Frequent Flyer miles are incredible, even if you only take an hour to learn about them. They buy cheap flights anywhere for less than $100 – and often less than $25. As long as you understand how to get started and how to leverage airline alliances in earning and redeeming them, you are good to go!
If you have even more of an interest, they can be even better. You can learn how redeeming miles for upgraded tickets (business and first class) may be a better deal. Or how to get up to $0.06 of value for each mile. These websites also cover credit cards, which are one of the best ways to earn points. If you want to know advanced miles strategies, check out these websites.
This is one of my favorite websites. They update their blog daily about optimizing your miles; they introduce great deals, partnerships, and benefits that I hadn’t heard of before! For credit cards, they also offer in-depth reviews. If you sign up for an account, they also keep track of your miles for you. They tell you how many miles you currently have, and how long you have before they expire.
If you collect with American Airlines AAdvantage, they offer 5 miles a day if you leave a comment on one of their posts. This is not very many, but can be extremely useful if you need to prevent your AAdvantage miles from expiring.
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This is another gem. Travel is Free is similar to AwardWallet, but it is written more like Wikipedia entries than a blog. The posts include complete guides of various airlines and hotel loyalty programs as well as infographics! I’m a sucker for infographics.
Some of the more advanced strategies in frequent flyer miles – including stopover policies – are outlined on the site. If you want to get more from your miles, spend an hour here!
While NerdWallet covers personal finance comprehensively, it’s still a great website. They constantly have the most up-to-date travel credit card offers and thorough reviews. I usually check NerdWallet’s review before applying for a new credit card.
If you’re in the market for a new card or bank account, this is the place to go!
[Recommended Read: How to Leverage Airline Alliances in Earning and Redeeming Frequent Flyer Miles]
The Points Guy has everything you ever needed to know about loyalty programs! They have tons of great content, including videos, reviews of cards and hotels, and car rental guides.
One of the best things they offer is Points for Peace. This is The Points Guy’s charity initiative. You can donate your points and/or your redemption expertise in getting charity workers around the world. They have partnered with other organizations to ensure that points donated make a difference!
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If you have specific questions about frequent flyer miles, Flyer Talk is a wonderful forum dedicated to maximizing them. Post a question and get responses right away! This is really wonderful if you need to make sure the information you get is correct and thorough. Because it really is a community, people are really willing to contribute!
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