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.

Earn 1,000 Free Aeroplan Miles

Most frequent flyers jump on any opportunity to pick up some free miles or points. Enrollment in Fairmont President’s Club will award 1,000 Aeroplan miles. The enrollment will use the Code ame16, which is embedded in the form to earn the…

Amex Adds 77 Properties to Fine Hotels & Resorts

The American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts program is one the nicer perks for having  or . Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts offers several perks when booking rooms at participating hotels, including but not limited to: Daily breakfast for two people Complimentary…

50% Bonus on Amex Transfers to Iberia Avios

Through December 15, 2016, Iberia is offering a 50% bonus on transfers of American Express Membership Rewards to Iberia Avios. Normally, the minimum transfer requirements of 250 points would yield 200 Avios, but during the period of the promotion, 250…

Instant Elite Status Match with Best Western

The offer on the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card is no longer available through this site. You can see a review of IHG’s new premium card here. Various airlines, hotels, and car rental companies periodically offer status match offers…

Even More Changes Coming to AAdvantage in 2017

American Airlines has announced more changes to their frequent flyer program AAdvantage. This comes hot on the heels of the changes announced earlier this year. The changes are numerous and include the introduction of a new tier of membership: Platinum Pro….