Points & Miles Travel

Chase Freedom Calendar: How to 5X Your Ultimate Rewards

Are you looking for the current Chase Freedom Calendar?   We have the current Chase Freedom rewards calendar as well as all the old calendars dating back to 2013.   The Chase Freedom is a great credit card for earning Chase Ultimate Rewards points on purchases. It earns 5X points on quarterly rotating category bonuses. Over the years these bonuses…

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Chase Ultimate Rewards: Ultimate Guide on How to Earn & Redeem Them

Chase Ultimate Rewards are the best travel points in all of the industry. They’re the most lucrative because they’re also the most flexible. There are four ways to earn Ultimate Rewards. It’s much easier than you might imagine.   Chase Ultimate Rewards can be earned through credit card signup bonuses, credit card spending, the online Chase shopping portal, and through…

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Chase Sapphire Reserve Lounge Access: How to Get It Instantly

Chase Sapphire Reserve lounge access is obtained through the credit card. The Chase Sapphire Reserve is a premium credit card that comes with an array of travel benefits to allow you to travel in luxury. The card comes with features like 50,000 points as an introductory bonus, a $300 annual travel credit, free Global Entry or TSA PreCheck, and of…

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The Best Way to Fly to Hawaii: How I do it for $11 Round-trip

I get asked over and over: What is the best way to fly to Hawaii? Luckily, Hawaii is my all time favorite place to visit in the world and I have the answer. I know a little secret and I think it is by far the best way to fly to Hawaii. Next time you’re searching for flights to Hawaii,…

How to Gain Free Centurion Lounge Access in One Easy Step

Have you ever heard of an American Express Centurion Lounge before? They’re known to be the most elite airport lounge brand of them all. If you travel regularly, you’ve probably at least noticed an airport lounge before. They look like a place where only business travelers and the rich are allowed to set foot in. Looks can be deceiving. There…

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Amex Travel: Understanding Why it’s Not Always the Best Option for Travel

There are so many travel booking portals that I can’t keep up with all of them. Credit cards have them, airlines have them, hotels have them, Cash Back websites have them… They’re all basically the same thing. You book travel through their portal and in return you’ll get something extra. Some cash back, extra perks, or more points earned. AmexTravel…

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Chase Transfer Partners: Learn to Maximize Your Ultimate Rewards

You probably know by now that Chase Ultimate Rewards are the most valuable loyalty or reward point system of them all. The reason that they’re so valuable is that they’re the most flexible. When redeeming Ultimate Rewards, there are three options. The best redemption option is to convert points to the Chase transfer partners. There are 9 Chase airline partners and…

Capital One Savor: Who’s the King of Cash Back Cards?

Is the Capital One Savor card the best cash back credit card? With a popular 4% cash back category it’s definitely worth looking into. We’ll go through all the details of the card and dissect whether it competes for the King of cash back credit cards or not.   The Features & Benefits of Capital One Savor   The Capital…

RewardStock Review

RewardStock Exposed …and for that Reason, I’m Out!

In November, The travel company RewardStock was featured on the hit ABC TV show “Shark Tank”. Shark Tank is a television show that features entrepreneurs looking to find investors in their company. On the show, RewardStock introduced their company with this pitch. “RewardStock helps travelers earn, track, and book trips with reward points like frequent flyer miles, credit card rewards…

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Chase Ink vs Sapphire: The Battle for the Best Ultimate Rewards Card

There are five Chase credit cards that earn at least 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points from the signup bonus alone. Two of them are personal Chase Sapphire credit cards and three are business Chase Ink credit cards. All five of these Chase Ultimate Rewards cards earn top ranks when it comes to travel credit cards. Out of the five, we’ll analyze…

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Chase Sapphire Preferred 100k Signup Bonus is Gone Forever

  While there is no Chase Sapphire Preferred 100k offer anymore, it’s still a very valuable card with a signup bonus of 60k Ultimate Rewards. The Chase Sapphire Preferred is known as the best first travel credit card to get. This is due to the high signup bonus, the ability to redeem its points at a high value, and the…

Rocketmiles Review: Earn Airline Miles for Hotel Stays with Rocketmiles

is a hotel booking platform with a twist. When you book a hotel room on Rocketmiles, you’ll earn miles or points with your favorite airline or loyalty program. For instance, you can book a Hyatt hotel and earn thousands of Alaska Airlines miles instead of Hyatt points. This can be a nice change if you don’t want to earn points…

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Marriott Category 5 Resorts: The Best Way to Use Your Bonvoy Free Night Awards

The Marriott Bonvoy rewards program has seen a lot of changes recently. The addition of Starwood and the SPG rewards program is the largest change of all. Along with these changes came alterations to their co-branded credit cards. Now there are multiple credit card options to earn free Marriott stays which can be used to stay at Marriott category 5…

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“We have the goal of having children and becoming FIRE”

Welcome to Travel Freedom’s “Traveling With Points” interview series.  We regularly feature travelers who take advantage of points and miles to enjoy adventures all around the world.  You will get a glimpse into the lives of people who are already traveling by using points and miles.  Let’s get it started and jump into our newest interview!   Tell us a little…

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“My Goal is to Visit Every Country in The World”

Welcome to the first episode of Travel Freedom’s “Traveling With Points” interview series.  We will regularly be featuring travelers who take advantage of points and miles to enjoy adventures all around the world.  You will get a glimpse into the lives of people who are already traveling by using points and miles.  Let’s get it started and jump into our…

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Citi ThankYou Premier: How Does this Card Compare to the Best?

