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How our major frequent flyer programs can make changes to their terms and potentially screw points-collectors in the process

April 6 2016

We’ve previously been through the notice periods that banks have to give you before they can make certain changes to their rewards program.... READ ON

Peter Roberts. No comments

Earn heaps of points by declining housekeeping – how Starwood’s ‘Make a Green Choice’ program works

April 5 2016

As you might guess from the current round of hotel reviews coming through from me, I’m currently focusing on staying at Starwood Hotels and... READ ON

Keith Mason. 2 comments

Route & airline options when using American Airlines AAdvantage miles to get to Europe from Australia or New Zealand

April 1 2016

American Airlines AAdvantage miles are some of the most valuable out there, so when AAdvantage miles go on sale, the astute points-collectors... READ ON

Keith Mason. 12 comments

Alaska Airlines MileagePlan increases prices of Emirates redemptions with no notice – a solid program for buying miles for premium flights now can’t be trusted

April 1 2016

Alaska's MileagePlan is one of a few frequent flyer programs that we can use to buy frequent flyer miles at competitive enough rates to redeem... READ ON

Keith Mason. 3 comments

How to buy miles and points to redeem for cheap domestic Business Class travel on Qantas and Virgin Australia

April 1 2016

When it comes to flying in Australia, does it make sense to buy miles and redeem tickets on Virgin or Qantas Business Class? In this guide, we... READ ON

Keith Mason. 6 comments

We dive into the terms and conditions of bank rewards programs so you don’t have to

March 29 2016

Let’s be honest. You didn’t read the terms and conditions for your rewards program or credit card in full, and if you did, you'd feel like this... READ ON

Peter Roberts. 4 comments

Element by Westin Vancouver Metrotown Review – family stay in One Bedroom and King Studios

March 27 2016

After our long flight from Sydney to San Francisco, and then a much shorter and less interesting flight with United from San Francisco to... READ ON

Keith Mason. 3 comments

Qantas 747 Business Class Review – QF73 Sydney to San Francisco

March 20 2016

Qantas ageing Boeing 747 fleet sport a refurbished Business Class cabin, but is still behind their competitors for comfort and space. I had the... READ ON

Keith Mason. 14 comments

EXPIRING DEALS

Buy Avios with 45% bonus to access cheap last-minute Qantas flights: average price

Expires Sunday 25 November 2018

How to fly Qantas Business Class between Sydney and Brisbane for $260. These offers usually only come twice a year. READ ON

Matt Moffitt. 51 comments

World of Hyatt offering a 40% bonus on points purchases: best price

Expires Tuesday 27 November 2018

Aspirational hotels overseas are usually a better option than using your points for the limited Australian properties. READ ON

Keith Mason. 7 comments

Ending soon: Westpac’s Altitude Black offering up to 120,000 bonus points with no first-year annual fee

Expires Tuesday 27 November 2018

Until 27 November, get this bundle with a Mastercard and American Express companion card, with the latter's annual fee waived for the first year. READ ON

Keith Mason. 51 comments

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