One of the most powerful tools you have when it comes to making the most of your miles and points is the strategic use of transfers.
SPG Nights & Flights Award Funds Christmas in Hamburg
For as long as I have known about the Starwood Preferred Guest program, I have been captivated by its Nights & Flights option. For 60,000 Starpoints, you get five nights at a category three hotel a mix of Four Points, Aloft and Sheraton hotels, with some Westins and 50,000 airline miles.
Diners Club Program Review
Who Is Diners Club International Good For?
While some point transfer programs have been on the scene for years, 2014 has seen a sudden uptick in credit card programs that allow members to transfer their reward points to mileage programs. Diners Club International is the latest to hop on the bandwagon, with its transfer program starting last month.
Points and Miles that Don’t Expire
It can be tough to keep up with airline and hotel rewards programs and their point expiration policies. Generally, points will expire after 12 to 24 months of inactivity. This means if, during a specified period, you do not earn or redeem miles, you will automatically forfeit them.
American Express Membership Rewards Program Review
Who Is American Express Membership Rewards Good For?
Like Chase Ultimate Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards is a transfer program. It’s not intrinsically tied to any one hotel or airline, so accruing points with it allows you to redeem for a wide variety of travel options.
Four Fantastic Values for Flights to Hawaii
Hawaii is our own special gateway to the exotic world of Polynesia. Because it’s part of the United States, we don’t have to pack our passports or worry about communicating with locals in a foreign language. It’s a tropical paradise right in our own backyard, and every island in the archipelago is special. That’s why so many frequent flyers want to use their miles to fly to the islands. We’re going to let you in on four of the best values to get to Hawaii on the cheap.
United Airlines MileagePlus Program Review
United Airlines has good domestic coverage, with several hubs in the middle of the U.S. for varied domestic and international routing options, and a very wide network of international air and hotel partners through Star Alliance and individual partnerships.
A Luxury Weekend in Chicago for $5
Before I discovered the world of points and miles collecting, planning a weekend trip with a friend required some serious budgeting. I needed to start saving months in advance, and even then I was always shocked by the final cost. Back then, more often than not, my trips were short and local—and far from luxurious.
Be a Prepared Frequent Flyer to Take Advantage of Deals
I’ll admit it. Ive missed out on some pretty terrific deals in the frequent flyer world for one reason and one reason only: I wasn’t prepared to take advantage of them. Sometimes a fare war makes a trip to a specific destination incredibly affordable. Or an airline may be offering reduced mileage rewards to certain destinations.
Blueprint for a First Class Ticket to an Exotic Island
If your imagination were the only limit, where would you go?
A secluded island getaway with private access to a crystal clear lagoon from your glass-bottom villa floating over the warm tropical water?