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Amazing Statement Credits and Bonus Point Offers from Amex, Citi, and Bank of America

Hands holding credit card and using digital tablet pc with morning coffee and croissant. Online shopping.

I don’t go shopping very often, but when I do, I try to shop online and utilize coupon codes to get the best deal possible. Credit card companies have been making it easy for me lately, by offering some really… Continue Reading

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How to Book Virgin America Flights With Virgin Atlantic Miles

Redeem Virgin Atlantic miles for travel on Virgin America

Virgin Atlantic miles aren’t the most celebrated airline currency, mainly because of the fuel surcharges imposed on most award flights. That being said, they can still come in handy, especially for partner flights. Normally, booking Virgin America flights with Virgin… Continue Reading

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Points and Miles Checklist: Things to Do in October

I’ve slacked off on writing my monthly things to do lists partly because I got lazy and partly because…there was nothing to do. That’s changed with the end of the year approaching. Lots of promotions, both targeted and public, are… Continue Reading

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Earn up to 15% Cash Back for Buying Points

For a while, there was a huge influx of blog posts out there about buying points. Whether it was airline miles or hotel points, bloggers kept writing about what a good deal buying these points was. When Alaska Airlines made… 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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Year-End Checklist: Annual Credit Card Spending Bonuses

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… Continue Reading

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Earning Miles on Tax Payments

I just got an email from the guy that does my taxes and it makes me wish I lived in Switzerland, because it might just be cheaper and they have better chocolate. If you find yourself owing taxes this year, take solace… Continue Reading

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My $82,000 Spending Challenge: 3 Months Later

Meeting $82,000 in Spending Requirements within 3 months My $82,000 Spending Challenge: 1 Month Later My $82,000 Spending Challenge: 2 Months Later My $82,000 Spending Challenge: 3 Months Later I’m relieved to finally report that the $82,000 spending challenge I’ve… Continue Reading

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Virgin Atlantic Upper Class to London Starting at $1,200 RT

Update at 3:00 PM: Virgin Atlantic has updated its page and these fares are now only valid on one-way travel. Keep an eye on this page, in case they do change it back to round-trip.  Business class fares to Europe… Continue Reading

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Beginner’s Guide to Miles and Points: Maximizing Credit Card Category Bonuses

Rewards credit Cards in a wallet

Beginner’s Guide to Miles and Points #8. Maximizing Credit Card Spending In addition to making online purchases through shopping portals, you should charge all of your expenses to relevant mile-earning credit cards in order to maximize your spending. For example, the Chase… Continue Reading