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5 Reasons You Should Walk Away From That Cheap Airfare Deal

Posted By nila on In the News - Occasionally airlines or booking agents make an internal error and an airfare surfaces for far less than it should normally sell for. There are also promotions for cheap fares from airlines seeking to expand their presence such as Norwegian Airlines and WOW. These mistake fares and super cheap fares may be communicated in daily emails […]

The Frugal Traveler’s Guide to Drinking and Flying

Posted By nila on In the News - Nobody is born a frugal traveler. Instead, every facet of this hobby – from learning about how to maximize points and miles to managing the credit aspect of this game – is learned. Thus, everything in our particular fascination is a skill, meaning it is open to anyone who wants to understand how to travel […]

These Are the Best Credit Cards for People Who Hate Airline Fees

Posted By nila on In the News - Over the past few years, airlines have increased or tacked on fees on everything from checked bags to award booking fees. Thankfully, credit card companies are swooping in to help travelers eliminate these fees with a statement credits that can be applied to baggage fees, award taxes, Wi-Fi, club lounge access, and even travel bookings […]

Interested in a Disney Vacation Account? This In-Depth Guide Is a Must Read

Posted By nila on In the News - A few weeks ago, my friend Kendra over at Points and Pixie Dust wrote about the Disney Vacation Account—which was the first time I’d ever heard of it. Considering the research I did for the Frugal Guide to Disneyland and Disney World, I was both surprised I’d missed and curious about what it is exactly. […]

How to Keep Track of Multiple Credit Card Accounts

Posted By nila on In the News - One thing that initially turns a lot of people off from points and miles is keeping track of your multiple accounts—the easiest way to earn a lot of miles quickly is to apply for credit cards, but the more you apply for, the harder it gets. Not only do you need to keep track of […]

Travel Scams: The Worst of the Worst

Posted By nila on In the News - Exert travelers are not born—rather, frugal travelers are made from the sum of their experiences, both good and bad. Despite my ease today aboard aircraft and at locations both foreign and domestic, many of my prior experiences have not always been pleasant or fun. Instead, I have discovered that life is the hardest teacher, because […]

The Best of the Rest: The Other Cards That I Can’t Live Without

Posted By nila on In the News - Earning points, miles and cash back from credit cards has become a long-term game—due to the fact that many banks have tightened up their requirements on who qualifies for the generous long-term bonuses. Accordingly, I’ve begun looking at the miles game as a marathon of points I can use, rather than a sprint of big […]

Traveling This Summer? Take a Look at These Useful Cards

Posted By nila on In the News - When you purchase a plane ticket, the credit card you pull out of your wallet is the one that earns you the most points for the purchase, right? That basic strategy works — you want to achieve the highest return on your spend, and if you’ve got a credit card that earns 2X or 3X […]