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What is an App-o-rama?

I laughed out loud the first time I heard the phrase “App-o-rama.”  It just sounds kind of silly, like a ride at an amusement park (Tilt-o-whirl, anyone?).  I guess you could say that for Points and Miles collectors, an App-o-rama is our version of the Tilt-o-whirl, complete with thrills, chills […]

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What is a credit card churn?

I love the image: a rustic wooden butter churn, filled to the brim with mouthwatering premium travel cards.  Mmmmm, bonuses! Seriously, what the heck is a credit card churn anyway?  I made a short video to explain: What type of churner are you?

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E-Rewards: worth it or walk away?

If you’re a Points and Miles Playa (pronounced PLAY-ah), at some point you’ll face off with the great and terrible e-rewards.  What is e-rewards? Try to keep an open mind here. Basically, e-rewards is a survey broker.  It’s free to join e-rewards, but it’s an invitation-only program, which means that you […]

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Shopping Portals – Get 2x, 3x, 10x points or more!

Shopping portals are an easy way to bulk up your points balance or get a little refund on your purchase each time you shop.  I love going through portals and discovering what treasures await.  I feel like Alice in Wonderland on an Easter Egg hunt.  If that is a strange image, […]

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How to Meet Minimum Spend on Credit Cards

So at this point, you may be thinking: this all sounds great, but if I sign up for 2 new credit cards this month, there’s no way that I am going to be able to meet the minimum spend on both of them! Think again. Here are my favorite ways […]

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Not sure what to do first? Read this.

I love sharing this hobby of mine with friends and family, and hearing about their successes with free travel using points and miles! Often, however, friends will comment that it seems challenging to get started.  Folks feel overwhelmed and a little intimidated by all of the information out there, and […]

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How to Earn Points and Miles without Applying for a Credit Card

In the world of Points and Miles, opportunities to earn points are plentiful and frequent. You just have to know where to look.  It is my goal to keep you updated on the latest “breaking news” about ways to earn valuable  Points and Miles, simply by doing what you already […]

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