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Miles And Points With TK Thomas Kim

5/27/2024
You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Thanks for joining me for today’s episode with TK, Thomas Kim, from the Milenomics Podcast Network. We met in Las Vegas following an event hosted by Award Travel 101 in San Antonio, Texas. We chat about MyVegas games, cruise offers, getting started in miles and points, and how points and miles have improved our lives. Before today’s episode, some quick announcements. I’ll be speaking at multiple events in 2024, including the October Chicago Seminars event at the Holiday Inn in Elk Grove Village & the miles, points, and gambling event Zorkfest, November 2024 in Las Vegas. Also, visit meetup.com/phillymilesandpoints to RSVP for monthly Greater Philadelphia Travel: Credit, Miles, and Points meetups I host in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. The next meetups are June 23rd and July 28th. The website Udio, U-D-I-O, .com created the new podcast intro music. Main website, including episode transcripts: https://hurdygurdytravelpodcast.com Referral links: https://hurdygurdytravel.com/donate-referral-links/ Join me for in-person meetups I host in Willow Grove, PA: https://www.meetup.com/phillymilesandpoints/ SubscribeStar: https://www.subscribestar.com/hurdy-gurdy-travel SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/hurdygurdytravelpodcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast/id1489093490 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8EcIcoNU1HK4KKhQtTkAWw Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast Google Play: https://www.play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/l5bmuntd4wpvtklvg42ejg42ejg4apiu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HurdyGurdyTravelPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/HGTravelPodcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/justinvacula Copy and paste the podcast RSS feed -- http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:706382626/sounds.rss -- to listen on your favorite podcast-playing platform!

Duration:00:58:51

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Gift Card Reselling with CardCenter.cc

2/29/2024
You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Thanks for joining me for today’s episode with special guest Dan Ports from the gift card reselling website cardcenter.cc. We talk about gift card reselling and why miles and points enthusiasts should consider this lucrative opportunity to generate credit card spending in a creative way. Before today’s episode, here are some quick announcements. I’ll be speaking at multiple events in 2024 including the San Antonio Award Travel 101 meetup in April 2024 & the miles, points, and gambling event Zorkfest in November 2024 in Las Vegas. Also, visit meetup.com/phillymilesandpoints to RSVP for monthly Greater Philadelphia Travel: Credit, Miles, and Points meetups I host in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. On with today’s episode… -- Main website, including episode transcripts: https://hurdygurdytravelpodcast.com Referral links: https://hurdygurdytravel.com/donate-referral-links/ Join me for in-person meetups I host in Willow Grove, PA: https://www.meetup.com/phillymilesandpoints/ SubscribeStar: https://www.subscribestar.com/hurdy-gurdy-travel eBay store: https://www.ebay.com/str/hurdygurdytravelllc SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/hurdygurdytravelpodcast iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast/id1489093490 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8EcIcoNU1HK4KKhQtTkAWw Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast Google Play: https://www.play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/l5bmuntd4wpvtklvg42ejg42ejg4apiu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HurdyGurdyTravelPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/HGTravelPodcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/justinvacula Copy and paste the podcast RSS feed -- http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:706382626/sounds.rss -- to listen on your favorite podcast-playing platform!

Duration:00:46:47

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Miles And Points With Jamie Larounis

1/21/2024
You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Thanks for joining me for today’s episode with special guest Jamie Larounis. We spoke specifically about the upcoming February 2024 Travel and Adventure Show in Washington, DC, and, more generally, about travel, credit cards, and loyalty programs. James Larounis is a travel industry analyst specializing in airline operations, loyalty programs, and reward travel. He owns The Forward Cabin and social media channels, with over 35,000 followers. He writes about and serves as an expert on American Airlines for Upgraded Points, with over 21 million annual readers. Before today’s episode, here are some quick announcements. I’ll be speaking at multiple events in 2024, including the Travel and Adventure Show in February 2024, taking place in Washington D.C. with Frequent Traveler University, the San Antonio Award Travel 101 meetup in April 2024, and the miles, points, and gambling event Zorkfest November 2024 in Las Vegas. I hope to see you at the events!

