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The Not-So-Obvious Risk of Award Tickets: Buying Miles, Award Tickets and AA Shutdowns

By Travelwithapoint | February 20, 2020

We recently wrote a post on why buying points and miles can make sense.  Our example involved buy Alaska miles for a business class flight on Emirates.  In this post we want to point out a risk when buying miles to book an award ticket. This risk was recently highlighted when American Airlines shut down a number of accounts […]

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Sign Up For A Frequent Flyer Account (or other rewards program).

By Travelwithapoint | February 19, 2020

Welcome to the world of points and miles!  We’re sharing how ordinary people can travel to extraordinary places with the use of airline miles and hotel points.  In this series we lay out steps to save money and travel more.  These steps include: Getting Started with Points and Miles Look and Learn Before You Leap […]

Getting Started in Points and Miles

Decide What Type of Reward Points You Want to Begin Earning

By Travelwithapoint | January 20, 2020

Welcome to the world of points and miles!  We’re sharing how Ordinary People can travel to Extraordinary Places by using airline miles and hotel points.  In this series we lay out steps to save money and travel more.  Here are the topics we cover.  Getting Started with Points and Miles Look and Learn Before You Leap Decide What […]

Use your Airline Fee Credits in 2020

By Travelwithapoint | January 9, 2020

On January 1st, the clock has reset for many credit cards which reimburse airline expenses.  The reimbursement normally comes in the form of a statement credit on your credit card bill.  With the start of the new year, it’s time to begin planning for 2020.  I have four credit cards that offer airline reimbursements, all of these […]

Why My Top Credit Card For Earning Hilton Points Is Not A Card That Earns Hilton Points

By Travelwithapoint | January 3, 2020

We want to help ordinary people travel extraordinary places by using points and miles. We especially enjoy sharing lesser-known approaches to earning reward points.  Sometimes the most obvious way to earn points, isn’t the most effective, for example… Next month we’ll be staying in an overwater bungalow in the Maldives.  This stay was booked using Hilton points.  The […]

Getting Started in Points and Miles

Getting Started with Points and Miles- Look and Learn Before Your Leap

By Travelwithapoint | December 22, 2019

Welcome to the world of points and miles!  We’re sharing how ordinary people can travel to extraordinary places with the use of airline miles and hotel points.  In this series we lay out steps to save money and travel more.  These steps include: Getting Started with Points and Miles Look and Learn Before You Leap […]

Getting Started in Points and Miles

Getting Started in Points and Miles

By Travelwithapoint | December 16, 2019

Do you dream of traveling?  Want to travel more for less?  You’re in the right place!  Welcome to the world of points and miles.  Points and miles can help ordinary people travel to extraordinary places.  In this series we’ll look at practical steps to earn miles and save money while traveling more.  To get started, let’s do some dreaming… Where Can […]

My Current Strategy for Earning Points and Miles through Online Shopping Portals

By Travelwithapoint | December 3, 2019

I recently did a post on using online shopping portals to earn airline miles without flying.  That post was followed up with an article on earning cashback via shopping portals.  In this article I share my current shopping portal strategy and why I’m choosing this approach.  Over the years I’ve earned both airline miles, and cashback.  My current focus is this:  Earning Membership […]

Earn Cash Back When Shopping Online

By Travelwithapoint | November 21, 2019

Do you shop online? If so, maximize your money by shopping through an online portal. Online shopping portals reward you for using their portal as the starting point for your online purchases. This reward comes in the form of cash, airline miles or other reward currencies. I recently did a post on earning frequent flyer […]

Earning Airline Miles Without Flying on an Airplane

By Travelwithapoint | November 14, 2019

Looking to increase your airline points and miles but don’t do a lot of flying?  Airlines are willing to help you out!  If you shop online, there’s a way to earn points without flying. Just start your online shopping by making a quick stop at the airline’s online shopping portal, then proceed to your favorite online stores. […]

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