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Episode 75 – Mexico, Sri Lanka, and sightDOING with Becky Pokora

2/13/2018
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Becky Pokora of sightDOING (nee The Girl and Globe) fame joins Joe and Trevor to talk Mexico, funding travel to far flung locations with miles and points, why domestic travel gets ignored by the blogosphere, Sri Lanka, and more!

Duration:00:54:54

Episode 74 – Noah from Money Metagame discusses taking a gap year

1/30/2018
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a year off of work? Noah from Money Metagame and his wife are doing just that. Find out how saving for FIRE (Financial Independence Retiring Early) helped enable this, why they are doing this, how they plan on eating, where they plan on traveling, and overall, whether they are crazy or not! (Spoiler alert: Not).

Duration:00:50:33

Episode 73 – Australian New Year, Q Suites, and Shutdowns

1/16/2018
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Trevor and Joe talk about celebrating the New Year in Australia, places worth visiting, how Trevor ended up in Qatar QSuites, the QSuites product, how to book it with miles and cash, Chase shutdowns, and some other stuff.

Duration:00:47:05

Episode 72 – Shawn Coomer from Miles to Memories returns

1/2/2018
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Shawn Coomer from Miles to Memories returns to ring in 2018 and talk about Hyatt changes, hotel updates in general, what he's earning and burning, New Year's resolutions, and more!

Duration:00:43:28

Episode 71 – Three Thoughts on 2017

12/19/2017
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A short episode to wrap up the year, with Joe's three thoughts to wrap up 2017. Thanks for a great year and see you in 2018!

Duration:00:14:18

Episode 70 – Keeping your MS organized with Free-quent Flyer and Graz

12/5/2017
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With Trevor off gathering toys for tots, the Free-quent Flyer and Mike Graziano, two heavy manufactured spenders, join the podcast to discuss how they keep their games organized, big fails, where to visit in Europe, and more! Plus - FTU smack talk. (Not really). Enjoy!

Duration:01:03:22

Episode 69 – Gift card reselling with The Plastic Merchant

11/20/2017
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Mike Dean, founder of The Plastic Merchant, joins us in time for Q4 shopping to discuss how TPM came to be, tips for gift card reselling, tips for saving money on Q4/holiday purchases, and more!

Duration:00:58:05

Episode 68 – South America travel talk with Dia Adams, the Deal Mommy

11/7/2017
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Dia Adams, aka the Deal Mommy, joins us to talk South America, Camp Mom, mom blogs, the new AMEX Hilton card, and more!

Duration:00:56:58

Episode 67 – Spencer Howard talks Asia travel & redemption routes, credit cards, and more!

10/24/2017
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We enter a Cortezless world by inviting Spencer Howard, miles aficionado, on to discuss trips to Korea, the Demilitarized Zone, overlooked redemptions, and recent credit card sign ups. We also talk about the hoops he jumped through to successfully take advantage of the Garuda 90% off promo. Please drop us a review in iTunes if you enjoy the show!

Duration:00:58:05

Episode 66 – Oktoberfest, 2/3/4, and RAT

10/10/2017
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Trevor and the Joes talk Oktoberfest, Bank of America's new "2/3/4" rule (h/t DoC), AMEX's RAT, and a podcast announcement.

Duration:00:42:48

Episode 65 – Travel, Facebook Groups, and more with Richard Kerr from Award Travel 101

9/26/2017
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THE Richard Kerr from Award Travel 101 joins Trevor and Joe Cheung to discuss living in Asia, the beauty of Asian low cost carriers, how to manage those unwieldy Facebook groups, advice for Facebook entrepreneurs, where to go when you retire, and more! Recorded LIVE and in person, woohoo.

Duration:00:48:55

Episode 64 – New co-branded airline credit cards

9/12/2017
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With Joe Cheung pulled into emergency puppy sitting duty, Joe Cortez and Trevor discuss the pros and cons of the new co-branded Delta and United cards, whether the cards will be of any use to miles and points hackers. Also, more than you could ever want about pajamas. Enjoy!

Duration:00:44:54

Episode 63 – Jetblue Mint, reselling updates, and you!

8/29/2017
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Trevor and Joe Cheung get together to recount Trevor's Jetblue Mint experience, discuss how to deal with kids on planes who can't control themselves, and chat about their summer trips. After the break, Trevor updates us all on what's going on in the reselling world and we answer the age old question: "SNES Classic resellers - jerks or true Americans?" Enjoy and thanks for listening!

Duration:01:05:06

Episode 62 – Shawn Coomer from Miles to Memories returns

8/15/2017
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Shawn Coomer from Miles to Memories returns to talk current earning and burning strategies, reselling, miles and points strategies for teenagers, and more. Plus, the answer to the age old question: reselling or MS more fun?

Duration:00:50:39

Episode 61 – Favorite and recommended credit cards

8/1/2017
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The gang's all here as we reset the table and talk about our favorite credit cards in a variety of categories, including best cards for newcomers, MS, cashback, and more. Note: we have no affiliate links, all opinions are our own.

Duration:01:02:21

Episode 60 – Ed from Pizza in Motion

7/18/2017
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The Joes take most of the episode off, so Trevor interviews Ed Pizzarello from Pizza in Motion, the Freddies, and a litany of other places. Trevor and Ed discuss Ed's extensive travels, airline status, the Freddies, the differences between Flyertalk and Inside Flyer, and much more!

Duration:01:01:57

Episode 59 – Skytrax World Airline Awards and You

7/4/2017
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With Joe Cheung off celebrating his anniversary, the inmates were once again given the keys to the asylum. Unfortunately, they left Joe Cortez and Trevor in charge of the podcast. In this episode, the two talk all about the recent Skytrax World Airline Awards, and their biggest takeaways from the announcements. Did Etihad really deserve best first class? What about the best economy class? And… shawarma? All will be revealed in Episode 59, and hopefully order will be restored by Episode 60!

Duration:01:13:18

Episode 58 – Discussing hosted media previews and bias with Leslie Harvey

6/20/2017
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Trevor AND Joe Cortez (yay!) are off gallavanting, so I called up Leslie Harvey from Trips with Tykes to discuss hosted media previews and bias in blogging/media coverage. Both of us have experience in this area as it results to Disney, but we also discuss how it may or may not creep into the miles and points space. Speaking of media previews, Leslie just checked out Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout in Disneyland and I visited Pandora the World of Avatar at Disney World, so we end...

Duration:01:15:03

Episode 57 – A New Game Appears!

6/6/2017
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We borrow a game from one of Joe Cheung's favorite podcasts. What would we get rid of, keep, or ask for more of in the following areas: travel credit card benefits, transferable point currency partners, and airline security. We had a blast and hope you do too! Recorded 1 Jun, 2017.

Duration:00:51:39

Episode 56 – FIRE and Travel Hacking

5/22/2017
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Ever wonder what FIRE stands for? Or consider how travel hacking may (or may NOT) be contributing to your overall wealth and financial independence? Join Free-quent Flyer and Money Metagame for this special episode dedicated to taking a look at the intersection of early retirement and travel hacking. Recorded 10 May, 2017.

Duration:01:05:12

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