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,…
Thank You for Being an AwardWallet Member
As we kick off the new year, we would like to take a moment to thank you for being a member. Your enthusiasm for travel made 2018 an exciting year at AwardWallet, and we’re glad you’ve chosen us to help you manage your loyalty programs and travel plans. Our team put together some 2018 statistics on the AwardWallet community that we thought you might enjoy.
Merchants Would Like To Refuse Premium Reward Credit Cards
In what could spell bad news for the industry, large merchants like Amazon and Walmart want the right to be able to refuse premium reward credit cards according to The Wall Street Journal. The key to the merchant’s desire is mitigating the interchange fees they pay for accepting various credit cards.
9th Annual Chicago Seminars – Maximize Your Points & Miles
If you’re looking to meet with hundreds of like-minded points and miles enthusiasts; this is the event. The Chicago Seminars is the longest event dedicated to points and miles enthusiasts. The 9th year of this annual event will take place Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21.
Redeem Bonvoy Points for Experiential Awards with Marriott Moments
In addition to the original auction site, Marriott’s expanded Moments platform now includes a car rental portal in partnership with Hertz, and a supersized experiences marketplace for custom tours and activities in cities all over the globe which Marriott claims is “the worlds largest selection of tours.”
We’re Giving Away 100,000 Radisson Rewards to Two AwardWallet Members
This week we’ve teamed up with the good people of Radisson Rewards and the Radisson Rewards™ Premier Visa Signature® Card to offer two (2) prizes of 100,000 Radisson Rewards points, which are redeemable worldwide. That’s enough points for between 1-11 nights depending on the property you choose.
Russia Waives Visa Requirements for World Cup Ticket Holders
Russia has announced a visa waiver for the 2018 World Cup. According to a statement on the website of the Russian embassy in Washington DC, if you hold a valid match ticket, fan ID, and passport you will be able to enter the Russian Federation without a visa. The program is not restricted to citizens of the 32 participating countries, and the holder of a match ticket from any country can use the visa waiver program.