Fly to Hawaii for Free With The New Barclaycard Hawaiian Airlines World Mastercard.

By Guillermo Rodriguez (Award Travel Points)

Fly to Hawaii for Free With The New Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard. If you’re interested in getting to Hawaii for FREE now is you’re opportunity with this new credit card which is offering 35,000 miles after spending just $1,000 in the first 3 months of using it.  35,000 miles is enough for a Free flight to Hawaii on Hawaiian Airlines.

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Get 2 Free Flights with The US Airways Mastercard

By Guillermo Rodriguez (Award Travel Points)

Sign up for the US Airways Premier World MasterCard  and get up to 40,000 bonus miles, enough for 2 roundtrip flights. You’ll get 30,000 miles after your first purchase, plus up 1 mile per dollar on balance transfers within 90 days, up to 10,000 miles. The card also gets you a 5,000 mile discount when booking a flight, which drops a roundtrip domestic flight to as low as 20,000 miles. Other perks including Zone 2 priority boarding on every flight, 2 companion tickets each year, and first class check-in service. The card will earn you 2 miles per dollar on US Airways purchases, and 1 mile on everything else. It also offers 0% APR on purchase and balance transfers for 12 months. Plus, spend $25,000 in a year and you will earn 10,000 elite qualifying miles. There is an $89 annual fee. Bottom-line: the bonus, booking discount, perks and elite miles make this one of the best airline cards.   Here’s my Review of this card.      Take advantage of this offer and fly for FREE!

Want To Travel More Often For Very Cheap? We Can Show You How!

By Guillermo Rodriguez (Award Travel Points)

My Name is Guillermo Rodriguez and my wife is Samantha. We have earned and redeemed millions of airline miles and hotel points since we got married in 2008  – Almost all of them were earned without having to fly in airplanes or staying in hotels.  They were earned by applying for travel credit cards with big reward programs.

This picture was taken in Central Park in front of the outdoor Ice-Skating Ring!

This picture was taken in Central Park in front of the outdoor Ice-Skating Ring!

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Best Credit Cards for Miles and Points Beginners

Waikiki, Hawaii

Waikiki, Hawaii

People often come across my Blog in search for some­thing travel related and are aston­ished by the miles and points world and all the pos­si­bil­i­ties. They want to know how to get in the game for free travel and the best way to enter. Friends and fam­ily and their friends will often hear about all the free trips they’re tak­ing and then have the same ques­tion. The best way to start rack­ing up miles and points is by sign­ing up for a few credit card bonuses, but begin­ners need to know what the right credit cards are. So I put together a list of credit cards for begin­ner travelers.

Before starting, I’d like to issue a bit of a warn­ing. You should only sign up for credit cards if you already have good credit and can pay off the bal­ance in full every month. The APR on high yield rewards cards is high and car­ry­ing a bal­ance and pay­ing inter­est will quickly negate the value of any rewards you may earn. If you have the dis­ci­pline to not rack up debt and keep your finances orga­nized, the miles and points game can be extremely reward­ing (and it is for me with lux­ury hotels and first class tick­ets). Although I lose 3–5 points on my credit score when I apply for a new credit card, it comes back after a few months. My score also ben­e­fits from hav­ing a low credit usage ratio, which means I have a lot of credit and use very lit­tle of it, mak­ing me look very respon­si­ble in the credit card bureau scor­ing model. After years of col­lect­ing miles and points, I’ve been able to main­tain an excel­lent credit score of 750 and take great trips at the same time! Continue reading

Should You Transfer Amex Membership Rewards Points To Virgin Atlantic or Other Partners For Free Flights?

Feel like flying Virgin? You have some options!

by Award Travel Points on October 21, 2013

With the current 30% Amex Membership Reward Points transfer bonus to Virgin atlantic – which is available now through November 30, 2013 – Many people are want to know whether transferring to Virgin makes sense for their flying needs. So I put together this post to discuss some other options for transferring Amex points into miles with other airlines who are partners with both Membership Rewards and Virgin Atlantic for flights on Virgin to help you compare your options and whether actually transferring to Virgin makes sense. Continue reading

Breaking News: Cheap Flights To Honolulu, Hawaii on Delta For $422

By Award Travel Points on October 14, 2013

Looks like Delta is holding an aggressive fare sale from several of United’s hubs to Honolulu this fall and winter with roundtrip prices from several cities including Newark, Denver, Houston and Phoenix pricing out as low as $422. It looks like these fares area available for travel originating almost every day in October and November from Newark. As well as through December 13, 2013.

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