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

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

Language:

English

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Episodes

Ep. 33 - Unique Amsterdam Toilets, Vegas Goes Quiet, and Should You Convert Your Points to Cash?

3/26/2020
Episode Description In episode 33 Joe and Shawn talk about whether or not we should be cashing in miles and points to use for other things. We also discuss an eerie and quiet Vegas and Disney. We give you an update of our homelife and wearing our new hats as homeschooling teachers. Plus Mark shares his funny Amsterdam toilet story. Episode Notes 0:00 - Updates on home life and how week 2 of sheltering in place is going 8:41 - Home schooling challenges 15:01 - Vegas and Disney go...

Duration:00:40:25

Ep. 32 - Turkeys, Hotel Status Going Forward, and Dat Quarantine Life

3/19/2020
Episode Description Mark shares his story about a wild turkey attacking him, we all discuss what it is like social distancing at home with our families. We share some tips on free programs the kids can use while at home. We also discuss Disney & Las Vegas’ complete shut down, hotel status going further and the outtakes are pretty epic! Episode Notes 4:18 - Wild turkeys attack Mark 12:13 - Life at home in the age of social distancing 18:18 - Isolation clusters 23:26 - The future of...

Duration:00:51:15

Ep. 31 - Coronavirus, Coronavirus, and a Hot Cruise Tip

3/11/2020
Episode Description With coronavirus at the forefront of our minds, we discuss how it has affected our upcoming travel. We also debate the economic effects on the travel industry and how it might affect miles and points in the long term. Plus, some crunchy outtakes. Episode Notes 0:56 - How coronavirus is affecting our planned (and unplanned) travel (Shawn's Hyatt Globalist extension) 12:45 - The coronavirus effect on the travel industry 19:11 - Will coronavirus lead to some good miles...

Duration:00:40:14

Ep. 30 - Coronavirus Updates, Chase Sapphire Reserve Decision and How Miles to Memories Makes Money

3/5/2020
Episode Description In episode 30 we talk Coronavirus sweeping the world and if we are changing any of our travel plans and how to save money on upcoming travel because of it. Plus we give you a peak behind the curtain on how Miles to Memories (and other blogs) make money. Lastly, we break down how we decide on spending cash or points for travel. Episode Notes 0:00 - Coronavirus travel updates (personal and at large) 16:14 - Chase is putting CSR cardholders in a tough spot 21:36 - How...

Duration:00:45:10

Ep. 29 - AMEX Rat Claws Back Airline Incidentals, Alaska Joins Oneworld and Corporations Don't Need Our Defending

2/27/2020
Episode Description In episode 29 we talk about Amex clawing back airline incidental credits, why do people continue to defend corporations and Amex popup data points. We also talk about negative FHR changes in Vegas, a new centurion lounge and Alaska joining Oneworld. Episode Notes 0:00 - Shawn's at Disneyland again (shocker) 4:25 - Will the novel coronavirus affect Joe's upcoming travel? 6:57 - Hyatt Regency Orange County impressions 9:50 - AMEX RAT claws back refunded airline...

Duration:00:43:37

Ep. 28 - Hyatt Changes, Visa Troubles and Who Got Shutdown by AA?

2/20/2020
Episode Description In episode 28 we talk about the toughest countries to visit, the good & bad of the recent Hyatt changes, Joe’s American Airlines shutdown and Alaska joining Oneworld plus their stealth devaluation. We also discuss getting 20% off Netflix and organizing your busy travel calendar. Episode Notes 0:00 - Visiting Daytona Beach 7:49 - Shawn's on a t-shirt! 10:39 - New september meetup dates 12:59 - Hyatt category changes, the good and the bad 20:06 - Tough countries to...

Duration:00:49:33

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