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Join the Miles to Memories team weekly for a lively discussion about the week's hot topics, in-depth talk about miles & points + expert travel tips to save time & money.

Join the Miles to Memories team weekly for a lively discussion about the week's hot topics, in-depth talk about miles & points + expert travel tips to save time & money.

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United States

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Join the Miles to Memories team weekly for a lively discussion about the week's hot topics, in-depth talk about miles & points + expert travel tips to save time & money.

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English

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6176948350


Episodes

Miles & Points YouTube, Crypto Credit Cards & More Record Offers Coming?

6/10/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast Dustin from Waller’s Wallet joins the podcast to chat about the burgeoning miles and points Youtube community, Crypto based credit cards and the new Chase Sapphire Preferred 100K bonus. We debate whether we’ll see more bonuses come and whether crypto credit cards are...a bit scammy? Episode Notes 7:04 - Chase Sapphire Preferred 100K offer - best ever 13:19 - Miles and points Youtube - is video better than blogging?...

Duration:00:43:18

Should Alcohol Be Banned On Flights, Are We Ruining Travel For Our Kids & Elon Musk's Vegas Tunnels Explained

6/3/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we discuss whether or not banning alcohol makes sense for domestic travel with the rise of unruly passengers. We also debate whether or not we are ruining travel for our kids, how the new Vegas Tesla tunnels work, why Airbnb may be bad for our lives & what it was like to get a Real ID. Episode Notes 5:19 - Bad behavior on flights 13:01 - What is the Vegas Loop? 25:55 - Are we ruining travel for our kids? 35:57 - Has...

Duration:00:42:23

Don't Be A Jerk Rant, Are Banks Invading Our Privacy & Is Free Breakfast Really Overrated?

5/27/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we discuss where vaccinated travelers get special treatment, are banks invading our privacy and whether or not free breakfast is overrated. Mark also does a rant about people not being jerks, a great car rental tip and some juicy new spending offers. Episode Notes 5:41 - Credit information sharing between banks? 15:01 - Destinations for vaccinated travelers 21:40 - Mark rant! 26:14 - Hilton's breakfast changes -...

Duration:00:42:45

Post Pandemic Miles & Points Predictions, Best Hyatt Regency in Orlando & MtM Diamond Decoded

5/20/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we discuss the future of miles and points post pandemic, the glutton of unused miles out there and of course devaluations. We also discuss the best Hyatt Regency in Orlando, decoding the MtM Diamond group, tourist no nos in Japan and much more. Episode Notes 3:57 - Miles and points in a post pandemic world 10:56 - How to plan travel post pandemic 17:40 - Comparing Hyatt Regencies in Orlando 25:43 - Kennedy Space...

Duration:00:44:27

Truths About TPG, Worst Card Offers & Overhyped Maldives

5/13/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we discuss the truths about TPG, go into detail about the amazing Southwest change trick and remember our worst sign up bonuses ever. We also talk about avoiding the miles & points hype trains like the Maldives and some amazing credit card offers plus a lot more. Episode Notes 4:16 - What TPG and video game websites have in common 13:57 - The Southwest change trick 18:40 - Our worst credit card sign up bonuses 26:51...

Duration:00:40:01

Each Bank’s Biggest Weakness, A Tax Proposal With Big Travel Hacking Implications & Lake Tahoe Trip Report

5/6/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we discuss each bank’s biggest weakness, a troubling new tax law proposal that could change travel hacking and Shawn’s recent trip to Reno / Lake Tahoe. We also update you on Mark’s savings for college, the best Japanese onsens and award travel acronyms. Episode Notes 5:48 - Lake Tahoe Trip Report 15:30 - Citi weaknesses 18:48 - Chase weaknesses 21:28 - AMEX weaknesses 24:48 - BofA weaknesses 27:06 - Troubling new...

