As a points, miles, and travel enthusiast, I love learning how others use rewards to create great experiences for themselves, their families, friends, and others. These discussions usually provide great ideas for future trips, different ideas on how to save money (and points/miles), and inspire ideas about personal points/miles strategies.
Most of all, though they’re fun discussions. (These informal chats happen all the time at the Chicago Seminars, BTW. Will I see you there?)
A recent FlyerTalk discussion about using SkyMiles was interesting to read.
Some people Points It Forward and treat others to trips. Others use them for last-minute getaways or emergency purposes. One poster treats themselves to premium drink in Sky Clubs.
The majority of people pretty much echoed what René said long ago:
Think of them like a new car – they are NEVER more valuable than the moment you get them. Then immediately they start to become less valuable.
People find ways to use points that make their own, personal lives better or enjoyable somehow.
Please share your experiences, tips, and ideas in the below Comments section. Or if you’re new to the points and miles game, ask a question!
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