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.

Stop Sleeping on the Wells Fargo Propel American Express Card

Out of all the rewards credit cards currently available, a select minority seem to dominate the coverage across blogs and traditional media. Today, we’re going to focus on one rewards card that doesn’t get the coverage it deserves: The Wells Fargo Propel American Express® Card is one of the best no-annual-fee cards if you want rewards that are easy to redeem.

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 Thrifty Traveler 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,…

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.