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Sameer Agarwal (Simz)
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Targetted IHG promo
I had written this post in 2014 April. Not sure why it did not publish then. But here it is for now.. Last week I received a targetted IHG rewards club promo - Get 5,000 Bonus points back in your account, when you book using Points & Cash. The first thought...

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AoR 3
AOR 3 AOR 3 made a grand appearance
this week. This is my first AOR this year and my 3 rd so far. The
last AOR was 6 months earlier. I started with a quick check of my credit score
on CreditKarma (both Transunion and Vantage Score), CreditSesame and my FICO...

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Redeeming Amex Membership Reward Points and Avios for a Holiday
I am on a roll here. My miles
redemption practice started with helping out my friend last year to plan his honeymoon using Avios and then I planned a spur of the moment trip to San Francisco for the MLK weekend, using Avios again. Earlier this month I decid...

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Bad Redemption – Great Memories
A few weeks ago, I wrote about
how I got the better of Avios . Well this time they got the better of me. I have
read a lot of stuff about getting the most value out of your miles, but
sometimes, it’s just about saving some money and enjoying yourself. And t...

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2013 in Points and Miles
2013 is over and it was a year
different than the rest of the 29 years of my life. For more reasons than one.
I turned 30 and my wife gave me the best present I have received so far in my
life. I did my first AoR and then another one and then one for my wif...

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End Justifies the Means ??
Let’ s get straight to the point – Is there an ethical
boundary in the travel hacking game? What would you do and not do to earn
points and miles? Are there clear black and whites or are they just a bunch of
greys all around? Where do you draw the line? Wha...

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Using AVIOS to my advantage
Now that the credit cards are applied for, the money has
been spent and the points have posted, I was sitting and wondering, what do I
do with these points. I did not want to spend them right away but I wanted to
just go out and do some award searches in re...

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