So I’ve been at this for just a little over a month and the blog is going strong!  I may slow down the articles a little bit but I intend on continuing to bring you good quality content you can use in your travel hacking journey.

As a reward to my loyal readers I thought I would help one lucky reader with finding (and if necessary) booking their award flight.  Just to clarify … you’ll have to supply the points.  I’ll supply the know-how and will do the research to find you availability.

While I intend on helping one lucky reader, I won’t leave the rest of you in a lurch.  Once the lucky reader and the desired destination is identified, I will create a step-by-step blog series detailing how I found the availability so you can do the same when it comes time to finding your award flight.

How Does This Work?

It’s pretty simple.  Leave a comment below and on Sunday, I will choose the lucky reader and begin the search.

On Monday, I will start to document the step-by-step process so you can follow along.

In the comments below leave the following:

Number of Passengers:
Dates of Travel:
Points You Have:
Any Details You Want Me to Consider:
You have until Sunday to get your comments/requests in.

Obviously there will be programs that will not be covered (based on who wins) but this will certainly give you a HUGE head start on finding your own award availability.

Jayce is the founder of PointsNerd, and avid traveller and a teacher by nature. He prides himself on flattening the learning curve through step-by-step guides because everyone needs to start somewhere.


  1. Number of Passengers: 1
    Origin: YUL
    Destination: BKK and TPE (preference with KHH)
    Dates of Travel: March/April 2017
    Points You Have: 220,000 Aeroplan
    Any Details You Want Me to Consider: Economy Cabin, Lowest Tax Cost Possible, Number of connexions does not matter

  2. Number of Passengers: 2
    Origin: YVR
    Destination: AKL
    Dates of Travel: Third week of February, 2017
    Points You Have: Amex MR, AP, Avios – There’s lots in each
    Any Details You Want Me to Consider: We would book if it was in J or F, but would rather pay for Y. Oh and we only need one way YVR-AKL! Thanks for doing this Jayce!

  3. Thanks for this great opportunity!

    Number of Passengers:2
    Destination: Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore
    Dates of Travel: Quite open, Spring or Fall 2017
    Points You Have: 120 000 Aeroplan + 180 000 MR
    Any Details You Want Me to Consider:
    Ideally looking for 2 First class awards if possible, otherwise 2 business class. Would like the transpacific flights to be on ANA.

  4. I was going to try myself but if you can do it for me, even better!
    Number of Passengers: 2
    Origin: YOW (could do YUL)
    Destination: Milan; returning from Geneva
    Dates of Travel: April 13 – April 23, 2017
    Points You Have: 220,000+ Aeroplan
    Any Details You Want Me to Consider: Looking for business class. Least amount of connections possible.


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