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Travel tips, tricks, news, and more from the Miles to Memories team - we help you travel more while spending less

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United States

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Travel tips, tricks, news, and more from the Miles to Memories team - we help you travel more while spending less

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English

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Episodes

Ep. 27 - New Orleans Meetup, 100K Bonus and Bonvoyed Again

2/13/2020
Episode Description In episode 27 we talk about our recent event in New Orleans and more of Mark’s craziness. We also discuss the Marriott devaluation, Southwest’s 100K offer, seeing celebrities while traveling, the easiest airline status and tons more! Episode Notes 0:00 - New Orleans meetup wrap up 5:00 - New Orleans as a city, flights, hotels, Biloxi 14:26 - Joe's weekend away 17:48 - Credit card draft 19:31 - Southwest 100K credit card bonus 24:40 - Celebrity sightings while...

Duration:00:46:48

Ep. 26 - Coronavirus Concerns, Flagship Lounge at JFK and Mark's Ridiculous Cathay Pacific First Class Review

2/6/2020
Episode Description In episode 26 we talk about Mark’s recent Cathay Pacfic first class flight and how he thinks it may be overrated. We also discuss the Coronavirus, everyone getting slammed with 1099’s, the best co-branded hotel cards & more! Episode Notes 0:00 - AA web specials for the win and New Orleans meetup 5:09 - 1099’s from Chase and American Express 7:29 - Coronavirus and how it changes our travel patterns 16:17 - How Mark booked his Cathay First flight 19:09 - JFK AA...

Duration:00:45:38

Ep. 25 - New United Card, No More Points Breaks and Uber Shutdowns

1/30/2020
Episode Description In episode 25 we talk about Americans horrible new seats, Uber shutdowns and a massive new 100K welcome offer. We also discuss the newest Centurion lounge, Pointbreaks going away and Singapore’s new hold cost plus plenty more! Episode Notes 0:00 - Mark is getting excited for Cathay first this weekend! 4:54 - Shawn gives his thoughts on the new American Airlines Oasis seating 7:04 - Thoughts on the new Phoenix Centurion lounge 10:02 - New Chase United card with...

Duration:00:41:11

Ep. 24 - Getting Seats with Basic Economy, Under 5/24 Strategy and an Atlantis Disaster

1/23/2020
Episode Description In episode 24 we talk about traveling about Shawn’s Atlantis disaster, what to do when you are under Chase 5/24 and how the largest mall in America is an epic fail . We also talk about flying basic economy with kids, Amazon’s awesome deal and our favorite posts of 2019. Episode Notes 0:00 America’s largest mall & visiting NYC 11:16 Game plan for when you are under Chase 5/24 17:57 Should you book basic economy with kids? 25:19 Shawn’s recent stay at the...

Duration:00:55:19

Ep. 23 - What's the Best Chase Card, 120K Hotel Offer and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

1/16/2020
Episode Description In episode 23 we talk about traveling after a tragedy, if the Ink Preferred is now the best Chase card and Uber’s changes in California. We also talk about Shawn’s thoughts on Rise of the Resistance maxing out Aeroplan miles and Radisson’s increased welcome offer. Episode Notes 0:00 Checking in about our recent trips 8:06 Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge & Rise Of The Resistance 17:51 How to get on Rise Of The Resistance 20:53 Plane shot down by 2 missiles & traveling after...

Duration:00:44:06

Ep. 22 - Chase Sapphire Reserve Changes, 100,000 Hilton Points and Is Loyalty a Scam?

1/9/2020
Episode Description In episode 22 we talk about the CSR devaluation, an amazing timeshare offer and whether or not loyalty programs and status are a sham. Shawn also previews his thoughts on Baha Mar so far and how to find mistake rates plus all of the best deals of the week. Don’t forget about the outtakes either! Episode Notes 5:29 - Shawn gives his initial thoughts on Baha Mar 11:27 - How we find out about mistake rates 13:09 - Are loyalty programs and status a complete sham? 25:06...

