Beginner’s Guide – Redeeming Points

I recently completed my Beginners Guide to Earning Points. If you’re completely new to the points world, you should start there before moving on to the Redeeming Points section.

The reason I’m creating this section is because I know it’s much easier to earn points than it is to redeem them. Signing up for a credit card is simple, but booking an award flight with those new bonus points takes a bit more work and brainpower, and might not be straightforward. Beginners have no idea where to start in many cases. This list of articles will get you started with just the basics, and each will contain links to other articles that go in to more depth.

Note that I’ll only cover the programs with the most easily-attainable points via credit card sign-ups (i.e. Amex, Chase, Hilton, etc.).

Beginners Guide to Redeeming Points

Part 1: United Airlines (and Star Alliance)

Part 2: British Airways Avios (and Oneworld Alliance)

Part 3: Hyatt Gold Passport

Part 4: Starwood Preferred Guest

Part 5: Hilton Honors