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How to fly business class to Medellin, Colombia—for $77

02/10/2012

in Productivity, Travel

Time to read: 7 minutes

On March 18, I’m flying to Medellin, Colombia—the City of Eternal Spring.

Horseback Riding in Salento, near Medellin

28 days later, I’ll be flying to New York City—business class.

Total cost? $77, for taxes and fees. For an INTERNATIONAL round trip business class ticket.

Getting free plane tickets for fun and profit (Total time required: 15 minutes)

Over the last 18 months, I’ve increased my frequent flier mile balance from 0 – 600,000+. Below, you’ll see my AwardWallet screenshot. (NOTE: If you want a free premium account at AwardWallet, sign up using this AwardWallet link). I really don’t get any money or benefits from this link, it’s just a special link that gets you premium. It only works for new users, not for upgrading old accounts.

UPDATE: Since I wrote this article in March, 2012, I have earned 1.2 million starpoints, and 350,000 more miles on various airlines (Air Canada, AA, United, etc). Award Wallet has been attacked by airlines a few times, so it won’t work with United Airlines, Southwest, or AA anymore. Allow me to type a sad face. :(

My Mileage Accounts–600,000+ Miles

A couple of years ago, I read an article on Chris Guillebeau’s site called the Frequent Flyer Challenge. Chris wrote about his experience applying for credit cards that offered a mileage bonus for signing up. I’ve been hooked ever since I received my first 20,000 mileage bonus. And now I’m going to share with you the exact steps you need to follow to fly anywhere in the world, for free.

Step by step–how to earn a round trip flight to Colombia

I’ve written about this in the past in my Travel Hacking Report, but I’ve gotten some questions about the specific steps to make it happen. I want this article to go into more depth about how it works—and how you can redeem tickets.

Here are the specific steps. I’ll go in depth after.

  1. Understand how frequent flyer miles, alliances, and credit card hacks work. (5 minutes)
  2. Apply for the Starwoods Preferred Card for your everyday mileage card. (2 minutes)
  3. Apply for American Airlines Citibank Cards for up to 120,000 frequent flyer miles. (2 minutes)
  4. Meet minimum spending requirements to earn mileage bonuses. (1 minute if you spend quickly)
  5. Redeem miles for a free ticket to Colombia. (5 minutes)

How Frequent Flyer Miles, Alliances, and Credit Card Hacks Work

I spend hours every week reading forums, booking sample tickets, and trying to optimize for miles. Honestly, if I just worked, I would make more than enough money to cover the ticket.

Fortunately for you, I’ve done all the hard work.

Would you do me a favor? Could you follow me on Twitter and Facebook?

Alliances

An airline alliance refers to airline partners. When two airlines are in the same alliance, you can use the miles from one airline to book a flight on the other. For example, if I have miles with United Airways, I can book a ticket to Europe with Lufthansa, using my United Miles. However, I must book by calling United Airlines, not Lufhtansa.

This also means that if you pay for a ticket on Lufthansa, you can earn miles that accrue in your United Account. The goal is to centralize all your miles into a single milage account for each alliance.

There are three alliances:

    • Oneworld, consisting of American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia, LAN, Qantas, and several others.
    • Star Alliance which consists of United, Continental, US Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss, and several more.
    • Skyteam which consists of Delta, Air France, KLM, and a bunch more. Skyteam sucks. It just does. This alliance is irrelevant for international flights. It’s okay for flights within the US though, using Delta.

You’ll want to create an account at one airline in each alliance, and centralize there. I recommend the following

Oneworld: Create an account at American Airlines.
Star Alliance: Create an account at United Airlines. (although, there may be benefits to using Air Canada—read here for details.
SkyTeam: Create an account at Delta.

Once you have the mileage accounts set up, make sure that you credit miles into the correct alliance account whenever you fly.

Some notable exceptions that don’t have alliances are JetBlue and Southwest Airlines. If you fly with these airlines, you can’t credit them into one of the alliance accounts.

How Frequent Flyer Miles Work

This part is confusing for people. What are miles? How can you redeem them? How do they work?

Frequent flyer miles are accrued for flying on an airline. Usually, you earn one mile for every mile you fly. Flying isn’t the only way to earn miles, however.

You can also earn miles by acting on promotions, or spending money using an airline credit card. Generally, you’ll earn one mile per dollar spent.

Once you have enough miles in your account, you can redeem miles by going to your airline’s website, or calling their help desk. I recommend you call in, because only by calling can you search partner airlines as well.

One major question is “How many miles does it take to fly somewhere?” For your resource kit, here are links to all the award charts.

Oneworld: OneWorld Award Chart.
Star Alliance: Star Alliance Award Chart.
SkyTeam: SkyMiles Award Chart.

Let’s take a look at the American Award Chart and see what it means.

The OneWorld Award Chart

It’s a complex beast, no? Let me break it down for you.

I’ve marked flights originating or ending in North America with a red box. As you can see, the cost in miles is based on the region you are originating from and the region you are ending up in. Doesn’t matter which airport, which city, etc. This means that it costs the same number of miles to fly to a capital city as to a difficult and hidden airport.

So, if you see the column I’ve highlighted, you’ll see the costs to fly from anywhere in the USA to any other region in the world. Here are some sample economy class one way itineraries.

USA -> Europe, offseason: 20,000 miles
USA -> South America, offseason: 20,000 miles
USA -> Central America (incl. Peru and Colombia), offseason: 15,000 miles
USA -> Another city in USA: 12,500

So, for 30,000 miles round trip, you can head all the way to Peru or Colombia. These tickets often cost $1000+ to fly to. But, with miles, it costs almost the same as flying to another US city. Amazing, right?

So, depending on where you want to go, all you have to do is earn enough miles to book that ticket. Then, when actually booking the ticket, I recommend you call in—by calling in, they will check partner airlines as well as the original airline. When you try to book on the website, you have much less availiability.

