IS UATHOR Jeff Brownson, Author at UpgradedPoints.com

Jeff Brownson

Jeff was born and raised in Syracuse, New York, and didn’t take his first flight until his senior year of high school. Travel as he grew up was always by car, exploring much of the US and a bit of Canada.

Studying abroad in Copenhagen during college, and backpacking around Europe afterwards, was the next major step in a long life of travel. The wanderlust quickly took hold.

Today, Jeff can be found traveling the world solo, with groups of friends, or most often with his wife, Chrissy, and two boys, Ryan and Cole. Together with their dogs, Athena and Artemis, they make their home in Falls Church, VA, just outside of DC.

Since discovering miles and points in 2010, Jeff has traveled to over 35 countries, flying in first class, business class, and sometimes even in coach. Whether he’s staying in a hostel dorm, or in a luxury suite at a 5 star hotel, Jeff is constantly looking for the best deal to make travel as close to free as possible.

Jeff holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, is a contributor to TravelingDad, and has been a featured speaker at the Chicago Seminars and Family Travel for Real Life Conferences.

Jeff's Latest Posts

Uber VISA Local Offers

New 10% Uber Credit on Visa Transactions

Over the past several weeks, Uber has been slowly rolling out Visa Local Offers to locations all over the country. These offers provide a great value by giving you instant Uber credit when you make purchases at local stores. Some… read more

Chase Bank

Chase Adds Limitation for Sapphire Family of Credit Cards

Over the weekend, an internal Chase memo appeared online that worried the miles and points community. The memo indicated that from this point on, it would be much more difficult to earn a sign-up bonus on multiple Chase Sapphire cards…. read more

Citibank Manhattan

2 New Transfer Partners Added to Citi ThankYou Points Program

In an email to members on August 24, Citi announced the addition of 2 new airline partners for their ThankYou Points program. The new transfer partners are Turkish Airlines and Jet Airways. As other banks add new rules restricting points-earning and… read more

WOW Air, Try Something New Campaign

WOW air Adds Service to 4 New U.S. Cities

On Tuesday, WOW air announced expanded service to the United States. Based in Reykjavik, Iceland, the low-cost airline will begin flying to 4 midwestern cities in 2018. Service to Detroit begins on April 26, while Cleveland, Cincinnati, and St. Louis… read more

Delta Airbnb Promo

Promotion: 3 Delta SkyMiles Per Dollar Spent With Airbnb

Delta Air Lines and Airbnb have had a partnership since late last year, in which Delta SkyMiles members can earn 1 mile per dollar spent with Airbnb. When launched, this standard offer matched the partnership Airbnb had with other airlines, and… read more

American Airlines Planes At Gate

Amazing Availability for American Airlines Awards

Over the past couple of years, low-level award seats on American Airlines flights have become rarer. Domestically, MileSAAver awards have become somewhat of a joke among frequent flyers, since they are almost never available. Internationally, they haven’t been much better. The best… read more

Amex Targeted Offer

Huge Amex Membership Rewards Targeted Offers

American Express has been running a lot of promotional targeted offers lately. Last week, we wrote about a couple of great offers for those who have the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express. Today it’s time to talk… read more