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Managing Points and Miles

Undervaluing airline miles (On my mind)

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Earlier this week I conducted new analyses and published new Reasonable Redemption Values for AA, Delta, and United miles.  The terribly poor results, particularly for AA and United, forced a bit of a crisis...

What are American Airlines miles worth? (towards domestic economy flights)

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I've developed a new process for determining the reasonable redemption value of airline miles.  Separately I published my findings for Delta and United.  We'll expand this process to other airlines and also repeat the...

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

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I've developed a new process for determining the reasonable redemption value of airline miles.  Separately I published my findings for Delta and and American Airlines.  We'll expand this process to other airlines and also...

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

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I've developed a new process for determining the reasonable redemption value of airline miles.  Delta was my test subject for this process.  The idea is that we'll expand this process to many other airlines...

40% transfer bonus American Express Membership Rewards to Marriott

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American Express is offering a 40% bonus when transferring Membership Rewards to Marriott. The Deal Get a 40% bonus when transferring Membership Rewards to Marriott. Key Terms Expires June 15, 2021. 1000 Membership Rewards points =...

Amex allows free Membership Rewards point transfer from deceased cardholder

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This is a grim topic, but very good to know.  If a person with Amex Membership Rewards points dies, the executor of the estate or an authorized account manager can request to transfer the...

[Reminder] Awesome: Cross-brand Amex referrals now possible

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Update 3/12/21: I have updated and am re-publishing this post that we originally wrote in October 2018 because in the wake of the awesome new referral offers on many Amex cards I have realized...

Take the stress out of credit card bonus hunting: Travel Freely

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This post was originally published in 2018.  Since then, I've come to rely more and more on Travel Freely for managing my family's credit cards and card bonuses.  Mostly, this free tool is set...

How to keep Choice Privileges points alive

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Recently, AwardWallet alerted me that my Choice Privileges points were due to expire in 2 months.  So, I logged onto my Choice account to see what I could do to extend the life of...

(EXPIRED) Aegean offering free 1K miles for some members (maybe 2K for new members!)

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Aegean Miles & Bonus sent an email yesterday advising members of the chance to claim a free gift. When my wife and I logged in to our accounts last night, the claim box indicated...

The Tools We Use (for playing the points and miles game). 2021 Edition.

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

How to convert Amex Membership Rewards to cash with the Schwab Platinum card

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The Platinum Card from American Express for Schwab has a unique super power: it makes it possible to convert your Membership Rewards points to cash at a good value: 1.25 cents per point.  Even...

(EXPIRED) Buy Turkish miles from 1.71c each (Hawaii from $256.50 round trip econ /...

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Turkish Miles & Smiles is offering up to a 75% bonus on the purchase of miles, which drops the price to just 1.71c per mile if buying 50,000-99,999 miles. That can be a fantastic deal...

Free Spirit: Surprisingly good, but still suspicious

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Spirit Airlines Saver$ Club is a terrific value today and Spirit Airlines Free Spirit points can be worth far more than you might expect, yet despite some massive surprises in both of those departments...

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