Plastiq Still Allowing Amex Mortgage Payments?

Reports over the last few days indicate that American Express notified Plastiq to discontinue allowing mortgage payments over their platform. This is bad news for points and miles enthusiasts looking for an easy way to hit minimum spend on a new credit card. Furthermore, it jeopardizes my plan to make all mortgage payments with my Blue Business Plus card. After reading this unfortunate news, I decided to log into Plastiq last night and try to... Read more

Chase Sapphire Reserve

Travel Roundup: Airport Weddings, Thanksgiving Travel, $426 Nonstop to London & More!

Welcome to the One Stop Travel Roundup from Points Miles and More. Your briefing on important happenings in the world of travel, airline miles, hotel points and more. Chase announced referral bonus on both the Marriott Rewards and Sapphire Reserve credit cards today. Cardholders will earn 20,000 and 10,000 points respectively for each successful referral. Are you and your significant other as crazy about travel as we are? If so, find out where you can have your... Read more

How Rent the Runway Works

Amex Offer: Rent the Runway $20 off $100 or more!

There is a new Rent the Runway Amex Offer out for $20 off $100 or more! Rent the Runway is a service that allows you to rent designer clothing for special events (weddings, graduations, proms, etc.) without having to invest in purchasing a dress you will only wear once. I have used the service multiple times so was excited to see this Rent the Runway Amex Offer! If you are a first time user of... Read more

Travel Roundup: Free AwardWallet Plus upgrade, No more Amex Plastiq mortgage payments, and more!

Welcome to the One Stop Travel Roundup from Points Miles and More. Your briefing on important happenings in the world of travel, airline miles, hotel points and more. AwardWallet is hands down the best tool to track your points and miles balances. Gary at View from the Wing has been offering free AwardWallet Plus upgrades for awhile to new users, don’t forget about this valuable offer! Plastiq is a great service to pay bills with a credit... Read more

Wanderjaunt: A Hotel Chain Within Airbnb

I’ve always been apprehensive about using Airbnb. For some reason the thought of staying in somebody else’s house always seemed weird to me. I’ve heard plenty of great experiences from family and friends about how inexpensive it is, and how amazing their hosts have been. Of course there’s also been a few negative experiences about double bookings, angry neighbors and dirty apartments. A new startup called Wanderjaunt aims to take the uncertainty out of rentals... Read more

Travel Roundup: $422 to India, Marriott Free Nights, 7k SW Giveaway & More!

Welcome to the One Stop Travel Roundup from Points Miles and More. Your briefing on important happenings in the world of travel, airline miles, hotel points and more. It’s the last call for two big points bonus opportunities. A transfer bonus from American Express to British Airways ends in a week and the big 75k sign up bonus for the Citi Prestige is rumored to end “soon”. Our friends over at Million Mile Secrets are giving away... Read more

Iowa Hawkeyes Stadium

Marriott Free Night Certificate: Maximizing for $300 in value

The Marriott free night certificate comes on your anniversary if you are a Marriott cardholder and is only valid on category 1-5 hotels. It’s common that people have a hard time getting value from these so I wanted to share how I have maximized the value of these certificates – to the tune of $300 each year.  Marriott Free Night Certificate – Getting $300 in value In full disclosure, I have gotten the Marriott free... Read more

Weekend Rants: Window Shades, Support Animals, Water at the Buffet

First and foremost, our thoughts are with the people of Florida. Here’s to hoping Hurricane Irma’s impact isn’t as bad as it looks. Well, it’s the weekend and things are a little slow in the points and miles world, so I decided to get a few things off my chest. We’ll go ahead and call this series “Weekend Rants”. Full disclosure, these are just my opinions, please don’t be offended if you or somebody you... Read more

SriLankan A330 Business Class Review

Review: SriLankan A330 Business Class Colombo to Male

Introduction: A Trip to the Conrad Maldives Star Alliance First Class Lounge at LAX Star Alliance Business Class Lounge at LAX Asiana A380 First Class Los Angeles to Seoul Asiana Business Class Lounge in Seoul Thai Airways 777-300 Business Class Seoul to Hong Kong Conrad Hong Kong Qantas Business Class Lounge Hong Kong Sri Lankan A321 Business Class Hong Kong to Colombo Serendiva Colombo Airside Transit Hotel Serendib Lounge Colombo SriLankan Airways A330-300 Business Class... Read more

JetBlue

Roundup: Automatic 45k Marriott points, Equifax data breach, Citi 25% bonus, and more!

Welcome to the One Stop Travel Roundup from Points Miles and More. Your briefing on important happenings in the world of travel, airline miles, hotel points and more. Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting bureaus, is reporting a data breach that may impact up to 143 million people. Hacked data may include social security and driver’s license numbers. Equifax has created a website, equifaxsecurity2017.com to help determine whether your information was compromised. Citi is offering a 25%... Read more