Duration:00:45:35

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Getting Started in Miles And Points with Erik and Bill Dickerson

1/7/2024
You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Thanks for joining me for today’s episode with special guests Erik and Bill Dickerson. Erik and Bill are relatively new to miles and points and have had lots of success in a few months with credit cards, online gambling, bank account bonuses, grocery rewards, gas points, and much more. Before today’s episode, here are some quick announcements. I’ll be speaking at multiple events in 2024, including the Travel and Adventure Show in February 2024, taking place in Washington D.C. with Frequent Traveler University, the San Antonio Award Travel 101 meetup in April 2024, and the miles, points, and gambling event Zorkfest November 2024 in Las Vegas. I hope to see you at the events!

Duration:00:51:16

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Getting Started In Miles And Points With Jack Gibson

12/6/2023
You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Thanks for joining me for today’s episode with special guest Jack Gibson. _ Main website, including episode transcripts: https://hurdygurdytravelpodcast.com Referral links: https://hurdygurdytravel.com/donate-referral-links/ Join me for in-person meetups I host in Willow Grove, PA: https://www.meetup.com/phillymilesandpoints/ SubscribeStar: https://www.subscribestar.com/hurdy-gurdy-travel eBay store: https://www.ebay.com/str/hurdygurdytravelllc SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/hurdygurdytravelpodcast iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast/id1489093490 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8EcIcoNU1HK4KKhQtTkAWw Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast Google Play: https://www.play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/l5bmuntd4wpvtklvg42ejg42ejg4apiu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HurdyGurdyTravelPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/HGTravelPodcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/justinvacula Copy and paste the podcast RSS feed -- http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:706382626/sounds.rss -- to listen on your favorite podcast-playing platform!

Duration:00:57:57

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Miles And Points With Carissa Rawson

11/28/2023
You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Thanks for joining me for today’s episode with special guest Carissa Rawson Carissa Rawson is a travel writer with a focus on award travel and credit cards. You can find her site at Just Plane Points. Otherwise, you'll see her work in Forbes, CNN, USA Today, NerdWallet, AwardWallet, Upgraded Points, The Points Guy, and more. -- Main website, including episode transcripts: https://hurdygurdytravelpodcast.com Referral links: https://hurdygurdytravel.com/donate-referral-links/ Join me for in-person meetups I host in Willow Grove, PA: https://www.meetup.com/phillymilesandpoints/ SubscribeStar: https://www.subscribestar.com/hurdy-gurdy-travel eBay store: https://www.ebay.com/str/hurdygurdytravelllc SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/hurdygurdytravelpodcast iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast/id1489093490 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8EcIcoNU1HK4KKhQtTkAWw Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast Google Play: https://www.play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/l5bmuntd4wpvtklvg42ejg42ejg4apiu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HurdyGurdyTravelPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/HGTravelPodcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/justinvacula Copy and paste the podcast RSS feed -- http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:706382626/sounds.rss -- to listen on your favorite podcast-playing platform!

Duration:00:47:49

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Miles And Points With Ben Komenkul

11/24/2023
You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Thanks for joining me for today’s episode with special guest Ben Komenkul of Ben’s Big Deal. Ben discovered his love for travel in 1999 when he learned he could access an airline lounge with a simple credit card. He was featured on Inside Edition, NerdWallet, and The Points Guy for his credit card and travel expertise. Ben has been a professional teacher for over 20 years and hosts monthly Zoom meetings featuring points and miles insiders. He is the founder of Ben’s Big Deal Facebook and IG community, where he curates flash sales for international travel. Ben regularly travels with his family of four, redeeming more than one million miles/points every year.