Here are the phone numbers to book award tickets, for your records:

Oneworld: Call 1-800-882-8880.
Star Alliance: For travel within the U.S., call 1-888-467-0507, for international award travel, call 1-888-674-4680.
SkyTeam: Call 1-800-323-2323.

How to Hack Travel With Credit Cards

So, now we are getting closer to the method. Here’s the deal — many banks in the US want you to apply for their cards. In order to get you to do this, they offer enormous promotions if you apply.

My favorite card, the Starwoods Preferred Card, gives you 25,000 miles that you can redeem on any airline. The coolest part is that Starwoods offers a 5,000 point bonus when you transfer 20,000 at a time—the only card that offers such a serious bonus.

The OneWorld cards are great for mileage. Here’s why.

For spending just $750 in 4 months, you get 30,000 miles. BUT, that’s not it—you also get $100 in free credit. That’s right—they are actually paying you $100 AND giving you a FREE Roundtrip flight to central america…for just a single credit card.

So, if your goal is to get to Colombia or Peru or central america, round trip, you only need to apply for a SINGLE Citi AAdvantage card. But you can apply for 4 or more at the same time, earning up to 120,000 miles.

The other cards that are great for starting out are the United and Continental Award cards. I use the Continental OnePass card. These guys give you 30,000 miles after hitting the minimum spend, and because they are about to merge, you can transfer the miles into a single account. Awesome.

Now here’s the cool part–after you’ve received the miles, you can cancel the card, and they’ll usually pay you more if you just hold off for 24 hours. I usually call in, and they say ‘we’ll give you 3,000 miles if you wait to cancel.’ Free 3,000 miles? Score.

Your credit score doesn’t usually go down. We’ll talk about that a bit later on.

The Step-by-Step process

Okay, so now that you understand how the whole system works, here is what you need to do.

1) Best overall card (GET THIS FIRST): Starwoods Preferred Amex Card.

Why? You can transfer the miles to ANY frequent flyer program, and it gives you a 25% bonus (25,000 miles for every 20,000 points transferred).

Apply at the link above to get the bonus offer: 15,000 automatic points, 10,000 bonus after spending $5,000 in 6 months, and $0 fee for the first year (AMAZING)

You shouldn’t ever have to cancel this card, it is the best of the best. It should be your goto card.

2) Next card to get: American Airlines Citi Mastercard and Amex

Why? American Airlines is part of the OneWorld Alliance, which has the best redemption offer out of any alliance. Offseason, you can get to Europe OR South America for 20k miles.

Apply at the link above to get 30,000 miles after spending $750 in 4 months of membership, and 10,000 more after spending another $5,000 in 6 months. PLUS, get $100 in
statement credit (that is FREE MONEY, with no annual fee for the first year).

Other excellent cards to research and get: Continental OnePass Mastercard, United MileagePlus Explorer Visa. There are other ones with many airlines, but these are good to start with.
Check out Chris Guillebeau’s Airline Card Comparison Chart for more info.


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And that’s really all there is to it…

It takes 5 minutes to apply for a card. For example, this is all you have to do to sign up for the Starwoods Card.

The Starwoods Amex Signup Form The Starwoods Amex Signup Form

As you can see, it’s just a few fields…and takes less than a few minutes.

After applying, you’ll either get an ‘Application Approved’ message or ‘Application Received.’ If it says ‘Application Received,’ then you’ll know the result via email or mail in a few days.

Next, just meet the spending requirements.

And that’s all it takes to fly free. Click here now to apply and get started.

Some Frequently Asked Questions

1) What about your credit score?

I’ve written several articles about credit scores when I blogged at Lending Club, but my experience has been this: In the four or so years that I’ve done credit card mileage hacking, my credit score has increased from 715 to 800. The reason is this: I always pay off my cards on time. Because each new card increass my credit limit, and I continue to pay off my card, my record looks consistently better and better, and therefore my score increases.

From anecdotes and experience, it seems that your credit score will drop in the short term, especially when canceling cards, but will go up in the long term. So, if you don’t expect to be purchasing a house or car in the short term (1 year or so), then this mileage hack is perfect for you.

2) What if I’m already in debt?

Then, this is probably not for you. I don’t recommend that people deeply in credit card debt attempt this method of mileage hacking for two reasons. 1) You probably won’t be able to get the cards anyway, and 2) I’m worried you’ll overspend and go deeper into debt. Don’t do this if you’re stupid and will go deep into debt.

If you’ve got good spending habits, and your credit history is decently long, then you’re a perfect candidate for this method.

3) Do I need to sign up for the rewards program before signing up for the credit card?

No, usually they will create a number for you if you are a first time applicant.

But, if you are applying for three AAdvantage cards, you may want to create the account first, and use the same number—otherwise, they may create 3 different accounts for you.

Great, that’s all there is to it! Please post any questions in the comments, and I’ll add them to the FAQ above!

Get the Starwoods Amex and get your first free ticket.

What do you think about this hack? What sort of hacks would you like to learn? Please let me know in the comments below!

{ 222 comments… }

Diego October 2, 2014 at 11:49 pm

Sweet article, thank you!

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Drew August 30, 2013 at 5:12 am

Maneesh, awesome article. I just got my SPG card in the mail and just earned 5,000 off of my first purchase! Can you please hook it up with the AwardWallet Premium accounts?

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sarah July 23, 2013 at 2:19 am

How would I get 4 Citi cards at one time? Do I just apply 4 separate times? How does that work? Would they actually approve it for separate times?? Really?

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Dirmax July 15, 2013 at 1:16 am

The link for the “American Airlines Citi Mastercard and Amex” does not work, do you have an updated link? Thanks

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Simone Salis April 2, 2013 at 8:30 am

Hello Maneesh,
how can I get the Pro account that you were mentioning in the article??

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Diana February 2, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Hello Maneesh,
I am very interested in obtaining miles. I did want to know how the interests work. Mostly all of them state that they charge about 15-17% . Did you have to pay interest?

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Chloe January 12, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Hi! Great article. Looking forward to giving these tips a shot. Could you please send me an Award Wallet invite? Thanks!!

