Erin currently maintains her status as Alex’s adventure-seeking partner-in-crime and contributes to Upgraded Points through content creation & relationship management.
She caught the travel bug just after high school when her grandmother took her on a two-week, whirlwind trip around Europe. That was that – she’s been gallivanting around the globe ever since (22 countries & counting)!
Alex’s persistence with cracking the points game wide open has allowed her to experience some incredible, new destinations and some pretty fantastic flight upgrades. She’s now fully invested in this lucrative industry hack with 6 different points-earning credit cards in her wallet. She’s constantly choosing the best card for the purchase at hand, capitalizing on category bonuses and checking portals to maximize spend.
And it’s definitely worth all the effort – with 8 different First & Biz class products under her belt, Erin swears it’s an insane way to fly, that will never (ever) get old.
Let’s be honest — traveling around the holidays is rough. After dealing with long security lines, flight delays, crowded gates, screaming kids, etc. you’re gonna need a drink. But not just any drink…you’d really like to manifest some semblance of calm… read more
Let’s face it — electronics can be expensive. New and improved ultra HD TVs, the latest laptops/tablets, wearable tech, smart home security, virtual reality and gaming systems…it’s enough to make your head spin! What if we told you there was… read more
By now, it’s a shopping standard: you get up to the check-out counter and the associate asks if you want to save money by signing up for the store’s branded credit card. Well…of course you want to save money. But… read more
Everyone knows home improvements can be costly. And hiring a contractor? Even more so. That’s why many people choose the do-it-yourself option. This likely means you’re spending a lot of time (and money) at places like Lowe’s. So should you… read more
It’s not surprising that so many retailers market their own branded credit cards — after all, with high APRs and low minimum payment options, a store card offers the company an opportunity to cash in on some serious fees and… read more
In the few short years JetBlue has been around, this airline has become quite popular. Founded in 2000 with the goal of “bringing humanity back to air travel,” JetBlue has won quite a few awards, including a number in the… read more
It happens nearly every time you step up to the checkout: the salesperson asks if you’d like to save 10%, 15%, or 20% off your purchase by applying for a store credit card. Unfortunately, many store-branded credit cards often have high… read more
Every retailer seems to offer their own credit card nowadays, each with its own special benefits. How are you supposed to know which to choose and whether using that card is really worth it? Unfortunately, many of these cards come… read more
Southwest Airlines is the world’s largest low-cost carrier, and it’s no wonder they’re so popular. Southwest offers some extremely low fares with the addition of standard perks like free checked bags, inflight refreshments, and award winning customer service. Want to… read more
Welcome back to the Real Redemptions series, wanderlusters! Believe us, we’ve got quite a round-up of points redemptions for you this time! An around the world trip on some FANTASTIC products for a surprise 75th birthday An INCREDIBLE trip to… read more