Managing Points and Miles

Turkish Miles & Smiles Complete Guide

A few years ago, we were the first blog to uncover the killer story with Turkish Miles & Smiles that you can fly one-way within the United States -- including to/from Alaska and Hawaii...

(EXPIRED) Qatar Airways Avios 30% transfer bonus from Citi ThankYou

Qatar Airways Privilege Club is out with a 30% transfer bonus from various partners, but the one relevant for US customers is Citi Thank You Rewards. Through June 30, 2023, you'll get a 30%...

How to create cross-brand Amex referrals

Since 2018, Amex has made it possible to earn points when you refer others to Amex cards, even across card brands. That is to say that, for example, you can have a card that...

Alaska Air Mileage Plan Complete Guide

Alaska Air Mileage Plan Overview Alaska Mileage Plan is the loyalty program for Alaska Airlines. For quite some time, Mileage Plan was considered to be one of the best loyalty programs around and Alaska miles...

(EXPIRED) 20% transfer bonus to Asia Miles from Amex Membership Rewards [Targeted]

Fans of Cathay Pacific Asia Miles will be excited to hear that there is a targeted 20% transfer bonus when converting American Express Membership Rewards points to Asia Miles. That can be a great deal...

New JetBlue TrueBlue Complete Guide (new program launches today)

JetBlue TrueBlue has launched its new loyalty program today, complete with new levels of elite status and ways to earn recognition along the way even before earning status. These changes were announced last December...

(EXPIRED) 30% transfer bonus from Chase to Virgin Atlantic

Through 11:59PM EST on June 15th, 2023, Chase and Virgin Atlantic are offering a 30% transfer bonus when you transfer Ultimate Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club. This can be a great deal...

Tip: Avoid a “test transfer” from transferable currency to airline miles

Upon connecting a new loyalty program to a transferable currency like Amex Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou points, etc, it can be tempting to perform a "test transfer" to make sure that the transfer works...

Now transfer Marriott Bonvoy points online member-to-member

This week, Marriott Bonvoy added the ability to transfer points to another member online. It has long been possible to transfer points between members, but it used to require a phone call to accomplish (it...

What are Marriott points worth?

Marriott has now jettisoned the last remnants of their old award charts by removing top-end award price caps.  Stephen collected data before and after the cap was removed and discovered that the results weren't...

(EXPIRED) 30% transfer bonus from Amex Membership Rewards to Hilton

Through 4/30/23, those transferring American Express Membership Rewards points to Hilton Honors can enjoy a transfer bonus. We're seeing a bonus of 30%, though Amex has at times targeted some customers with higher rates of...

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...

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...

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