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Erik December 28, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Maneesh,

Love your articles. If you are still giving away the premium Awardwallet accounts I’d love to get one even though it doesn’t work with Starwood Alliance.

Thanks and happy new year!

Erik

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Ben Clarke December 19, 2012 at 1:28 am

Hi Maneesh,

Great article and thank you for doing the Reddit AMA. I am signed up for your news letter and my goal is to become financially stable for the people in my life. If possible, could I have an invite to Award Wallet Premium? Thanks so much.

-Ben

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Nick December 17, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Hey, you did a good job condensing all of this information, I appreciate your work! Can I get an Awards Wallet also?

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Michael December 17, 2012 at 8:32 am

Awesome write-up. I really want to start traveling. Could I get a Premium account invite? Thanks.

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UT December 17, 2012 at 8:31 am

“So, if your goal is to get to Colombia or Peru or central america, round trip, you only need to apply for a SINGLE Citi AAdvantage card. But you can apply for 4 or more at the same time, earning up to 120,000 miles”

What do you mean by apply for 4 cards? Can you apply for the same card 4 times? ALso, I don’t really understand the “transfer miles into a single account”.
How do you get the miles from different accounts and transfer it into a single account?

Thanks!

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David December 16, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Great article, I need to start churning my cards. But what about cards that don’t allow you to get another one for 12 months? Do you just get and cancel those every 12 month?

Also, could I get an AwardWallet account?

Thanks!

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Nick Rose December 16, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Hi, is it possible I you could hook me up with the premium account?

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Angela December 16, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Hey Maneesh,

Thanks for the great tips! I just applied for the SPG card and hoping to start building my miles for free trips. Can I get one of those free AwardWallet premium accounts? Thanks again!

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Caroline December 16, 2012 at 10:50 am

awardwallet accounts still happening? thanks!

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Juan December 16, 2012 at 10:47 am

Note.
Note left for awardwallet.

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slim December 16, 2012 at 10:33 am

hey, in canada here but would like a wallet account
thanks

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Brendan December 16, 2012 at 8:38 am

Would love a premium AwardWallet account… Thank you!

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Anand Mehta December 16, 2012 at 8:22 am

I believe I fall well within your definition of having this work well for me. Just never looked into the mileage rewards side of things. I’ve always thought it was purely for the frequent flyer. Throw me a bone will ya!

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Val December 16, 2012 at 7:27 am

Hi Maneesh,

In Canada, so can’t use most of your great tips, but would love to get the AwardWallet Premium account to start organizing those miles and getting the most out of them. Thanks!

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Alys December 16, 2012 at 6:07 am

This is awesome and will definitely come in handy – especially being in an LDR!

Please could I be sent the premium account?

Thank you so much!

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Dhito December 16, 2012 at 4:23 am

Hey Maneesh! Greetings from Indonesia! Your tip is very helpful and I am thrilled to try it. Can I also get that Award Wallet premium account? Thanks.

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Darren December 16, 2012 at 12:20 am

Hey Maneesh,

This is some great reading – didn’t know I was missing out on so much. I’m definitely interested in an AwardWallet account as well.

Thanks,
Darren

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Mike December 15, 2012 at 10:50 pm

very interesting…going to try it…can i get a wallet invite? thanks

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Maris December 15, 2012 at 10:25 pm

I’d appreciate a premium account. Really enjoying reading through all your articles!

Best,
M

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Mike December 15, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Read and look forward to using it! also could i have a premium AwardWallet account?

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Louis Venegas December 15, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Great stuff!

Anymore premium account invites?

Thanks

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Steve December 15, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Hello Maneesh, thanks for the great article! I jumped on the Southwest 50,000 points last year and thought it couldn’t get better than that… it sounds like you took it a step further :) I’d really appreciate that free premium AwardWallet account if you still have access to it. Thanks for the article and the inspiration!

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Nitin December 15, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Great Article Maneesh! Definitely going to try and follow your advice to make these trips happen. Can you also send me a premium AwardWallet account if you still have any available?

Thanks!

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Matt December 15, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Hey! If you still have the premium invites, I’d love one :)

Thanks!

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Joel December 15, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Excellent news. Is is too late to get the award wallet?

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Sonya December 15, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Thanks for the well researched article! I would love it if you sent me free premium account at AwardWallet, thank you!

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Mike December 15, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Hey, I love this . Going to give it a go!
Also is the AwardWallet Premium still available for me ?

Thanks a lot, Mike

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Luis December 15, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Amazing! I’m going to have to try this for myself. I’ve been trying to see my grandparents for a while now.
Are you still giving out AwardWallet premium accounts?

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Ryan December 15, 2012 at 6:26 pm

WHOAH. This is awesome, I’ve always wanted to travel out of the country, but never had the money. Thanks for the hard work and sharing this with all of us!. You’re awesome! Are you still handing out premium accounts? Thanks!

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Diana December 15, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Before I pour over this article again, are you still giving out free premium accounts at AwardWallet?

Thank you!

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Deano December 15, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Great article. I would love a premium Award Wallet account.

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Param December 15, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Hi Maneesh, great blog, well written and very informative. Thinking about flying back to the homeland, India, would love if you could get me a premium account on AwardWallet. Thanks a lot, and keep up the good work.

-Param

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Craig December 15, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Incredible article, Will be visiting your site regularly now.

Could you send me the AwardWallet premium account invite?

Many Thanks!

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Alisha December 15, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Maneesh! I’m going to take a go and piggyback on everyone else, could I also get the link to Awardwallet. This is n awesome thing you are doing! Much appreciated

-ali$ha!

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Tim Miller December 15, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Hi Maneesh,

I love travelling, but I’m super poor! I can always make my travels themselves cheap by hitchhiking, couchsurfing, and camping, but the flights always kill me. Thanks so much for this information! Could I possibly get a premium account at AwardWallet?

Thanks!

All the best, Tim

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Armend December 15, 2012 at 4:55 pm

I would like to get a free premium account from Awardwallet of which you mentioned !

