Beginners Guide to Club Carlson Rewards

Club Carlson Rewards Chart

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Complete Guide to Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG)

Starwood Preferred Guest

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Beginners Guide to Redeeming Points – Hyatt Gold Passport

Hyatt Gold Passport Benefits

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Points, Miles, and Credit Cards: A Primer for True Beginners

LAX-JFK UR Points

I've been talking to a lot more friends and coworkers lately about my whole points/miles/travel obsession, and it's always a topic that others find fascinating. After all, who doesn't want to get more … [Read more...]

Beginners Guide to Redeeming Points – British Airways Avios (and Oneworld Alliance)

The Avios award chart is different from others because it is distance-based. You can use this to your advantage!

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Beginners Guide to Redeeming Points – United Airlines (and Star Alliance)

Available Flights

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Beginners Guide Part 5: There are LOTS of Ways to Earn Points

Increasing credit card spend is easy with all the options!

Note that this post could easily be titled "How to Meet Minimum Spend Requirements" since it's essentially the same thing. Hopefully by now you've figured out what you want, are taking advantage … [Read more...]

Beginners Guide Part 4: Know Your Spending Habits Really Well

Hopefully by now you've figured out what you want, are taking advantage of limited time offers, and are accruing points in lots of accounts. But how do you ensure that you're earning the most points … [Read more...]

Beginners Guide Part 3: It’s Good to Diversify…Usually

Once you've figured out what you want and you've learned how important is to take advantage of limited time offers, it's time to strategize about your points. There are many different options on where … [Read more...]

Beginners Guide Part 2: Do Not Underestimate the Importance of Timing

In life, they say that timing is everything. This definitely holds true in the points world, and examples abound. If you're not on your toes, or if you're not properly informed, you might not get the … [Read more...]