Toni Perkins-Southam

Community Organizer

Toni joined the AwardWallet team in 2017 as a moderator for AwardTravel 101, the original Facebook points and miles community. Now she helps run the group in addition to writing for AwardWallet.

 

She is an award travel enthusiast who has been leveraging credit card rewards to travel around the world, for nearly free, with her husband and their four young children. Toni and her kids have spent the last several summers living in Europe, Central and South America and have encountered countless adventures throughout their travels.

 

Her passion is to inspire other big families by showing and teaching them that traveling with kids is not only logistically possible, but financially feasible for even the smallest of budgets.

Amex Adds New Dining, Cell Phone Monthly Credits to Many Co-Branded Cards

The good news for American Express cardholders just keeps on coming! Through the end of 2021, Delta, Hilton, and Marriott co-branded cards will receive a monthly statement credit for dining or wireless credits. These credits range from $5 per month on no-annual-fee cards up to $20 per month on Amex’s premium co-branded cards. That’s up to $220 in statement credits through the end of the year!

Tons of New Amex Offers for Amex Platinum, Business Platinum Card, and More

American Express just released tons of new Amex Offers. Amex Platinum cardmembers can get $50 cashback on $50+ purchases at Best Buy, Home Depot, Home Chef, and more. Meanwhile, cardmembers of the Business Platinum Card can earn 4X bonus points in five different categories. Other cardmembers are targeted for $25 cashback each time they spend $500. But, you’ll need to register to get any of these offers.

9 Ways That I Saved Money on My Road Trip, and You Can Too

When we think of maximizing points and miles, we generally imagine luxurious vacations in exotic locations around the world. With international travel on hold, using points and miles for these traditional redemptions isn’t an option. So, I took my family of 6 on a road trip around Utah to visit national and state parks. Here’s how we did it for minimal out-of-pocket costs, and you can too.

Learn to unlock the power of credit card, hotel, and airline points/miles to travel the world on any budget! AwardTravel 101 is a Facebook community created for points and miles enthusiasts. Make some friends and take your points-and-miles game to the next level.