Marriott’s Maldives Madness: The Le Meridien Maldives

In case you didn’t know, I’m a big fan of the Maldives. To me, there’s no better holiday than being on a secluded island in the middle of the ocean with plenty of great diving and privacy.

I know for some of you that may sounds like a nightmare, but if you’re feeling the beckoning of the Maldives then I’ve got some exciting news for you. 

Marriott is opening a new property in the Maldives later this year.

Best Ways to Earn United Miles

Most people gravitate towards domestic airline loyalty programs. After all, it is easier to stick with programs that you’re familiar with rather than learn the ins and outs of another program. That’s why it is so important to know the best ways to earn United Miles.

Although United doesn’t have the most competitive award rates, one big benefit of booking with United is that it doesn’t pass on fuel surcharges on award tickets.

Introducing the New Chase United Quest Card

The new Chase United Quest Card is a new mid-tier card offering some unique new perks that you haven't seen before on other cards.

Most of the times when we’re updating you on the latest credit card developments, it is about refreshes to current cards.

How to Appropriately Assign Value to Points and Miles

One of the biggest challenges in effectively communicating the value of points and miles is quantifying the value you get from points. I’ve done it. Matt’s done it. We’ve all done it. 

How we explain the value of points matters. It has an impact on how people decide to redeem points and miles. Unfortunately, this can sometimes be more harmful than helpful. 

The number of times I’ve seen someone exclaim that they aren’t sure about redeeming their points for a trip because they’re not getting more than a certain financial value per point is high.

Limited Time Offers on the American Express Marriott Cards

American Express has been on a roll recently. We’re seeing some pretty large bonuses on a lot of different Amex cards.

What’s in my Wallet: Travis Cormier

When Matt suggested I share what cards I have right now for the What’s in My Wallet article series, I laughed. If he could see my Ziploc bag full of cards, he would know how long this article would need to be! Instead, he suggested we just go over what’s in my wallet.

Lucky for you, I just finished cleaning out my wallet in January. Last year was a bit of a wash for me in points and miles.

How to Earn Points and Miles on Home Improvement

As a millennial homeowner I’ve learned one truth. Home ownership isn’t a trap, but home improvement sure is! Lowe’s and Home Depot have begun calling my name on weekend mornings.

Home improvement projects can range all over the place. From little projects, like changing out your kitchen faucet to a more modern design, to bigger ones like doing a full kitchen renovation. Whatever level of home improvement you’re doing, you should have two goals. First, try and save as much money as possible. Second, after saving that dough, get as many points and miles as possible.

Business Owners Shouldn’t Ignore the New Brex Account

Editor's Note: If you're involved with the points and miles world, you've likely seen tons of chatter about Brex in the last few weeks. For good reason too - we're highlighting this offer to you because it's arguably the best offer in points and miles of 2021 so far. We don't have any affiliate relationship with Brex, or anyone involved in this offer.

Do The Updates to the American Express Hilton Cards Make Them Competitive?

American Express recently made some changes to their lineup of Hilton cards. These changes aren’t massive, but they are an improvement over the previous offers available. 

Not all Hilton cards got an update - the high annual fee Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card was left untouched, while the other mid-tier cards had some compelling changes to them.

Let’s take a look at what changes were made, and decide if these cards are worth being on your radar.

Overview of Card Offers

You’ll notice a common theme among all of these cards: an elevated bonus.

Stack These Marriott Promotions to Get Easy Status

With a new year comes new opportunities. There will always be the opportunity to earn new points, but today we want to share some new (and some soon to be gone) updates to the Marriott Bonvoy program.

Most of these changes relate to your ability to earn status. Marriott status can be worthwhile if you find yourself staying in Marriott properties often.

If you’re like me, Marriott elite status doesn’t start to be worth it until you’ve earned Platinum Elite. That’s when you’ll get free breakfast and are eligible for suite upgrades.