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    My recent trip to Greece and Vienna culminated with an Iberia Airlines Business Class Flight. Here is my review of that flight. For other ideas on flying Iberia to Europe, review my post about the great deals on Iberia Airlines.   Redemption for Flight I transferred American Express Membership Rewards to Iberia to book these […]

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    Ever wondered how the Travel Mom Squad makes those dream trips happen using points and miles? Well, buckle up because in today’s episode, we’re diving into our latest bookings and the clever strategies behind them. From spontaneous deals to meticulously planned adventures, we’ve got a load of tips and tales that could turn you into […]

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    Vienna, Austria, has been a trip I’ve wanted to make for a while. I particularly wanted to stay at the Park Hyatt Vienna as it is one of the favorite Park Hyatts as mentioned by Hyatt Globalists. When I was planning my recent trip to Greece (more on that in a future post), I thought […]

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    Do you see us travel on business class seats and think you need to be doing that to be successful? Do you see people traveling to the Maldives and think you should plan that trip instead of going to Hawaii? Have you seen our all-inclusive trips at the Hyatt Ziva Cancun and think you must […]

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    Our latest reader success story shows you how to score major points with your teenager by taking them to a concert at an international location. Christina’s story is about Amsterdam and a concert on points and miles!   Christina’s Story In a podcast, Jess mentioned that she would follow Taylor Swift around Europe. My 12-year-old […]

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    We are really excited about the Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card’s increased welcome offer! The minimum spend remains the same, but the welcome offer has increased by 20%! Now you’ll earn 120,000 Ultimate Rewards after spending $8,000 in the first three months. That means lots of nearly free travel for only a $95 annual fee. […]

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    Nearly free flights and hotel nights aren’t the only reason to get some travel rewards credit cards. In addition to credit card points and miles, you can enjoy some nice perks from your credit cards that will make your travel less stressful and more enjoyable and save you more money. Let’s go over 5 credit […]

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    The world of points and miles is always changing! But we’ve got you covered and are about to catch you up to speed! Join us, Pam, Jess, and Alex, as we dive into the significant updates that have swept through the travel rewards scene in 2024. From complex credit card rules to unexpected shifts in […]

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    Recently, there have been a couple of disappointing redemption changes in the always-evolving world of points and miles. Let’s go over each of these redemption changes and how they will affect us.   Virgin Atlantic Devalues Delta Award Redemptions One of our “go-to” great redemptions for Europe was to book a Delta business class flight […]

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    Using points and miles for families, especially large ones, is a little harder than using them for a couple’s trip or solo travel. You obviously need more points and will use more points. However, it certainly isn’t impossible, as shown by Alex’s Maui trip one year, when she had to find flights and accommodations for […]

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    Our latest reader success story is a 10-day European Vacation on points and miles. Andrew and his wife took their adorable 10-month-old on his first transcontinental vacation—here is Andrew’s story.   Getting Started Hello Pam, it took a while to put this together, but my wife and I wanted to share our experience learning about […]

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    While traveling is exciting and fun, it can have its fair share of uncertainties. Whether you’re planning a girls’ getaway, a family vacation, or a solo adventure, life can sometimes throw unexpected changes your way. And in these times, it’s important to have an understanding of the airline change and cancellation policies.  This Ultimate Guide […]

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    Many readers want to know more about airline transfer bonuses – these really help your miles go further. A transfer bonus is when you transfer from a flexible currency like Chase, AMEX, Capital One, or Citi, and you receive a bonus (usually 10-50% more) with the airline or hotel that you transfer to. I recently […]

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    Two credit cards come with a Marriott 35K certificate annually: the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card and the Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card. In our opinion, these cards make the annual fees worth paying year after year. But what are some great ways to use a Marriott 35K certificate? Remember, it is possible to […]

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    Are you dreaming of your next big adventure but worried about your budget? Buckle up because today, we, the Travel Mom Squad, are diving into each of our bucket list destinations and how we would get there using points and miles. From the bustling markets of Morocco to the northern lights of Iceland, we’re sharing […]

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    One of our readers sent us this review of the American Express Centurion Lounge in Atlanta. Alex writes about Disney World and Disney Cruises over at seconddadtotheright. He discovered an episode on our podcast talking about using points to go to Disney. That sent him down a rabbit hole, and now he has racked up 1.2 […]

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    Let’s check out some of the best credit card welcome offers that are available now. We will look at each of these offers and see why they are valuable. Evaluating and comparing before deciding what to apply for is always a good idea. Nothing is worse than finally being ready to pull the trigger on […]

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    We have a doozy of a points and miles redemption for you today! CJ shares her reader success story: One Month in Italy! Yes, a FULL month! Hello! Since Italy is a popular travel hacking destination, I wanted to share how we booked a one-month summer trip on points. This is for 2 adults and […]

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    One of the things we hear from many readers is their reluctance to pay an annual fee on a credit card. Obviously, it would be cool to have no annual fees or at least waive them all the first year. Sadly, that is not usually the case. This post is a reminder not to let […]

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    Hilton offers the best hotel annual free night certificate. Surprised? We talk about Hyatt so much, and Hilton is low on our radar (except when it comes to their free night certificates). You can use them at almost ANY Hilton. As long as you can find standard award night availability (sometimes difficult), you can use […]

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    It is no surprise that we love Chase Ultimate Rewards! We are always trying to get more of them to book a great Hyatt stay like our recent Hyatt Ziva Cancun stay. A great credit card that gives us Ultimate Rewards is the Chase Freedom Flex Credit Card. We love the Freedom Flex because of […]

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