Earning

Earning miles and points is the easiest part of Travel Hacking but it’s the first thing you need to take care of when you play the game. On this page, I’ll be featuring content that you can leverage so you can quickly amass the points you need to redeem for your dream vacation.  This content will include:

  • Current credit card sign up offers and promotions
  • Promotions where you can quickly earn some easy points
  • Contests where you can possibly win a bunch of points
  • Methods to turn your everyday spend into big points
  • Ways to reduce your overall cost per point

Once you’ve earned the points, flip over to the Burning page so you can take that dream vacation!

Credit Basics


In order to get started in the Travel Hacking game, your credit game has to be strong. You need to understand how to be responsible with your credit, what a credit score is and how to leverage it, and how to keep your costs low when it comes to annual fees. We’ll also delve into the details around credit card benefits, insurances and points multipliers.

Credit Card Reviews


There’s a common misconception that you need to fly a lot in order to earn enough points to redeem for an award flight but nothing could be further from the truth.  In fact, there are a lot of Travel Hackers that only earn miles/points through credit card sign-ups. So if you want to earn enough points for that Maldive’s vacation, the fastest way to that award is through credit card sign-ups. Take a read through PointsNerd’s credit card reviews to figure out what works best for you.

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Cards Reviewed

How To Get US Credit Cards


Ever wonder what to do once you master the Canadian Credit Card game?  Why not start collecting US Credit Cards?  In this series, we dive into the details of how to do just that.  You’ll learn about how to get an ITIN, how to set up a US bank account, redirect your US mail and other great information.

Points Promotions


Points promotions can be a great way to boost your points balance or help keep your points from expiring but there are quite a few promos that only benefit Americans. So how do you know which promotions would benefit you? Let PointsNerd do the hard work for you and check back often so you don’t have to waste your time.