Managing Points and Miles

How to keep points and miles alive

How do you keep your points and miles alive? Over the past year, we have seen most airline frequent flyer and hotel programs extend the expiration of their award currencies in light of the...

(EXPIRED) Targeted: 40% off Southwest points (stack with 50x for cardholders!)

Southwest Airlines is offering a targeted 40% discount on the purchase of Rapid Rewards points. While purchasing point still wouldn't make sense under ordinary circumstances, it makes for a great stack with today's offer for Southwest...

Buy points for less: Save on Choice, Hilton, IHG, Hyatt, and Wyndham points

  There are times when buying points or miles can make a lot of sense.  If you know what you're doing, it's often possible to save a lot of money or get a much better...

How I saved my Wyndham points from expiry

We've written a lot lately about how Wyndham Rewards has become a much more interesting program than ever before.  The most exciting reason is the ability to book one-bedroom Vacasa Vacation Rentals for only...

25% transfer bonus: Hyatt or IHG to American Airlines

Through June 30th, AA is offering 25% more miles when you transfer Hyatt or IHG points to American Airlines miles.  Keep in mind that transfers from these hotel programs are much worse than 1...

25% transfer bonus: Brex to Avianca LifeMiles

Avianca LifeMiles is offering a 25% transfer bonus on points transferred from Brex, or Capital One, until July 2, 2021.  We reported the Capital One transfer bonus earlier here.  Note that while Capital One...

25% transfer bonus: Amex to Hawaiian Airlines’ HawaiianMiles

Amex is offering a 25% transfer bonus from Membership Rewards to Hawaiian Airlines miles through June 30th, 2021. The Deal Through June 30th, get 25% more Hawaiian Airlines' HawaiianMiles when transferring from Amex Membership Rewards. Note that...

25% transfer bonus: Capital One to Avianca LifeMiles

Capital One is offering a 25% transfer bonus to Avianca LifeMiles until July 2, 2021.  The standard transfer rate is 1,000 Capital One Miles to 1,000 LifeMiles, but with this promotion, 1,000 Capital One...

What are Marriott Bonvoy points worth?

Last year (April 2020), I evaluated Marriott point values using data I had collected for the following posts: What are Marriott 35K certificates worth? and What are Marriott 50K certificates worth?  Using data from...

What are Choice points worth? And, should we buy points?

As I write this, the Choice Privileges credit card is out with a unique welcome bonus: Earn up to 75,000 bonus points after $2K spend plus earn an extra 2 points per dollar for...

(EXPIRED) New United Mile Play offer: check if you’re targeted (travel by 6/13/21)

The latest United Mile Play promotion has been released, whereby you can earn bonus miles for completing a minimum number of trips. These offers are targeted and likely vary significantly. A couple of years ago,...

American Airlines AAdvantage Complete Guide

American Airlines AAdvantage Overview American Airlines AAdvantage is the loyalty program for American Airlines. Given American's extensive reach within the United Sates and abroad, they are the loyalty program of choice for many. Like other...

What are Hyatt points worth now, and once they add peak/off-peak pricing?

When I started this analysis, I was nervous.  For years, I've been telling people that Hyatt points are worth "around 1.5 cents each.  If this new analysis showed that Hyatt points were worth significantly...

(EXPIRED) 15% transfer bonus Amex to Avianca LifeMiles

Avianca LifeMiles is offering a 15% bonus on miles transferred from American Express Membership Rewards. The Deal Get 15% bonus miles when transferring points from Amex Membership Rewards to Avianca LifeMiles. Valid May 3 to May...

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