Always Sign Up For Hotel Loyalty Programs

The PMM team has a family wedding on the calendar later this year. We received an email today that a room block had been setup for guests at The Embassy Suites Paloma Village. This was exciting news for Liz since she’s paying for stays at Hilton these days. Unfortunately, this does nothing for me. My hotel loyalty has been limited to Starwood/Marriott for personal use, and IHG for work trips. Despite my frustration, it’s a good reminder of... Read more

One Stop Travel Roundup: More Uber Trouble, AA Cruise Sale, SPG 5,000 Bonus

Welcome to the One Stop Travel Roundup. Your briefing on important happenings in the world of travel, airline miles, hotel points and more. Another controversy is brewing at Uber. In what feels like a Silicon Valley episode, employees are now being pressured to look elsewhere for employment. We recently wrote about why we’ll keep Uber on our phone for now. American Airlines Cruises is promoting their largest cruise sale of the year. If you have a cruise planned, you might... Read more

500 bonus Starpoints

Quick + Easy 500 Bonus Starpoints with Emirates Skywards Sign-up (Targeted)

Just a quick deal for you this Monday morning if you were targeted! Get 500 bonus Starpoints with Emirates Skywards program sign-up through either www.spg.com/yourworldrewards or www.emirates.com/yourworldrewards. Starwood Preferred Guest Points are conservatively worth $.02 each so this sign-up bonus is easily worth around $10. Life changing? No. But justifies that Monday morning trip to Starbucks! Steps to get bonus 500 Starpoints Go to www.spg.com/yourworldrewards Select “register now” Log in to your SPG account Create an Emirates Skywards... Read more

Michelin Guide Thailand

One Stop Travel Roundup: Bangkok getting Michelin guide, British Airways making seats smaller, and more

Welcome to the One Stop Travel Roundup. Your briefing on important happenings in the world of travel, airline miles, hotel points and more. Thailand is getting its own Michelin guide for restaurants. Thailand will be the fifth Michelin guide in Asia after Japan, Hong Kong, Seoul, Macau, and Singapore. After changes to the personal version of the American Express Platinum last week the Business American Express Platinum also has adopted some of the new changes. British Airways continues... Read more

Napa valley winery

Everyday Redemption: Sonoma and Napa Trip with Points

We had an exciting weekend here at Points, Miles, and More! Facebook readers shared the awesome deal to get $25 off at Amazon with an American Express card. Plus Gary Leff kindly shared our article on using Mlife status to get Hyatt Explorist status. Thanks to this we have a lot of new readers out there! Based on having some new visitors I thought it might be fun to give an example of how travel can be (almost)... Read more

American Express Gift Cards

Avoid Point Redemption Mistakes

Our blog saw a spike in traffic yesterday thanks to readers sharing this sweet Amazon deal with their Facebook friends. I thought now would be a good time to take a broad view of credit card redemption opportunities to help new readers maximize their points. While this post might seem obvious to hardcore points nerds like myself, it’s easy to forget that we all started somewhere. Point redemption opportunities are usually offered in the form of retail... Read more

AMAZON DEAL ALERT! $25 off at Amazon with an American Express Card!!

Deal alert, move fast! Get $25 off at Amazon with an American Express card with any purchase sold and shipped by Amazon! The only “catches” are that you need to spend $50 and have an American Express card that earns Membership Rewards points. This deal is limited to the first 80,000 accounts or end of year 2017. To take advantage of $25 off at Amazon with an American Express Card Go to Amazon 😉 Add something... Read more

USAA Limitless Cashback Rewards Visa Signature Card 2.5% cash back

Review of the Week: A 2.5% USAA Cash Back Credit Card!

Here at Points, Miles, and More this is our weekly random review of the week. It may be credit cards, checking account sign-up bonuses, miscellaneous surprising roadside motels, or anything else that catches our eye. This week we have an awesome 2.5% USAA cash back credit card. Limitless™ Cashback Rewards Visa Signature® Card While looking into if I’m eligible for USAA membership (sadly I am not despite both my grandfather’s having served in the military),... Read more

Lending Club Pre-Approval AAdvantage Offer

AAdvantage Offer: Earn up to 40,000 miles with Lending Club

At Points Miles and More there are a lot of offers that show up in our inboxes that we often look at and immediately dismiss. I just received the below offer to earn up to 40,000 miles with Lending Club. This offer is 1 AAdvantage mile for every $1 you borrow. But is it a good deal? But is this offer a good deal to get points or a good deal overall? Well Lending Club is... Read more

Review: Rover and Amex Offer – Up to $55 Off!

One of the most difficult parts about traveling for my wife and I has been arranging boarding for our dog Phil. Originally, Phil, now 6 years old (I think), would spend time at the local kennel while we were gone. While that wasn’t an ideal situation, it gave us peace of mind that he’d be supervised to a certain extent. A few years back the pet sitting app “Rover” burst onto the scene and we were... Read more