Ross Denkin

Points and Miles Number Cruncher

Ross joined the AwardWallet team in 2019 and is a relative newcomer to the points and miles world. Introduced to award travel by his older brother in 2014, Ross dove headfirst into earning and burning points and miles currencies for his travels, both domestic and international. A frequent OneWorld traveler, especially within the U.S., Ross built his own tool to optimize mile redemptions using all OneWorld frequent flyer programs for travel on American Airlines.


Accompanying Ross on his points and miles journeys is his wife Elizabeth, an enthusiastic award traveler herself. Together they have redeemed over 1 million points and miles for travel to Ireland, Indonesia, Portugal, and the Maldives, as well as countless trips within North America. When not globetrotting, Ross is most likely found playing or watching sports, enjoying the outdoors, and searching premium cabin award inventory.

Book Award Flights to Europe From 13k Points Via Flying Blue Promo Rewards for May 2022

Flying Blue released its latest Promo Rewards for May 2022. Two U.S. cities made the cut for the list of 18 discounted routes. You can fly between the U.S. and Europe for under 17k miles one-way in economy under the conditions of this promo. Transfer Chase or Citi points with a 25% transfer bonus to drop the price to under 13k points! Or transfer Amex or Capital One points at a 1:1 ratio.

How to Pay Taxes With a Credit Card (and When You Should)

Paying the IRS is never fun. But, if you must, it presents a fantastic opportunity to earn points and miles by paying taxes with a credit card. Most Americans only deal with paying taxes once per year on April 15. However, self-employed and contract workers need to make estimated quarterly tax payments throughout the year. And next payment is coming up on June 15, 2022. The good news: the processing fee to pay your taxes dropped for 2022!

Complete Guide to the Free Spirit Program from Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines refreshed their frequent flier program earlier this year, re-branding as Free Spirit. The new program rewards fliers more than ever. Generous points earning rates, coupled with flight redemptions starting as low as 2,500 points, means members can earn and burn their points quicker than ever. Plus, cash plus points redemptions are now an option as well!

The Secret Sweet Spots of Aeroplan Stopovers and Open Jaws

The Aeroplan program permits stopovers on award bookings for just 5,000 extra Aeroplan points. This feature allows travelers to build highly-customized itineraries as part of the same award. While an unlimited number of options exist, this article explores just few examples of how to make the most of Aeroplan stopovers and open jaw awards.

All the Ways to Save When Doing Your Taxes

It’s tax time! The process of preparing tax returns isn’t fun for anyone, and it can be made even worse if you have a surprise tax payment. Even if you don’t end up owing the IRS, you still may have to pay to get your taxes done. So, finding some savings along the way can ease the burden of filing taxes. In this article, we show you how to save this tax season.

How Does Bilt Stack Up for Earning Rewards by Paying Rent?

For points and miles enthusiasts, a great source of organic spending can be monthly rent payments. Unfortunately, many property management companies charge a sizable fee for paying by credit card. Now, there is a solution: Bilt. The new rewards system lets renters bypass all payment fees and even earn Bilt points along the way. But should Bilt replace your existing rent payment strategy?

What to Know About Allegiant Allways Rewards, Allegiant’s New Loyalty Program

Allegiant Air is known for offering low-cost leisure travel in the United States. Now, Allegiant is also offering a new loyalty program for its customers: Allegiant Allways Rewards. A simple program structure is easy to use – especially for families. Plus, offset any portion of a trip’s cost with any number of points. That means travelers can put their points to work as soon as they fly Allegiant again!

23 Airlines You Can Book Using American Airlines AAdvantage Miles

American Airlines has vastly improved the capabilities of its online booking tool over the past few years. In the past, award travelers looking to book flights with partner airlines would have to dance through extra hoops to find award space and call to book awards. Now, American makes it possible to redeem miles for travel on 20 different airlines on its website. Here’s an overview of all 23 AAdvantage airline partners and which you can book online.

Last Opportunity to Save Up To 7,500 Miles Using American Airlines Reduced Mileage Awards

American Airlines just released its latest (and last) list of Reduced Mileage Awards discounted destinations. Eligible Citi and Barclays American Airlines cardholders can get up to 7,500 miles off a round trip ticket by taking advantage of this great offer. Eligible destinations vary on the month, so be sure to check before booking an American flight within the U.S. and Canada.