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Now Is A Great Time To Plan Future Travel

Let’s face it, 2020 has been a pretty crappy year for travel. If you’re like me, you likely had to cancel at least one trip. I have more than five trips that were planned for this year, and even some…

How to Use Positioning Flights

Points and miles are a great tool to reduce the cost of a vacation. They cover the cost of your flights and sometimes hotels and offer an opportunity to travel more and pay less.

What’s in My Wallet

Welcome to What’s in My Wallet article series! I’ll go first and start by sharing with you which credit cards I use regularly, which cards I keep just for the perks and benefits and which cards are…

Which Southwest Card(s) Are Right For You?

Banks don’t make it easy to select co-branded airline cards for frequent flyers. Not only do you have multiple airlines, but you also have multiple credit cards associated with the same airline, and…

A Deep Dive into Aeroplan Awards

Air Canada’s loyalty program, Aeroplan, has been involved in so much drama in the last few years, any telenovela would be jealous of the twists and the turns. For about 25 years, Aimia Inc. operated…

How to Use the Shopping Portals to Earn Tons of Points and Miles

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Or are you just gearing up for the busy holiday season? In any case, read this before you buy anything else and you’ll see your points and miles balances…

Citi Double Whammy: Citi Premier and Citi Double Cash Card

There are two major parts of planning your credit card strategy. One part, and the primary focus that many people take, is focusing on sign up bonuses that fit your immediate needs. This is a very…

How to Get Approved for Business Cards

You might be wondering why do you need business credit cards? Or maybe you think you can’t qualify for one because you don’t own what most people would perceive as business? There are a lot of…

How to Earn Bonus Points with Chase Right Now

2020 has been quite a year! Most of us haven’t been able to travel much, but we sure have had a lot of great points and miles earning opportunities. There were increased welcome bonuses and improved…

HURRY! Last Call for the Chase Sapphire Preferred 80,000 Point Bonus

It's been an exciting few days from Chase: just last week we had the introduction of the Chase Freedom Flex along with some substantial updates to the Chase Freedom Unlimited. And just this week, we…

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card vs. Capital One Venture Credit Card

The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card and the Capital One Venture Credit Card both have made a few waves in the ocean of rewards credit cards recently.

A Deep Dive into Avianca LifeMiles

Colombian air carrier Avianca might not be on your radar, but its loyalty program, LifeMiles, should be. It’s got pretty solid award redemption rates (when you can find ’em) and no fuel surcharges on…

Guide to American Airlines AAdvantage Routing Rules

It’s no lie that there’s some great ways to redeem American Airlines AAdvantage miles.

New Peloton Benefits Added to Chase Sapphire

We’ve seen a lot of usable benefits be added to credit cards during 2020.

Earn An Additional 3X with the American Express Referral Offer

This has been a very strange year for miles and points. We didn’t get a chance to travel and spend a lot of points but we sure did get quite a few great earning opportunities. We saw high-value…

How to Book Hyatt Stays With Points

Hyatt Hotels is a favorite hotel chain among many frequent travelers and points aficionados. World of Hyatt points are easy to earn, the redemption rates are very reasonable and Hyatt’s program is…

Southwest Companion Pass: What You Need To Know For 2021

This time of year you’d normally be smelling pumpkin spice wafting through the air, but that may be a bit difficult to smell through your mask. Although you may not be smelling pumpkin spice as well…

Everything You Need To Know About Credit

When it comes to earning points and miles, having a foundational understanding of credit is imperative. Unfortunately, many Americans don’t actively keep up with their credit. Most people don’t even…

5 Free Nights with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card

Well, Chase surprised us again! And it was a good surprise too! First they came out with an overhaul of the Chase Freedom and Chase Freedom Unlimited cards and the addition of a brand new card, Chase…

Hilton Cards Comparison: Which Card Is Right for You?

Hilton Honors used to offer a plethora of co-branded credit cards in partnership with both American Express and Citi. Eventually, the options dwindled when American Express became the one and only…

Traveling During Covid-19

The purpose of this post is not to tell you whether or not you should be traveling. Rather, I’d like to share my experience and my impressions of what it’s like to travel right now. I’ll share my…

The Chase 5/24 Rule: Everything You Need To Know

There are a few fundamental rules to the success of anyone involved in points and miles. If there’s one that is more important than any other, it is the Chase 5/24 rule. The Chase 5/24 rule is so…

Comparing Chase’s Ink Business Cards: Which One Is Right for You?

If we were to start handing out awards here at MileValue, we can officially declare Chase the winner of some of the most exciting updates in the credit card marketplace for September 2020. Between…

Southwest Launches Promotional Companion Pass Offer

The infamous 2020 is soon coming to an end (and, if you ask me, its about time!). Although we still aren’t clear what travel is going to look like for 2021 and beyond, now is the time to at least…

How to Book Cheap Domestic Awards – SkyTeam Alliance

In this three-part series, we are looking at the basics of the cheapest domestic awards. This encompasses frequent flyer programs spanning all three alliances: Oneworld – British Airways, Iberia, and…