Award Travel 101 Podcast Episode 29: Favorite Card Perks and Putting Them All Together Award Travel 101 Podcast Episode 29: Favorite Card Perks and Putting Them All Together

Award Travel 101 Podcast Episode 29: Favorite Card Perks and Putting Them All Together

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Welcome back to the Award Travel 101 Podcast — from the original Facebook community created for miles and points enthusiasts. Angie and Joe are back to discuss their most recent card bonuses, some of their favorite card perks, and how Joe managed to combine multiple card offers/discounts plus earn rewards totaling thousands of dollars!

Award Travel 101 Podcast Show Format

We break each show into six sections:

  • Question/Win of the Week — asked or shared by members of the Award Travel 101 community
  • News & Enhanced Offers
  • What Bonuses Did We Get — which will tell you what credit cards we're working on and why
  • Trip Updates
  • Highlight Feature
  • What You Didn't Know — a feature dedicated to a big or small tip that will help you better maximize the value you receive from your rewards.

How to Listen to the Award Travel 101 Podcast

You can find us anywhere you listen to other fine podcasts including:

Previous Episode Show Notes

Award Travel 101 Podcast Episode 29 Show Notes

Post of the Week

Shawn Andrew writes about how he got five free cruises (just paying port taxes and fees) by utilizing casino cruise offers

News & Enhanced Offers

Read updates in the Lahina, Maui (Hawaii) #Masterthread

What Bonuses Did We Get?

Angie: Update on Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card spend. Read more about the best ways to use Ultimate Rewards points. Taking a break and closing cards right now.


Related: Read more about all of the cards that earn Hilton Honors points.

Highlight Feature: Putting All The Tricks Together


Joe: Here are all of the perks and benefits our family used for our recent simultaneous mother/daughter and father/son trip

The total savings amounted to $3807 in savings or discounts. Not only that but I earned miles and points and a free rental car during our travels too.

Tip of the Day

Check the card you are applying for and make sure it’s the right one (ask us if you need to) Allison, Angie, or Joe.

Where To Find the Award Travel 101 Community

For questions, you can join us in the free 98,000+ member Award Travel 101 Community.

  1. If you want to jump into more intermediate and advanced strategies, our Award Travel 201 community ($89.99 annually) is filled with those who want to dig into the weeds, looking for more outsized value.
  2. To book time with our team to discuss how to better your earning and burning strategies, check out Award Travel 1-on-1.
  3. You can also email us at
  4. Meetup sold out, but you can waitlist.
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