fares between the West Coast and Asia. Back in July, The Flight Deal shared a $330 roundtrip fare between San Francisco and Hong Kong. Since then, lots of other fares… Continue Reading

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Review: Air France KLM Lounge at San Francisco International Airport

Seating Area at the SFO Air France KLM Lounge

Just over a month ago, I set off on a trip to Thessaloniki, Calais, and London booked with points and miles after finding business class award space on AirBerlin a few days before departure. My first stop on this adventure was the… Continue Reading