Get Free Platinum Status with Accor Hotels in 3 Minutes

Accor hotels, which has over 4,000 hotels in 90 countries, is offering free platinum status to A|Club, their loyalty program.  This is supposed to be targeted to Citi Premier Miles World Mastercard holders in the UAE but because of a glitch in the system, it is allowing anyone to sign up and receive it.    Continue Reading…

The Free Flight Primer, Part Six: Getting Your Miles

The Free Flight Primer

 is a series of posts which will show, step by step, how to earn and then redeem frequent flyer miles.   

I’ll be providing links to tools and websites that are helpful, tons of screenshots or video tutorials of various steps that may prove confusing, and of course, my own thoughts and opinions on the process. Continue Reading…

Get 1,000 Free AA Miles for Playing a 2 Minute Game

Direct from The Points Guy, here is a link to play a pretty neat little game from AA that will earn you 1,000 free miles.  I just did it myself and can vouch that it worked.  It also only takes about 2 minutes of your time, so really, what do you have to lose?   Continue Reading…

Mixed Nuts #1

Welcome to the first edition of Mixed Nuts, which will be a fairly regular, “whenever I feel like it” roundup of all the things that  warrant a mention to readers but aren’t important enough for their own post.  Tips and tricks, promotions, readers hints…it’s all here!  So dig in and grab a handful! Continue Reading…

The Free Flight Primer, Part Five: Using Award Nexus to Find Award Availability

The Free Flight Primer is a series of posts which will show, step by step, how to earn and then redeem frequent flyer miles.  We’ll start at the very beginning of the process and work our way through every step, from picking a destination all the way up to booking the ticket.   Continue Reading…

The Champ is Here: Introducing the Chase Ultimate Rewards Mall

how to use the chase ultimate rewards mall

A few days ago, I implored you to start using shopping portals to build up your miles and points balance.

I won’t rehash it all here again, but basically, if you aren’t going through shopping portals when you’re shopping online, START!

It’s the second best way to get large amounts of points quickly (the first being credit card signups, duh!). Continue Reading…

Get out of the Stone Age and Start Using Shopping Portals (with Evreward video tutorial)

how to use evreward

A few months ago, I was just like you;  hesitant to use shopping portals for miles and points.

I thought it would be difficult, take up too much time, blah blah blah.

I’m making big points off credit card signups anyway, so how can a shopping portal even be worth my time?   Continue Reading…

Milepoint is Giving Away Free Ipads!

I love, love, love Milepoint, which, if you’re not familiar with, is a forum for frequent flyers.  It has only been around for a year, so the wealth of information that is available there is not on par with Flyertalk, which has been around for ages, but I find it more friendly, more intimate, easier to search, and much less intimidating.   Continue Reading…

The Free Flight Primer, Part Four: Finding Star Alliance Award Availability

The Free Flight Primer is a series of posts which will show, step by step, how to earn and then redeem frequent flyer miles.  We’ll start at the very beginning of the process and work our way through every step, from picking a destination all the way up to booking the ticket.   Continue Reading…

The Free Flight Primer, Part Three: Finding OneWorld Award Availability

The Free Flight Primer is a series of posts which will show, step by step, how to earn and then redeem frequent flyer miles.  We’ll start at the very beginning of the process and work our way through every step, from picking a destination all the way up to booking the ticket.   Continue Reading…