Earn Miles

So, you want to earn miles? Yeah, we can help with that!

Here you’ll find a variety of ways to earn more miles and points so you can eventually earn more rewards. It’s never quite as simple as just opening a card and earning a few points from purchases.

If you really want to win, you have to put in a little extra effort and find those big opportunities!

There are SO many different cards and SO many different ways to earn that it can be overwhelming. That’s why, per our Beginner’s Guide, we suggest first deciding where you want to travel.

If you don’t have a place in mind, the possibilities are endless; it’s easy to end up getting stuck trying to find that best deal. Remember that you can’t always redeem for the HUGE values…sometimes you just have to find a good deal and get traveling!

The goal of learning how to collect points isn’t just to get good at collecting points, it’s to travel and experience the beautiful world out there.

So let us do the heavy lifting! Check around the blog after figuring out where you want to go, and find some ideas on how to earn the points to get you there.

Upgraded Points Earning Miles Sections

Currently, we offer the following sections to help you learn how to optimize your miles and points earning:

If you need help finding a credit card you can open, check out the Card Match Tool.

For some additional resources on earning and managing your points, check out our Must See Resources page (and let us know if you have any suggestions!).

In particular, as you begin earning lots of points in different programs, we recommend utilizing a site like AwardWallet.com to help you track and manage them.

Best Business Credit Cards Series

We are developing a series of articles to help you find the best credit cards to earn points (and gain other benefits). If you are a small business owner, you may find one of them useful!

Coming Soon to the Site

In the future, we plan on releasing more and more guides on the best ways to earn points. Check back here often for more ideas!

One idea on our radar is the best ways to use the shopping portals for various cards to earn points. There are lots of opportunities to purchase things you already would at much higher value; don’t underestimate them!

If you have any ideas or questions, please feel free to share them with us! We are always looking to improve the quality of our content so we can provide the highest value to you as readers. The better content, the more we all benefit and get to travel!

See you on the earning grounds!

>> How to Redeem Your Points and Miles >>

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
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