Credit Card Reward Programs for Travelers: An Introduction

In the coming weeks we’ll be looking at different types of credit cards and their reward programs, with an aim to introduce you to those frequently used by travelers. Such a topic can be divided into three categories: transferable programs, airline and hotel branded cards, and fixed point value cards.

Walking Across America with Points

We've got a special treat for you today, MileValue readers! Meet Mike Hammari, who will be writing a series of guest posts about a cross-country trip he is currently in the middle of. Who needs miles when you've got feet? Those weary feet still need a decent place to rest. Mike is covering some of his hotel stays with points and is excited to have an audience listening that cares more about rewards than what brand of shoe he's wearing. Really though, Mike, tell us what shoes you chose...

Anything below in italics is a comment from me.

Walking Across America with Points: An Introduction

We've got a special treat for you today, MileValue readers! Meet Mike Hammari, who will be writing a series of guest posts about a cross-country trip he is currently in the middle of. Who needs miles when you've got feet? Those weary feet still need a decent place to rest. Mike is covering some of his hotel stays with points and is excited to have an audience listening that cares more about rewards than what brand of shoe he's wearing. Really though, Mike, tell us what shoes you chose...

Anything below in italics is a comment from me.

Confessions of Delinquent Miles & Points Collectors: Part III

By Amy M. Gardner and Keith R. Sbiral

This is Part III of our series on how we used miles and points to make possible a 10 week, round-the-world trip in 2018. 

If you missed Part I, you can check it out here.You can find Part II (on airlines) here. 

In Part III we will discuss hotels and accommodations.  For more information on photography, photographers, and places we traveled, please check out reddotbluedot.com.

Chase Cards You Can Get If Over 5/24

Update 12/6/18: The Chase 5/24 rule now applies to the cards listed below as well.
The general rule of thumb concerning Chase cards is that you won't be approved for them once you've opened five credit cards from ANY bank in the last 24 months.

New IHG PointBreaks List: Hotels You Can Book for 5 – 15k Points

The brand new PointBreaks list allows us to book hotel rooms beginning today, for stays through September 30th, 2018 for as little as $25 per night.

This post will tell you how to book any hotel on the list of IHG Reward Club’s PointBreaks hotels for as little as $25 to $75 per night, even the ones that ordinarily cost a lot more.

What’s my strategy to make the most of PointBreaks?
What are some top properties on the newest PointBreaks list?

IHG Rewards Club Pointbreaks
IHG Rewards Club is the loyalty program for InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday

PointBreaks Released: Hotels You Can Book This Summer for $30 a Night

The brand new PointBreaks list allows us to book hotel rooms beginning today, for stays through July 31st, 2018 for as little as $30 per night.
InterContinental Mendoza (Argentina wine country): on a previous list

This post will tell you how to book any hotel on the list of IHG Reward Club’s PointBreaks hotels for $30 to $90 per night, even the ones that ordinarily cost a lot more.

What’s my strategy to make the most of PointBreaks?
What are the top properties on the newest PointBreaks list?

IHG Rewards Club Pointbreaks
IHG Rewards Club is the loyalty program for

PointBreaks List Released! List of Hotels You Can Stay in for $30 a Night

The brand new PointBreaks list allows us to book hotel rooms beginning tomorrow morning, Monday, October 30, for stays through January 31st, 2018 for $30 per night.
InterContinental Mendoza (Argentina wine country): on a previous list

This post will tell you how to book any hotel on the list of IHG Reward Club’s PointBreaks hotels for $30 per night, even the ones that ordinarily cost $200 or more per night.

What’s my strategy to make the most of PointBreaks?
What are the top properties on the newest PointBreaks list?

IHG Rewards Club Pointbreaks
IHG Rewards Club is the loyalty program

PointBreaks List Released! List of Hotels You Can Stay in for $30 a Night

The brand new PointBreaks list allows us to book hotel rooms beginning Monday , for stays July 31st, 2017 through October 31st, 2017 for $30 per night.
InterContinental Mendoza (Argentina wine country): on a previous list

This post will tell you how to book any hotel on the list of IHG Reward Club’s PointBreaks hotels for $30 per night, even the ones that ordinarily cost $200 or more per night.

What’s my strategy to make the most of PointBreaks?
What are the top properties on the newest PointBreaks list?

IHG Rewards Club Pointbreaks
IHG Rewards Club is the loyalty program for

Full Offer Analysis of the IHG Rewards Club Credit Card. What’s It Worth?

The Chase IHG Rewards Club Select comes with 80,000 IHG points after spending $1,000 in the first three months.