Miles and Points, Brighton Beach

1) Free Virgin Atlantic miles, promotion from Melia hotel group and Best Western, oh my! All of that and more at Points and Pixie Dust blog post HERE 2) Via One mile at a time blog, you can temporarily get a 30% bonus on transfers from Membership Rewards to Virgin America Elevate program. It’s very…

Caribbean for an Average Joe

By now you have probably heard about the Club Carlson devaluation and the fact that the program has added another category requiring 70,000 points. The good news is most of the properties affected are not located in the USA or the Caribbean. I focus primarily on domestic travel, but actually some of the best usage of Club…

Points and Deals Update

1) Via Deals We Like, if you purchase $300 of Visa gift cards at Staples, you’ll get a $20 Visa gift card (after rebate) through April 19th. Valid In-store only. 2) Effective today, IHG program will drop points requirement for many properties, with no increases. Check the one you are interested in, and see if you can…

Should You Pay Off That Debt?

Tomorrow is the last day of the tax season, so I wanted to write this post, even though it has nothing to do with miles and points. First, a disclaimer. I am not a financial planner or advisor of any sort. I am just very opinionated and like to give advice, which is why I started…

Miles and Points, Censorship

1) You may have heard about Evolve Money service, where you can pay certain online bills with PIN-enabled debit cards. That includes Visa and MasterCards you can purchase with your credit card. It’s an interesting and potentially useful way to meet your minimum spend by paying mortgage, car payment or other bills. I like it because it…

My Affiliate Link is Back, Plus an Industry Rant

As you have guessed from the title, it looks like I’ll be making a commission on cards other than Barclay’s from now on.  As always, you don’t have to use my link, I’m just letting you know about it. The whole thing made me think how not even one of my readers has ever expressed…

RIP, Free AAdvantage One Way

The sky is falling again! If you haven’t heard about the changes in AAdvantage chart, you can read full details on The Points Guy HERE  It was somewhat shocking that no advance notice was given at all. I  really thought that American Airlines would take a more classy route than Delta, but apparently not. So, what…