Travel Hacking From Abroad

Travel pasport map

Most of my readers are based in the U.S., but every once in a while I’ll get an email from an American living abroad who wants to know how to continue earning points and miles while away from home. I’m… Continue Reading


Alaska Airlines Visa Credit Card with $100 Statement Credit

Alaska Airlines Plane

The Bank of America Alaska credit card has always been a quick and easy way to generate Alaska miles: One swipe of the card and you’re 25,000 miles richer. No spending requirements, just an easy swipe and you’re done. The… Continue Reading


My (Last Week) of Manufactured Spending

The coveted Target Prepaid REDcards

For a few weeks now, I’ve been sharing my manufactured spending activities, which have mainly consisted of unloading Amex gift cards onto Target Prepaid RED (aka Redbird) and Amex for Target cards. With the 1.5% cash back earned from shopping… Continue Reading


10 Best Club Carlson Hotels to Redeem Your Free Night Certificate

Radisson Blu Chicago

A lot of people are wondering whether it’s even worth keeping a Club Carlson Visa open now that the Bonus Award Night benefit is being replaced with a free annual night at any U.S. Club Carlson hotel (after $10,000 spent… Continue Reading


Is This the End of Redbird Credit Card Loads?

Target REDcard

I’ve been driving around all day, unloading the last of my Amex gift cards and finally got around to checking my email. Reader Brian sent me a link to a post stating that starting tomorrow, Target will no longer allow Redbirds loads… Continue Reading


List of Club Carlson Hotels Changing Categories on June 1, 2015

Radisson Blu Bosphorus

Too much too soon, Club Carlson. First you reel us in with one of the best hotel promotions, followed by the most generous credit card benefits, and just when we’re warming up to you, you take that credit card perk… Continue Reading


Points and Miles Checklist: Things to Do in May

Things to do list

I dropped the ball on publishing the points and miles checklist on the first of the month, but we’ll just blame it on the fact that I was too busy to write it it fell on a weekend and most of… Continue Reading


Get $10 off Airport Lounge Access from LoungeBuddy


LoungeBuddy recently launched a new promotion, offering a $10 credit to new customers who use a referral link or code towards their first airport club lounge booking. Considering day passes to airport club lounges cost upwards of $50, this presents… Continue Reading