New to Points and Miles?

Welcome! I’ve put together some content that clearly and simply explains how to get into  points and miles.

Hopefully this website will introduce you to a world of free travel and break everything down for those who are just beginning. Consider it a warm introduction that won’t overwhelm you.

Before beginning, this guide assumes most of these things are true about you:

airplane-list You like to travel or want to travel more, and mostly on airplanes

airplane-list You are new to collecting points and miles

airplane-list You have a particular travel goal already in mind

airplane-list  You have decent to excellent credit, and you’re willing to either improve it or use it directly for your travel goals

airplane-list You’re willing to put in minimal time and effort for a huge reward (who isn’t?)

OK, ready now? Follow the links below to jump in.


1. Starting Notes
2. Points Vs. Miles (And Their Value)
3. Envisioning a Goal
4. Checking Your Credit
5. Choosing an Airline
6. How to Pick a Card (Or Two)
7. Real Life Examples
8. Score!
9. How to Keep It Going
10. Keeping Track of It All
11. Wonderful Side Effects
12. Final Words
13. Resources

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