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Interview:  John “Flying Mustache” Klukas on Award Booking
29 May. 2018
Interview: John “Flying Mustache” Klukas on Award Booking
Smart guys finish first From a psychology degree to the fashion runways in New York to his own award booking service dolling out countless hours of points and miles advice, John Klukas is an interesting guy.  I saw down to talk all things points and miles, the mindset of an award booker, some sweetspot awards,
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Citi AA Hack:  How to Get Targeted Offers
23 May. 2018
Citi AA Hack: How to Get Targeted Offers
Excerpt from forthcoming book:  “Travel For Free” Why Me A complaint that I hear from points and miles enthusiasts is that they never get targeted for special credit card (or other) offers.  I complain about that very same thing!  When I first started getting new rewards cards, I would always take steps to limit the
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Accruing $500,000 Worth of Travel From Points
18 May. 2018
Accruing $500,000 Worth of Travel From Points
Measured Each year I have points and miles earning goals.  My daily goal is earn 10,000 points/miles.  Please understand that I’m not tossing out that stat to brag or boast, as nothing I write is meant to take that path.  I recognize that some people earn much less than that and also know that others
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Assault on Twin Cities Manufactured Spend
16 May. 2018
Assault on Twin Cities Manufactured Spend
Another One Bites the Dust Just one year ago the Twin Cities was a bit of a honey hole.  It was like a large manufactured spending (MS) fire.  Besides providing comfort and warmth, you could toss just about anything into it and end up with a positive result.  Now that raging fire is down to
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Fee Free Visa Gift Cards at AAA (select locations)
14 May. 2018
Fee Free Visa Gift Cards at AAA (select locations)
American Automobile Association (AAA) and MS? Fee free manufactured spend (MS) is great.  The only thing that beats it is points + cash (or just heavy amounts of cash!).  I’ve heard the rumor for several days, and according to some recent data points and DoctorofCredit AAA is once again selling fee free Visa gift cards.  The downside
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Lufthansa First Class 747-8 Review:  Chicago to Frankfurt
13 May. 2018
Lufthansa First Class 747-8 Review: Chicago to Frankfurt
Splash Cashing in fancy award redemptions in up front cabin space seems like a right of passage within the travel hacking community.  Facebook posts, Instagram pics, major blogs posts, and articles in various magazines and other media sources and have an assortment of first class cabin selphies complete with champagne toasts while lounging luxuriou...
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Lufthansa First Class Lounge Frankfurt Review
12 May. 2018
Lufthansa First Class Lounge Frankfurt Review
Homeward Bound After 2.5 weeks in Eastern Europe it was time to return home.  I didn’t want to go, and neither did my buddy that I was traveling with, but we can’t always get what we want.  If I could make it happen, I’d still be over there now.  Which reminds me, I should probably
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“Saving” Over $20,000 on My Last Trip
8 May. 2018
“Saving” Over $20,000 on My Last Trip
Saving? I just burned through 585,000+ points in the 2.5 week trip to Eastern Europe with a good friend of mine.  Those were points well spent as we had a good trip.  My buddy hadn’t been out of the country for well over 10 years, so having some comfort along the way in the form
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