As a family of frequent travelers, we belong to dozens of loyalty programs. While we do our best to keep our points and miles organized, some occasionally slip through the cracks and we forget to make the most of them before the expiration dates.
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.
While Ada and I usually plan vacations to warmer destinations during the winter, we’ve decided to switch things up this year with a ski trip. From airfare to hotel stays to ski rentals, it turns out the cost of this a winter getaway can add up pretty quickly!
Every New Year, we spend time setting personal and family resolutions, from getting fit to eating healthier to being wiser with our spending. You can bet that topping our annual list is travel
It’s no secret that booking a flight can help you rack up frequent flyer miles. But did you know a hotel stay can do the same? A number of airlines have started dishing out frequent flyer miles to travelers who book a hotel through their websites.
Adding an authorized user to your credit card offers the opportunity for more points and a slew of other benefits. Here are a few of your favorites.
If you often find yourself spending too much money at the airport, here are some tips to use points and miles, rather than spending cash.
From vacations with friends and extended family to the occasional school trip, we often find ourselves traveling in larger groups. While group trips can be an absolute blast, there’s always a moment when we find ourselves questioning whether or not it’s worth the effort.
Life doesn’t always go according to plan, which sometimes means you have to change or even cancel your travel plans. Whether is a canceled family vacation because of a sick family member, or a last-minute client meeting date change, we’ve found ourselves in a few situations where we needed to cancel a flight.
Stumped on what to get that one friend or family member this holiday season? Consider buying gift cards using your travel loyalty points and miles.
Ada and I love catching up with friends and family partly because it gives us a chance to relive some of our most memorable vacations. But while those close to us are excited to see where our family has traveled, they’re often more eager to find out how they can start planning a trip of their own.