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Scott December 15, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Do you still have premium AwardWallet accounts left? And — what’s the difference between a premium and a regular account?

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Varidian December 15, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Thank you, I love you.

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Vineet S. December 15, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Thanks Maneesh!

I just applied for the SPG and OneWorld cards. Could you please send me the Award Wallet Premium account?

Thanks again!

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Shobhit December 15, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Great article, Maneesh. can you pls send me an AwardWallet premium invite. Many thanks!

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Devin December 15, 2012 at 2:59 pm

This is amazing I wish I could’ve learned sooner! I hope to visit Colombia soon! Free premium account at AwardWallet please :D

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Rachel December 15, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Awesome! I am planning a honeymoon to Europe and free tickets (even one way) would really help us make our budget!

Could I have a premium AwardWallet account? It looks like just the service I need.

Also, you didn’t mention this, but I believe that Hawaiian and Virgin also have separate (non-alliance) miles programs.

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Michael Sutherland December 15, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I’d love it if you could send me the free AwardWallet Premium account. I’m really looking forward to following your insights. At some point, I’m sure I’ll have some insights for you, as well!

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Joe December 15, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Found your article through the Reddit AMA.

Really interesting stuff.
Would really appreciate one of those AwardWallet premium memberships.

Thanks!

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Priss December 15, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Awesome, premium account at AwardWallet please?

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Jim Lafave. December 12, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Just discovered your writing, great stuff.

I would love for you to send me a free premium account at AwardWallet.

Thanks!

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Jerome November 27, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Hi Maneesh, thanks so much for this great article! I just went to Brazil this past summer, and I’ve been itching to go back. I’m watching your videos on language learning, to help me with my Portuguese. Could I get in on that premium account?

Thanks,
Jerome

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Danny November 18, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Maneesh, I just found your blog through ThrillingHeroics.com. Your videos are awesome and I’ve already started earning miles using these tips. If you are still offering the free premium AwardWallet account, could you please send me one?
Thanks!
-Danny

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Clayton November 17, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Great stuff Maneesh. Medellin is a fantastic place and I’ve also been using credit card miles to fly all over the world.

Last flight was Kuala Lumpur to LAX for 35,000 miles on American. Unbelievable.

I’m writing a similar article on this and would love to try out Award Wallet if those accounts are still available. Thanks!

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David November 14, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Nice. This is great. Gonna start up right away. Can I get an award wallet membership too?

Thanks much

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Hank November 13, 2012 at 8:20 pm

I like what I read– going to start the starwoods preferred once I get the 30,000 from my United Card. Can I have an award wallet membership please?

Very happy to learn how to consolidate my award accounts.

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Hope November 12, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Great piece, Maneesh. I’m also interested in the info on AwardWallet premium. Many thanks!

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Jonathan November 4, 2012 at 5:20 am

Hi, just came across this article and it’s really inspired me. Are you still able to hook people up with an Awards Wallet premium account? If so, hook me up please! Thanks.

- Jonathan

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Patrick November 2, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Hey Maneesh! Are you still giving out Award Wallet accounts? Help a brother out!

You’re the man.
Patrick

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Ken F November 2, 2012 at 8:29 am

Hi Maneesh,

Great stuff! I’ve already got a Delta skymiles card w/ a decent chunk of miles. I’m going to finish those off and move over to Starwood.

I’d love it if you could send on the wallet account. Thanks!!!

Ken

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Danny October 31, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Hey Maneesh,

Thanks for this! Been putting off doing this for a while. Mind sending over that award wallet account?

Thanks!

Danny

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Brad October 30, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Hey Maneesh,

I just applied for my Starwoods AMEX Card! I’ve always been a big proponent of not having credit cards (if I can’t afford it now, then I don’t buy it), but I’ve also wanted to get miles and rewards for the spending that I would normally do anyway. I’m glad I finally applied for the card…now I just have to be on top of paying it off every month and I’ll be set. Anyway, can you please send me the premium awardwallet account info?

Thanks!


Brad

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Jeff October 30, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Can’t do it if you don’t live in the States.

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Harley October 30, 2012 at 7:43 am

Hi Maneesh, Been addicted to your site recently. Love that I have found it. Are you able to send any more of those premium Award Wallet codes? Would love to start utilizing that.

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Davina October 29, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Hey Maneesh,
This is awesome. I love travelling and would love a wallet if you’re still giving them out!
Davina

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Zach October 29, 2012 at 9:13 am

Hey Maneesh,

This is great…I am headed to Taiwan in a few weeks. I’m wondering if this is cutting it too close to get a new card and transfer its bonus miles on a ticket, hmmm.

Zach
PS- I would love a premium AW account if you still have ‘em.

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Amitai October 29, 2012 at 8:20 am

I surfed through the slapping article, while rescuetime sounds good I think installing it on a work computer might not be smart.
testing my chances if an awardwallet premium account is left.
thanks

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Nick Staniewicz October 29, 2012 at 3:10 am

OK, I’m ready to hacxk the system. Please send me the Awardwallet info,

Thanks.

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Jason October 28, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Hi Maneesh,
I’m glad to have discovered you. Would enjoy trying out Award Wallet if you still have any premium account codes.
Thanks,
JZ

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Alex October 28, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Hi Maneesh, please send the info on AwardWallet premium. Thanks

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Ben October 24, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Great article! Please send me the premium award wallet link.

Thanks!

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artem October 24, 2012 at 10:19 am

I’d like that award wallet!!

Travel hacking is wicked!

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Chris October 23, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Maneesh,
Found you site via a mention on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. Stuck around because I’ve always had an interest in travel hacking -like stuff. I think your article may inspire me to get my feet seriously wet. Any chance of a premuim AW accout, to keep everything organized, still?
Thanks!