Duration:01:01:00

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Joseph Petrovic Of Award Travel 101

11/15/2023
You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Thanks for joining me for today’s episode with special guest Joseph Petrovic of Award Travel 101. -- Main website, including episode transcripts: https://hurdygurdytravelpodcast.com Referral links: https://hurdygurdytravel.com/donate-referral-links/ Join me for in-person meetups I host in Willow Grove, PA: https://www.meetup.com/phillymilesandpoints/ SubscribeStar: https://www.subscribestar.com/hurdy-gurdy-travel eBay store: https://www.ebay.com/str/hurdygurdytravelllc SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/hurdygurdytravelpodcast iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast/id1489093490 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8EcIcoNU1HK4KKhQtTkAWw Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast Google Play: https://www.play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/l5bmuntd4wpvtklvg42ejg42ejg4apiu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HurdyGurdyTravelPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/HGTravelPodcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/justinvacula Copy and paste the podcast RSS feed -- http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:706382626/sounds.rss -- to listen on your favorite podcast-playing platform!

Duration:01:02:41

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Dave Ramsey is Wrong About Points And Miles

11/12/2023
You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! I respond to a Dave Ramsey show clip titled 'What Makes You Think You Are The Credit Card Exception?' arguing that Dave Ramsey doesn't understand the basics about points and miles. Full Ramsey clip: https://youtu.be/NBf2KiQ1bUI?si=__DAjBS9quzjdtMP -- Main website, including episode transcripts: https://hurdygurdytravelpodcast.com Referral links: https://hurdygurdytravel.com/donate-referral-links/ Join me for in-person meetups I host in Willow Grove, PA: https://www.meetup.com/phillymilesandpoints/ SubscribeStar: https://www.subscribestar.com/hurdy-gurdy-travel eBay store: https://www.ebay.com/str/hurdygurdytravelllc SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/hurdygurdytravelpodcast iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast/id1489093490 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8EcIcoNU1HK4KKhQtTkAWw Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast Google Play: https://www.play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/l5bmuntd4wpvtklvg42ejg42ejg4apiu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HurdyGurdyTravelPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/HGTravelPodcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/justinvacula Copy and paste the podcast RSS feed -- http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:706382626/sounds.rss -- to listen on your favorite podcast-playing platform!

Duration:00:52:28

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Travel Therapy: Around The World In Search Of Happiness with Stuart Katz

11/7/2023
You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Thanks for joining me for today’s episode: Travel Therapy: Around the World in Search of Happiness with author Stuart Katz. Stuart Katz is a multifaceted leader in mental health education and crisis intervention. He co-founded the Nafshenu Alenu mental health initiative in 2022 and serves on several prestigious boards, including McLean Hospital, affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and the Religious Conference Management Association. Stuart holds key leadership roles in multiple Israeli mental health organizations, such as OGEN and Mental Health First Aid Israel, and is a partner in "Deconstructing Stigma" in Israel. Find the book 'Travel Therapy: Around the World in Search of Happiness' https://www.amazon.com/Travel-Therapy-Around-Search-Happiness/dp/1946743666 Main website, including episode transcripts: https://hurdygurdytravelpodcast.com Referral links: https://hurdygurdytravel.com/donate-referral-links/ Join me for in-person meetups I host in Willow Grove, PA: https://www.meetup.com/phillymilesandpoints/ SubscribeStar: https://www.subscribestar.com/hurdy-gurdy-travel eBay store: https://www.ebay.com/str/hurdygurdytravelllc SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/hurdygurdytravelpodcast iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast/id1489093490 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8EcIcoNU1HK4KKhQtTkAWw Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast Google Play: https://www.play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/l5bmuntd4wpvtklvg42ejg42ejg4apiu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HurdyGurdyTravelPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/HGTravelPodcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/justinvacula Copy and paste the podcast RSS feed -- http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:706382626/sounds.rss -- to listen on your favorite podcast-playing platform!

