Award Travel 101 Podcast Episode 13: How Often Do You Get a New Card

In the latest episode of the Award Travel 101 Podcast, Joe and Angie answer a group question about just how many cards is too much. Plus, we discuss an amazing new Chase card offer, new Choice sweet spots, how to use Hyatt points at a sold-out hotel, and a trick to using the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card resort credit even when you aren't staying at an eligible resort.

Award Travel 101 Podcast Episode 12: Status Matching for More Value

In the latest episode of the Award Travel 101 Podcast, Joe and Angie dive deep into elite status matching — including a Spirit Airlines status match being pulled April 23 — plus discuss news like Marriott's new online point transfer tool, cuts to ANA fuel surcharges, new transfer bonuses, new card offers, and tips about using shopping portals to earn tons of bonus points.

Award Travel 101 Podcast Episode 8: Hyatt Changes, AA Domestic Lie-Flat Routes, and Meet Jackie Wisniewski

In episode 8 of the relaunched Award Travel 101 Podcast, Joe brings fellow Award Travel 101 moderator Jackie Wisniewski on to answer a question from the community about stacking offers to purchase gift cards, how to re-earn AAdvantage elite status you might be losing soon, what Hyatt properties to book before the category changes, and review the best card offers currently available.

Mother’s Day Surprise: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa

Do you see warm sandy beaches, lush tropical vegetation, delightful pools, and a beautiful resort in your future? If so, the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa might be a perfect choice! In this post, we’ve got a case study on how to use points and miles, credit card perks, and elite status to book an amazing getaway at a huge discount.

Why I’m So Excited About Flexible Point Currencies Right Now

Low cash prices and increased earning opportunities are making flexible points more valuable than ever before. With these points, you have a choice between transferring to airline and hotel partners or redeeming for a fixed, cash value. The conventional wisdom is to transfer points for higher value. Today, I’ll explain why that advice might not be true right now—and how to make the right choice on your next redemption.

How I’m Stacking Marriott Promotions To Elevate My Bonvoy Elite Status, Earn Additional Points

Stacking Marriott Bonvoy's latest promotions and Amex Offers can help you earn more points and save on upcoming stays. Here's how I'm stacking a few of these offers to get elite status quicker and cheaper than before. What do you stand to gain from stacking these offers? More value awaits including free breakfasts, upgrades, checkouts as late as 4 p.m., milestone benefits, and even more bonus points.

Using ExpertFlyer to Search Saver Award Space

ExpertFlyer is an incredibly useful tool for finding award availability, seat maps, flight schedules, and more. In this article, we show you the basics of searching for award availability—along with tips for how you can use this information to save miles on your next award booking.