Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Checking in May 26, 2012 - ThePointsGuy's Beginner's Guide!

I have been missing in action for about a week - busy celebrating my birthday week with family and friends, plus the benefit of a more than full time job, plus school, plus an internship! This post is quite overdue in that I was planning to post it early in the week, but anyway, here it is...


This week's post is an offering for anyone wanting to get into the miles and points churning game. I have listed a quick sum up of what I have done myself, but here today I present to you a very comprehensive and very helpful guide to maximize your frequent flier miles, points, and credit card sign up bonuses. 


I am a fan of thepointsguy and I check his blog almost everyday so I share with you his Beginner's Guide which you can access by clicking on the links on this post. Or through this here. This is what I usually refer to whenever I talk about miles and points with my friends and clients. There a lot of very good resources on the blogosphere - many of whom have been around the industry for so long. I will continue to share them with you as their respective approvals come along to share such information.


ThePointsGuy has been kind enough to allow me to link to his guide so please do not forget to thank him for sharing the information. Please leave a comment or a note or two, if you find it useful for you. Please also do not forget to post here if you have any comments or questions for me. Until the next one! 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Power of Miles and Points Case #1

Folks, here is an example of this week's power of miles and points, an Earn and Save strategy that I have just implemented in time for Mother's Day: 


Purchase made last May 7, 2012 online on 1-800-Flowers.com. Total purchase for this order: $178.29 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Checking-in May 11, 2012

I'd like to share this article from Smartertravel.com. This is something you might find interesting and may well want to take a note of! Happy reading!

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A well-crafted itinerary is the cure for untold travel troubles. The right amount of pre-trip planning can save money, keep you safe, and—this one's crucial—help you have the best time possible whether you're going on a three-week cross-continent sojourn or spending a long weekend at the beach. A solid itinerary is the root of a stress-free trip, to put it simply. Want to be a master planner? Here are 10 itinerary mistakes you probably make—and how to avoid them.

Monday, May 7, 2012

A Guide to Miles and Points

Mother's day is this May 13th, and what a really special day to celebrate isn't it? Anybody ever thought of making your mom happy and at the same time, earn some bit of a reward to count towards free travel? If you know what I mean, then you might have been doing this too, or maybe wondering what I am trying to say here and how this all connect? 


I started this blog to be able to provide an avenue to reach out to you - family, friends, our dear travel clients, and anybody for that matter. And by reaching out here, I can share something of value to me and I believe will be of value to you also if you have not been bitten by the travel bug. 


For more than two years now, I have been collecting miles and points. And I am loving how this is all going for me. Although I admit to not being able to travel so much as I would like (believe me, there are many places I have not gone to but I do plan to...), I have been trying to start somewhere and found a place to and how to do it - and inch ever so closely to free travel. I have followed a tad lot of experts on this subject (on blogs, forums and them all online!). I claim no expertise on this, however, I think it is beneficial for everyone reading this, to maybe learn a thing or two or get to know where to start.


Dreaming of that trip to Japan? How about to Europe? I am! So where can we start?

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Checking-in May 3, 2012

Some opening thoughts: 
 
travel [trav-uhl]
v. to go from one place to another, as by car, train, plane, or ship; take a trip; journey: to travel for pleasure.
v2. to travel, journey, or pass through or over, as a country or road
n. the act of traveling; journeying, especially to distant places: to travel to other planets.

 
For me, travel brings about a whole new perspective of the world. There is just so much out there that we cannot limit ourselves to the confines of our homes. That is why we have started this blog, that is to get people - family and friends, to travel and experience things that we do not normally experience on our day to day lives. Travel can mean a whole lot of things to every one, but I have this belief that the satisfaction it brings is universal that each and every one has something to relate to or even associate with.
 

Now what to expect on our blog?