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Maximize travel loyalty and rewards programs to earn tons of miles & points and save serious money. This podcast is about the award travel (miles & points) lifestyle. We share tricks to save money on travel and life, but also the experiences and memories we make along the way. Each week on the Miles to Memories podcast join points experts Shawn Coomer, Mark Ostermann and Joe Cheung for a lively & fun discussion about the hottest travel & loyalty topics, an in-depth look at miles & points + expert travel tips and secrets to save time & money. We also publish tutorials and guides on our website and have a premium community for those looking to dive in deeper. http://www.milestomemories.com http://www.milestomemories.com/diamond

Maximize travel loyalty and rewards programs to earn tons of miles & points and save serious money. This podcast is about the award travel (miles & points) lifestyle. We share tricks to save money on travel and life, but also the experiences and memories we make along the way. Each week on the Miles to Memories podcast join points experts Shawn Coomer, Mark Ostermann and Joe Cheung for a lively & fun discussion about the hottest travel & loyalty topics, an in-depth look at miles & points + expert travel tips and secrets to save time & money. We also publish tutorials and guides on our website and have a premium community for those looking to dive in deeper. http://www.milestomemories.com http://www.milestomemories.com/diamond

Location:

United States

Description:

Maximize travel loyalty and rewards programs to earn tons of miles & points and save serious money. This podcast is about the award travel (miles & points) lifestyle. We share tricks to save money on travel and life, but also the experiences and memories we make along the way. Each week on the Miles to Memories podcast join points experts Shawn Coomer, Mark Ostermann and Joe Cheung for a lively & fun discussion about the hottest travel & loyalty topics, an in-depth look at miles & points + expert travel tips and secrets to save time & money. We also publish tutorials and guides on our website and have a premium community for those looking to dive in deeper. http://www.milestomemories.com http://www.milestomemories.com/diamond

Language:

English

Contact:

6176948350


Episodes

Our Travel Grump Triggers, Our Biggest Travel Blunders & Are The Amex Business Platinum Changes Good?

10/21/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we are joined by a special guest Bethany Walsh of Bougie Miles. We discuss our biggest travel pet peeves, our biggest travel blunders and whether or not the new Amex Business Platinum changes are good or bad. We also talk about avoiding resort fees in Vegas, why Mark loves the newest Citi ThankYou point addition and maximizing a new Chase Freedom Flex opportunity. Episode Notes 4:44 - Our Biggest Travel Mistakes 13:23 -...

Duration:00:38:10

Are Amex Shutdowns Overreaching, New Hyatt Card Falls Flat & Fort Meyers Beach Trip Report

10/14/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we talk about a slew of Amex shut downs, an underwhelming Hyatt card launch and Mark’s trip to Fort Myers Beach. We also talk about the power of the product change, stacking credits on Hyatt stays & how to get some free food. Episode Notes 4:37 - AmAxe 17:24 - Florida trip report (not Disney!) 25:22 - Chase Hyatt business card 31:12 - Cleaning out the Chase closet 32:06 - Stacking Hyatt credits 32:49 - Favorite...

Duration:00:37:58

Awesome Hyatt Category 4 Trip Report, Why Is Puerto Rico So Cheap & Marriott Playing Suite Games

10/7/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we talk Marriott playing games with suite upgrades, Mark’s recent trip to the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay and why is Puerto Rico so cheap right now? We also talk about game planning Delta status, Southwest’s Disney plant and Shawn’s Amex Business retention offer. Episode Notes 5:56 - Marriott hotel playing games with suite inventory 11:17 - Getting to Hyatt Chesapeake 16:16 - How was the hotel? 19:32 -...

Duration:00:37:43

Our Dream Hyatt Premium Card, Massive Bonvoy Card Offers & Redeyes Are The Best...Or Are They?

9/30/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we talk about what we would want in a Hyatt premium card, Marriott blowing the doors off with their increased offers and why redeyes are the best...or are they? We also talk about more rumored coupons for the Amex Platinum coupon book, end of month reminders and 40+ Amex Platinum benefits. Episode Notes 5:43 - Marriott card increased offers 12:35 - Redeyes 26:29 - Hyatt premium card rumor 33:50 - American Express...