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Laurene October 22, 2012 at 6:46 am

Hi Maneesh,
Just found your website and read your article (better late than never)! Thanks for the info, I’m sure you spent lot of time on this… I am about to start travel hacking now! I would love a Premium Award Wallet, if this is still possible :)
Thanks, keep up your great work :)

Laurène

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Manoj October 21, 2012 at 7:16 pm

I just came across your blog from Get Rich Slowly. Excellent stuff. Wondering if you still have the Awardwallet premium promo going on? It would be great if you can hook me up? Thanks

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Scott October 20, 2012 at 7:34 am

Thanks for the great insight. Looking forward to my free trips! If you don’t mind, Please send me one of those free AwardWallet premium accounts you mentioned.

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Kathleen Kelly October 19, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Hi Maneesh, I heard you on the radio this morning. I would be very interested in receiving the premium award wallet offer. I’m gonna have lots of free time next month recovering from hip surgery and will read up on you and your adventures. You are a hoot!

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John October 19, 2012 at 8:25 am

Hi, I came here for more info on the facebook slap story but found this article and am interested in the Premium Award Wallet offer. Can you hook me up please? Thanks!

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Greg struve October 18, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Loved the article! Would love award wallet too!

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Katie A. October 18, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Hi Maneesh,
Saw this post from a friend via Twitter and am now following you! Would love a premium AwardWallet hook up :) Thank you!!

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Louis Lautman October 18, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I would love a free premium account at AwardWallet

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Michael October 16, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Maneesh, nice article. I’d love to check out Award Wallet…

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Phil October 16, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Maneesh, can you send me the award wallet premium account? I am stoked about this hack

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Ty October 16, 2012 at 8:59 am

Appreciate the effort in this article, travel hacking de force.

Premium award hookup please.

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Bill (Yesman1989) October 11, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Hit me! :D

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jovanna cherry September 24, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Nice hustle/article…but this isn’t entirely true. When you find a way to do this without the credit cards (and for 77,00$) get back to me.

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Liza September 11, 2012 at 7:26 am

Fantastic advice! May I still get a premium Award Wallet invitation?

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Carlos September 5, 2012 at 10:37 am

I am fairly new at this and I find all this information very helpul. Can you send me the code for a free premium account at AwardWallet?

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Peter September 3, 2012 at 6:38 am

Maneesh,

Great stuff. Can I have a wallet please?

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maneesh September 9, 2012 at 5:23 am

done :)

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Alex August 29, 2012 at 9:10 am

Hi Maneesh

I’m a new reader coming over from Paid to Exist. I’ve been diligently reading everything I can about travel hacking. I would love a premium account to Award Wallet. Keep up the great work.

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Vilis August 27, 2012 at 8:16 pm

It’s nice to have a friend in the points business. Thank you for helping to maximize these hard-earned bonuses

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Jade August 25, 2012 at 6:42 am

Hi Maneesh –

I’ve been using Award Wallet for almost a year now! Would love a free upgrade :)
Thanks, great article …I’m a new follower, loving your site!

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Steven Adamsk August 21, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Hello,
Thanks for the information! I’d love a AwardWallet Invite!

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Mark August 21, 2012 at 12:23 am

Wow this article is great, I currents am a Qantas Frequent flyer (as i fly around Australia for work…..) but i never seem to rack up many miles, I have credit card with Qantas but had no idea how much more i could benefit from the res of Oneworld, I also checked out Award Wallet and it seems awesome, cant wait to give it a go, Thanks!

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Promise Smith August 19, 2012 at 3:29 am

Great read! I’d love AwardWallet invite ~

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James August 18, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Great site! Could you hook me up with a premium account at AwardWallet? Thanks for all of the great info!

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sathyaraj August 18, 2012 at 11:30 am

Hi Maneesh, Can i get an invite for the premium account of AwareWallet. Thanks

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Bill August 18, 2012 at 11:22 am

What is the equivalent card in Canada? Also, an award wallet would be cool. Great posts. Keep up the good work. :D

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Ethan August 17, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Thanks for the awesome guide! I never knew about the alliances. I just thought each airline had its own program and you were stuck with whichever airline you earned miles on.

The link to the Star Alliance Awards Chart looks to be broken. Here is the current one (if links are allowed in comments) http://www.united.com/web/en-US/apps/mileageplus/awards/travel/awardTravel.aspx

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maneesh August 18, 2012 at 1:01 am

Thanks! This chart is great!

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Gustavo August 16, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Hey Maneesh, good stuff, gonna start applying these techniques asap. Is it still possible to get a premium account for AwardWallet ?

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Brian August 16, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Maneesh, do you have any more AwardWallet premiums available? I’ve got probably 4 or 5 accounts with points that I periodically cash in on magazines instead of travel, as I never really thought I could realistically do any serious traveling with them. Your $77 trip has changed my mind indeed, and its time to follow your example, respect the true potential of points, and see what I can hack!

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Harvey August 15, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Great post! Love your site!
I’m gonna try out the Starwood card.
Can I still get a premium account for AwardWallet too?

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Ryan August 14, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Maneesh!

Awesome post bro! I can’t believe I haven’t read this sooner as I’ve been on your list for awhile.

Hey, I have pretty shitty credit from getting screwed in a business partnership a few years back. I probably wouldn’t get approved for the cards but I was wondering if they allow anything like a co-sign or something? (totally new to credit cards so don’t laugh)

I’m gonna read Ramit’s post on boosting your credit score, so thanks for that dude.

And a premium award wallet account would be sweet if that’s still available?

Thanks bro

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maneesh August 15, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Co-signing for this card, not an option :( But you can try and see what happens. Sometimes it will work out!

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Jonathan Malkin August 14, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I’d love an invite on AwardWallet — Would you please send one? Thanks!

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Adam August 13, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Hey Maneesh, great post. Are you still able to give out Award Wallet premium memberships? I’d appreciate it. Thanks

Also, just caught up on your podcast during a roadtrip back from a diving trip. Good stuff, keep it up.

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Brandon August 8, 2012 at 10:01 am

Thanks Maneesh.

Is the Award Wallet offer still available?

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Brian August 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Excellent post.

