When I started this blog, I really wrote it with no plans to monetize it or turn it into anything more than a site where Canadians could come to learn about how to earn and use their points.
My mantra was to write a blog with quality content and the rest would figure itself out.
Knowing that a Canadian family was sipping champagne at 30,000 feet for virtually nothing, on their way to a dream vacation, really drove me to share my knowledge with the community.
Recently, I have been recognized by Hainan Airlines on my post about how to redeem Alaska Miles on Hainan and I am tickled pink about it!
I hear from readers all the time about how much the blog has helped them but to have an airline recognize your reviews as valuable really puts a smile on my face.
@realpointsnerd Hello Jayce, this is an incredibly detailed analysis. Thank you very much for sharing it with us. Best, Cecile_HA
— Hainan Airlines (@HainanAirlines) February 28, 2017
@realpointsnerd hello Jayce, Hainan Airlines is really proud of this wonderful partners awards. Thanks. Cecile_HA
— Hainan Airlines (@HainanAirlines) March 6, 2017
These are the things that really drive me and I strive to keep writing posts that help Canadians (and others) travel the world.