Duration:00:40:16

Cleaning Out The Credit Card Closet, Hilton Playing Games & Bougie Vegas On The Cheap Breakdown

9/23/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we discuss cleaning out our credit card closet, Mark doing Vegas as bougie as possible at a huge discount. We also discuss Hilton playing games with their new breakfast credits, an awesome HBO Max deal and the US reopening to international travelers. Episode Notes 6:36 - Cleaning out the credit card closet 13:12 - Four Seasons Vegas 19:36 - Waldorf Astoria Vegas 31:07 - Hilton playing breakfast credit...

Duration:00:42:16

How To Scale Up Deals, Flight Attendants' Pet Peeves & Make Money For Your Miles & Points Knowledge

9/16/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we discuss the stupid stuff we do that flight attendants hate, how to social engineer your way to more points and how quickly travel is changing. We also talk about how you can make some money from your miles and points knowledge, how to use Aeroplan miles and why class action settlements can be awesome...even if they take forever. Episode Notes 7:18 - Flight attendants hate when you do these things on a plane. 15:40 -...

Duration:00:43:35

American Airlines Can Now Leave You Stranded, Are All Inclusives Overrated & So Many Transfer Bonuses

9/9/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we discuss Amex’s transfer bonus bonanza, AA’s latest consumer unfriendly move and whether staying at all-inclusives are our jam. Also, a really random Southwest companion pass offer to consider and happy 4 year anniversary to Mark! Episode Notes 0:00 - 4 years of MARK 5:29 - Amex Transfer Bonuses Galore, Which Ones Do We Like Best? Transferring Membership Rewards to United Miles 16:51 - American Airlines Can Now...

Duration:00:39:43

Why We Had A Break Up With Citi, Hyatt's Under The Radar Offer & Where Would We Want To Work Remote

9/2/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we discuss where we could go if we could work remotely for a year, why we had a breakup with Citi and whether or not we took the Schwab cash out plunge. We also talk about Hyatt’s underrated offer, using Citi’s system to our advantage and some new Chase Offers. Episode Notes 6:54 - Why Citi dumped us 14:22 - Working remotely - where would you go? 26:03 - Schwab cashout ending 33:59 - Why isn't anyone talking about...

Duration:00:45:38

Can You Really Trust A Travel Blog, Are Hotels Playing Award Night Games & Disney's New Fastpass System Blows

8/26/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we discuss if you can trust travel blogs or not. We also discuss Joe’s month long trip, whether we like the Disney Fastpass news, Mark’s awesome Amex Platinum retention offer and more. Episode Notes 6:55 - Can you trust travel blogs? 17:40 - Joe's 2400 mile road trip 33:24 - Disney's Fastpass replacement 45:02 - AMEX retention offers 46:59 - Top 10 Dead Disney rides 49:50 - More Atlantic City status...

Duration:00:51:51

Our Most Expensive Trips, When To Pick Cash Over Points & Are The Sapphire Changes All That Good?

8/19/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast Bethany Walsh from Bougie Miles joins us to discuss the recent changes Chase made to their Sapphire cards. Why is Chase Sapphire Reserve getting very little love and does it make sense over the now supercharged Sapphire Preferred? Plus we'll also dive into the economics of Mark's Alaska trip including why he paid so much cash for it compared to only using points. We'll also go over our most expensive trips ever, debate...

Duration:00:46:33

Will Travel Always Suck, Crazy Card Offers Roundup & An Amazing Denver Meet Up

8/12/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we debate if travel will ever return to normal or if it will continue to suck. We also go over a new slew of huge credit card offers and talk about our amazing meetup in Denver. We finish up discussing Clear being a lifesaver and the sign up process, Citi’s quirks & easy tips on meeting minimum spend. Episode Notes 2:22 - Some notes on the “free” Audible subscription 6:59 - Will travel stay crazy forever? 15:24 -...

Duration:00:39:44

Would You Leave A Covid Free Country, Interesting Travel Trends & More Restrictions

8/5/2021
Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we debate if we would leave a completely covid free country like Zoe is to go home. We also talk about the quickly changing travel landscape and new mandates, some interesting travel survey results, saving for college with travel hacking skills and what happens to your travel insurance if you cancel your credit card. Episode Notes 7:49 - Stranded in Tonga, what would you do? 19:25 - Covid precautions coming...

Duration:00:49:39

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