Duration:00:45:25

Ep. 21 - Is AMEX Platinum Worth It, Beginning of the Year Checklist and the Park Hyatt NY

1/2/2020
Episode Description In episode 21 we discuss why the Amex Platinum isn’t worth the fee, our checklist for 2020 & our thoughts on the Park Hyatt NYC. We also discuss our recent travels, the latest deals and Shawn absolutely kills the outtakes! If you're looking for a way to organize your credit cards, check out Travel Freely, the Miles to Memories recommended tool for tracking & organizing credit cards. Episode Notes 05:45 Country Inn & Suites/Radisson13:43 Amex Platinum Discussion23:34...

Duration:00:47:31

Ep. 20 - The Arrogance Of This Hobby, Baha Mar Mistake Fares, Elite Status Plans for 2020 & Issues With Rakuten

12/26/2019
Episode Description In episode 20 we discuss the negative side of this hobby, the one perk or loophole we love for 2020 and sweet spots with Avios. We also discuss an awesome American status match, our upcoming elite status plans and issues with Rakuten. Thanks to Bethany from Bougie Miles for standing in! If you're looking for a way to organize your credit cards, check out Travel Freely, the Miles to Memories recommended tool for tracking & organizing credit cards. Episode Notes 2:00 -...

Duration:01:03:45

Ep. 19 - Best Credit Cards for Dining, Intro to Gift Card Reselling and AA Shutdowns

12/19/2019
Episode Description In Episode 19 we discuss the latest with American Airlines account shut downs, the best cards for dining and a quick review of the best Hyatt Regency in the US. We also talk about gift card reselling for miles and points and go over all of the best deals of the week. If you're looking for a way to organize your credit cards, check out Travel Freely, the Miles to Memories recommended tool for tracking & organizing credit cards. Episode Notes 2:29 - Joe gives you some...

Duration:00:53:24

Ep. 18 - Hyatt Devaluation, Skipping Southwest's Companion Pass & The New Star Wars Ride

12/12/2019
Episode Description In episode 18 we discuss our why The Companion Pass may be overvalued, getting top American Airlines status for free & how awesome Rise of the Resistance is. We also talk about Hyatt’s recent devaluation, what programs allow points pooling & a Vegas landmark being sold. If you're looking for a way to organize your credit cards, check out Travel Freely, the Miles to Memories recommended tool for tracking & organizing credit cards. Episode Notes 240 Joe talks about how...

Duration:00:43:15

Ep. 17 - Is Black Friday a Scam, Hitting Bonuses with Plastiq and a Credit Card Disaster

12/5/2019
Episode Description In episode 17 we discuss our favorite Black Friday deals and if they are really deals. We also talk about using Plastiq to rack up points, a massive Hyatt card offer, traveling to the UK is cheaper for kids, deals and Joe’s horrific Thanksgiving story. If you're looking for a way to organize your credit cards, check out Travel Freely, the Miles to Memories recommended tool for tracking & organizing credit cards. Episode Notes 2:29 - What was our favorite Black Friday...

Duration:00:38:50

Ep. 16 - MTM Thank Yous, Priority Pass and Tipping Debates

11/28/2019
Episode Description Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! In this pre-recorded episode we discuss what we're thankful for in miles and points, debate proper tipping protocol and discuss how we're prepping for miles and points in 2020. We also discuss the best Priority Pass memberships you can get with credit cards and end with some extended Thanksgiving outtakes that you may (or may not) be thankful for! If you're looking for a way to organize your credit cards, check out Travel Freely, the Miles...

Duration:00:35:29

Ep. 15 - Special Chase Credit Card Offers, Holiday Spending Strategies and Holiday Travel Tips

11/21/2019
Episode Description In Episode 15, we take a look at the special Chase "black star" credit card offers and how you can get them, discuss our strategies for holiday spending and chat about why we don't love traveling over the holidays. Will there be outtakes? Only one way to find out! If you're looking for a way to organize your credit cards, check out Travel Freely, the Miles to Memories recommended tool for tracking & organizing credit cards. Episode Notes 1:02 - Recent and upcoming...

