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Beginner Series

Don’t Make These Common Mistakes When Booking Your Flights

Don’t Make These Common Mistakes When Booking Your Flights

I’m The Worst When I book my flights I am still amazed at what I sometimes forget even though I know better.  I just wanted to go over some of the common mistakes I still make when in a hurry and…

10 Things I Wish I Knew Starting Out – Part 2

10 Things I Wish I Knew Starting Out – Part 2

I Wish I Knew Now for the completion of the top ten things I wish I knew when starting out in the reward and loyalty point game.  Continued from part one. TIP #6: Solicit Advice from the Pros by Following…

10 Things I Wish I Knew Starting Out – Part 1

10 Things I Wish I Knew Starting Out – Part 1

Starting Out How often have you ever said “I wish I knew that starting out?”  I know that many folks starting out come to my blog, and others like it, are new to reward and loyalty point collecting and are looking for…

Travel for Less Beginner Series: Step VI – Final Tips and Tricks

Final Tips and Tricks by Jon Mohatt We’ve now come to the end of the travel for less beginner series.  I hope it has been helpful and rewarding.  I thought I would wrap up by sharing a few final tips…

Use Your Loyalty Points – Travel for Less Beginner Series: Step V

Use Your Loyalty Points – Travel for Less Beginner Series: Step V

Using Your Loyalty Points! by Jon Mohatt   We have come to the final step in our travel for less beginner series, how to use your loyalty points.  Since every person is going to want to get something different from…

Travel for Less Beginner Series: Step IV – Determine Your Goal and Concentrate Your Efforts

Travel for Less Beginner Series: Step IV – Determine Your Goal and Concentrate Your Efforts

Determine Your Goal and Concentrate Your Efforts by Jon Mohatt   You are now well on your way to free or significantly reduced travel.  You’ve joined and reviewed the major hotel, bank and airline reward programs, you’ve started earning some…

Travel for Less Beginner Series: Step III – Track Your Points

Track Your Points by Jon Mohatt   The next step after you have joined some programs and have started earning points is to find a tool that will enable you to track your reward programs, point totals and expiration dates. …

Travel for Less Beginner Series: Step II – Earn Points

Earn Points by Jon Mohatt   Now that you have your accounts open you need to start earning some points.  The list below is far from complete and I may add to it from time to time as I discover…

Travel for Less Beginner Series: Step I – Join Some Loyalty Programs

Joining Loyalty Programs by Jon Mohatt   I wanted my first blog (after the welcome) to be the start of a series for newbies, like myself, who want to learn more about loyalty programs and how to use them to…