Around Points.com, one of our colleagues, John, is known as the go-to person for questions about how to get the most out of your loyalty programs. His penchant for savings has even earned him the nickname “Frugal John”. Last year, John wrote a series of guest posts listing his top 5 tips for making the most of your miles and points.
John’s top 5 list generated some of the most popular posts we had in 2010. We’ve compiled all of John’s tips here in one place in case you missed them last year.
5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Points & Miles:
Tip #1: Have a redemption goal in mind.
Tip #2: What goes up must come down.
Tip #3: Aim for your goal but be open to change.
Tip #4: Know the expiry rules for your programs.
Tip #5: Don’t be afraid to spend “hard” cash to maximize your point/mile balance.
What strategies do you use to get the most out of your points and miles? Do you have any additional tips to add to Frugal John’s list?