Duration:00:41:59

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Wheelchair Traveling With Ashley Lyn Olson

9/11/2023
You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Thanks for joining me for today’s episode: Wheelchair Traveling with Ashley Lyn Olson. We chatted about credit cards, miles & points, traveling with disabilities, and destinations Ashley has visited. Ashley is an expert in wheelchair-accessible travel and started wheelchairtraveling.com in 2006. Ashley’s website incorporates a plethora of travel guides for over 900 destinations contributed by more than 150 people with resources and tips for activities, attractions, hotels, tours, transportation, cruises, equipment, and more. Some of Ashley’s favorite trips have been to Easter Island, New Zealand, and Portugal, and her Access 2 Parks Project has recently been formally recognized by and displayed in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Main website, including episode transcripts: https://hurdygurdytravelpodcast.com Referral links: https://hurdygurdytravel.com/donate-referral-links/ Join me for in-person meetups I host in Willow Grove, PA: https://www.meetup.com/phillymilesandpoints/ SubscribeStar: https://www.subscribestar.com/hurdy-gurdy-travel eBay store: https://www.ebay.com/str/hurdygurdytravelllc SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/hurdygurdytravelpodcast iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast/id1489093490 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8EcIcoNU1HK4KKhQtTkAWw Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast Google Play: https://www.play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/l5bmuntd4wpvtklvg42ejg42ejg4apiu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HurdyGurdyTravelPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/HGTravelPodcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/justinvacula Copy and paste the podcast RSS feed -- http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:706382626/sounds.rss -- to listen on your favorite podcast-playing platform!

Duration:00:52:48

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Is Points and Miles Too Good to be True?

9/6/2023
You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Main website, including episode transcripts: https://hurdygurdytravelpodcast.com Referral links: https://hurdygurdytravel.com/donate-referral-links/ Join me for in-person meetups I host in Willow Grove, PA: https://www.meetup.com/phillymilesandpoints/ SubscribeStar: https://www.subscribestar.com/hurdy-gurdy-travel eBay store: https://www.ebay.com/str/hurdygurdytravelllc SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/hurdygurdytravelpodcast iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast/id1489093490 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8EcIcoNU1HK4KKhQtTkAWw Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast Google Play: https://www.play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/l5bmuntd4wpvtklvg42ejg42ejg4apiu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HurdyGurdyTravelPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/HGTravelPodcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/justinvacula Copy and paste the podcast RSS feed -- http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:706382626/sounds.rss -- to listen on your favorite podcast-playing platform!

Duration:00:13:58

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Chase Ink Preferred Credit Card 100,000 Point Increased Offer

8/26/2023
You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Today’s episode focuses on the Chase Ink Preferred business credit card, which includes a massive welcome bonus of 100,000 points after $8000 spend in three months. This welcome bonus is worth $1000 cash or $1500+ for travel - a high return on spend of about 12% to about 18% or more for a low annual fee of $95. Chase improved the Ink Preferred bonus from the old spending requirement of $15,000, so now is a great time to profit from this likely limited-time offer. -- Chase Ink Preferred referral link: https://www.referyourchasecard.com/21j/13SBIRO6F4 -- Main website, including episode transcripts: https://hurdygurdytravelpodcast.com Referral links: https://hurdygurdytravel.com/donate-referral-links/ Join me for in-person meetups I host in Willow Grove, PA: https://www.meetup.com/phillymilesandpoints/ SubscribeStar: https://www.subscribestar.com/hurdy-gurdy-travel eBay store: https://www.ebay.com/str/hurdygurdytravelllc SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/hurdygurdytravelpodcast iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast/id1489093490 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8EcIcoNU1HK4KKhQtTkAWw Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast Google Play: https://www.play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/l5bmuntd4wpvtklvg42ejg42ejg4apiu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HurdyGurdyTravelPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/HGTravelPodcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/justinvacula Copy and paste the podcast RSS feed -- http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:706382626/sounds.rss -- to listen on your favorite podcast-playing platform!

