Why Hotel Hustle Will Make Your Life Easier

Your current situation: You heard that there are two Hilton cards with lucrative limited time (through May 31) sign up bonuses-- the Hilton Honors American Express Card with 80,000 Honors points, and the Hilton Honors Surpass Credit Card from American Express with 100,000. To reap the extra benefits from these offers, you got both cards and have at least 195k Honors points headed your way after meeting the combined $5,000 minimum spending requirement for both Amex cards.

2.5% Cash Back Everywhere With New Alliant Visa

Alliant Credit Union has come out with a new cashback credit card that offers 3% cash back on all purchases for the first year of card membership and 2.5% after that.

The only other cards I'm aware of that earn the same or a better cashback rate longterm are limited to a small market. They are the:

USAA Limitless Cashback Rewards card, which earns 2.5% (w/no annual fee) on all purchases. See who's eligible to become a USAA member
Marukai Premium JCB Card which earns 3% on all purchases (w/low $15 annual fee).

Top 3 Twitter Accounts to Follow for a Free Roundtrip to Europe

We've been seeing tons of affordable economy fares between the United States and Europe.

How to Redeem Barclaycard Arrival Miles

The card offer described in this post has expired. To see the latest top travel credit cards with big bonuses that will save you tons, check out our Top 10 List for Consumers and Top 10 List for Small Businesses.

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus is a tool every frequent flyer should have in their wallet, especially big spenders and families. In essence, the card earns 2.1% back toward travel on all purchases.

The Complete Guide to Miles and Points Expiration: FAQ

One of the most common reasons why people think frequent flyer miles are worthless is because they had a bad experience with miles expiring.

The One Killer Message to Get Big Discounts on Airbnb

I spend a lot of my time in Airbnb apartments, so saving money on each rentals adds up for me. I've discussed tips to save money on Airbnb before including:

Right now, if you sign up for Airbnb through my referral link, you’ll get $27 off your first stay, and I’ll get $27 off my next stay.

How to Credit Your Miles to an Airline’s Partner

Every day people come to my Award Booking Service with a few hundred thousand Lufthansa miles and want to fly a Business Class award to Europe. Or worse, they come with 20,000 Turkish miles, 20,000 Lufthansa miles, 20,000 United miles, and 20,000 Asiana miles.

The problem is that most people blindly credit the frequent flyer miles they are earning from paid flights to the airline they're flying, racking up the wrong kind of miles for the redemptions they want to make.

Travel for Pennies with Miles

This post is for people who haven't yet joined the miles movement--like people who clicked over from today's New York Times article. If you're already a regular reader, forward this post to all your friends who are jealous of your travel to get them involved.m

Travel is my single favorite hobby. It expands my mind, brightens my mood, and brings me in contact with new people and experiences. My love of travel comes down to novelty.