Matthew Hague from Saverocity returns to discuss a litany of topics including his never ending Las Vegas M Life status gig, cruising and how to save money on cruise excursions, dealing with a canceled flight (and a three year old!), feeding said three year old on the road, and South African wines. Elsewhere, we talk lessons learned from NapaDO and tips for redeeming Merrill+ credit card points.
Sam from Milenomics returns for Round 2 vs. Trevor of Be Your Own Elite vs. Earned Elite Status. This time, they tackle the value of hotel status as it pertains to saving money, enhanced customer service, higher earn rates, and upgrades and benefits.
Sam Simon from Milenomics (the Professor) drops by for a hearty debate with Trevor about whether it’s worth chasing airline status or just being a member of Sam’s exclusive loyalty program, BYOE (Be Your Own Elite). Also: driving a Corolla in a blizzard.
Free-quent Flyer returns to talk thoughts on Hyatt Globalist status and solid ways of earning Ultimate Rewards points. We also talk Park Hyatt NYC and Sri Lanka. Come for the rough take-off, stick around for the smooth landing!
Becky Pokora of sightDOING (nee The Girl and Globe) fame joins Joe and Trevor to talk Mexico, funding travel to far flung locations with miles and points, why domestic travel gets ignored by the blogosphere, Sri Lanka, and more!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a year off of work? Noah from Money Metagame and his wife are doing just that. Find out how saving for FIRE (Financial Independence Retiring Early) helped enable this, why they are doing this, how they plan on eating, where they plan on traveling, and overall, whether they are crazy or not! (Spoiler alert: Not).
Trevor and Joe talk about celebrating the New Year in Australia, places worth visiting, how Trevor ended up in Qatar QSuites, the QSuites product, how to book it with miles and cash, Chase shutdowns, and some other stuff.
Shawn Coomer from Miles to Memories returns to ring in 2018 and talk about Hyatt changes, hotel updates in general, what he’s earning and burning, New Year’s resolutions, and more!
A short episode to wrap up the year, with Joe’s three thoughts to wrap up 2017. Thanks for a great year and see you in 2018!
With Trevor off gathering toys for tots, the Free-quent Flyer and Mike Graziano, two heavy manufactured spenders, join the podcast to discuss how they keep their games organized, big fails, where to visit in Europe, and more! Plus – FTU smack talk. (Not really). Enjoy!