The Citi ThankYou Premier card is one of Citibank’s top credit card offers. It comes with a substantial introductory offer, has good earning potential, and it’s points are very redeemable. With all these great features, how does it stand up next to it’s biggest competitor? The Chase Sapphire Preferred is known as the best first travel credit card for people to…

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Credit Score Range: How to Reach an Excellent Credit Score?

If you’re trying to understand the credit score range better, you’ve come to the right place.  You’ll learn what the credit score range is, what good credit scores are, and what excellent credit scores are.  Have you ever wondered what goes into calculating a credit score, or how to improve your own credit score?  It’s possible to get into your…

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Million Mile Secrets Interview: Never Before Released

This weekend our Miles and Points Success story was featured on Million Mile Secrets! I’ve always been a big fan of Million Mile Secrets. They were one of the first travel blogs I started reading. They helped me learn how to travel with points. Before being featured, I answered all of their Interview Series questions with the hopes of getting…

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Hyatt Category 4 Hotels: The Best Places to Use Your Free Night

Along with your World of Hyatt credit card comes the Hyatt Category 4 free night certificate. Since you’re able to use your free night at any Hyatt category 1-4 hotel, you’ll most often get the best value by staying at a Hyatt category 4. Many people wonder how much a free night at a category 1-4 Hyatt is worth. Some…

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Travel Blog Ideas: Tips & Success from Travel Sites Around the World

Every day I personally look through hundreds of travel blog ideas, tips, and success from the best travel blogs on the internet. When I find articles that I feel would be valuable to you, I put them together and post them to this article on Travel Freedom. I also usually input some commentary. Today I found a new travel idea…

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Chase Travel Portal: How to Book Travel with Ultimate Rewards

There are two ways to redeem your Chase Ultimate Rewards for travel. Either through the Chase travel portal or with Chase transfer partners. Depending on what type of travel you want to book and how much it costs, you may or may not want to use the Chase travel portal.   Sometimes you’ll get a better redemption rate through the…

Southwest Hawaii Flights: The Ultimate Information Guide

The long-awaited launch of Southwest Airlines flights to Hawaii is ever so close to fruition. Southwest has officially announced that they’ll start flying to Hawaii. They’ve also announced the first Southwest Hawaii destinations and confirmed when they plan to start flying the routes.   Southwest customers have been eagerly waiting for the low-cost airline to make their way to Hawaii.…

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Where Does Southwest Fly? Our Epic Southwest Destination Guide

A common question I’ve heard recently is “where does Southwest fly?” It’s a good question because, in recent years, their route map has been changing drastically. Just a few years ago, they only had flights within the continental US. Through their expansion, Southwest will soon have 103 destinations that they fly to. Their destinations will include flights within the continental…

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Southwest Companion Pass: Earn BOGO Free Flights for up to 2 Years

If you haven’t heard of the Southwest Companion Pass, you’re about to be enlightened on the best travel deal in the airline industry.  It is the best travel deal ever to be seen in the airline industry.  If earned, a Southwest Companion Pass allows for you to fly with a complimentary companion on every flight you take for up to…

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Alaska Airlines Companion Fare: Everything You Need to Know

Have you heard of the famous Alaska Airlines Companion Fare? If you’ve ever flown on Alaska Airlines, I’m sure you’ve at least heard it mentioned. Typically, toward the end of your flight, they offer an application for their branded credit card which comes with the Companion Fare. It also usually comes with 30-40,000 miles to be used for reward flights.…

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What Is a Known Traveler Number & How Do You Get One? Find Out Now

People who travel frequently want to be able to make their traveling experience as streamlined as possible. There are actually several things that travelers can do to help themselves out. One of the most popular methods is to get a Known Traveler Number (KTN). If you have never heard of this before, then you might be wondering “what is a…

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How is a Credit Card Number Selected? They’re Not Just Random

A credit card number is a 16-digit string of numbers, separated in 4 groups of 4 numbers each for ease of reading. In some cases, the number can be as long as 19 digits.   Have you ever wondered how that number is generated? Well, we’ve got the answer. The numbers are based on the American National Standards Institute ANSI numbering…

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How to Apply for a Credit Card Online: It’s Actually Quite Simple

Credit cards are very useful as they can be charged for getting access to different types of funds. Short-term loans and bank credit are effective for funding business or personal expenses. Smart entrepreneurs also use credit cards to fund assets through debt restructuring where the outstanding credit can be apportioned to be paid over one or two years. If you’re…

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Wanna Get Away? Learn How to Save Money with Southwest Airlines

If you’ve never flown Southwest before, it can be a daunting task to figure out what’s going on. Southwest does things a little bit different than most other airlines. I love them for it, and so do most people who take the time to understand how the process works. I’ve found that I save a ton of money by flying Southwest…

