How Much Do AwardWallet Members Actually Save When Redeeming Points?
How much is a mile really worth? It’s one of the key questions of the points and miles hobby, and we’ve always been skeptical of the conventional wisdom. So we decided to take a look at real trips booked with points by AwardWallet members. Our initial release is far from perfect, but we’re excited to share what we’ve learned so far. Here’s a look behind the scenes at how we’re calculating mile values—and what we have planned for the future.
Save Up To 7,500 Miles Using American Airlines Reduced Mileage Awards (December 2020-March 2021)
American Airlines Reduced Mileage Awards are discounted award tickets to and from select destinations. Eligible Citi and Barclays American Airlines cardholders can get up to 7,500 miles off a round trip ticket by taking advantage of this great offer. Eligible destinations vary on the month, so be sure to check before booking an American flight within the U.S. and Canada.
How to Redeem United Miles for Maximum Value
United miles are incredibly useful. You can use them for award travel on 35+ partner airlines with some of the lowest out-of-pocket costs of any program. In this post, I cover some of the best ways to maximize United Miles for amazing award travel.
Why I’m So Excited About Flexible Point Currencies Right Now
Low cash prices and increased earning opportunities are making flexible points more valuable than ever before. With these points, you have a choice between transferring to airline and hotel partners or redeeming for a fixed, cash value. The conventional wisdom is to transfer points for higher value. Today, I’ll explain why that advice might not be true right now—and how to make the right choice on your next redemption.
Emirates Will Block First Class Awards From Partners Starting in April 2021
It appears that Emirates will block partner airlines from accessing first-class awards. A notice on Alaska Air’s website states that starting April 1, 2021, Emirates will no longer give partners the ability to book Emirates first class awards. In this post, we cover all the details of this change and how you can book an incredible award before this restriction goes into place.
Mr and Mrs Smith Hotels Now Bookable With IHG Rewards Points
IHG has (finally) begun to roll out its long-awaited partnership with Mr and Mrs Smith Hotels. Now, IHG Rewards Club members can earn and redeem IHG points at 100 Mr and Mrs Smith hotels, with 300 more expected by the end of November. In this post, we show you some of the incredible new opportunities available with IHG points.
8 Haunted Hotels You Can Book with Points
Halloween is upon us and all the spooky feels are in the air. For those of you who want to embrace the season of the supernatural, what’s better than spending your All Hallow’s Eve at a haunted hotel? Doing it with points, of course! Here’s a list of 8 fantastically freaky hotels you can book with points.
Citi Introduces Shop With Points at Select Shell, BP, and Amoco Gas Stations
This week, Citi released a new way to redeem your ThankYou points. Now, ThankYou point collectors can redeem points right at the pump at Shell, BP, and Amoco gas stations using Citi’s ‘Shop with Points’ feature. But before you take advantage of this, you’ll want to make sure you don’t have a better use for your points.
Why Now is a Great Time to Book a Dream Trip to French Polynesia
While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make traveling difficult, one dream destination has already re-opened its borders to all travelers. If you’ve ever heard of Tahiti, Bora Bora, of French Polynesia, chances are you’ve dreamed of vacationing there. Thanks to significant safety precautions and generous award availability, now could be the perfect time to make that dream a reality. We will show you how to do so in this post.
The Best Ways to Book United’s New Routes to Africa, India, And Hawaii
United has announced 7 exciting new routes for 2021 to Hawaii, Africa and India. Although details are slim on some routes, others are already on sale. So, we at AwardWallet dug into the best ways to book these new routes with miles and points. Here’s how to book United business class to Hawaii from 15,000 miles each way, Africa starting at 52,000 miles each way, and India for as little as 52,500 miles each way.