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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.

Language:

English

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6176948350


Episodes

Which Hotel Program Is Most Rewarding, Citi Now The Hardest Approval & Recent Applications

7/29/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we discuss how Citi has become the hardest approval in the game, which hotel gives you the best bang for your buck and we share our recent application successes. We also talk about how long miles and points transfers take, Amazon freebies and our favorite travel gear. Episode Notes 5:20 - MTMPod credit card application successes 14:00 - Citi application rules changing? 22:30 - Most valuable hotels to spend at 31:58 -...

Duration:00:37:26

Citi’s Surprising New Partner, Michigan Fun & The Best Airport

7/22/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we discuss what makes airports good, a new Citi ThankYou point transfer partner and Shawn’s trip to Michigan. Plus, why you should get your passport renewed NOW! Episode Notes 3:46 - Citi adds AA as a transfer partner 10:28 - Michigan trip report 12:05 - Getting flights 15:05 - Hotels 18:07 - Sightseeing in Michigan 21:47 - What makes a good airport? 29:04 - Passport renewal delays 30:44 - Chicago Athletic...

Duration:00:33:39

Chase Sapphire Rumors, Citi Best Ever Offer, Amex's Craziness & National Parks Trip Report

7/15/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we talk about the massive offer Citi has rolled out for the Premier and how Amex is giving away points like candy. We also discuss the new Chase Sapphire rumors and how it stacks up to the competition. Joe shares his experience visiting a national park this summer. Episode Notes 5:18 - Citi Premier best bonus 13:23 - Chase Sapphire rumored updates 21:42 - Acadia Trip Report 38:31 - AMEX turns into Oprah 44:05 - ...

Duration:00:51:05

Getting Casino Status On The Cheap, Vegas' Future Expansion & When Buying Batteries Gets Real Weird

7/8/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we take a detour and introduce the new MtM Vegas podcast that just launched. Shawn and Mark discuss Resorts World’s $150 free money offer dieing, the issues they have had so far and what is next for Vegas. We also discuss how to get top tier status on the cheap, get all the free goodies and how to avoid parking fees. Mark finishes it off with his most bizarre Vegas memory that is sure to get you thinking What The...

Duration:01:00:25

Amex Platinum Has Massive Changes, Resorts World Grand Opening Review & East Coast Trip Report

7/1/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we discussing the increased Amex Platinum fee and all of the new “benefits” or should we say coupons. Shawn and Mark talk about their thoughts of the Resorts World opening and Shawn talks about his recent trip to the East Coast. We also talk about things you shouldn’t do in China and a great option for return to the US testing. Episode Notes 6:25 - Shawn's East Coast trip 10:51 - Rental cars 11:29 - Hotel stays 15:16...

Duration:00:48:36

Airbnb Pays To Hide Sexual Assault, Cave Diving In The Cenote Of Mexico & Amex Giving Away Points Like Candy

6/24/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we are joined by Ian Snyder. He shares the details of his recent trip to Merida, Mexico and swimming in the depths of a cenote (weird shaped rocks and all). We also discuss Airbnb deploying shady bagmen, how Amex seems to be giving away points these days and tips for traveling as a solo female. Episode Notes 8:18 - Ian goes to Mexico 10:48 - Trip highlights 12:51 - Getting there 15:26 - Swimming in cenotes 24:40 -...

Duration:00:47:51

Alaska Trip Report, Why Women Aren't Featured In The Hobby & New Miles to Memories Shows Launching!

6/17/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast Bethany from Bougiemiles.com fills in for Joe. Mark breaks down his trip to Alaska with his son talking about the good, the bad and why he probably wouldn’t go back. We also discuss why females aren’t properly represented in the miles and points hobby, announce a new Miles to Memories Youtube show and talk about why the Redcard bonuses are sneaky good. Episode Notes 3:53 - Alaska trip report 12:37 - Food issues in...

Duration:00:42:56

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