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Costco Travel Review: A Lesser Known Costco Membership Perk

You’re probably familiar with the Costco brand due to how prevalent they are in many places. Costco is a membership-only wholesale store that sells things such as electronics, furniture, appliances, and much more. You can buy bulk products at a steep discount and it has become one of the go-to stores for many people. People pay a yearly membership fee…

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Hotwire Review: One of the Best Places to Book Travel Online

is one of the premier travel booking sites on the Internet for a good reason. So many people use this site in order to book their travel. It is useful for booking flights, hotels, and rental cars. It is capable of doing so much that there are many users who simply use the travel booking site for all of their…

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Everything You Need to Know About Airline Baggage Fees (US Airlines)

You want to make sure that you’re prepared for air travel ahead of time. When you’re flying somewhere on vacation or on business, it’s important to know what to expect. If you go in without the right knowledge, then it’s possible that you’ll be blindsided by certain fees. There are many different fees associated with air travel but the most…

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How to Renew a Passport as a US Citizen

If you’re planning on traveling outside of the country anytime soon, then you need to make sure that your passport is up to date. If your passport has expired, then you’re going to have to make sure that you renew it before your trip. Some people aren’t exactly sure about how to go about renewing a passport in the US.…

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The 5 Best Car Rental Booking Sites: Get a Cheap Car Rental

When you are booking a rental car, it is imperative to be able to find the best rates. You want to feel like you are getting a good deal, so it makes sense to use a good car rental booking site. The best sites on the Internet are going to be able to offer you many different options while also…

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The 3 Best Travel Sites For Booking Flights Car Rentals & Hotels

Booking your travel should not have to be a difficult process. You want to be able to find a good site that makes it simple for you to book everything that you need when you are going on a vacation. This is also going to be imperative for anyone who does a lot of travel due to business. Thankfully, there…

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Chase QuickPay vs Chase Pay: What’s the Difference?

Many people get confused about the differences between Chase Pay and Chase QuickPay and often consider them one and the same. However, they are quite different. In fact, each of them serves its own purpose and the only real similarity is their name. Granted both services are offered by Chase Bank, but Chase Pay is a mobile service, whereas Chase…

The 5 Best Hotel Booking Sites: Find a Cheap Hotel Room

It’s so important to be able to book the best possible hotel room. You also want to be able to find the best deal that you can when booking a hotel. Many people who travel often need to be able to book hotels as conveniently as possible. Some professionals are on the road all the time, so booking hotels is…

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Chase Credit Card Application Status: Learn How to Get Approved

After applying for a credit card, you’ll receive one of three different Chase credit card application status messages. You will either be instantly approved, denied, or your application will be marked as pending.   No matter what message you get, you can still be approved for the Chase credit card that you applied for. If your card is approved instantly,…

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The 11 Best Flight Search Engine Options: Are They All the Same?

Trying to get the best possible deal on a flight is important. You want to be able to use your money as effectively as you possibly can when it comes to travel. For this reason, it makes sense to take your time to see all of the available prices. In order to do this, you can make use of the…

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Ultimate Rewards Transfer Bonus vs British Airways Award Devaluation

In the past week or so, there have been two huge updates to the British Airways Award system. First, it was announced that Chase is offering its first ever Ultimate Rewards transfer bonus to British Airways with a 30% bonus. This was absolutely great news, especially for us West-coasters who take advantage of their cheap award flights to Hawaii. But,…

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Free Travel | Airport Lounges | Elite Status | Hotel Upgrades | First Class

Travel Freedom will regularly feature interviews with people like you, who are using credit card reward points and miles for free travel. The purpose of this series is to get a glimpse into the life of a rewards traveler. They will demonstrate how free travel, using rewards points and miles instead of money, is real. They’ll show us how they’ve…

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Chase Ultimate Rewards Promo Codes: Explained & Examined

Have you ever been on the checkout page of the Chase Ultimate Rewards travel portal and noticed a box to enter a Chase Ultimate Rewards Promo Code? When I see promo code boxes of any online checkout, it makes me wonder if I’m missing out on a discount of some sort.   Well, when it comes to Chase Ultimate Rewards Promo…

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The 5 Best Hotel Credit Cards for Travel: Earn Free Reward Nights

Are you looking for a hotel credit card to take advantage or reward nights instead of paying money? If you like saving money on hotels, our list of the best hotel credit cards is going to be of interest to you. We’ve gone through all available hotel rewards credit cards and found the 5 best.     These hotel credit…

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The US Passport Application Process: Learn How to Apply

If you’re planning on traveling outside of the United States any time soon, then you should really look into getting your US passport. A passport is necessary for US citizens who wish to travel abroad. If you don’t have your passport, then you’ll likely be denied entry into whatever country you’re trying to travel to. There are some exceptions to…

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The Least Expensive Days to Fly: Truth vs Myths – Find Out the Facts

Flying is definitely the most convenient way to get somewhere far away. Many people fly regularly due to business responsibilities. There are even people who fly several times a month for entertainment purposes. Flights can be quite expensive if you don’t take the time to try to find the best deal, though.   Many people have been asking us the…

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