Whether you’re just getting started with points and miles, are a pro at the game, or even if you fit somewhere in between, the step-by-step resources from U.P.’s travel and finance experts can help you research, plan, and maximize your next trip.
Our engaging Level UP Travel Facebook Group takes that knowledge a step further — this community offers additional support to help you form a strategy to reach your travel goals.
Here are a few recent testimonials from some of our readers who have used our tips, strategies, and guides to maximize their travel.
“Upgraded Points is my go-to site for everything points and travel related. They really make everything easy to understand for beginners, offer excellent in-depth reviews, and teach you how to maximize your points from everyday spending. They always have the latest information on all of the major travel credit cards and teach you how to use different cards for different types of purchases. With a vast selection of travel guides, there is something for every type of traveler. They will show you how to create a travel budget, walk you through which type of visa you may need, and even show you the best luggage for your dream vacation. For beginners to expert travel hackers, Upgraded Points has valuable information for everyone.” (July 12, 2022)
“I have benefited so much from the experience, tips, and tricks shared by the Upgraded Points team since I started reading 3 years ago. I love the step-by-step guides and ‘ask us anything’ live videos in the Level UP Travel group. Thanks to UP I took my family of 4 on a 25-day European trip all on points and miles. It even included First Class Suites on Singapore Airlines, St. Regis Venice, JW Marriott Venice, Park Hyatt Paris and Milan, Andaz 5th, Thompson New York, business on Air France, intercountry flights within Europe and the U.K., first and business classes on American Airlines, and more.” (July 27, 2022)
“I retired and got married in 2019 and have been chasing points and miles ever since! With kids all grown up, I can travel whenever I want and Upgraded Points has helped me do that in style! I love learning new cultures and languages and trying new foods and drinks, and flying in business class and staying in nice hotels is a nice way to do that.” (August 3, 2022)
“My wife and I are both members of Level Up Travel. We first found Upgraded Points when we were attempting to book our honeymoon. We were able to book the entire trip to the Maldives on points and miles thanks to their great information. We love their ‘best way to use points/miles’ articles as they really show you how to get outsized value out of your points. Since our honeymoon, we’ve traveled to Peru, Egypt, South Africa, and Italy all on points and all in lie-flat business class. We’ve also booked international first class to Japan, UAE, New Zealand, and South Korea for the near future on points and miles! Thanks to Upgraded Points we never plan to fly across an ocean in economy again!” (August 9, 2022)
“Upgraded Points is my go-to points travel website when I’m trying to figure out how to go somewhere on points. Their guides are very thorough in breaking down the best ways to redeem points from a certain program or how to fly to a certain destination on points. They’ll tell you what program you can use, how many points to use, and how to actually do it. I don’t think I’ve seen another website have as many organized guides so far. The Level UP Travel Facebook Group is also a great place to ask questions and learn new ways to travel on points.” (August 11, 2022)
“Upgraded Points is different from any other travel website out there. The opportunities are truly endless and you, the traveler, have control over what you get out of it. The staff are brilliant and are all extremely ‘in-the-know’ in every area of travel you could imagine. You literally have nothing to lose by subscribing to the newsletter and endless memories and trips you never thought possible to gain!
The social media/Facebook group, Level UP Travel, is full of some of the most genuine, friendly people I’ve ever had the pleasure of interacting with in my life. The best part is, it doesn’t matter how smart you are or how much you think you know about maximizing points, miles, etc. … I guarantee once you spend some time in the group, ask questions, and get involved, you will be in awe of the vast amounts of knowledge these incredibly wonderful people possess. The best part is, the group is one big family! So whether you have been traveling your entire life or you’ve never stepped foot on a plane, you will be welcomed with open arms.” (August 22, 2022)
“I’ve found the Level UP Travel group to be a well-supporting forum, where everyone from a novice to a points warrior can share their expertise. Ever since I joined it has been great learning about all the latest redemptions and travel activities. This is truly a great community that is composed of individuals from around the world and their love for traveling.” (September 14, 2022)
“Thank you, Upgraded Points! The website and Facebook community truly have helped “Level UP” my travel experiences. The comprehensive and thorough information allows all of us to play in the sandbox of credit card rewards and points travel. What truly makes this group stand out is community. The learning, sharing, and pure camaraderie are above all.” (September 29, 2022)
“When I started, I was a newbie not knowing how to go about traveling using miles and points. I thought it would be daunting. But when I searched online and began reading Upgraded Points articles, news, travel guides, and following the Level Up Travel FB group, I was able to get the knowledge needed to be able to book our trips for free using miles and points earned from credit cards.
My wife and I have been able to redeem premium class seats on flights to Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, Asia, and the Caribbean and have stayed at 5-star hotels for free including all-inclusive resorts, getting suite upgrades, complimentary breakfast, and lounge access to name a few. We are now traveling a lot more than we used to and are able to check off the experiences and places we wanted to visit on our bucket list.
Upgraded Points and the Level Up Travel FB team have extensive resources, information, and are very helpful in providing the tricks of the trade in traveling. They even have a step-by-step guide which is very valuable and helpful.” (October 29, 2022)
“Whenever planning travel outside my hometown airline’s network, I turn to Upgraded Points for the latest info on maximizing my points redemption strategies to take advantage of the latest premium cabin offerings at the most ideal rates.” (December 27, 2022)