When students are finished with high school and are off to college, they will eventually realize that they are no longer living on their parents' dime. Sooner or later they are going to need to provide for themselves. Now, most college kids are going to be pretty broke throughout this period. Some might have jobs, but even if they do, most will be low paying ones. When it … [Read more...] about Why Students Need to Understand Points and Miles
When I tell people that I have booked flights to Europe for $5.60, they either don’t believe me, thought I said $560, or seem to think I was doing something illegal. The secret: points and miles. While points and miles make sense as reward currencies offered by different companies, most people get scared by the idea of actually using the rewards. Although some programs make … [Read more...] about How Do You Redeem Points and Miles?
When booking a flight, imagine being able to choose an airline rewards program that charges the fewest points for a plane ticket compared to all other reward programs. Then, imagine if this single type of points currency could be used for both hotels and airlines, or whatever is needed to meet your needs for a specific trip. This is the value of transferable points and … [Read more...] about What are transferable points?
Ever since I learned about the significance of points and miles and their usefulness for reducing the cost of travel, I have tried to earn as many of these loyalty rewards as possible. I quickly learned that there are countless ways to earn points and miles but not all methods are created equally. Simply put, the goal of strategic earning is to collect as … [Read more...] about How Do You Earn Points and Miles?
Points and miles are a magical currency that opens up doors to endless possibilities… well kind of, that's the short answer. The longer answer is that points and miles refer to types of reward currencies that are offered by individual loyalty programs. These programs, designed by a variety of companies, use points and miles to incentivise spending with that company, as well … [Read more...] about What are Points and Miles?