Take Advantage Of US Airways Dividend Miles Off-Peak Award Chart For Free Flights

By Guillermo Rodriguez  (Award Travel Points)

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I definitely like tak­ing advan­tage of the off-peak deals that some Airlines offer because it means more free flights for less required miles.. US Air­ways has some very nice deals with its award chart if you hap­pen to be trav­el­ing dur­ing the right period. If you still haven’t planned your win­ter trips, you may want to con­sider a get­away to Europe or South Amer­ica. Either of these will cost only 35,000 miles round-trip in coach.  With the The US Airways Premier World MasterCard we can earn this miles after just the first purchase with the card. You could be flying for Free very fast with this card, which is why I highly recommend it!  Continue reading

Top 5 Starwood Hotels in Hawaii to Redeem Points for Free Stays

By Guillermo Rodriguez (Award Travel Points)

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

Hawaii is an awesome vaca­tion destination with the per­fect mix of beach, scenery and adven­ture but accom­mo­da­tions are not cheap. I have selected five amazing Hawaii hotels that we can stay for Free by redeeming Star­wood Pre­ferred Guest points that we can easily earn with the Amex SPG Credit Card. I am going to focus on the afford­able des­ti­na­tions where a cou­ple can get a 5 night vaca­tion for a rea­son­able amount of points in a 4-5 star Hotel.

Whether you want to visit Maui, Kauai, the Big Island or Oahu, every island has an afford­able hotel where we can use our Star­wood Pre­ferred Guest points.  Continue reading

Deal Alert: Earn Free Flights With The US Airways Premier World MasterCard

By Guillermo Rodriguez (Award Travel Points)

The US Airways Premier World MasterCard is offering 30,000 bonus miles after just the first purchase made with this card.

  These are enough miles for a free flight to Europe between Jan and Feb every year, which makes this a must get credit card for those looking to visit Europe for Free. My wife and I each applied for this credit card and we earned enough miles after the first purchase for 2 free flights to Europe.
DSCN3681That’s much better than paying over $1200 per ticket right? You can also Earn an additional 10,000 bonus miles when you transfer a balance within 90 days of account opening. These are more than enough miles to redeem for free flight anywhere in the United states or even get a free round-trip flight to Hawaii which is only 40,000 miles per person.

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Top Things To See and Do in Maui, Hawaii

By Guillermo Rodriguez (Award Travel Points)

1. The Road to Hana

DSCN2645The Road to Hana is a scenic highway that twists through lush rainforest, cascading waterfalls and past Maui’s dramatic northeast coastline. Most people start their trip along this highway in Kahului, Maui’s main city, with the intention of motoring the 55 miles to Hana. Along the way they encounter hair-splitting blind turns, more than a few harried commuters, and some awful traffic. But to most, the experience is oh so worth it.

The Road to Hana might seem short, but travelling it will most likely take all day. There are many notable photo opportunities along the way, including the Twin Falls around the two-mile marker; and the Wailea Overlook or Waikani Falls around the 21-mile marker. The Waianapanapa State Park and Ho’okipa Beach are also popular stops. Since the trip will take you awhile, pack snacks and a cooler with drinks. Also, prepare to stop along the way to take photos (and to let your stomach calm down after some harrowing curves). Continue reading

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!

What is this blog about and what can I learn here? Continue reading

Deal Alert: United Is Offering Round-Trip Flights to Europe For Just 48,000 Points (Instead of 60,000)!

By Guillermo Rodriguez (Award Travel Points)

United has a 20% discount on round-trip coach award seats to Europe.

You have to travel between January 13, 2014 and March 11, 2014, but you must book your ticket by 11:59 PM on November 19, 2013.

20% Off United Round-Trip Awards to Europe!

20% Off or 48,000 United Miles (instead of 60,000 miles) to Europe up to November 19, 2013 Continue reading

Top Things to do and Experience in Honolulu, Oahu!

Waikiki, Hawaii

Waikiki, Hawaii

One of our favorite places in the world is Hawaii and this is because we love everything Hawaii has to offer such as the wonderful people, the beaches, surfing and the awesome weather. Its truly a paradise away from everything that everyone should experience at least once in their life time. We have been in Hawaii 5 times in the last couple years and can’t wait to go back again next year. Hawaii is one of the most popular and most visited places in the world and continues to be every year. Everyone has their own idea of what makes the perfect Hawaiian vacation.  It might be lazing on the beach, or doing some adventurous hikes, or cycling down Maui’s Haleakala. I also often hear that a person’s favorite island is Maui or Kauai, because Oahu is “too crowded and touristy.” Having grown up on Oahu, it’s actually easy to get away from the crowded, touristy parts; to start with, stay out of Waikiki.  Here are my picks for the top things to do and experience in Oahu, Hawaii. 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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Screen shot 2013-10-14 at 11.56.52 AMAnd it’s good on stays anywhere from 3-10 nights. Continue reading

The Best Ways to Go to Hawaii for Free Using Frequent Flyer Miles!

For many people just starting out at this frequent flyer and miles thing, earning enough miles for an award ticket can be daunting. As can wading through the myriad options for how to get from one place to another, not to mention which airline flies the most comfortable seats between two cities.

I thought I’d back up a bit and help those newbies out there looking for some basic advice. And I think everyone new to frequent flyer miles has the same first question: How do I get enough miles to get a free trip to ____? After all, why else get frequent flyer miles unless you want to use them to go somewhere, right?

So let’s start with trips to Hawaii, historically one of the most popular places to visit using miles. (How popular is it? According to this LA Times article, Pan Am re-started service to Hawaii from NYC and LA in 1987 just so it could give away seats to Hawaii to frequent flyers looking to cash in their Worldpass miles. And you wonder why they went out of business.) Continue reading