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Travel Points & Miles Valuations — How Much Are They Actually Worth? [July 2024]

Travel Points & Miles Valuations — How Much Are They Actually Worth? [July 2024]

Credit cards, airlines, and hotels don’t publish their own points and miles valuations, so there are no official answers on what points and miles are actually worth. Therefore, it’s up to you to make your own conclusions on that value….

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Wells Fargo Rewards Program Review: How To Earn and Redeem Points Like a Pro

Wells Fargo Rewards Program Review: How To Earn and Redeem Points Like a Pro

Wells Fargo operates the Wells Fargo Rewards program, and both the bank and the rewards program have been on a tear over the past year. The flurry of activity includes introducing new credit cards and launching points transfers — neither…

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Baranof Downtown, BW Signature Collection, in Juneau, Alaska [In-Depth Hotel Review]

Baranof Downtown, BW Signature Collection, in Juneau, Alaska [In-Depth Hotel Review]

I visited Juneau, Alaska’s state capital, as part of my itinerary flying the Alaska Airlines Milk Run in April 2024. My trip would take me to Juneau for 2 nights before flying out from Juneau south to Seattle via a…

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The Complete Guide to Using the Wells Fargo Rewards Portal [2024]

The Complete Guide to Using the Wells Fargo Rewards Portal [2024]

You can redeem Wells Fargo Rewards points in a variety of ways — and now you can transfer points to select airline and hotel partners. If you’re interested in booking travel, take a closer look at the Wells Fargo Rewards…

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[Expired] [Award Alert] Wide-Open Business Class Availability to Switzerland From 60K Points

[Expired] [Award Alert] Wide-Open Business Class Availability to Switzerland From 60K Points

Update:The offer mentioned below has expired and is no longer available. Cheese, chocolate, and beautiful scenery … what more could you want in a destination? How about arriving there in a lie-flat business class? Our team has found plenty of…

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Wells Fargo Rewards Transfer Partners and How To Use Them [2024]

Wells Fargo Rewards Transfer Partners and How To Use Them [2024]

Wells Fargo is the newest entrant to the world of flexible transfer partner award programs. This is great news for those who hold a card that earns Wells Fargo Rewards, as the value of those rewards just became significantly more…

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5 Best Etihad Flights To Book With Etihad Guest Miles [Transfer from American Express® Membership Rewards Points]

5 Best Etihad Flights To Book With Etihad Guest Miles [Transfer from American Express® Membership Rewards Points]

Etihad Guest recently made updates to its loyalty program to reduce the price of award tickets — with a particular emphasis on some of the airline’s busiest routes. Let’s look at some sweet spot redemptions you might wish to explore…

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How I Booked Etihad First Class Apartment Flights With American Express Membership Rewards® Points

How I Booked Etihad First Class Apartment Flights With American Express Membership Rewards® Points

Getting to fly on a double-decker jet — especially at the very front of the plane — is a dream for many AvGeeks, myself included. But with the right stash of points and miles, booking this aspirational flight is possible…

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How To Transfer American Express Membership Rewards Points to Etihad Guest

How To Transfer American Express Membership Rewards Points to Etihad Guest

You’ve been earning Membership Rewards® points* for your dream vacation to the Middle East and other captivating destinations. The next step is to book your travel by transferring the points to an airline reward program, like Etihad Guest. Whether this…

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[Expired] Transfer Citi Points to Avianca LifeMiles With a 25% Bonus

[Expired] Transfer Citi Points to Avianca LifeMiles With a 25% Bonus

If you have some Citi ThankYou Points and would like to maximize their value, we’ve got a nice promotion for you. Right now, you can get a 25% bonus when you transfer your ThankYou Points to Avianca’s LifeMiles program. Even…

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Etihad’s A380 Returns to New York in April [AUH to JFK]

Etihad’s A380 Returns to New York in April [AUH to JFK]

Much to the delight of luxury travelers and AvGeeks around the world, Etihad’s iconic Airbus A380 returned to the skies on July 25, 2023, after being grounded during the pandemic. Until now, the superjumbo has been exclusively flying between the…

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The Upgraded Points Team’s Best Redemptions of 2023

The Upgraded Points Team’s Best Redemptions of 2023

We all love a good redemption story, but here at Upgraded Points, that usually has something to do with points and miles. Whether visiting family or flying across the world to see Taylor Swift perform, our team put together a…

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How To Cover Travel Purchases With Capital One Miles [Step-by-Step]

How To Cover Travel Purchases With Capital One Miles [Step-by-Step]

Capital One’s travel rewards credit cards earn valuable Capital One miles, which are versatile for many reasons. Not only can you transfer your miles to Capital One’s hotel and airline partners, but you can also redeem them for airfare, hotels,…

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Bilt Rewards Review — Earning, Redeeming, Transfer Partners, and More

Bilt Rewards Review — Earning, Redeeming, Transfer Partners, and More

Bilt Rewards is one of the most exciting new financial services companies and aims to transform tenants’ relationships with paying rent. Founded on the central premise of being able to pay for rent with no additional transaction fees while earning…

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53 Best Ways To Redeem Amex Membership Rewards Points for Max Value

53 Best Ways To Redeem Amex Membership Rewards Points for Max Value

The American Express Membership Rewards program provides amazing redemptions, thanks to its many airline transfer partners. From hops to Hawaii to once-in-a-lifetime trips around the world, dream vacations are often just a matter of finding the right award-flight sweet spot…

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13 Best Ways To Use 150,000 Amex Platinum Card Points [2024]

13 Best Ways To Use 150,000 Amex Platinum Card Points [2024]

Here at Upgraded Points, we’re obsessed with getting the best value from credit card rewards. And a trend we’ve noticed over the years is that credit card bonuses seem to be increasing. One thing that has stayed constant, however, is…

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The 11 Best Ways To Use 75,000 Capital One Venture X Card Miles [2024]

The 11 Best Ways To Use 75,000 Capital One Venture X Card Miles [2024]

The Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card is one of the hottest credit cards on the market, having enjoyed immense popularity ever since its release. This credit card earns Capital One miles that can be used at airline and…

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How Much Are Citi ThankYou Rewards Points Worth? [26 FAQs]

How Much Are Citi ThankYou Rewards Points Worth? [26 FAQs]

Citi is one of the most well-known banks in the U.S. Headquartered in New York City, this “Big 4” bank is considered one of the most important in the entire financial services industry. However, Citi has been somewhat muted with…

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How Much Are Capital One Miles Worth? [22 FAQs]

How Much Are Capital One Miles Worth? [22 FAQs]

Capital One Miles has inserted itself among the U.S. leaders in credit card rewards. Just like Chase Ultimate Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards, and Citi ThankYou Rewards, Capital One Miles is a valuable flexible rewards currency. However, this wasn’t always…

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How Much Are Amex Membership Rewards Points Worth? [37 FAQs]

How Much Are Amex Membership Rewards Points Worth? [37 FAQs]

American Express is one of the world’s oldest financial services companies. Dating all the way back to the mid-19th century, American Express initially gained momentum through its money order, investment banking, and charge card product service lines. Today, American Express…

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How Much Are Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Worth? [32 FAQs]

How Much Are Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Worth? [32 FAQs]

If you’re looking to level up your credit card rewards game, you may have come across Chase Ultimate Rewards. Using this rewards currency is one of the absolute best ways to get as much bang for your buck through your…

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