Duration:00:10:03

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Business Credit And Factiiv With Bobby Bedi

8/18/2023
You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Today’s episode features returning guest Bobby Bedi. Discussion focuses on business credit and his recent product Factiiv which you’ll learn more about. Responding to listener feedback, we add a good amount of humour and entertainment. Find Bobby Bedi on YouTube by searching for his name and his website Factiiv at Factiiv.io. -- Main website, including episode transcripts: https://hurdygurdytravelpodcast.com Referral links: https://hurdygurdytravel.com/donate-referral-links/ Join me for in-person meetups I host in Willow Grove, PA: https://www.meetup.com/phillymilesandpoints/ SubscribeStar: https://www.subscribestar.com/hurdy-gurdy-travel eBay store: https://www.ebay.com/str/hurdygurdytravelllc SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/hurdygurdytravelpodcast iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast/id1489093490 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8EcIcoNU1HK4KKhQtTkAWw Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast Google Play: https://www.play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/l5bmuntd4wpvtklvg42ejg42ejg4apiu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HurdyGurdyTravelPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/HGTravelPodcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/justinvacula Copy and paste the podcast RSS feed -- http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:706382626/sounds.rss -- to listen on your favorite podcast-playing platform!

Duration:00:54:18

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Online Gambling & Miles and Points with Marc Konchinsky

8/9/2023
You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Today’s episode features returning guest Marc Konchinsky. We discuss using credit to make money and generate spending plus credit card miles and points with online gambling websites. We delve into online gambling welcome bonuses, deposit and playthrough bonuses, earning grocery and gas rewards, and how to easily maintain an ongoing edge of between 2 and 5 percent with online Blackjack. This discussion is a more extensive follow-up to past Blackjack videos on my Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast YouTube channel. For examples of Blackjack play and basic strategy, head to my YouTube Blackjack playlist following this episode. Before today’s discussion, some quick show notes. I host monthly in-person meetups in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, with the group Greater Philadelphia Travel: Credit, Miles, and Points. Find more information at meetup.com/phillymilesandpoints. I’ll also be speaking at the upcoming conference Zorkfest, discussed in the previous podcast episode, which will include social events and sessions educating about miles, points, and gambling. Find more information at zorkfest.com, that’s z o r k f e s t dot com. Finally, I’m continuing to tinker with and improve my audio setup. Parts of this episode have low audio, so I purchased a microphone preamp gain device I used for the intro and outro. The audio quality will improve for future episodes. -- Main website, including episode transcripts: https://hurdygurdytravelpodcast.com Referral links: https://hurdygurdytravel.com/donate-referral-links/ Join me for in-person meetups I host in Willow Grove, PA: https://www.meetup.com/phillymilesandpoints/ SubscribeStar: https://www.subscribestar.com/hurdy-gurdy-travel eBay store: https://www.ebay.com/str/hurdygurdytravelllc SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/hurdygurdytravelpodcast iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast/id1489093490 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8EcIcoNU1HK4KKhQtTkAWw Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast Google Play: https://www.play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/l5bmuntd4wpvtklvg42ejg42ejg4apiu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HurdyGurdyTravelPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/HGTravelPodcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/justinvacula Copy and paste the podcast RSS feed -- http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:706382626/sounds.rss -- to listen on your favorite podcast-playing platform!

Duration:01:07:33

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Dave Ramsey is Wrong About Credit Cards, Calls Us Pro-Debt LOL

8/1/2023
You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! I respond to a Dave Ramsey clip titled, 'How Do I Discuss Wealth With Pro-Debt People' debunking misconceptions Dave Ramsey spreads about credit cards & miles and points. Original clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgj77r_i_oc&pp=ygUecmFtc2V5IGRpc2N1c3Mgd2VhbHRoIHBybyBkZWJ0 -- Main website, including episode transcripts: https://hurdygurdytravelpodcast.com Referral links: https://hurdygurdytravel.com/donate-referral-links/ Join me for in-person meetups I host in Willow Grove, PA: https://www.meetup.com/phillymilesandpoints/ SubscribeStar: https://www.subscribestar.com/hurdy-gurdy-travel eBay store: https://www.ebay.com/str/hurdygurdytravelllc SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/hurdygurdytravelpodcast iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast/id1489093490 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8EcIcoNU1HK4KKhQtTkAWw Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast Google Play: https://www.play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/l5bmuntd4wpvtklvg42ejg42ejg4apiu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HurdyGurdyTravelPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/HGTravelPodcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/justinvacula Copy and paste the podcast RSS feed -- http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:706382626/sounds.rss -- to listen on your favorite podcast-playing platform!

