Managing Points and Miles

Chase “Pay Yourself Back” Complete Guide (Categories Extended)

Update 3/27/23: After some concern that grocery redemptions are going away, it appears that Chase is extending all of the current Pay Yourself Back categories through 6/30/23. (h/t: DOC) What is Chase Pay Yourself Back? Chase...
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Buy Air Canada Aeroplan points with an 80% bonus

Air Canada's Aeroplan is out with an 80% bonus on purchased points through March 29th. This makes it possible to buy Air Canada Aeroplan points for as low as 1.42 cents each if you...

Marriott Bonvoy changes transfer bonus for United Airlines

One of the many uses of Marriott Bonvoy points is that they are transferable to a diverse selection of 38 different airline partners. In most cases the transfer ratio is 3 Marriott points to...

Marriott Bonvoys Points Advance Reservations

Marriott has announced that it will soon be ending members' ability to make award reservations without having the required amount of points in their accounts (Points Advance). As of March 28th, 2023, new Points...

Best uses for Virgin Points across Virgin Atlantic & Virgin Red (Sweet Spot Spotlight)

Virgin points are super easy to accumulate.  Points transfer 1 to 1 from most major transferable points programs.  Even better, transfer bonuses are common such that transfers to Virgin Atlantic are often better than...

The Tools We Use (for playing the points and miles game)

The post "The Games We Play," outlines some of the top techniques for earning more points & miles, for getting more out of our points & miles, for saving money, and getting elite perks...

Fixing a failed Platinum triple dip

Amex Platinum cards often have huge welcome bonus offers of 150,000 points or more.  Plus, they come with many valuable perks and rebates.  The downside is that they also come with $695 annual fees. ...

Air France/KLM Flying Blue miles sale: 100% bonus (as low as 1.53 cents each)

Air France and KLM are offering a 100% bonus on the purchase of Flying Blue miles. While this sale isn't as good as a recent offer we saw of 120%, it still brings the...

Stop telling me that “value” is what I would have been willing to pay

Nick recently wrote a couple of posts where he argued that Chase Ultimate Rewards points "ain't all that" (here and here).  As I thought about writing a rebuttal, my mind kept drifting back to...

What are Delta miles worth? (towards domestic economy flights)

Two years ago, after collecting data and crunching numbers, I determined that Delta SkyMiles were worth an average of 1.2 cents per mile towards domestic flights.  Now, I've collected new data, crunched the new...

Now convert Radisson points to Choice Privileges at a 2:1 ratio

Choice Privileges bought Radisson Americas last year and since as soon as the merger was announced, those with Radisson points have wondered whether and when -- and at what rate -- our Radisson points...
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(EXPIRED) Discover Cashback Bonus: Save 15% On Airbnb Gift Cards

Discover is offering a 15% discount when you redeem Discover Cashback Bonus for Airbnb Gift Cards. The largest Airbnb GC denomination offered is $200, which will cost you $170 in Discover Cash. The Deal Discover...

Bilt adds free Point.me integration for award searches with partners!

The latest version of the Bilt Rewards app has dropped with a major enhancement: you can now search for award availability on Bilt's transfer partners via an integration with Point.me in the latest version...

Transfer Wyndham points to Caesars (limit increased to 60K per year)

Wyndham Rewards and Caesars Rewards have a partnership whereby members can transfer Wyndham Rewards points to Caesars (where they become Rewards Credits) or from Caesars Rewards credits to Wyndham. This has been one method...

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