How Far in Advance Can You Book Hotel Reservations?

How far out you can book a hotel? And does making reservations at the far side of the booking window provides any tangible benefit? Each hotel chain handles reservations differently, with the booking windows of major hotel chains ranging from 11 months through to a mammoth 3 years.

Beginners Guide: How to Build a Credit File

One of the guiding principles of award travel is protecting and maintaining your credit score. Getting approved for top rewards earning credit cards requires a clean credit file and a minimum 700+ credit score. But what if your credit score is under the magic 700 point threshold? Or you’re fresh out of college and trying to build your credit file from scratch?

Beginners Guide To Credit Card Rewards: Transferable vs Fixed-Value Points

The fundamentals of award travel are simple. Earn points and miles – redeem those points and miles for amazing travel experiences. Anyone can do it. Right? In theory, yes. But when first starting out, it can be a confusing hobby to be involved in. There are hundreds of different rewards earning credit cards on the market, each advertising its unique advantage over the competition, and it can be hard to weigh the value of various options without a firm understanding of each rewards currency.

How to Get Targeted Credit Card Offers

As credit card application restrictions evolve and bonuses become harder to come by, it’s essential we look past the most common methods of applying for cards to secure the best deals. An often overlooked technique is to position yourself for targeted credit card offers. It isn’t as hard as you think; just be prepared for a little “junk mail.”

How to Use Points and Miles at Hotels with No Rewards Program

In theory, using points and miles for hotel stays is a straightforward affair. Determine your destination, plan out the points and miles needed, design and execute a card application and spending strategy to acquire the points, and book your free night award. But what happens if your destination has no hotels affiliated with a rewards program? Are you stuck paying cash? Or is there still a way of using rewards points to score free accommodations?

How to Find Airline Partner Award Availability

Redeeming miles on partner airlines is an easy way to increase the value of your frequent flyer miles. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most commonly misunderstood, and a daunting task for first timers. How do you know which airlines you can book?