Duration:00:39:03

Travel Is A Struggle, Amex’s Positive Change & Solo Travel With Kids

4/29/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we discuss Joe’s recent travels and how travel is not ready for prime time. We also give some tips on how to stay ahead of the bumpy ride that is travel. We then discuss Amex’s positive change, why solo travel with our kids is amazing and Marriott’s stupidly insane credit card fee. Episode Notes 3:20 - Travel not ready for prime time 9:45 - Ideas for saving stress and time during current travel conditions 13:32 - ...

Duration:00:36:45

Chase Made Their Portal Worthless, Capital One Revamps Their Program & Is The Citi Premier Worth Even More Now?

4/22/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we discuss why the Chase portal is now worthless, miles and points plays we avoid like the plague and whether the latest Citi Premier refresh adds value. We also talk about combining those pesky Amex Uber credits, Capital One greatly improving their program and if Bellagio jumped the shark pulling out their bathtubs. Episode Notes 4:56 - Does being able to cash out Citi Premier make it more valuable now? 12:41 - Miles...

Duration:00:38:37

Amex Tries To Break Up Families, The Best Chase Card is Surprising & Doing Florida On The Cheap

4/15/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we discuss Amex’s negative Centurion Lounge changes, the new king of Chase card welcome offers & how Shawn saved money on his latest Florida vacation. We also discuss American Airlines’ best kept secret and how snazzy Bellagios new rooms look. Episode Notes 5:21 - United Quest and Chase personal card rankings 13:29 - AMEX Centurion removes guest privileges 20:29 - Saving money on car rentals in Florida 24:43 - How...

Duration:00:45:07

Why Does IHG Suck, Our Favorite One Card Wallets, Maxing Out Delta's Promo & Status

4/8/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast Bethany from Bougie Miles joins us to talk about how IHG’s latest devaluation is the last straw, maxing out Delta’s new promo and how to get status on the cheap and our favorite one card wallets. We also talk about a new airline status match opportunity, an awesome new Virgin Atlantic change and 5 amazing places to visit. Episode Notes 4:50 - IHG devaluation 14:26 - One card wallet 21:03 - Delta status opportunities,...

Duration:00:35:29

Preferred Blows Reserve Out Of The Water, Easy Miles & Points Wins, Shawn Hits Up South Beach

4/1/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we talk about Shawn’s recent visit to South Beach and Central Florida. We also talk about why the Sapphire Preferred has been kicking the Sapphire Reserves butt lately. Lastly, we talk about the small miles and points wins we love, and hate. Episode Notes 8:56 - The Best Sapphire card 18:40 - Easy wins that bring joy 23:56 - Shawn went to Miami! 37:19 - Free golf with hotel stay 38:24 - Don't be your own worst...

Duration:00:44:28

Bumpy Travel Future, Free Night Shopping Spree & Hyatt Invades Vegas

3/25/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we talk about our plans to use our plethora of free night certificates, how the return to travel will be mighty bumpy and Hyatt’s big new move into Vegas. We also go over the Disneyland reopening, how Amex is giving bonuses out early and the application rules for every bank! Episode Notes 6:59 - Hyatt taking over Vegas 15:49 - The bumpy road back to travel 24:23 - Using our free night certificates 34:06 - Disneyland...

Duration:00:39:35

Amex Dropping Bombs, Our Bougie Birthdays & Our First Mileage Run Of 2021

3/18/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we talk about a mileage run to Panama, Amex’s amazing new offers and stacking the deals for big wins. We also talk about our favorite birthday trips, maxing out Chase Freedom’s new categories, Hyatt’s continued expansion and much more. Episode Notes 5:55 - Shawn's winning! (Panama airfare deal and mileage run) 14:01 - Insane increased Amex sign up offers 18:58 - Coolest birthday trips 30:55 - Maxing out Chase...