Duration:00:46:58

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Getting Started In Miles And Points With Tammi G

7/25/2023
You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Today’s episode features Tammi G, a member of my local miles and points group who has recently started with miles and points thanks to the group. She’ll talk about getting started with miles and points and recount some of the wins she has experienced in just six months. Before today’s discussion, some quick show notes. I host monthly in-person meetups in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, with the group Greater Philadelphia Travel: Credit, Miles, and Points. Find more information at meetup.com/phillymilesandpoints. I’ll also be speaking at the upcoming conference Zorkfest, discussed in the previous podcast episode, which will include social events and sessions educating about miles, points, and gambling. Find more information at zorkfest.com, that’s z o r k f e s t dot com. Finally, today’s episode is recorded with a new mic setup largely thanks to credits with Dell from American Express Business Platinum cards. Please leave feedback about the audio quality in the comment section of this episode. Main website, including episode transcripts: https://hurdygurdytravelpodcast.com Referral links: https://hurdygurdytravel.com/donate-referral-links/ Join me for in-person meetups I host in Willow Grove, PA: https://www.meetup.com/phillymilesandpoints/ SubscribeStar: https://www.subscribestar.com/hurdy-gurdy-travel eBay store: https://www.ebay.com/str/hurdygurdytravelllc SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/hurdygurdytravelpodcast iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast/id1489093490 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8EcIcoNU1HK4KKhQtTkAWw Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast Google Play: https://www.play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/l5bmuntd4wpvtklvg42ejg42ejg4apiu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HurdyGurdyTravelPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/HGTravelPodcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/justinvacula Copy and paste the podcast RSS feed -- http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:706382626/sounds.rss -- to listen on your favorite podcast-playing platform!

Duration:00:55:10

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ZorkFest 2023, Gambling, and Miles & Points with Michael Trager

7/9/2023
You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Today’s episode features special guest Michael Trager, who chats with me about the October 2023 Zorkfest event he is hosting in Lake Tahoe. We also talk more generally about topics that will be discussed at Zorkfest, including miles and points, credit cards, gambling, and loyalty programs. Michael Trager is the host of the ZorkCast podcast which focuses on casino and travel loyalty programs and gambling. He runs TravelZork Travel - a full-service travel agency providing VIP service and luxury hotel stays with many benefits. Trager also hosts the TravelZork, ZorkCast, and Zorkfest too - Casinos, Vegas, Miles & Points Facebook group. He’s hosted multiple ZorkFest events in recent years including events in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Before today’s discussion, I have two quick show notes. I host monthly in-person meetups in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, with the group Greater Philadelphia Travel: Credit, Miles, and Points. Find more information at meetup.com/phillymilesandpoints. I’ll also present at the upcoming conference Zorkfest, discussed in this episode, which will include social events and sessions educating about miles, points, and gambling. Find more information at www.zorkfest.com. Main website, including episode transcripts: https://hurdygurdytravelpodcast.com Referral links: https://hurdygurdytravel.com/donate-referral-links/ Join me for in-person meetups I host in Willow Grove, PA: https://www.meetup.com/phillymilesandpoints/ SubscribeStar: https://www.subscribestar.com/hurdy-gurdy-travel eBay store: https://www.ebay.com/str/hurdygurdytravelllc SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/hurdygurdytravelpodcast iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast/id1489093490 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8EcIcoNU1HK4KKhQtTkAWw Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast Google Play: https://www.play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/l5bmuntd4wpvtklvg42ejg42ejg4apiu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HurdyGurdyTravelPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/HGTravelPodcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/justinvacula Copy and paste the podcast RSS feed -- http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:706382626/sounds.rss -- to listen on your favorite podcast-playing platform!

