A Beginner’s Guide to Credit Card Application Rules

U.S banks play a huge role in the travel rewards ecosystem. Learning about credit card application rules won’t be the most exciting part of your points-and-miles education. But it’s hard to overstate the importance of building a healthy relationship with the banks. In this post, we explain how to build a sustainable, long term credit-card strategy—without falling out of the banks’ good graces.

Beginner’s Guide to Airline Alliances and Partnerships

You might think that you can only redeem Delta miles to fly on Delta, or American miles to fly on American. Opening your mind to the wonderful world of airline alliances and partnerships will really help you maximize the value of your hard-earned frequent flyer miles. Take your rewards game to the next level with this complete guide to partners and alliances.

What Flights Can I Book with Miles?

Have you ever felt like you can’t use miles for any of the trips you want to take? Booking award travel is one of the biggest challenges for points-and-miles beginners. In this post, we’ll explain how award availability works and why it’s one of the most important concepts to master.

How Many Miles Do You Need for a Free Flight?

If you’ve managed to earn a good stash of airline miles, the next step is understanding how many miles it will take to book your next trip. Don’t let the airlines trick you into paying more than you should! Follow these tips in order to save miles on your next redemption

Back to Basics: An Introduction to the Types of Reward Points

Points and miles can help you travel for a fraction of what you’d normally pay. But there are several different types of points and miles categories, and these can be hard to understand if you’re just getting started. Here’s an introduction to the different types of reward points and how they can each can play a role in your award wallet.

Amex Offers: A Beginner’s Guide to Saving Money

Amex Offers are one of the most underrated benefits available to American Express cardmembers. If you like saving money and traveling for pennies on the dollar, it’s time to take a closer look at how these promotions can put extra cash in your pocket and supercharge your Membership Rewards earning strategy.