Duration:00:36:27

Smuggling Booze Into Hotels & Cruise Ships, Citi Fraud Fiasco Update & Was Frontier Status Even Worth $49

3/11/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we talk about maxing out Frontier status, yeah that is a thing. We also discuss Virgin Hotels’ food policy and if we sneak food and drinks while traveling and Mark updates everyone on his Citi fraud fiasco. Lastly we talk about some increased card offers, Disneyland, wanderlust in Bhutan and a booking flights guide. Episode Notes 5:43 - Frontier status match and how much a pain it was to use 12:59 -No drinks or food...

Duration:00:38:17

Why Resort Fees Aren't All Bad, Application Spree Results & The Craziness Of North Korean Money

3/4/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we debate resort fees and discuss why they maybe aren't so bad. We also take about saving for college with travel hacking, recent application spree results and why North Korean money is so interesting. Episode Notes 3:45 - Resort fees - are they as bad as everyone says they are? (Shawn’s solution) 17:27 - Mark’s application spree 23:03 - North Korean currency and foreign currencies in general 30:00 - Mark’s college...

Duration:00:39:21

Citi Just Got Dumber, Chase's Misleading Offer & Riding That Cash Out Money Train

2/25/2021
Episode Description In episode 80 we talk about Citi’s crazy fraud systems, Chase’s fool’s gold offer, a lawsuit that involves manufactured spend and why Mark went points broke. We also talk about Baha Mar offering up private jets, Hyatt’s new promo & more. Episode Notes 7:39 - Cashing out all of the points 15:56 - Manufactured spending lawsuit 22:47 - Chase 10X earning overrated 26:52 - Citi is dumber than expected 40:51 - Baha Mar’s insane covid guarantee 42:20 - Hyatt Bonus...

Duration:00:45:32

Credit Card Blind Spots, Best Travel Apps & A California Trip Report

2/18/2021
Episode Description In episode 79 we talk about our favorite travel apps, Shawn shares details from his recent trip to California and we share our travel hacking blind spots. We also talk about locked ThankYou points, JetBlue’s customer friendly change and how to get Apple News+ for free. Episode Notes 6:20 - Best travel apps 13:43 - Shawn's CA trip report, 3 Hyatts! 25:27 - Credit Card/Travel Hacking Blind Spots 30:11 - Getting locked Thank You Points back 30:56 - Jetblue says...

Duration:00:38:39

Traveling The World For 11 Weeks, Getting Malaria & Swimming with Hammerheads

2/11/2021
Episode Description In episode 78 we are joined by Miles to Memories contributor Ryan to talk about his 11 week around the world trip. We discuss his itinerary, catching malaria, swimming with hammerhead sharks, getting stranded for a week and everything in between. Episode Notes 9:02 - General itinerary 12:25 - Stranded in Ecuador 14:22 - Covid testing on the road 21:52 - Malaria!? 27:35 - Swimming with sharks 29:59 - Hot air balloon in Cappadocia 32:09 - Is everything cheaper...

Duration:00:45:24

Massive Amex Credits, NoMad Vegas Overview & Saving For College With Hacking Skills

2/4/2021
Episode Description In episode 77 we talk about Amex giving away hundreds of dollars to cardholders with their no credits. We also share an awesome way to track the credits each month, Shawn’s recent stay at the awesome NoMad hotel in Vegas and how Mark is paying for college with travel hacking skills. Episode Notes 6:38 - Amex limited time offers 14:52 - NoMad hotel stay 23:15 - Mark's paying for college! 28:17 - MORE Amex offers 30:04 - Jetblue Mint to London 32:54 -...

Duration:00:38:04

What We Hate About Travel Hacking, Easy $1000 Offer & Florida Trip Report

1/28/2021
Episode Description In episode 76 we talk about a new $1000 offer from Brex, a trip report from Mark on his weekend getaway to Florida and what we hate in this hobby. We also talk about a Kauai quarantine loophole, Hyatt offering free covid testing & a nice Founderscard extension. Episode Notes 6:06 - BREX 14:56 - Sarasota trip report 19:01 - What it's like to visit Florida right now 22:58 - What Mark hates in this hobby 30:39 - Kauai quarantine exemption 31:50 - Hyatt offering...

Duration:00:36:48