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Posted by Beth | May 24, 2016 Starwood Preferred Guest points are considered one of the most valuable points currencies out there. They are harder to earn than other types of points, but can be redeemed at much lower levels. We redeemed most of our SPG points for stays in Southeast Asia […]

Great low-level points redemptions on SPG stays in Southeast Asia


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Posted by Beth | April 19, 2016 Thanks to airline miles the cost of our mission trip to Uganda was significantly reduced because we did not have to pay for our flight. I wrote up this (pretty lengthy) explanation of the step-by-step process that can be used to enough free […]

How to earn enough miles to fly free to Uganda ...



This is the third part of a mini-series on using flexible points to book free travel. In case you missed it here’s an overview of types of points and here’s how to use Citi points to book hotel nights. Today’s post centers on how to book flights with your Citi […]

Using Citi Thank You points to book free flights


Posted by Beth | January 11, 2016 A few days ago we gave an overview of how we’ve used flexible bank rewards points (versus just hotel points and airline miles) to book free travel for our round-the-world trip. Today we’re narrowing in on Citi Thank You points, and specifically our […]

Booking free hotel nights with Citi Thank You points



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Posted by Beth | January 7, 2016 Our nine-month round-the-world trip cost is significantly lower thanks to the millions of airline miles and hotel points we have accumulated and redeemed. You can read more about the points and miles basics in this post, but today I want to dig in […]

How we use flexible bank rewards for free travel




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Posted By Caleb | October 2015 My initial reaction to the idea of ‘churning’ credit cards, 4 every 3 months, was rightfully negative.  It didn’t make sense and many of my questions revolved around the ‘legalness’ of making this happen.  Fortunately the internet can teach you anything and after many free trips, […]

This sounds shady: Why travel hacking is allowed