Your Travel Addiction Enabler

The world of Travel Hacking can sometimes be very secretive and quite daunting.  Many in the hobby are unwilling to share their secrets in a concise, easy to understand format. Not so with PointsNerd. So if you want in on the world of cheap luxury travel, you’ve come to the right place!

Use the menus at the top of the page to learn how to earn miles and points, and more importantly, how to use them properly.

Feel free to reach out if there is anything I can do to make your journey easier.  Cheers

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Your Guides to Freedom

Here at PointsNerd, we strive to make it as easy as possible for you to get up to speed in the Travel Hacking Game.

From beginner guides to step-by-step instructions on how to maximize redemptions, it’s all at your fingertips.

Booking Alaska Partner Awards

Alaska Airlines offers incredible redemptions on their partner airlines.  This guide walks you through how to do it.

Finding Award Availability

Finding award availability is the most difficult part of Travel Hacking.  This guide gives you the step-by-step instructions so you can find and build your perfect itinerary.

Tools I Use

There are a lot of Travel Hacking Tools out there but I’ve curated the best ones that I have discovered through my experience.


Don’t Take My Word For It

Jayce, this blog is great. Has quickly become one of the best Canadian travel blogs, and I always appreciate how up-front you are about when a link might benefit you personally.  (And for that reason, I will have no problem clicking through when the time comes!)


It would have been overwhelming to do it myself for the first time.  When I got off the phone with the call centre it was like an IKEA commercial “start the car!”.  I got the flights I wanted plus paid minimal taxes and fees!!! Thanks again and keep up the good work…


Hey Jayce, John and I wanted to send you a personal thank you for this incredible blog and for your generosity in sharing your wealth of knowledge. We are happy to report that we booked our very first trip using the tips you’ve shared throughout your blog.

Lorraine and John