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Why I’m Staying Hooked on Points

Why I’m Staying Hooked on Points

Staying Hooked on Points by Jon Mohatt Hello and welcome to my first blog post of 2014, Happy New Year!  I wish each and every one of you all the best in 2014! If you recall in my last post,…

How I Got Hooked on the “Points Game”

How I Got Hooked on the “Points Game”

How I Got Hooked on Points! By Jon Mohatt By now I hope you have had a chance to read through my beginner’s guide on how to travel for less.  I assume, if you read the guide, that you now have…

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…

My First Mileage Run

My First Mileage Run

My First Mileage Run by Jon Mohatt   After many visits to the Milepoint and Flyertalk forums on mileage runs I decided it was finally time to try one myself.  I am in a situation where I need another 3500…

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. …

Turn Gift Cards into United MileagePlus Award Miles

Turn Gift Cards into United MileagePlus Award Miles by Jon Mohatt     I’m not sure how many others received the same email this past week but I am assuming it was most MileagePlus members. Here is a quick analysis…

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…