If you still have one of those premium AwardWallet account deals lying around, I’d certainly love to give it a spin!
Thanks,
Brian

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Shannon July 31, 2012 at 8:08 am

just found your site. Classic..
Can you hook me up with an membership to Award Wallet too.

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Boris July 30, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Hey buddy, great post. Would love an award wallet account. Cheers!

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Alex July 30, 2012 at 9:55 am

Found this site via a video you did with your brother.

Im mainly a big fan of your brother, but hopefully you can convinve me to keep reading your blog, hehe.

In order to get these cards, do you have to be an american citizen?

Im from Sweden – do you have any system hack as to how I can obtain some of these cards? :) If you do, I’ll be a loyal reader for years to come!

I badly want to fly more than I do.

Alex

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Gregory July 28, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Maneesh,

…just discovered your site. Love it!
I’d appreciate a membership to Award Wallet.

keep up the great work!

Gregory

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Andrew July 18, 2012 at 10:07 am

Hi Maneesh,
Can I get a free premium account at AwardWallet?
Your free office space WORKED for me!!!

Thanks,
Andrew

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Amarilis July 13, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Hola!
I’m new to your site and writings (languages, travel, etc.) but am enjoying them! Thanks for sharing so clearly! Could I please have a free premium account at Award Wallet? Gracias!

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Michael July 13, 2012 at 10:19 am

Hi Maneesh
I would like to have a premium account at AwardWallet too. Thanks man.

Michael

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Jorge July 12, 2012 at 7:29 pm

I’m trying to rack up as many miles as can for a round the world trip. Your tips are going to be a great help. An award wallet premium would be great to keep track of it all. Thanks

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Vivian July 11, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I’d like an AwardWallet account if they are still available. Thanks

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Chris Chu July 10, 2012 at 8:37 am

Hey Maneesh,

thanks for providing the instructions for starting a new lifestyle! I’d love a premium award wallet account if possible so I can get all the perks. Thanks for keeping up the great work!

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Kaushal July 9, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Hi Maneesh, I used a similar tactic to gain points for an almost free ticket to Peru. I got a Chase Freedom with 30k bonus UR points and a Chase Sapphire Preferred with 50k bonus UR points (first year free). With the 5x categories in Chase Freedom, I easily earned about 20k more UR points in 2 months. I transferred the total of 50k UR points to my Chase Sapphire account. Now with a total of 100k UR points, I was able to buy any flight tkt worth 100K*1.25/100 = $1250 and my ticket to Cuzco via Lima from US was for $1280 :)

Also it would be great if you still have an invite for AwardWallet.com

Thanks.

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Ben Hebert July 2, 2012 at 7:17 am

About to fly to Colombia this fall with the miles I was able to score using this system. Any way you can send me the award wallet referral?

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Alexandra Griffin June 30, 2012 at 3:37 pm

This is amazing advice. I can’t wait to be able to apply for a card. Could you recommend a post on building credit? I turned 18 in January and have only had two jobs. I have applied for two credit cards in the past so I can build credit early on and been denied, also my banks and credit unions do not offer secured cards. I’m stating these as limitations but I really don’t know what banks look for when issuing credit. I probably sound like a moron haha but we’ve all been clueless before.

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maneesh July 1, 2012 at 9:18 am
Hiroshi June 29, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Hola !

Llegué a esta página desde lo que pusiste sobre aprender un idioma en 90 días!
Por favor, envíame awardwallet !
In short, pelease send me the account!

PS, I’m also a language hacker!
Hiroshi

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Michael Smith June 29, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Great tips – thanks! Please send me the Premium Award Wallet so I can keep track of my miles better.

I have been traveling for last 18 months now, running my business remotely and now starting new business too. So glad I took the plunge!
Michael

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Rishi June 26, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Hi Maneesh,
First of all, thanks for the awesome tips. I’m aware about frequent flyer concepts, but you’ve nailed down the steps and hacks very nicely. Thanks!

I’m sure with your article going on zenhabits, you’ll be flooded with requests for more AwardWallet. If you’ve some to spare, I would love to have it.

Keep up the great work.

Cheers,
Rishi

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Mike June 26, 2012 at 11:23 am

Yea I’d love a AwardWallet account.

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T-Bone June 26, 2012 at 10:43 am

Sweet, send me a premium account please.

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Natasha June 20, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Hey Maneesh,

Love your site – I recently started travel hacking via Chris’s challenge article. Would love an AwardWallet premium account.

I’ll keep in touch and hope we run into each other on the road (or in the air) one day!

Best,
Natasha

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Jonathan Wu May 30, 2012 at 2:31 am

Hey Maneesh,

Loving your stuff currently living in Bangkok for two months. Looking to book a ticket to Spain next,any chance you could help me out with an award wallet premium account thanks again.

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Simone April 16, 2012 at 5:27 am

Wow that looks so cool Ill give it a try. Do you have anymore free accounts to award wallet thatd be great!

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James April 9, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Hey Maneesh,

Would it be possible for you to do a post for those outside the US and their options. I’m based in the UK and know there are similar programs here.

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maneesh April 12, 2012 at 11:55 am

not many options :( but I’ll look into it

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Liz April 9, 2012 at 8:46 am

Thank you so much for all the information. We travel a great deal for work, and this lets us really maximize our required travel and expenditures…helping us make it to all those places on our wish list.

If it’s still applicable, would love an Award Wallet account. Thank you again for sharing with us!

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Melissa April 6, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Great post, Maneesh. Synthesizes all the info out there on hacking frequent flyer programs into something cohesive and usable.

I’d like an AwardWallet account if you’re still handing them out!

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Kristine April 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Great tips Maneesh! I’m plotting how to turn my ‘working remotely’ into something more exotic and crossing those “some day” places off my list. Could you hook me up with an AwardWallet premium account? Thanks!!

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Athar April 3, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Hi. Can I get a free premium account for awardwallet? Thanks. :)

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Dominic Bologna April 2, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Can I get an AwardWallet premium account? Thanks!

