Ramada Katunayake Deluxe Room

SriLankan Airlines Free Layover Hotel Perk

As part of my upcoming Maldives trip there have been a few planning stages strung out over the past few months. The main legs were set back in February, some first class positioning flights to LAX were paid for with Ultimate Rewards points in June, and then there were just a couple more items to take care of. One remaining item was an overnight in Colombo (a change from original plan) after paying for a... Read more

Blue Business Thoughts: Add A Third Credit Card To Our Rotation?

I’ve often stated that I like to keep this points and miles hobby as simple as possible. I’m not a huge fan of shopping portals or extreme efforts to manufacture spend. Furthermore, for the last few years, my wife and I have kept a two card rotation for our spending. Historically, that rotation has been a Chase Sapphire Reserve for travel and dining, and the SPG Amex for everything else. Over the last week, I’ve... Read more

Alaska Airlines

Travel Roundup: $297 to Curacao, 80k IHG Bonus, AA/Alaska Changes, 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. Are you a member of the IHG Rewards Club? We dove into how it’s easy to purchase IHG points at a great value when reserving your next room. Major changes are coming to the Alaska & American Airlines partnership. This biggest change is that flyers won’t have the opportunity... Read more

IHG Bonus Points Upgrade - 1,000 points for $4.67

IHG Bonus Points Upgrade – Pay for 1,000 Points per Night

I have a very glamorous trip coming up at a Holiday Inn in the DC area for work. Even though Hilton is typically my chain when looking to get the most points, a Holiday Inn made the most sense for this trip. When booking my room I was presented with an option to pay for an extra 1,000 points per night. The IHG bonus points upgrade option isn’t unusual as many rewards programs offer something... Read more

Travel Roundup: When to book flights, 20k MR Points, $582 to Thailand, 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. Don’t believe the hype that the best day to book flights is on a Tuesday. Bloomberg covers how Hopper has analyzed billions of data points to help predict when to book a ticket. If you’re planning on flying to Europe soon check and see if you can get a... Read more

World of Hyatt

Card Churning Awkwardness: Chase 30 Day Notification

While many in the points and miles space don’t blink an eye at applying for 5-10 credit cards a year, I’m a little more reserved. In general, I try to stay below Chase’s 5/24 rule. I suppose it’s an arbitrary guideline, but it allows me to grab some great sign up bonuses, without juggling too many cards. Furthermore,  limiting my applications helps avoid the credit card churning awkwardness I experienced while taking out a Chase... Read more

Travel Roundup: Historic Properties on Points, 6k Free United Miles, $615 to Bangkok 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. Do you love historic hotels? Loophole travel has complied a cool list of historic properties you can book with points. Are you in need a few extra United Airlines miles? Our friends at Million Mile Secrets are giving away 6,000 miles to one lucky reader and entry is a... Read more

Travel Roundup: To China for $279, Cheapest personal jet, Credit scores up, TSA fails again, 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. TSA reportedly continues to suffer from a 95% failure rate at detecting weapons and explosives. Ten years ago their failure rate was 91%. Although points and miles are awesome for luxury travel the ultimate way to travel is still in a private jet. The “cheapest” personal jet rings in... Read more

Travel Roundup: $193 FLL-LAS, Chase Freedom Dining, 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. The laptop ban on Etihad flights originating from certain Middle Eastern countries is over. A compromise has been set where airports will need to follow American security standards to permit laptops aboard. Chase Freedom bonus categories reset this week. Card holders receive 5X Ultimate Rewards on dining and movies... Read more

Bank of America Museums on Us

Bank of America Museums on Us Program: Free Museum Entry

The Bank of America Museums on Us program is a longstanding credit perk that often can be overlooked. Luckily the Bank of America Museums on Us program is similar to the Visa Signature wine tasting benefit in that it is simple and covers a very wide number of cards. The free museum entry is also easy to use and straightforward. Bank of America Museums on Us: Free Museum Entry The Bank of America Museums on... Read more