Musings on miles, points, and travel from members of the Saverocity network

Episode 62 – Shawn Coomer from ...

Shawn Coomer from Miles to Memories returns to talk current earning and burning strategies, reselling, miles and points strategies for teenagers, and more. Plus, the answer to the age old question: reselling or MS more fun?

Episode 61 – Favorite and recom...

The gang’s all here as we reset the table and talk about our favorite credit cards in a variety of categories, including best cards for newcomers, MS, cashback, and more. Note: we have no affiliate links, all opinions are our own.

Episode 60 – Ed from Pizza in M...

The Joes take most of the episode off, so Trevor interviews Ed Pizzarello from Pizza in Motion, the Freddies, and a litany of other places. Trevor and Ed discuss Ed’s extensive travels, airline status, the Freddies, the differences between Flyertalk and Inside Flyer, and much more!

Episode 59 – Skytrax World Airl...

With Joe Cheung off celebrating his anniversary, the inmates were once again given the keys to the asylum. Unfortunately, they left Joe Cortez and Trevor in charge of the podcast. In this episode, the two talk all about the recent Skytrax World Airline Awards, and their biggest takeaways from the announcements. Did Etihad really deserve best first class? What about the best economy class? And… shawarma? All will be revealed in Episode 59, and hopefully order will be restored by Episode 60!

Episode 58 – Discussing hosted ...

Photo Credit | Leslie Harvey, tripswithtykes.com

Trevor AND Joe Cortez (yay!) are off gallavanting, so I called up Leslie Harvey from Trips with Tykes to discuss hosted media previews and bias in blogging/media coverage. Both of us have experience in this area as it results to Disney, but we also discuss how it may or may not creep into the miles and points space. Speaking of media previews, Leslie just checked out Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout in Disneyland and I visited Pandora the World of Avatar at Disney World, so we end the podcast with some Disney discussion! Recorded 16 Jun, 2017.

Episode 57 – A New Game Appears...

We borrow a game from one of Joe Cheung’s favorite podcasts. What would we get rid of, keep, or ask for more of in the following areas: travel credit card benefits, transferable point currency partners, and airline security. We had a blast and hope you do too! Recorded 1 Jun, 2017.

Episode 56 – FIRE and Travel Ha...

Ever wonder what FIRE stands for? Or consider how travel hacking may (or may NOT) be contributing to your overall wealth and financial independence? Join Free-quent Flyer and Money Metagame for this special episode dedicated to taking a look at the intersection of early retirement and travel hacking. Recorded 10 May, 2017.

Episode 55 – Dealing with frust...

Trevor and the Joes tackle our brave new world of social media, where every negative interaction on an airplane or otherwise gets filmed. Is this a good or a bad thing? When do you cut airline employees some slack? And how do you deal with the bad ones? Plus, some ranting about the “not a cell phone” ban. Recorded 13 May, 2017.

Episode 54 – Hong Kong, Freddie...

Joe Cheung returns from Hong Kong to regale the boys with tales of…Hong Kong. Joe Cortez and Trevor share their biggest takeaways from the Freddies, and we all continue to lay into the punching bag that is the American Express Platinum Card. Recorded 28 Apr, 2017.

Episode 53 – Taxes for Hobbyist...

Matt, the newly minted tax expert, is back to talk tax implications of reselling, MS, small businesses, and more. He’s got some great advice about deductions, avoiding audits, and minimizing taxes. Lots of great food for thought for anyone trying to figure out how to fit the game into their tax returns (and good reasons to make sure to put it in there!) Recorded 4 Apr, 2017.