Jarrod West

Senior Content Contributor

Published Articles: 89

Born and raised just outside of Cincinnati, Jarrod became fascinated with using points and miles as the perfect way to visit dream destinations without breaking the bank.

Thanks to points and miles, Jarrod was able to spend 3 months traveling Europe financed nearly entirely with points and miles; while flying in premium cabins and staying in 5-star hotels along the way. To date, Jarrod has traveled to 16 countries and 22 US states.

He also runs his own travel blog, the Freequent Flyer Blog, where he specializes in providing consulting services to those who are new to the world of points and miles. He has helped his clients earn and redeem millions of points, saving them tens of thousands of dollars in
the process.

Jarrod makes it a priority to always stay on top of the latest news in the points travel world and loves attending conferences to share ideas with fellow travelers. So if you see him at conferences like TravelCon or Frequent Traveler University, be sure to stop and say hello!

When he’s not traveling or writing about travel, Jarrod loves cooking (mostly eating!), reading, and cheering on Liverpool F.C.

Follow Jarrod on Instagram and Twitter.

Countries Visited: 16
U.S. States Visited: 22
Highest Hotel Status: Hyatt Globalist and Hilton Diamond
Highest Airline Status: Southwest Companion Pass
Favorite Airline Alliance: Star Alliance
Favorite Business Class: International – Delta One on the A350,
Domestic – JetBlue Mint
Best Redemption Value: 10 cents per point flying CVG to CDG in Delta One
Favorite Type of Points: American Express Membership Rewards
Top 3 Cards in Wallet: Platinum Card® from American Express, American
Express Gold Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve

Jarrod's Latest Posts

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23 Valuable Benefits of the Chase Freedom Flex Card

The competition for zero annual fee, cash-back credit cards is a fierce one. With credit card issuers constantly trying to one-up each other, 1 card that stands out among the rest is the Chase Freedom Flex℠ Credit Card. Thanks to… read more

Chase Freedom Flex

Chase Freedom Flex℠ Credit Card – Full Review [2020]

The information regarding the Chase Freedom Flex℠ Credit Card was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.  The Freedom Flex℠ Credit Card is Chase’s newest credit card offering and boy does it pack quite… read more
Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card – Full Review [2020]

Chances are you’ve seen your fair share of advertisements for the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card. Perhaps you’ve seen your friends using it to pay for their meal at dinner, or overheard your coworkers mention how they use their Chase Ultimate… read more

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