How To Maximize Fixed Value Points & Miles [2019]

Fixed-value points and miles don’t get nearly as much attention as their transferable counterparts, but they form an essential part of any solid points-and-miles strategy. These points work just like cash, allowing you to redeem for any flight without having to worry about blackout dates or award charts. In this post, we cover our favorite types of fixed-value points and how to decide when to use them.

Capital One Announces Lucrative Airline Transfer Program

Capital One has announced a new airline transfer program which will join its fixed-value redemption options. We’re huge fans of flexible rewards currencies and, from first impressions, Capital One has produced a well thought out milage transfer program featuring high-value partners and transfer ratios that will encourage many cardholders to move significant spend onto Capital One cards.

Understanding Rewards Credit Card Application Rules and Restrictions [2019]

Along with keeping track of rewards card applications and managing your credit score, it’s essential to understand the credit card application rules for each credit provider. There is a lot of incomplete and misinformation about what you can and cannot do, we wanted to provide a resource that shares information available from both financial institutions and those that share their personal experiences in one place.

Earn 10X Miles with Hotels.com and Capital One

You can now earn 10X miles per dollar when booking stays with Hotels.com using your Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card or your Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card. However, keep in mind, you can’t double dip with a cashback or other rewards portal.

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 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?

Top Rewards Cards With a Waived ($0) Annual Fee for the First Year [2019]

Rewards credit cards that waive the first year of annual fees offer cardholders an instant head start compared to cards that charge an annual fee right from the get-go. You enjoy premium perks, earn thousands of points, and in some cases generate a substantial balance of points from a new cardmember bonus without any out of pocket expense on annual fees.