Should you apply for the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World EliteTM MasterCard® 75K miles offer?

Should you apply for the current Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World EliteTM MasterCard® 75K miles offer?  This requires $7,500 in spending during the first 3 months to earn the 75K AAdvantage miles.

First of all, this is not as good as the previous 100K miles offers and also does not include a $200 statement credit.  Is it a bad deal though?  Continue reading Should you apply for the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World EliteTM MasterCard® 75K miles offer?

Planning Family Award Travel

Planning award travel for 1-2 people can be fairly easy, even with low to moderate income. For example, each person can sign up for a credit card with a 50K mile/point signup bonus and have enough miles/points for award travel. But what about a family with low to moderate income?

There is a saying amongst many award travel enthusiasts to “earn and burn” miles. Since you never know when a rewards program is going to be devalued, this is ideal. Unfortunately, a credit card signup bonus is not always enough for a family to book award travel. Continue reading Planning Family Award Travel

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Our first post!

We are up and running! Welcome to MilesMethods.com. We are excited to finally launch the blog. There are numerous travel blogs on the internet, so how is MilesMethods.com different?

A lot of travel blogs seem to neglect strategies for accumulating miles and points for award flights and hotels for more than 1-2 people. We will be discussing, in addition to general strategies, how to plan for family travel. This involves a little bit more of a long term strategy than planning a trip for 1-2 people in most cases. Continue reading Our first post!