Earn Points

Maximize Your Points Earnings

So, you want to earn points? 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.

Below are the core sections:

  • Earn Flexible, Airline & Hotel Points – Great guides give you ideas on how to earn points and miles, whether it’s flexible (e.g. Chase or Amex), airline or hotel points.
  • Airline Loyalty Programs – Reviews and guides help you understand how best to navigate the airline frequent flyer programs to earn miles.
  • Hotel Loyalty Programs – Same as airlines, except for a focus on earning hotel points.
  • Shopping Portals & Dining Programs – every time you make an online purchase, whether large or small, check the shopping portals to see if there are opportunities to earn more points (and there usually are!). Also, sign up “one-time” to various airline dining programs to receive extra points per $1 spent at your favorite restaurants.

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 credit cards and different ways to earn points 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!