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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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Is It Worth Spending $20,000 on the British Airways Visa to Earn 100,000 Avios?

Mile Earning Credit Cards

Last week, I wrote about how to spend the 100k sign-up bonus from the British Airways Visa. There are still lots of great ways to redeem 100,000 Avios. However, the current sign-up bonus isn’t quite as good as it was… Continue Reading

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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

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My Week in Manufactured Spending: Branching Out Beyond Visa Gift Cards

Gift Cards at CVS

It’s been a bad week for many folks out there who had their Serve and Bluebird accounts shut down. As I previously explained, I don’t think this news is quite as terrible as everyone is making it out to be.… Continue Reading

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Year-End Checklist: Annual Credit Card Spending Bonuses

Earning miles and points for shopping online with a credit card

We’re less than 30 days away from the end of the year, which means it’s time to rev up spending on our credit cards. At least the ones that offer annual spending bonuses. With all the year-end sales and holidays… Continue Reading

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Points and Miles Checklist: Things To Do in July

This post is about a week late but better late than never, right? I love clichés that make it ok to skip out on your responsibilities sometimes. If someone had taught this line to Allen Iverson, he may not have… Continue Reading

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Travel Hacking From Abroad

Most of my readers are based in the U.S., but every once in a while I’ll get an email from an American living abroad who wants to know how to continue earning points and miles while away from home. I’m… Continue Reading