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


Free Club1 Hotels Membership Worth $675 Plus $150 Credit Giveaway!

When it comes to saving money on travel, I’ve always been the go-to person for my friends and family members. While some of them collect miles, most of them just want to know how they can save on paid travel, and I think I… Continue Reading


AMAZING Virgin America Fare: West Coast to Chicago for 8,200 Points RT!

Virgin America Main Cabin Economy Class

Are you headed to the Chicago Seminars in October? Do you have the same fear of booking things in advance that I do and are just now getting around to making travel reservations? You’re in luck because there are some… Continue Reading


Highlights From the 2015 Chicago Seminars

As many of you know, the Chicago Seminars took place this past weekend in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. This is an annual gathering of points and miles hobbyists who congregate to learn about the hobby and meet like-minded people. I… Continue Reading


My Week in Manufactured Spending: OfficeMax Makes a Comeback

Since the demise of Redbird, it has been pretty quiet around here on the manufactured spending front – until Saturday night, when Karyn shared a great find with us: OfficeMax is stocking $500 Visa gift cards and you can buy… Continue Reading