boardingarea.com - Frequent Miler reports that GiftCardMall has returned to cash back sites. So if you're planning to buy Visa gift cards for manufactured spending, you can go through a cash back portal to GiftCardMall. The idea is to lower the costs ...
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frequentflyeruniversity.com - Parag at Frequent Flyer University describes how to create a British Airways "Household Account," to manage miles for your entire family. This is very convenient if you're the only travel hacker in your family, and they rely on you to ...
boardingarea.com - Adam at Point Me to the Plane reports that US Airways is e-mailing targeted offers of 500 to 1,000 miles for switching to paperless statements. Even if you already receive paperless statements, he suggests temporarily switching back to paper statements ...
travelisfree.com - Travel Is Free wrote an extensive post about using timeshare presentations to score freebies like hotel stays, food vouchers, show tickets and sometimes even cash. I can see the appeal, but I'd be hesitant to sit through an aggressive sales ...
thepointsguy.com - Jason Steele wrote a post on The Points Guy about his favorite prepaid debit cards that can be loaded with Green Dot Money Pak cards. If you're struggling to find Vanilla Reloads to load your Bluebird card, you might want to ...
boardingarea.com - Point Me to the Plane shared a hot tip about ScoreBig, a ticket discount website. In cooperation with United, you can get 5 United Mileage Plus miles per dollar of spend. You may also be eligible to get 1,000 miles ...
boardingarea.com - Frequent Miler wrote about the problems he encountered with Lowe's during his "Million Mile Madness" challenge. There was a glitch in their computer systems, due to all the gift cards and Home Improvement cards he was buying. Lesson: don't throw away ...
themilesprofessor.com - The Miles Professor did some investigative work by going into her local Chase Bank Branch to compare the credit card offers in-bank vs. online. The Chase Sapphire Preferred and United MileagePlus Explorer cards could be better for some. Head down ...
May 14, 2013
Here’s how to earn frequent flyer miles if you live abroad In this video, I answer a question from the audience about how expats can get frequent flyer miles. Trevor writes: I’ve got many friends overseas, and they see what I’m doing with miles and points and ask what they can do. That’s a great [...]
May 6, 2013
Frequent Flyers Speak in Code.Want to Crack that Code? If you’ve ever hung around frequent flyer forums like FlyerTalk, you know that the community has its own weird language. All those acronyms and jargon can seem like a foreign language. In this video, I take a sample post off Flyertalk that’s full of this kind [...]
April 29, 2013
Video: Frequent Flyer News – Bidding for Travel Upgrades, Credit Card Companies and American Airlines Elite Rewards
Here’s a weekly wrap-up of top stories In this Frequent Flyer News video, I talk about bidding for travel upgrades, what credit card companies are saying and American Airlines 2013 Elite Rewards program. You’ll learn about: Foreign airlines testing out bidding for travel upgrades. The name of the company that developed the flight auction technology. [...]
April 22, 2013
Here’s a weekly wrap-up of top stories In this Frequent Flyer News video, I talk about a targeted United miles 50% bonus offer, tips for when you apply for a credit card, and Visa gift cards. You’ll learn about: A 50% United Premier Qualifying Miles bonus offer. Tips for when you apply for a credit [...]
April 15, 2013
Here’s a weekly wrap-up of top stories In this Frequent Flyer News video, I talk about earning frequent flyer miles with a Visa gift card, fine dining and home improvement spending. Gift cards are all the rage this week on Frequent Flyer News! Gift cards with PINs are the hot new method for doing manufactured [...]
April 13, 2013
Do you want to be on TV? An American TV show is casting for expats who live in Malacca, Malaysia In this video, Marcus talks about how a TV producer contacted him to see if he knew any expats who have recently moved to Malacca, Malaysia. He tells the story of how she reached out [...]
April 8, 2013
Here’s a weekly wrap-up of top stories you may have missed In this Frequent Flyer News video, Marcus talks about using Visa and MasterCard gift cards, getting your spouse into points and finding United Airlines upgrade space. Mentioned in the video: PIN available for Visa and MasterCard Gift Cards http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manufa… Breaking News: You Can Now [...]
April 1, 2013
Here’s a weekly wrap-up of top stories you may have missed In this Frequent Flyer News video, Marcus talks about how a blogger earned one million miles, racking up points by selling on Amazon, United “phantom award space,” United free one-ways, and Feedly as a Google Reader alternative. Mentioned in the video: Million Mile Madness: [...]
March 25, 2013
Here’s a weekly wrap-up of top stories you may have missed In this edition of Frequent Flyer News, Marcus talks about the Chase Ultimate Rewards sub-forum on Flyertalk, American Airlines’ new interactive award map, JetBlue’s new TrueBlue website, and Alaska Airlines online booking for airline partners. Mentioned in the video: Chase Ultimate Rewards sub-forum on [...]
March 24, 2013
Sad that Google Reader is going away? Feedly is a Google Reader alternative In this video, Marcus shows you how to install Feedly and make Feedly look like Google Reader. If you’re looking for a Google Reader alternative, then this video will help you. Google had bad news for bloggers and blog readers everywhere: they [...]