Richard Kerr

Award Travel Evangelist

Richard Kerr is a veteran naval officer and founder of the Award Travel 101 Facebook community. He’s one of the foremost experts in points and miles strategy, featured in Forbes, US News, Money Magazine, Kiplinger Personal Finance and presented at #SXSW 2017. Richard has visited over 45 countries, lived in England and Japan, and spends his spare time dissecting loyalty program award charts to maximize the value of points and miles. Richard holds a BBA in International Business and has his wife and two small children in tow for his travels as often as possible.

Earn Instant Gold Status and 5 cents/gallon Savings with Fuel Rewards

Over the past 18 months I’ve avoided paying retail price for gas by continuously earning and using Fuel Rewards savings. If you’re unfamiliar with the Fuel Rewards program, it is a third-party program that allows you to earn cents-per-gallon discounts on gas at participating Shell branded stations nationwide, ensuring you never pay full price for gas again.

Welcome to the Award Travel 101 Podcast

Welcome to the Award Travel 101 Podcast Sponsored by Fuel Rewards Founded in 2013, the Award Travel 101 Facebook group teaches members how to travel the world using points and miles. Today, our community of over 50,000 people from around the world share,…

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Five Unspoken Tips for Flying Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines provides an affordable price point for anyone to travel in exchange for a no-frills experience. Today we focus on five tips that, up until this point, haven’t been spoken which will teach you to maximize your time and experience on your next Spirit flight.

Ultimate Status Match Guide to Atlantic City

Atlantic City casinos are currently offering generous status match incentives. With the right strategy, learn how to maximize your next trip to the East Coast gambling center and earn hundreds of dollars worth of free play, free nights and lucrative status benefits.

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How I Got 60% Off Uber Credit with CVS and Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo Go Far Rewards offers some huge opportunities to earn points through the Earn More Mall. In today’s post, I break down how I recently got 60% off an Uber gift card by taking advantage of their monthly bonus offers and leveraging my favorite the no-annual-fee card combo: The Wells Fargo Propel American Express® Card and the Wells Fargo Visa Signature® Card.

Making Sense of the New Marriott Bonvoy Co-Brand Cards

Marriott has taken another big step towards combining its rewards programs by launching a new lineup of Marriott Bonvoy co-branded cards from Chase and American Express. The new cards come with some great benefits as well as attractive, limited-time welcome bonuses. As of yesterday, several existing products were permanently retired to make room for the new cards.

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Gas Buddy Launches Marketplace to Earn Free Gas with Online Shopping

Gas Buddy, the popular website and app known for showing customers the cheapest fuel prices in a given area, has just introduced a marketplace where you can earn gasoline credit when shopping through the Gas Buddy app at participating retailers. This new ‘GasBack’ feature gives you even more savings on top of the rewards of up to 30 cents per gallon you normally earn by paying with Gas Buddy at the pump.