How to Earn Bonus Points and Miles (Besides Credit Card Signups)

The fastest way to earn points and miles (unless you fly international first class twice a week) is to collect credit card signup bonuses. But there are plenty of other ways to get extra points, besides your normal everyday spending. In my latest article for Business Insider, I laid out a few of the best ways to rack up the miles. From dining rewards programs to simple online shopping portals, there are some great, rewarding programs to help you on your way to your next travel goal.

Flying Trans-Atlantic for Cheap on Norwegian's 787

When I went to London this winter, I chose to fly the first leg in business class (booked with miles) and jumped on a super-cheap economy flight back with Norwegian Air Shuttle (you can read about how I booked the flights here). I’ve flown on RyanAir, EasyJet, WizzAir, etc. before, but this was my first time on one of the trans-Atlantic low-cost carriers (LCCs) and I was interested in seeing how it compared to a mainstream airline.

Earn an Extra 1K Delta Miles Through New Delta-Lyft Partnership

Delta recently announced a new partnership with Lyft, letting you earn Delta SkyMiles for every ride you take with Lyft. You can get 1 SkyMile for every $1 spent with Lyft on all rides, and 3 SkyMiles per $1 on rides to or from an airport, even if you're not flying Delta. It gets better, though: there's a way to get 1,000 extra Delta SkyMiles through this new partnership by taking just a single ride. . .

Welcome New Readers!

My goal with this blog isn't to push credit cards application links, or sell an aspirational lifestyle that no one really lives, or to fly under the radar violating banks' terms and conditions for extra points. What I want to do is show my readers that the points and miles game is accessible even to casual players, even if you don't fly weekly or plan to open 15 credit cards in a year. . .

My Travel Regret

A year after finishing college, I decided to go to graduate school across the Atlantic. I’d wanted to spend some time living in the U.K. since I was eight years old on my first international trip, and I didn’t get to study abroad during college, so graduate school seemed like a perfect chance. . .

How to Use Your Chase Points

When Chase launched their Sapphire Reserve credit card last year, a tremendous number of people applied, tempted by the 100,000 point bonus offer, plus hype in the blogosphere and news media. I’ve spoken with a few friends about Chase points and figure that it might be helpful to write a post. . .