I Quit My Job Today!

Travel Summary

I've been very fortunate to hold a good job since I graduated from college almost 5 years ago. I worked in the Consulting industry doing Finance-related work, and while I can't say it was "fun," I can … [Read more...]

American Airlines and US Airways Devalue Without Notice

AA and US

In my opinion, the dirtiest trick a loyalty program has is to raise the cost of awards without giving customers any notice. I can't think of a worse way to treat your customers, particularly the ones … [Read more...]

My Recent Difficulties With SPG

Not what I was hoping to see!

I love the Starwood Preferred Guest Program. I've been a Platinum for the last few years and have always been treated well as a top-tier elite. Their points are the most valuable points currency that … [Read more...]

Make Money Using Credit Cards

2.2% back is a solid return!

Many people focus on getting frequent flyer/hotel points for their spending, and there's definitely a ton of value there for travelers. With the introduction of manufactured spending, however, there … [Read more...]

Vanilla Reload “Cash Only” Policy Seems Regional Right Now

"The Memo"

Is the Vanilla Reload/Bluebird method dead? I've received several text messages and emails from friends and several more messages on Twitter about "the memo" that CVS stores received this past … [Read more...]

New: Get $56 Free from the Hotel Tonight App [EXPIRED]

Hotel Tonight

I previously wrote about how to get $50 for free from the Hotel Tonight App. Now there's an opportunity to do even better. Hurry, because the last one expired very quickly. There's currently a new … [Read more...]

Guest Post: 10 Lessons Learned While (trying to) Redeem 1,000,000 Points & Miles

Let's all hope for the NEW Lufthansa Business Class!

Robert Dwyer is a deal hound who spends hours each day thinking about points, and how to use them for awesome family vacations. He writes about wine at The Wellesley Wine Press. You can follow Robert … [Read more...]

Get Up To 150K Membership Rewards Points for the Business Amex Platinum Card

Oh how wonderful it is to see this when you return home from a trip!

Devaluations have hit hotel and airline loyalty programs pretty hard the last couple of years. That means redemption levels have increased significantly for some programs, particularly Hilton and … [Read more...]

Get $50 Free from the Hotel Tonight App [EXPIRED]

Hotel Tonight

  UPDATE: This deal has expired. Hotel Tonight is a pretty cool app. It shows you discounted room rates for last minute hotel bookings at rates that are usually pretty cheap compared to … [Read more...]

Travel Summary Consulting Services

The "beach" at the Conrad.

  Where do you want to go in the world? Chances are that you can get there nearly free by using points instead of cash, and I can help you earn all the points you'll need to achieve your … [Read more...]