Points and Miles Checklist: Things to Do in February

By now most of you have probably thrown out or forgotten your list of New Year’s Resolutions and you need something more feasible to focus on. It’s a good thing you found this hobby and can direct your energy on a… Continue Reading


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

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


Points and Miles Checklist: Things to Do in January

It’s been almost two weeks since I’ve posted, so what better way to start things up again than with a points and miles checklist for January 2016? As I’ve pointed out before, there’s lots to look forward to this year… Continue Reading


Redeeming IHG Points for Gift Cards and Merchandise: A Good Value?

Thanks to the IHG Rewards Club Priceless Surprises and Accelerate promotion (which are stackable, by the way), a lot of folks are going to end up with a nice stash of IHG Rewards Club points. Most of you are probably… Continue Reading


10 Things Travel Hackers Can Look Forward to in 2016

Every year, we’re faced with a series of devaluations and general setbacks in the hobby that leave people with a doomsday perspective when it comes to this hobby. Programs devalue and everyone starts blaming the newbies and the bloggers who… Continue Reading


Good News! Mail-in Entries Being Honored for IHG Rewards Club Priceless Surprises

Many of you have been leaving comments on the IHG Rewards Club Priceless Surprises post, asking whether the mail-in entry method has produced any results. I’m happy to report that readers Linda and Mandy have received emails confirming they were in fact eligible for… Continue Reading


Points and Miles Checklist: Things to Do in December

It’s been a hectic week, which is why I’ve fallen behind on blogging about the latest promotions and keeping up in general. I had to visit two family members in the hospital and on top of that, my hard drive crashed… Continue Reading


Round-up of Current IHG Rewards Club Promotions

IHG Rewards Club has a lot going on in terms of year-end promotions. Whether you’re in the market to buy points, gift cards, discounted hotel stays or participate in promotions, there’s something for everyone. Below is a round-up of current… Continue Reading