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Troy April 2, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Great article. I’ve read similar articles before, but this one will cause the tip to go ahead and pull the trigger.
Would love an AwardWallet premium account, thanks!

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Tony Brock March 26, 2012 at 10:50 am

Hey Maneesh,

I enjoyed this post and I’ve been collecting miles for some time now with multiple airlines, as I travel so much for work. I have reached high statuses and fly for free with all personal travel. I have a few questions for you.

You mentioned that you have to reach spending marks to get some of the mileage rewards. What are you spending on? A $750 dollar amount in 4 months can be a lot if you are trying to live cheap and don’t have any large expenses. For me, this is no problem because I expense so many things to work, but if I didn’t have my job, this might be difficult.

Every credit card seems to have an annual fee with it. You mentioned flying to Europe for only $40 in taxes or to Columbia for only $77 in taxes. What are you doing about these annual fees? My solution was to convince my work to allow me to expense these fees because holding the credit card allows me to have all checked bag fees waived while traveling (which would normally be expensed to my company).

Let me know your thoughts. Maybe you already addressed this and I just missed it.

-Tony

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maneesh March 27, 2012 at 8:15 am

Hey! I usually just meet the minimum spend..put your rent on credit if possible.

As for annual fee, almost all the cards i have ever gotten waive the fee for the first year. And I cancel within the first year.

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Robert March 23, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Just signed up for my SPG card! I’d love a premium Awards Wallet account if you don’t mind sending me an invite!

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Matthew March 23, 2012 at 5:46 am

Nice article, can you hook me up bro? Many thanks

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BigBags March 14, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Hey, Maneesh. Can you hook me up with an AwardWallet account? Love the post. Going to get started today.

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Jordan March 13, 2012 at 12:16 am

Awesome information. I would very much appreciate the AwardWallet premium account setup, if that’s still possible.

Thanks!

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Eric March 4, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Maneesh, I’m really enjoying your blog, thanks for putting it out there. If the premium AwardWallet accounts are still available, will you send one my way?

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maneesh March 4, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Absolutely! Done!

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Chris Reynolds March 3, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Just got my mom a CC for a free trip to Peru…..muchas gracias hermano!!!

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maneesh March 4, 2012 at 11:08 am

Thanks man! Make it happen :)

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Tal March 3, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Maneesh,

Great post, look forward to building up some miles and simplifying if with AwardWallet!

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Trev March 2, 2012 at 11:44 am

Hey buddy, great article! Exactly what I was looking for. Can I still get the free premium account at AwardWallet?

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maneesh March 2, 2012 at 1:25 pm

of course! done!

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Kevin February 29, 2012 at 9:29 am

Hey Maneesh,

Great video, found you through Ramit’s tweet. Can you send me an invite for AwardWallet?

Thanks!

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maneesh February 29, 2012 at 9:33 am

sure! done!

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Mohammed Akif February 28, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Hey Maneesh, awesome post and sweet podcast. Could you send me the link for the premium account @ AwardWallet please? Thanks

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Sam February 28, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Hey Maneesh,
this is totally intriguing, talking to the wife tonight to start it off… Can I get an AwardWallet invite please?

Sam

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Adam February 27, 2012 at 2:46 am

What do you usually say for your annual income on your applications? I made money last year, but now I’m traveling and don’t have income…

Also, AwardWallet me.

Thanks

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maneesh February 27, 2012 at 8:04 am

use your last year’s income!

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Nate Bochsler February 22, 2012 at 3:35 pm

[Maneesh, please send me premium access to AwardWallet. Thanks for wonderful tips! I've been doing an elementary version of what you're suggesting, but this is way better and gives me an easy and simple way to track, accumulate, and use. thanks so much!

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Alisa February 21, 2012 at 11:19 am

Hi Maneesh,

Would love to have premium access to AwardWallet. Thanks for wonderful tips!

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Lauren February 17, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Could you please send me Premium access to AwardWallet? Many thanks!

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maneesh February 18, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Done!

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Phil February 17, 2012 at 7:55 am

Dear Maneesh,

I’d love to get access to the premium membership of Award Wallet.

Thanks! Cheers,

Phil

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maneesh February 18, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Absolutely! Done

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Tasha Carey February 16, 2012 at 11:10 pm

sexy post. please email your ex-fb-wifey said free premium account at AwardWallet as promised above.

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maneesh February 18, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Done! Lovely

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Justin February 16, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Great stuff bro!! really insightful. Hope you’re doing OK out there in the wilderness…keep it up!!
and i’d appreciate an account for awardwallet. thanks!

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maneesh February 18, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Wilderness was great! Premium invite sent!

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Matt Krems February 14, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Great post! Thanks so much for all the detailed information. Could I please have a free premium account at Award Wallet? Thanks!

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maneesh February 18, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Of course! Enjoy an invite!

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julian chaudhuri February 14, 2012 at 7:09 am

Hi. I’ve just started reading your stuff and it’s really impressive. I would love an AwardWallet invite please. Regards!

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maneesh February 18, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Thanks! It’s been sent!

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Jack February 13, 2012 at 11:46 pm

Great article Maneesh. I have been using the free version of AwardWallet and love it, but if you could hook me up with a premium version that would be awesome. Thanks man, keep up the good work!

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maneesh February 18, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Hey! This might only work for new users, but I sent it!

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Kevin February 13, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Hey Maneesh, I’ve been looking to start the process of collecting miles for quite some time, and you’ve definitely put together something really helpful here. I’d love an AwardWallet account, if you would provide me with one.

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maneesh February 18, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Def! Done!

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Kelly December 15, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Hey Maneesh! This is all awesome! Thanks so much!
Any chance you could hook me up with an AwardWallet account as well?

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Henry February 13, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Can I get my mileage-starved hands on that Award Wallet account??

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maneesh February 18, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Of course!

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Nui February 13, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Thanks. Pity, we can’t get the card in Canada, but a free premium account at AwardWallet, please! :)

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Martina February 13, 2012 at 10:52 am

Would you please send me the info to get Premium Account Award Wallet?

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maneesh February 18, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Sent!