Duration:00:59:24

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Gift Card Reselling And Credit With Taylor Thomas

7/5/2023
You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Today’s episode features special guest Taylor Thomas, who chats with me about gift card reselling and credit cards. Taylor Thomas is originally from Charlotte, NC. He first got into credit cards, miles, and points in 2015 and began manufactured spending in 2019. In April 2020, Taylor launched his group QCGC where he posts gift card deals and buys gift cards from members to give them more credit card spending opportunities. QCGC has continued to grow over the past three years and has around 850 members on Telegram. Before today’s discussion, I have two quick show notes. I host monthly in-person meetups in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, with the group Greater Philadelphia Travel: Credit, Miles, and Points. Find more information at meetup.com/phillymilesandpoints. I’ll also present at the upcoming conference Zorkfest, which will include social events and sessions educating about miles, points, and gambling. Find more information at zorkfest.com, that’s z o r k f e s t dot com, and stay tuned for an upcoming episode with the event host, Michael Trager, who will chat with me about the event taking place in Lake Tahoe on October 13th, 14th, and 15th 2023. Now, on with today’s episode with special guest Taylor Thomas. -- Taylor's new website (Telegram links no longer working) https://qcgc.io/ -- Main website, including episode transcripts: https://hurdygurdytravelpodcast.com Referral links: https://hurdygurdytravel.com/donate-referral-links/ Join me for in-person meetups I host in Willow Grove, PA: https://www.meetup.com/phillymilesandpoints/ SubscribeStar: https://www.subscribestar.com/hurdy-gurdy-travel eBay store: https://www.ebay.com/str/hurdygurdytravelllc SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/hurdygurdytravelpodcast iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast/id1489093490 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8EcIcoNU1HK4KKhQtTkAWw Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast Google Play: https://www.play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/l5bmuntd4wpvtklvg42ejg42ejg4apiu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HurdyGurdyTravelPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/HGTravelPodcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/justinvacula Copy and paste the podcast RSS feed -- http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:706382626/sounds.rss -- to listen on your favorite podcast-playing platform!

Duration:00:44:56

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Dave Ramsey Show Why People Are Afraid To Let Go Of Credit Cards | Response

6/20/2023
You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Referenced in this episode: Dave Ramsey Show clip: 'Why People Are Afraid to Let Go of Credit Cards' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbYLgRrdE3A My 'Dave Ramsey Debunked' playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6yQHjlWn_4_oGuu-oqhXToGXFN_lUWDO – Thanks for listening, and stay tuned for future episodes. Visit HurdyGurdyTravel.com to contact me, find me on social media, read episode transcripts, and schedule a free consultation. Support the show through SubscribeStar, referral links, and buying from my eBay store! Find this show on many podcast platforms and YouTube, where you can find bonus videos. Supporting me on SubscribeStar will give you special perks including a custom podcast episode, questions answered by upcoming guests, and monthly private one-on-one conversations delving into more advanced topics I don’t openly discuss at length in podcast episodes. Visit meetup.com/phillymilesandpoints to learn about Greater Philadelphia Travel: Credit, Miles, and Points meetups I host in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. I hope to see you in person at a future event! Find a link in the show notes. Listen to my other podcast, the Stoic Solutions Podcast, found at StoicSolutionsPodcast.com. My podcast guests and I offer practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by the ancient tradition of Stoic Philosophy from Greece and Rome. Thanks for listening. Have a great day! —- Main website, including episode transcripts: https://hurdygurdytravelpodcast.com Referral links: https://hurdygurdytravel.com/donate-referral-links/ Join me for in-person meetups I host in Willow Grove, PA: https://www.meetup.com/phillymilesandpoints/ SubscribeStar: https://www.subscribestar.com/hurdy-gurdy-travel eBay store: https://www.ebay.com/str/hurdygurdytravelllc SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/hurdygurdytravelpodcast iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast/id1489093490 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8EcIcoNU1HK4KKhQtTkAWw Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/hurdy-gurdy-travel-podcast Google Play: https://www.play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/l5bmuntd4wpvtklvg42ejg42ejg4apiu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HurdyGurdyTravelPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/HGTravelPodcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/justinvacula Copy and paste the podcast RSS feed -- http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:706382626/sounds.rss -- to listen on your favorite podcast-playing platform!

Duration:01:07:12