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


Earn 4x Rewards on Dining With Swagbucks

Swagbucks Local 10% Cash Back at Restaurants

It’s been a while since I’ve covered SwagBucks on this blog (Yazing’s cash back rates have generally been better). In fact, I had completely forgotten about SwagBucks until they turned up on CashBackMonitor while I was searching for a niche… Continue Reading


9 Ways to Keep Hawaiian Miles from Expiring (Without the MileFinder)

The last miles-for-search tool is officially dead and we missed the funeral: On November 17, 2015 Hawaiian Airlines discontinued the search function on the Hawaiian MileFinder. I didn’t even get to give it a proper eulogy like I did for… Continue Reading


Points and Miles Checklist: Things to Do in May

Points and Miles Check List, Laptop, notepad

I dropped the ball on publishing the points and miles checklist on the first of the month, but we’ll just blame it on the fact that I was too busy to write it it fell on a weekend and most of… Continue Reading


Chase Sapphire Preferred First Friday Bonus: Earn 3 Points on Dining

First Friday Bonus 3 Points per $1 Chase Sapphire Preferred

If you’re a Chase Sapphire Preferred cardholder, it’s worth noting that today is the first Friday of the month, meaning you earn an extra point on dining. This isn’t anything earth shattering, especially considering the Chase Freedom card pays out… Continue Reading


First Friday Bonus: 3 Points/$1 for Sapphire Preferred Cardholders

First Friday Bonus 3 Points per $1 Chase Sapphire Preferred

If you’ve resisted the urge to call in sick today, you can make work a little more bearable by earning some bonus points at lunch. On the first friday of the month, Chase Sapphire Preferred cardholders earn an extra point… Continue Reading


Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide: Dining Rewards Programs

Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide #11: Dining Rewards Programs Nearly every loyalty program mentioned in this guide offers a dining rewards program. You simply sign up, register your credit card, and receive points when you dine at select restaurants within… Continue Reading