As a family of four, life can get pretty hectic. Between work, school, soccer practice and dance classes, not many of us have extra time to dedicate to tracking and racking up loyalty points and miles for upcoming vacations.
We’re the traveling Pointsmans – nice to meet you! We’re chronicling our adventures in loyalty as we rack up points and miles, share our tips, tricks and best advice, and hopefully reach our ultimate goal: a family vacation for four to Europe.
Here’s a quick intro so you can get to know the family.
Are you planning on taking your pet on your next family vacation? Here are simple tips to save on pet travel fees.
In addition to some relaxation and fun in the sun, summertime for our family means wedding season. And if you’re like us, the wedding travel expenses can add up – and fast.
One of the great things about being a business traveler and amassing a cache of points or miles is… giving them away! That’s because there are many situations when points or miles make a perfect gift.
I am constantly checking my social networks to see what my friends are up to – and keeping an eye out for new ways we can earn miles and points along the way.
In a loyalty program-saturated world, it’s easy to forget that not everyone is an avid points or miles collector. There are some who aren’t interested in tracking loyalty programs, some who don’t see the value and others who just don’t know where to start.
Many people prefer the convenience of online shopping to hitting the mall. But loyalty mavens know that hitting the online earn mall adds even more enjoyment – in the form of extra points and miles earned with every dollar spent.
From when Max was old enough to fly, Ada and I would take turns holding him on our lap during flights. After all, it’s free for infants and taking advantage of a free ticket was a no-brainer. Well, that’s if we’re not counting the bags of “bear with us” candies we give to our neighbouring passengers for Max’s pre-emptive crying on the longer-haul flights…
We’re all familiar with the typical ways to earn loyalty rewards – book a flight, open a rewards credit card, make a hotel reservation, rent a car, and so on. What you might not be aware of are the countless ways to earn miles and points with your feet on the ground — and often from the comfort of your couch.
We all have our go-to hotel and loyalty programs, but we’ve learned the importance of not putting all our loyalty “eggs” in one basket. Participating in multiple loyalty programs — or spreading the love as we like to say — is a smart strategy we use to earn as many travel points and miles as possible.