Sam Helmy

Staff Writer

Sam joined the AwardWallet team in late 2016. He discovered points miles while planning trips in pursuit of his other passion scuba diving when he started using points and miles to get to some of the world’s best diving destinations. Eventually, he became a bit of an expert on how to use points and miles to get to diving destinations across the globe.


Over the years, Sam has lived in 6 countries and enjoys discovering new places and meeting new people, discovering new cultures, and learning new languages.


Sam currently lives in Spain, and when not working on points and miles he enjoys scuba diving, traveling, cooking, DIY, hiking, and walking with his wife and two dogs.

Do Asiana Airlines Asiana Club Miles Expire?

Asiana Club miles expire depending on the elite status level held when the miles were earned. Miles earned by Gold and Silver members are valid for 10 years, while miles earned by Diamond, Diamond Plus, and Platinum members are valid for 12 years from the date of their earning.

Activate 5% Cashback Earnings on Your Chase Freedom Flex (and Chase Freedom) Now

Registration is now option to activate your 5% quarterly bonus categories on the Chase Freedom Flex℠ and Chase Freedom®. If you do so, you’ll earn 5% cash back at gas stations, car rentals, movie theaters, and on select live entertainment from July 1 to September 30, 2022. But, to take advantage of this promotion, you need to activate your card. Here’s how to do so.

American Express Adds 3 New Merchants to Amex Gold Dining Credit

American Express announced the addition of three new merchants to the American Express® Gold Card $10 monthly dining credit. The expansion brings the total number of restaurant merchants you can use the credit with to 8. However, two options are being dropped on August 1, 2022. Here are the full details of these changes.

Do IHG One Rewards Points Expire?

Your IHG points will expire if you have no activity on your account for 12 months. You need to either earn or redeem points to keep your points from expiring. In this post, we will show you all of the ways to keep your account active through earning or redeeming IHG One Rewards points.

Do TAP Portugal Miles & Go Miles Expire?

TAP Portugal Miles & Go miles will expire 3 years after the date the miles were earned. If your miles are approaching expiration, you can extend their validity for a further 3 years for a small fee. However, once expired, there is no way to reinstate your miles. Here are all of the details of how TAP Miles & Go miles expire.

Do Southwest Rapid Rewards Points Expire?

Southwest Rapid Rewards points used to expire if you didn’t maintain activity. Now, that’s no longer the case. Starting in October 2019, Southwest points will only expire if you close your account. Still, you may want to utilize these techniques to earn Southwest points—even if you no longer need to worry about generating activity.

Do Azul TudoAzul Points Expire?

TudoAzul points have a fixed expiration. Azul TudoAzul points expire 24 months from the date you earn them. There is no way for you to extend the validity of your points. Once they expire, there is no way for you to reinstate your expired points. Here’s a look at other ways to redeem for Azul flights and where to credit your earnings.