Majored in Miles

As a "student" of miles and points for the past five years, Dakota has traveled the globe by utilizing credit cards and loyalty programs. His love for travel continually drives him to creatively find new methods of accumulating points for free travel and helping others do the same.

Buy IHG Ambassador Status for 22k Points or Less [Targeted]

*Update: As 2 commenters have pointed out, you may be able to combine the 5,000 point Accelerate offer discussed below on top of the 10,000 point offer and get 10% of your redemption back if you have the IHG credit card. Net cost would be (32,000)(.9) – 10,000 – 5,000 = 13,800 points I received a targeted email a little while ago from IHG offering me 10,000 points if I signed up for their Ambassador Status, normally costing $200 for 1 year. A similar offer appeared on my Accelerate promotions a while back, offering 5,000 points for signing up....

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How to Avoid Fees on Frontier Airlines

Frontier’s “bare fare” pricing also comes with an avalanche of fees which can quickly add up if you’re not prepared. Today, I’d like to give you a few tips on how to beat Frontier at their own game and get where you need to go in the most economical fashion.

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Review: United First Class 777-200 Denver to Honolulu

While the First Class Cabin United operates on this 777-200 route is pretty basic, the seat was more comfortable than a standard recliner and allowed me to put my feet up. Very few flights to Hawaii actually operate fully lie-flat seats. No complaints here though as I was just thankful to get out of Economy on this 7 hour flight.

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Latest App-o-Rama Results

Over the past month, my wife and I applied for a total of 7 cards, collectively. I applied for 3 cards, she applied for 4. For those of you that have never heard of an “app-o-rama,” the concept is pretty simple: apply for multiple cards within a few minutes to give yourself a better chance of being approved. When you apply for cards within seconds of one another, most of the time, the hard inquiries won’t hit your credit report before the next bank pulls it. Some say that this method of applying for cards is dead, but I’ve...

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Hotel Point Transfers No Longer Count Toward Companion Pass

Today is a terrible day. According to The Points Guy, Southwest will no longer count points transferred from partner programs, including hotels and car rental agencies toward the Companion Pass. If you are like me and bought quite a few SPG points to then transfer to Marriott for a Nights + Flights package, you’re out of luck. This is the statement Southwest provided to The Points Guy earlier today: “We’re working to protect the integrity and value of Southwest’s industry-unique Rapid Rewards® Companion Pass by closing a loophole that previously allowed Members to transfer mileage and points from other...

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Deal: 2 Pairs of Samsung Wireless N/C Headphones $129 – Today Only

2 Pairs of Samsung Level On Headphones for $129 Update: Deal appears to be dead. Samsung is showing “out of stock.” Kudos if you got in on it. Samsung is running a Buy 1 Get 1 Free deal TODAY ONLY for two pairs of Level On Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones for $129. I plan to take advantage of this to go along with my inbound iPhone 7. The reviews are pretty good and the price couldn’t be better. Click here to view this deal and all of the specials Samsung is running today as a part of their 12 Days of Deals....

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How To Make SPG Points Stretch on Star Alliance

Aeroplan, the loyalty program of Air Canada, is running a promotion through December 12th which will give you a tiered bonus, up to 30%, for converting your hotel points to airline miles. Transferring SPG points to Aeroplan right now has the potential to save you quite a few Starpoints for the right redemption. There are also some bad hotel transfer options which we’ll discuss.

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