Welcome to the Addiction!
My name is Jonathan, and I am addicted to miles. I have used this addiction to facilitate travel for my family and I over the past several years–travel that simply would not have been possible without earning points/miles. Playing the points/miles game is not just about earning frequent flier miles from paid travel. It is also about using credit card sign-up bonuses, promotions, and more to ensure you have the right miles to take you where you want to go, and maximize their value so you can go in style.
Could I afford to purchase a first or business class ticket for an around-the-world trip? Certainly not very easily! But, with miles, this becomes not only a possibility, but also a reality for me. In June of 2014, I took my first trip since becoming addicted to miles. I wanted to do something that I would never have even considered if I was paying for tickets–an around the world trip with stops in both Europe and Asia in business class with my wife and daughter. I had only been collecting miles for a little less than a year, yet I was able to plan, book, and enjoy this amazing vacation. There are a lot of websites that I learned from while planning this trip and continuing to feed my addiction. Finally, I decided that I wanted to start my own flavor of site to teach people what I have learned, share the best available deals, and provide easy to follow instructions on how to best acquire then maximize the value of your points and miles.
Perhaps you are already addicted to miles, or perhaps you will be soon. Either way, I hope that you enjoy this site!