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    Ever wonder how some people manage to jet off on amazing vacations without breaking the bank? Today, we’re spilling the secrets on how to start traveling for ‘almost free’ by harnessing the power of credit card points and miles. Whether you’re a points newbie or just need a refresher, this episode is your passport to […]

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    Ever wonder how a busy mom of two transformed from a points and miles novice to a traveling on points pro, jet-setting in first class and organizing family vacations for practically pennies on the dollar? Well, buckle up, because today’s episode is all about Stephanie’s jaw-dropping journey through our Award Travel Academy. Listen on Apple […]

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    Ever wonder whether the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Sapphire Reserve is the right card for you? Well, today we’re diving deep into both to help you figure out which card might fit your wallet better. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on YouTube   Hey, we’re the Travel Mom Squad (Pam, Jess, […]

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    Ever wonder how to tackle a family trip to Korea and Japan without breaking the bank? Buckle up because today’s episode is a real treat! Our very own Digital Business Manager, Megan, joins us to share her savvy strategies for a dream family vacation on a budget. Imagine flying your family halfway across the world […]

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    Ever wondered what it’s like to jet off to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur on a whim? Well, strap in because that’s exactly what we did, and we’re spilling all the details on how we turned points into a spectacular adventure. Join us, Pam, Jess, and Alex, as we recount our journey from scoring an insane […]

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    Ever wondered how a tropical vacation to Roatán might feel, but worried about the cost? Or maybe you’re wondering where Roatán even is! Well, buckle up and grab a piña colada because Pam just returned from an unforgettable adventure to Roatán, and she’s here to spill all the details on how she did it on […]

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    In this episode, we’re whisking you away on a global adventure from the vibrant streets of Austin, Texas, to the magical world of Disneyland, and across the pond to the historic landscapes of Scotland. Join us, the Travel Mom Squad (Pam, Jess, and Alex), as we dish out the details of our latest journeys, all […]

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    Ever daydreamed about jetting off on an around-the-world honeymoon? Or perhaps the mere thought of planning such an important adventure feels daunting? Fear not, because in today’s episode, we sit down with the extraordinary Devan Sullivan, aka one-half of Point Sisters. She’s back from a seven-week honeymoon that circled the globe, and the best part? […]

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    I have had a few American Express Business Platinum cards and am always looking for ways to use my Dell credits. These cards come with a $400 Dell credit each year ($200 semi-annually). Because I have had more than one of these cards at a time, I am always looking for the best ways to […]

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    In this latest episode, we’re taking a deep dive into the often overlooked yet incredibly rewarding world of co-branded airline and hotel credit cards. Imagine jet-setting in business class to the Maldives or unwinding at a luxury resort in Bora Bora—yes, we’ve done that, and much, much more, all thanks to these specialty cards. We, […]

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    Alex and I just returned from attending the iHeart Podcast Awards. Points Talk with the Travel Mom Squad was one of five podcasts nominated for Best Travel Podcast. What an honor to be nominated for a podcast that is barely a year old—especially considering we have often recorded it from the floors of our closets […]

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    In today’s episode, we’re diving deep into the exclusive world of airport lounges, those serene havens tucked away from the hustle and bustle of crowded terminals. Imagine slipping into a luxurious lounge, where complimentary gourmet meals, cozy seating, and even showers after a long flight become your pre-boarding ritual. Well, Pam, our resident lounge aficionado, […]

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    Welcome to another exciting episode of Points Talk with the Travel Mom Squad, where today, we’re diving into the world of luxury flights. We’re sharing our most unforgettable first and business class flights. Join us—Pam, Jess, and Alex, as we turn left upon boarding, stepping into the realm of spacious lie-flat seats, gourmet dining, and […]

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    Picture this: rooms with sweeping ocean views, sandy beaches at your doorstep, and impeccable service from a team that seems to know what you want before you even ask. Now, imagine enjoying all this luxury at a rate of zero dollars per night. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, we made it happen […]

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    Hyatt has announced their award chart changes for 2024. Before we get into some of the not-so-good news, here’s the GREAT news—the Hyatt award chart is still around. Hyatt is our favorite brand because of the oversized value it offers, and the award chart is a huge part of that. There has been some speculation […]

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    In this episode,  we’re taking you on a tropical adventure to Costa Rica, a destination that many dream about but assume is out of reach budget-wise (especially for a family vacation). But guess what? Our special guest, Rob Dulgarian, also known as “Travel Points Rob”, along with his family of seven, managed to explore the […]

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    Ever wonder how a journey to Japan, packed with adventure and luxury, can be almost free? Well, buckle up, because Jess’s recent trip to the Land of the Rising Sun is nothing short of a travel masterpiece. Imagine scoring business class flights worth over $20,000 for a mere $1,000 in taxes and fees, and luxuriating […]

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    Today, Pam—the queen of booking phenomenal business and first-class flights—shares her recent escapade to Abu Dhabi! Have you ever planned a trip around a flight you want to take? It’s not that unusual for us at the Travel Mom Squad. Pam’s trip was planned around her desire to fly Etihad Apartments first class. This trip […]

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    Welcome back travelers! Today, we’re giving you a glimpse into how we choose those fabulous, family-friendly hotels and resorts for our travels. It’s all about blending fun, comfort, and adventure for the entire family. Join us, as we share some insights and our top picks that have made our family vacations truly special. Listen on […]

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    It’s that time of year for Jess’s birthday sale on Award Travel Academy & ATA Next Level. For her 38th birthday, you can save 38% off both of our courses! Use coupon code: JESS38 Get Award Travel Academy & ATA Next Level Here But that’s not all….   It’s no secret that Jess is a […]

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    Right now, the welcome offer on the United Business card has increased.  If you’ve been waiting to get a card for United MileagePlus miles, the time is NOW! Even better, this card won’t count against your 5/24 status since it is a business card. This offer is for 100K United miles after spending $5,000 in […]

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