Miles and Points Update

1) A quick overview of this week’s Daily Getaways deals. For the next three days, there are actually some decent offers to be had: Hertz points packages: Could be a good deal, especially for one-way rentals and SUV. Unfortunately, the quantity is very small, and you are unlikely to snag one. Worth a shot, especially if you have…

Trading Miles and Points With Family and Friends

I’m sure that most of you vacation with relatives from time to time. As avid participants in this hobby, you have probably found yourself in a situation where using miles and points makes way more sense than paying cash. But here is a dilemma: You have other people involved, so you need extra hotel rooms…

Miles and points, Opportunity Cost

1) Get $50 Best Western gift card after 2 eligible stays.   (h/t Loyaltylobby) Note that Amex has an offer of $20 off $100 Best Western stay. Check your profile or Sync on Twitter. Details: Get a 1-time $20 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend a total of $100+ on all room charges, including room rate,…

On Overpriced Used Disney Blanket, and More!

If you have kids, they probably have their favorite blanket. Nothing else will do, and no substitute will ever measure up. Here is the one a friend made for my daughter. Let me tell you, after 7 years it’s falling apart in a worst possible way. I don’t know how much longer we can patch…

Dumping Lufthansa for Air Berlin, and More!

Few months ago, I wrote a post on booking Munich-Naples flight on Lufthansa with the help of United  program. The cost was very steep at 15,000 miles per person one-way, but all other flights were very expensive or had  a connection. So, reluctantly I burned  my United stash and forgot all about it. Well, until few…

Miles and Points Update

1.  A possible 50K points offer on Amex Premier Rewards Gold. You have to spend $1,000 in 3 months, first year annual fee is waived. Available only to new cardholders. Try to open the link in different browsers. (h/t Doctorofcredit) You can also go to CardMatch tool  (my link), fill out your info, and see if an…

An Update to My Valuation of Miles and Points

Last Monday’s post made me sit down and re-evaluate my analysis. Things in this hobby constantly evolve, which includes value of miles and points. The changes are highlighted in red. See this post for the original breakdown. To be clear, value is very subjective, that’s why I use the word “my.” Your value may differ…