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Matt February 13, 2012 at 8:53 am

This is awesome! I was waiting for a definitive guide to actually consolidate everything into one place. This really is idiot proof. Thanks for clarifying the process! Also, that premium membership would be greatly appreciated!

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maneesh February 18, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Thanks for the kind comments! It’s been sent!

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TV February 13, 2012 at 2:07 am

Hi, Maneesh,
Thanks for the info (and your game programming book, btw). If that offer of the award wallet premium account is still available, I’d love one!
Thanks again!

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maneesh February 18, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Glad you enjoyed my book! Invite has been sent!

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Rash February 12, 2012 at 1:38 am

Hi Maneesh ,
I am from India.is there anything for travel crazy Indians like us?

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maneesh February 18, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Sure, but mileage is hard… Check out the travel hacking cartel (google it) for good mileage deals!

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samir February 11, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Once again, thanks for the info! It’d be nice to have a premium account @ award wallet! Thanks bro!

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Wayne February 11, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Pretty sweet Maneesh! Thank you!!! I’ve used some of these tactics for a long time. At one time AA offered a 75,000 mile sign up bonus for their citibank card . . . guess they wised up on that one after a bunch of us signed up for three cards each! Thanks for the tip on the Starwood Amex.

You and I should talk about how I negotiated a free transcontinental ride on a private jet! In fact, I’m writing this comment from 41,000 feet as we’re heading back to California! Not really replicable on a mass scale, but a good story nonetheless.

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maneesh February 11, 2012 at 1:48 pm

How did you do it?

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Jamie February 11, 2012 at 11:27 am

Hey Maneesh,

Thanks so much for this travel hack. Building up my frequent flyer miles has now been my obsession for the past week. Can I have an AwardWallet invite please? Thanks!

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maneesh February 11, 2012 at 2:02 pm

You got this right? I already sent it to you?

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Alejandro February 11, 2012 at 10:20 am

Great article. Keep up the good content!…greets from warm Peru :)
Also, an AwardWallet invite would be great. Thanks!

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maneesh February 11, 2012 at 10:57 am

on it’s way! And enjoy the nice weather :)

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Bill February 11, 2012 at 9:47 am

Maneesh great article. I’ve been reading Chris Guillebeau for some time now so the concept is familiar to me. Thanks for sharing and please send me the premium wallet.

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maneesh February 11, 2012 at 10:57 am

It’s on it’s way! Enjoy!

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Micah February 11, 2012 at 9:06 am

Is there any way to transfer miles between two accounts that are in the same alliance program?

Also, an AwardsWallet account would be much appreciated

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maneesh February 11, 2012 at 9:11 am

Hey! You usually can’t…with exception of Continental and United, which you can transfer back and forth.

I sent you the AwardWallet invite! Enjoy!

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David February 11, 2012 at 7:27 am

Nice article Maneesh. Can you hook me up with the awardwallet premium account? Thanks man.

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maneesh February 11, 2012 at 9:05 am

Done! Enjoy!

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Jack February 11, 2012 at 1:03 am

And here I am searching online for the cheapest fare I can find. Cheers for the post Maneesh, I’m going to get myself on credit card hunt. I stumbled across this lifestyle the other day and I must admit it has me interested. I want to say thanks for putting this sort of info out there. Could I trouble you for the AwardWallet account please?

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maneesh February 11, 2012 at 9:06 am

Done! Enjoy! Let me know how it goes!

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Justin February 10, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Great stuff!! Can I have an award wallet membership please.

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maneesh February 11, 2012 at 9:06 am

Sure, of course!

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Charles December 15, 2012 at 10:49 am

Can I have an award wallet membership too?

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David February 10, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Hi Maneesh,

I’m a new reader to your site and am looking forward to following your posts in the future. I have the Chase Venture card, which has given me great rewards so far, and I just got the Citi AA card. But, after reading your post, it sounds like the Starwood Preferred Amex is the one to get. If you don’t mind, I would love to get one of the AwardWallet membership.

–Dave

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maneesh February 10, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Yo! The starwoods is GREAT for your everyday goto card, because you can transfer the cards to any airline when you need it, with a shiggity sweet bonus. Totally recommended

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Chantel February 10, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Oh the joys of American credit. Jealous. I recall seeing some tips for Canadians somewhere on your blog…or Chris’….hmmm this post got me hooked enough to seriously look into miles for us Canadians. Any folks know of suggestions, places to look or cards to get up here let me know!

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maneesh February 10, 2012 at 7:21 pm

At least you get free healthcare…

Aircanada has a good card!

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sky August 19, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Our health care isn’t necessarily as free as it seems (we pay through our high taxes) but it definitely is on our side when we need it (ie no need to mortgage our hommes for a major surgery). I used to have an aeroplan card. Seems you have to pay for your points now.

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TSP February 10, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Awesome. Award Wallet rocks. Premium account please.

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maneesh February 10, 2012 at 7:21 pm

done for my homey

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DFS February 10, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Hey Maneesh,

I’d love a membership to Award Wallet. I enjoy your series, keep it up!

DFS

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maneesh February 10, 2012 at 7:22 pm

donesies, keep it up and get you that starwoods/free ticket.

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Dolly February 10, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Maneesh,

Thank you. It’s interesting to learn about this in so much detail. I see this information is if you are flying from US. I live in UK – do you know if this same thing would work for us?

Thanks.

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maneesh February 10, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Hey! There are other cards for people from the UK…but they aren’t so good, not like US stuff. But if you can find me a fake bride who will marry me for a UK passport, i’ll give you hella miles :)

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Chloe February 10, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Hi Maneesh,

I followed your tips the first time around and finally got the SPG card. Looking forward to my free trips! :) Could I get one of those free AwardWallet premium accounts you mentioned? I currently just have a regular account.

Thanks,
Chloe

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maneesh February 10, 2012 at 7:23 pm

YES! Good work Chloe! I’ll send you lots more info over time. And I sent you your invite gíá (italian for already! woohoo!)

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