Announcing Points Hub: A new points and miles community

I’ve been working on a new points and miles community, and I’m excited to launch it! It’s called Points Hub, hosted by Circle Communities.

It’s a paid membership community that has features you’re probably used to—and others that are new and exclusive.

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Points Hub is here

It’s a really cool space, so let me tell you more about it.

Announcing Points Hub

I’ve thrown around the idea of making a community for a while. At first, I thought it could be on Slack, Facebook, or even Substack. I liked the quick, casual nature of Slack, the posting ability of Facebook, and the members-only areas of Substack.

Then, I found two SaaS membership options that had all of these: Mighty Networks and Circle. Mighty Networks felt too cluttered. I landed on Circle, and wow: The interface is clean and simple, with powerful features that promote discussion and connection.

I also like that it’s NOT part of a social media platform. I’ve personally been moving away from social media, mostly because of endless notifications that aren’t relevant and endless doom scrolling.

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So simple

I thought about the community I’ve always wanted to have, what would’ve helped me in the beginning, and what I value about groups I’ve loved in the past. A lot of thought and love went into making this, and it’s well worth the price to join.

What Points Hub offers

  • Dedicated spaces for Women, 2SLGBTQIA+, and BIPOC, which are historically underrepresented in travel/points & miles
  • Beginner courses. I’ll explain the nuances of this hobby with videos, links, and diagrams. Currently working to get the first one up and running!
  • Regular events to connect with others in the space. We’ll have loose agendas and topics, with a low-key, conversational feel
  • Community experts including myself and some of the best friends I’ve made in my points & miles journey to keep conversations going
  • Member referral links allowed so members can earn points, miles, or cash from sharing credit cards and other services
  • App access so you can interact from any mobile device and have a dedicated space

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I’m really proud of everything here, particularly the beginner courses and ability for members to share their referral links.

With the courses, I’m going to break down what beginners need to know to get started without feeling overwhelmed.

Your referral links welcome

Member referral links are not only allowed, but encouraged. That way we can keep it within the community and help one another. Most groups don’t allow this at all, so it’s a huge perk that sets Points Hub apart—and can be well worth the price of admission.

Planned partnerships and roadmaps

I’ve got some fun offers up my sleeve: Think travel-related discounts and special access to services. I’d love to expand the partnerships to deliver ongoing value and engagement. The first conversations have begun—so don’t miss out. I’ll post them as they go live. Some are ongoing, but others will be limited-time only.

There’s also a roadmap. As the project iterates, I’ll improve features members love and use and get rid of fluff that’s not working. And believe me when I say I want to hear from members about what they want.

What Points Hub doesn’t offer

  • Judgement, snarky comments, or rudeness. I think a space where kindness is the norm is SO refreshing (no FlyerTalk vibes)
  • Clutter. A clean, simple interface that’s easy to navigate
  • Distraction. Again, Points Hub is not connected to social media, allowing for a focused experience
  • Affiliate links. No allegiances here, which allows members to talk openly without hidden agendas

Exclusive Out and Out reader coupon codes

There are two membership levels and one special offer: Pro Monthly, Pro Annual, and Pro Lifetime.

Pro Monthly is just $9 a month and Pro Annual is $99 a year (10% discount).

However, you can lock in lifetime access with Pro Lifetime for a one-time fee of only $99—strictly limited to the first 200 members. After that, the coupon code will expire. Everyone who purchases Pro Lifetime will also get a “Founding Member” badge automatically applied to identity them around the community. ❤️‍

If you’re reading here, I’ve prepared two forever coupon codes for you:

  • Pro Monthly – Just $5/month forever with coupon code OUTANDOUT -> Join now.
  • Pro Annual – Just $99/year (10% discount) forever with coupon code HALFOFF -> Join now.

If you’re all in and know this is an incredible community (which it is) that will offer tons of ongoing value (which it will), you can sign up for the limited lifetime membership:

  • Pro Lifetime$99 for first 200 members. → Join now.

This is a special launch tier that I recommend if you feel called to the benefits and features described above.

Bottom line

Points Hub is launching. Join me on the ground floor, because we’re going up up up!

I’ve always wanted a place to talk shop away from social media with people that want to share their knowledge and also learn—that could be symbiotic to so many conversations. And a place where beginners are comfortable joining the conversations without fear of snark or confusion.

I’m burned out on Facebook (and social media in general), and the idea of a private community that’s a central spot is really appealing. I’m still going to post here on BoardingArea and envision Points Hub as a way to have conversations and connect with even more new people in the community.

So, you are invited to join Points Hub, and I hope you will. I’ve been working on this group for many midnights by now and felt like today was the right day to put it into the world. So now it is. See you there (and here, too)!

There’s a lot of good energy flowing through this project already. As always, thank you with my whole heart for supporting this scrappy publication that’s been around for over a decade now. Here’s to the next part of our points & miles journey. ✨

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About Harlan

Just a dude living in Memphis, traveling, and working toward financial independence.

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    • That’s so odd – many others were able to join today! Would you like me to email you directly? If I don’t see another comment, I’ll shoot you an email tomorrow!

      • Sorry, I was unclear. This page is the one doing that. The same has happened to other BA blogs. One blogger emailed me to say that someone had hacked his WordPress.

    • My hope is that specialties will emerge organically over time. We’re starting with beginners and general knowledge and taking it from there. I would love to add flight deals (mileage runs) and points accumulation if there’s interest. There’s already a flight deals space that I’m actively working to build right now.

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