Duration:00:43:20

Ep. 14 - Status Matches, Avoiding Shutdowns, and More Bulk Toiletries

11/14/2019
Episode Description In Episode 14 we discuss status matching airline status, avoiding shutdowns and the hotel toiletries trend. We talk about AA's negative change, Vegas resort & Hilton's easy offer. If you're looking for a way to organize your credit cards, check out Travel Freely, the Miles to Memories recommended tool for tracking & organizing credit cards. Episode Notes 0:56 - VegasDO recap 4:20 - Has Joe found a way into his wife's good credit card graces? (Spoiler alert: probably...

Duration:00:45:14

Ep. 13 - Two Player Mode with an Unwilling Participant, So Long CNB, and Family Travel

11/7/2019
Episode Description In episode 13 we discuss more Amex shutdowns, CNB nuking their beloved card and tips for family travel. We also talk about Joe's unique 2 player mode set up, ANA around the world tickets, money making deals & other great tips! If you're looking for a way to organize your credit cards, check out Travel Freely, the Miles to Memories recommended tool for tracking & organizing credit cards. Episode Notes 0:53 - Amex RAT shutting down accounts and further clawbacks 4:51 -...

Duration:00:43:32

Ep. 12 - The Scariest Threats to the Miles and Points Hobby

10/31/2019
Episode Description In Episode 12 we discuss the SoFi & American Airlines award frenzies. We also discuss what our fears are for the hobby going forward, upcoming travels and how we plan for them, how to save at Disney & Waldorf Astoria plus other deals. Happy Halloween! If you're looking for a way to organize your credit cards, check out Travel Freely, the Miles to Memories recommended tool for tracking & organizing credit cards. Episode Notes 3:30 - SoFi Money - not too late to get an...

Duration:00:40:56

Ep. 11 - The Amex RAT Strikes Again

10/24/2019
Episode Description In episode 11 we discuss the Amex RAT out in full force, Hyatt's terrible room charge policy, NYC's hidden gem plus the Chicago Seminars and only the best deals! Be sure to check out some of our favorite miles and points podcasts, We Travel There, Miles to Go, and Now Boarding! Also, if you're looking for a way to organize your credit cards, check out Travel Freely, the Miles to Memories recommended tool for tracking & organizing credit cards. Episode Notes 0:58 -...

Duration:00:39:24

Ep. 10 - Our Favorite No Annual Fee Cards and Tales from Orlando

10/17/2019
Episode Description In Episode 10 we discuss our recent travels, timeshare presentations, our favorite no annual fee cards and why you should bill everything back to your room. We also give you some tips on some great deals and the best outtakes yet! This episode is sponsored by the new MtM Award Booking Service - save time and stress and let MtM book your awards for you! Also, if you're looking for a way to organize your credit cards, check out Travel Freely, the Miles to Memories...

Duration:00:42:41

Ep. 09 - Rough Hotel Experiences and How Much Value Chase Has Lost

10/10/2019
Episode Description We discuss some of our roughest hotel experiences ever and debate how much value Chase Ultimate Rewards and Chase in general has lost with all the recent changes. In outtakes we find out why we never record in the morning. We'd really appreciate if you subscribed to the podcast to get new episodes every week! See the subscription links below. This episode is sponsored by Travel Freely, the MtM recommended tool for tracking & organizing credit cards. Episode...

Duration:00:41:34

Ep. 08 - Traveling Despite Travel Advisories and AMEX Delta Card Changes

10/3/2019
Episode Description In Episode 8 we talk about the violence in Cancun and how we deal with traveling to places deemed dangerous. We also take a deep look at the Delta credit card changes and increased offers, talk about quirky first class travels, various news and deal topics plus outtakes. This episode is sponsored by the new MtM Award Booking Service - save time and stress and let MtM book your awards for you! Also, if you're looking for a way to organize your credit cards, check out...

Duration:00:45:09